Earlier this year, HBO's Bill Maher launched a new website known as "Flip A District," where viewers could ponder the worst U.S. representative. The hope being that bad publicity would oust one poor bastard from power in the next election. For months, the votes poured in through Twitter, and on Fr ... More >>
Who says award-season winners have to be epic?
Matt Cooke stood in the basement of the Braemar Arena in Edina wearing nothing but an undershirt, flip flops and boxers. So began the first of many interviews with City Pages -- some more formal than others -- for this week's cover story.SEE ALSO: Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitatorIn the end, the M ... More >>
The long, hard truth
The Bye Bye 17 musician brilliantly reinvents himself on his latest record
Those in search of cheap entertainment in the Twin Cities tonight need to look no further than the Cedar's free Outdoor Music series, where the talented and insightful spoken word/hip-hop artist Guante is set to perform beginning at 7 p.m. Guante is the stage name of local activist Kyle Tran Myhre, ... More >>
Photos by Ian Power-Luetscherâ€‹If you missed the spectacular Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue show at First Avenue on Friday night, you should feel more than a little bit bummed out. Here's 10 reasons why:
Photos by Rick Masonâ€‹New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Photo: st33voNot what the doctor orderedOops. For about two months there, inmates at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, including some sex offenders, were getting racy after-hours HBO and Showtime shows on their televisions.Corrections officers had reported the "pornographic" programming c ... More >>
On HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," former Gov. Jesse Ventura throws a verbal hand grenade from safe cover. Maher, after all, is an outspoken atheist. "Why hasn't the Catholic Church been prosecuted under the federal RICO laws of organized crime," Ventura asks about 1 min 20 seconds into this cli ... More >>
Hoteliers will decide for themselves whether they want to offer guests degrading porn on pay-per-view channels. If they don't, state employees can do business with them.
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
Sean Tillman never stops living the American Dream
The year's best action pic tops this week's pop culture picks
Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's doc fest
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
The Flaming Film Festival sets fire to familiarity
Jamie Hook's account of three days with Minneapolis animal control officers in the new Rake makes a nice companion piece to the latest (and greatest) novel by D.C. journalist (and writer on HBO's The Wire) George P. Pelecanos, Drama City, about a former gangster-turned-dogcatcher who thinks that som ... More >>
Escaping into the anime of the A.M. on the Cartoon Network
What we talk about when we don't talk about love
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
ESPN's The Life holds up the sensitive side of jock culture
In a new documentary, Minneapolitan Craig Rice illuminates the prolific artistry of Gordon Parks
Watching Seinfeld six days a week makes one long for the golden age of syndication
Thug life: Denis Leary strikes an exposé.