Earlier this year, Gimme Noise discovered a prime piece of Prince memorabilia on Craigslist. A woman in Apple Valley listed a "RARE Prince/Purple Rain Stand Up" for sale and the timing seemed perfect. Purple Rain's theatrical release celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend, and this cardboard c ... More >>
Just before 10 p.m. last night, a motorcyclist died after hitting a pothole on eastbound I-394 at Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis.With the temperature hovering around freezing, Anand Baskaran, a 30-year-old resident of East Northport, New York, was on his 2009 Honda motorcycle when he hit a po ... More >>
If you're like me and drive an old Honda, you might be inclined to believe nobody in their right mind would be especially interested in stealing a car manufactured before the internet was a thing.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitting on Lakeville Taco Bell drive-thru employee But you'd be wro ... More >>
Garrison Keillor has been lending his voice to innovative Honda commercials for quite some time now, but the new one must truly be seen to be believed.Using forced perspective, the commercial pulls off a number of neat visual tricks, including making it look like the car can pass insubstantially thr ... More >>
An in-depth look at David Tyner, the "Cathouse" killer, and his victims
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Vampire Weekend is an anomaly. A band that's as popular amongst the hipsters as it is the straights. It's one of the only bands that works at both Ame ... More >>
In Breaking Bad, Walter and Jesse begin their meth-cooking career by cooking in the back of an RV in New Mexico.The hit show may have inspired copycat cookers right here in the Twin Cities, as St. Paul police yesterday arrested two men suspected of cooking meth in the back of an SUV.Following up on ... More >>
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
Joe Arwood has enough money to buy an old Honda or a new suit.Joe Arwood is a Republican candidate for Amy Klobuchar's U.S. Senate seat. To describe Arwood as a potential "dark horse" candidate is an insult to both darkness and horses. At this point, it's safe to think of Arwood as a no-hoper.Tha ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerThe Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>
A November 1984 issue of City PagesDevoted Gimme Noise readers already know that we're big fans of Prince around these parts -- we even have an entire wing of our blog roped off for Purple One-related posts. So when we heard today is Prince's 53rd birthday, we jumped at the chance to geek out and ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
(Photo by Whistling in the Dark) It's time once again for one of Minneapolis's most epic garage sale. It's going on as we speak and will go through Saturday.
Who you lookin' at?Redheads make up between one and two percent of the world population. Despite their minority status, most copper-tops have been walking around under the blissful misapprehension that they are accepted and well-integrated into society.But increasingly as of late, redheads have b ... More >>
Minnesota cracking down on outlaw hunting practice
What does the Bard of Lake Wobegon hate? Noisy, dirty diesel engines clogging the pure air and water of a very trippy CGI landscape.
The best of Britain's commercials screens again this year at the Walker.
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Memorializing Block E's big-pimpin' Bellanotte, including a few choice words from the Strib article's comments section.
Reichardt's film stars sad pixie heroine Michelle Williams
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (known as Detroit's Big Three) are begging Congress for a $25 billion government rescue as the auto industry spu ... More >>
The 'Transformers' premiere party runs out of gas
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Let's get our priorities straight, people
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First the lawsuits. Then the bankruptcy, the divorce, the TV exposé, the attorney general's investigation. Before Dr. Harry Johnson knew it, his cosmetic-surgery empire was in ruins.
How a Minneapolis consulting trio discovered the "iconogasm," and other tales from the trendspotting business.