Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>
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.I get asked to do speeches a few times a year -- usually involving kidneys, some times about art, music, or tech. No one has ever asked me to do a com ... More >>
Rappers Eli Fhima and Sam Wayne were friends many years before they created Kids Like Us, adding classmate Lizzie Fontaine as their third member and vocalist. In fourth grade, they were the sound technicians for their elementary school play. In eighth grade, Wayne's family moved to Florida so his fa ... More >>
Ralph Steadman's first collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson took place at the Kentucky Derby in 1969, when Thompson was writing for Scanlan's Monthly and Steadman was asked to contribute drawings to his story. It was there that their 40-year friendship was born. Steadman would go on to illustrate F ... More >>
Last week, Draft Magazine put out its annual list of the 100 best beer bars in America and this year two Twin Cities bars have again made the grade: Minneapolis's Republic and St. Paul's Happy Gnome. This is the fifth year in a row that the Happy Gnome has made the brew-centric list and it also ... More >>
Hold on to your seats fellow Twin Citians and get ready for an event of Thompsonesque proportions. On Thursday, July 18, Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery will be heading on over to St. Paul's The Happy Gnome to throw a party in honor of one of their most revered patrons, the late "Dr." Hunter S. Thomps ... More >>
The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
With our annual Best Of issue just around the corner, a strong contender for the state's Best Website has been created by an unlikely source: The Hells Angels.We all knew they could ride bad-ass hogs, but who knew the Hells Angels were also geeky HTML programmers? This website could kick Hunter S. T ... More >>
Hunter S. Thompson's spirit nowhere to be found
G.R. Anderson (left) says Matt Taibbi (right) lifted his reporting on Michele Bachmann.Matt Taibbi's piece on Michele Bachmann in Rolling Stone this week borrows liberally from a 2006 cover story by former City Pages reporter G.R. Anderson Jr. So much so that Abe Sauer of the Awl called them out ... More >>
In a zany NFL season, would a Vikings loss or win prove more bizarre?
Photo by Wijadi JodiNadine DuboisNadine Dubois, director of the vintage striptease company Lili's Burlesque Revue, and Tony Perello present this Halloween edition of Carnivale of the Bizarre at Hell's Kitchen. The interactive experience runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. this Sunday, and features a vari ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Wray-McCannOver the years, Maroon 5 has become a household name. It seems like every time we turn on the radio we hear another #1 hit single. They've been on top long enough to stake their claim and headline national arena tours, producing a menagerie of catchy songs; it's h ... More >>
Skin art for local foodies
Photos by Erik HessSome of us may remember when our friend Mark Mallman decided to do his first "Marathon" in 1999. Knowing Mark, it didn't seem weird that he would attempt such a stunt. The man has far too much energy and tends to be one of those creative juggernauts that fill the Twin Cities mu ... More >>
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It's a rum resurrection, with books and now a movie romanticizing the Caribbean specialty.
For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door
sing a splendid, lurid memoir of life at S.F.'s O'Farrell Theater
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The Hunter Thompson memorial tribute--a $2 million affair underwritten by actor Johnny Depp, which included the gonzo journalist's ashes mixed in with a fireworks display and fired off at his Colorado ranch--is given a fairly thorough recounting in today's NY Times.
His Requested Cannon Shot to be Replaced by a Giant Beer Bong? Plans for a public memorial service where Hunter S. Thompson's ashes would have been blasted of out of a cannon have been scuttled. Instead, the Denver Post reports, his cremains will be scattered on his Aspen ranch in a private cerem ... More >>
Unconventional wisdom from unstable characters in the City Pages Documentary Film Festival
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
Two American indie films, Broken Vessels and Restaurant, show adults behaving badly
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood
Don't look back: Johnny Depp (left) and Benicio Del Toro bring a '90s work ethic to the business of debauchery.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards