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 >>
Eleganza! is one of the best new rock 'n' roll bands in Minneapolis, if not the best. It was born by necessity mere months ago from the ashes of bands past and an urgency from extraordinary frontman Brian Vanderwerf, who you may know as guitarist/vocalist for the Midnight Evils, the celebrated Choog ... 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
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
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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Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's doc fest
The Guthrie gives us an ironic Shylock; plus bodies by 'Jake-a-Dee Myer'
Unconventional wisdom from unstable characters in the City Pages Documentary Film Festival
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
The Broadway musical Jesse Ventura never wanted you to hear
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