Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Rebecca McDonald's photo work is under the umbrella of BFresh Productions. She has shot extensively for MTV, City Pages, and other publications. Her portfolio includes both live and p ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
David Cornelius Smith was thought to have died, but he lived.David Cornelius Smith was brought down by a Minneapolis police Taser yesterday afternoon at the downtown YMCA after a confrontation with authorities, and for a few moments it appeared he was dead. He lived. He's in critical condit ... More >>
Nate Patrin reports on the Hip Hop Live tour, which featured David Banner, Little Brother, Talib Kweli, and a surprise appearance by a local rap star.
An interview with Minneapolis's most reviled black man du jour
Chris Penn RIP, New Orleans needs busboys, not enough copies of "Brokeback Mountain" for military theaters, the 50 most loathsome people in America, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Russian ligers, Shatner's kidney stone, the mental disorder quiz, the dance of the animated penguins, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
How Hurricane Katrina made Public Enemy relevant again
Semen makes you happy, sex change operations on television, naked cartoons, a non-sexual Minnesota blog of the day and more...
From today's Los Angeles Times: "OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just ate an MRE [military rations] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants." --Text message sent two days after Hurricane Katrina by Marty Bahamonde wh ... More >>
Only 1.5 percent of Katrina contracts are going to minorities, abstinence to stay out of jail, Kevin Smith's career on the ropes, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
"The people at the Convention Center were left high and fucking dry": a Blotter/CP web exclusive Dumas Carter, 30, is an eight-year veteran New Orleans police officer who wound up being one of just six NOPD cops on duty at the Convention Center complex after Katrina struck. A couple of days ago his ... More >>
Burnsville couple hit up by phony "hurricane survivor"
According to a press relase that came from the state's department of Public Safety earlier today, FEMA has confirmed that evacuees will be arriving in Minnesota.
THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>