Thomas Spiegel, AKA DJ Man-X, was one of the originators of house music in Minneapolis. His famous House Nation Under a Groove party series began in New York City, and when he moved to Minneapolis in the late '80s, he continued the events at the 7th Street Entry. At the time, this kind of music was ... More >>
Twin Cities locals celebrate hot Finnish traditions behind steamy doors
Over the course of their distinguished 30-plus years in the music industry, Meat Puppets have brazenly ignored trends, hype, and expectations, while simply going about things their own distinctive way. Formed by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood in Phoenix in the early '80s, Meat Puppets were one of t ... More >>
The new show at Bryant-Lake Bowl showcases comedy's dark heart
Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
A moving work about a big employer in a small town at the Playwrights' Center
j.o.h.n. walkerCongratulations, debt slaves!How can you tell when a college or university is taking advantage of its students? When the school is better at signing them up for student loans than it is at preparing them for the job market. By that test, some Minnesota schools aren't doing so well ... More >>
MuladDangerously cold.It's cold: 14 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. in Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service. That was frigid enough for Minneapolis Public Schools to notify parents that all absences are automatically excused for the day. It's even colder in the suburbs: Minus ... More >>
Minnesota cracking down on outlaw hunting practice
Apparently it's time to pull out the wool socks, obscene down comforters, and giant boots. It's winter in Minnesota!
Meet Chico, a narcotics-sniffing German Shepherd and subject of a ubiquitous Associated Press non-story.
Lawyer seeks to uphold state constitution
A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics
Reefer-toking assassin takes aim at local snitch
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Nestled in the middle of the Twin Cities, the tiny trailer-park city of Hilltop (pop. 766) has been getting shoved around since the day it was born
Of seals, Shakopee, and bittersweet recollections of dates gone by
One Week in an Ice-Fishing Shack in the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere
The Eyes of Tammy Faye resurrects a divinely inspired performer
Waxing words of wisdom: Let It Be's vinyl expert and club sensation DJ E-Tones
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.