We know this story too well: Local man disappears into the Middle East to help homicidal maniacs further their bloody, wretched, nihilistic ends. But get this: A 28-year-old Army vet from Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has also left for the Middle East -- to fight against ISIS. On Friday, the Daily Beast ... More >>
Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>
The best parody film since Team America
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Consistently crazy. Michele Bachmann's campaign ads have continued to be a mind-boggling facet of this presidential race. A couple months ago, she released four minutes of what looked like a bad Power Point presentation that made us think her campaign was running on fumes. ... More >>
Shane Bauer would be a free man, but someone has to finish his vacation first.The plight of Shane Bauer, a Minnesota native and freelance foreign correspondent, and his friend Josh Fattal, has captivated and outraged Americans. Apparently, the Iranian authorities responsible for jailing, and perh ... More >>
Sarah Shourd wants Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal released from an Iranian prison.Shane Bauer is still stuck in a miserable Iranian prison with his friend Josh Fattal, held on spy charges ahead of a February trial. But if the Minnesota native and freelance journalist ever gets out, he intends t ... More >>
Happy Armistice slash Veterans Day! This is the day we're supposed to be patriotic, but without blowing anything up. And so on this day, I'm going to remember that services for veterans are woefully underfunded, that Don't Ask Don't Tell is bullshit policy, that women comprise over 14% of active- ... More >>
Shane Bauer can't count on Mama Grizzly.We can probably all agree that a public Twitter account isn't the best place to shoot for nuance in U.S. diplomatic relations. But that didn't stop U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. We also can't be too surprised that Sarah Palin would pick ... More >>
Out: Turkey. In: India.Joginder Cheema, former owner of the Taste of India and India Palace restaurant empires and current owner of three India House restaurants in St. Paul, Fridley, and downtown Minneapolis (India Express), is bringing Bukhara Indian Bistro to the former home of Istanbul Bi ... More >>
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
Shane BauerAP and CNN are reporting this morning that Swiss diplomats were able to visit Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal in their Iranian prison cells recently, and that Bauer has a stomach ailment and Shourd has a serious gynecological condition and is battling depression. Bauer, ... More >>
Uganda's Parliament could outlaw homosexuality and make it a crime punishable by death.
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Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."
The Circus Is in Town: The slapstick troupe of Emir Kusturica's Underground.