For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
Father and son argue in Minnesota courts that marijuana is essential to their religion
In 1991, My Bloody Valentine transfixed shoegaze fans with the masterpiece, Loveless, but then retreated into the hazy shadows and eventually dropping off the musical map altogether. The prolonged wait for a follow-up finally came to an end earlier this year with their third full-length, m b v. Opin ... More >>
Outstanding in the Field, the touring international farm dining experience, has announced where it plans to land when it hits Minnesota this summer: Singing Hills Goat Dairy. Located just about an hour south of Minneapolis, Singing Hills focuses primarily on goat-based dairy products, incl ... More >>
Too many choices may leave diners feeling braised and confused
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal the 18th-century satirist famously suggested that poor children in Ireland be eaten, rather than become a burden to their parents and country. Nearly 300 years later, science journalist John Bohannon made his own modest proposal, espousing that instead of for ... More >>
The Supersuckers7th St. Entry, MinneapolisJanuary 31, 2012In less capable hands, this would have been just another aging, veteran rock band rolling through Minneapolis, looking to get paid for nothing, and eager to get the hell out of the Minnesota winter as quickly as possible. But we're talk ... More >>
Tony NelsonKieran Folliard pours his new whiskey!Just in time for St. Patrick's day, our Knight in Shining Irish, restaurateur Kieran Folliard, is releasing his new 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. Folliard's Big Ginger cocktail--two shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey mixed with ginger ale and garnished ... More >>
Restaurateur introduces new whiskey and specialty meats
Father Francis Markey from his arrest in early 2010Jeffrey Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who's made a career (and a mint) suing the Catholic church, has opened up a new practice in London to pursue the pedophile priest cases popping up across the pond. They've already got their sights on Rev. ... More >>
Aherns's Irish Pub via FacebookMore luck of the Irish coming to Minneapolis's ballpark alley.Just after the Twins season is winds down (last regular season game is Oct. 3), Ahern's Irish Pub plans to step up to the plate, in the shadow of the stadium next to Epic nightclub. Ahern is the mai ... More >>
Installation by Dr. Thomas O. HaakensonIt's not every day that an institution's staff puts their own work on display at the beginning of the year, but the faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design are presenting their current works in the annual faculty exhibition for the public and st ... More >>
Band's tale is a rags-to-riches story
Photo: romana kleeSt. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson can sue the Vatican on behalf of sex-abuse victims after a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a challenge by the Catholic Church that said it was immune from U.S. lawsuits. "Today's action by the Justices is an answer to the ... More >>
Steven Epp and Jim Lichtscheidl harness a precious alchemy
Nathan Amundson, a.k.a. Rivulets, writes to inform me that not only does the solo Morrissey need no compiling, contrary to my hasty preview, but he's been compiled to death--with more than 10 best-ofs listed on Allmusic alone.
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