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The young Minneapolis rappers involved with Y.N. Rich Kids have amassed a Hollywood-worthy story of after-school creativity mixing with serious business. After "Hot Cheetos & Takis" got national attention two years ago, videos released since then -- we'll count related Beats & Rhymes groups ... More >>
Engineering is not one of the social sciences -- at times, it's more like anti-social. But the University of Minnesota is setting about to change that, thanks to a series of new classes offered to engineering students that are meant to help them be a little less Isaac Newton, science weirdo, and ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzRaphael SaadiqJune 4, 2011The CaboozeOn an absolutely gorgeous Saturday night in Minneapolis, I'm sure there were quite a few concertgoers disappointed that Raphael Saadiq's show at the Cabooze was moved inside rather than being held in the outdoor plaza as it was original ... More >>
For a genre that's been declared dead a dozen times over, hip hop had a pretty good (if splintered) decade.
The Traveling Wilburys of retro-funk and the single that got Jay-Z's attention.
Mac channels his authentic comic self in his last film
Lots of bad stuff happened this weekend. Luckily, there was also plenty of sunshine and beer available for consumption. Here's a recap of the Pizza Luce block party.
The second (and final) weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off today. Last year I was lucky enough to be in attendance. This year I'm making do with the live broadcast from WWOZ. Among this weekend's highlights: Isaac Hayes, Nicholas Payton, Toots Hibbert, and Randy Newman.
Should 'King Arthur' be renamed 'Antoine Fuqua's Baadasssss Song'?
In the new blaxploitation, agitprop gets smoked by infinite jest
Making art and fighting back: the lowdown on Minnesota's first black feature
On their new reunion disc, The W, the cryptic Wu-Tang Clan make a sly feint at intelligibility
The new Shaft signs on to do the mayor's dirty work
Fox's most promising sitcom of the season offers a middle-class family comedy for the middle decades of the last century
Danny Buraczeski has choreographed a surprising journey from the coal country of pennsylvania to a successful dance career.
"Okay Tricky baby. Gimme postapocalyptic. C'mon, pout for me baby. Pout! Beautiful.": U.K. hip hop's prophet of gloom returns with Angels With Dirty Faces.