Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>
It's the last weekend of 2012! Why not squeeze in a couple of shows before the year closes? Local jazz heros The Bad Plus are continuing their Dakota Jazz Club stay into Friday and Saturday while the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes their annual holiday stop at The Xcel. Friday, First Ave hosts Soul A ... More >>
In the wake of today's unspeakably horrible school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many are calling for a tightening of gun laws.SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Chip Cravaack says guns in the audience would've prevented Aurora shootings [VIDEO]-- Allen Quist blames Accent Signage shooting on "deterioration of th ... More >>
It's said that it was a sweltering early autumn day in Rosine, Kentucky when a neighbor found Malissa Vandiver Monroe in her yard, strumming away furiously on her mandolin under the shade of a tree. Malissa was very, very pregnant with her eighth and last child, a boy who would be born on September ... More >>
Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>
A comedy of everyday absurdity merged with family tragedy
Norm Coleman, Mitt Romney: In total, these two are 50 percent Jewish.Mitt Romney's campaign complained a while back that conservative Jewish voters were supporting Michele Bachmann out of confusion, thinking that Minnesota's most outspoken Evangelical Christian was Jewish herself.So Romney's camp ... More >>
Yes, that's a pile of kittensThere are cat lovers, and then there are CAT LOVERS. Crazy cat people from all across the cat insanity spectrum will be gathering at First Avenue tonight for the annual Rock for Pussy charity event, which invites local musicians to perform covers of David Bowie songs ... More >>
A mesmerizing sophomore album
Though much of their lineup had already been unveiled on their website, the Lyn Lake Street Fest has fleshed out its schedule and revealed all of its acts today, including Peter Wolf Crier's first local appearance in five months. As if that wasn't enough to get us salivating about summertime fun, ... More >>
Can American beer drinkers best the Germans? Wonder how your beer consumption compares to those of your counterparts in Belgium or Burkina Faso? The World Heath Organization recently released its comprehensive Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (2011), which revealed some interesting ... More >>
Bachmann doesn't want the TSA copping a look and a feel.She says a lot of crazy stuff, and she keeps getting caught with her pants on fire, but here's something from Michele Bachmann that we can probably all get behind: She doesn't want folks getting groped by TSA agents. You know the deal b ... More >>
Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant Two years after closing Fugaise, chef Don Saunders is running his own restaurant again. Saunders' week-old restaurant, In Season, is located across the street from Cafe Maude in south Minneapolis. The philosophy behind the food is in ... More >>
The theocrats never quit. One pet project: Turning the U.S. military into God's army. God's on our side, you see. And Rep. Michele Bachmann has just been skunked out in an attempt to further that project. The CD6 congresswoman tried to insert language -- without debate -- into a military spe ... More >>
You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help. Here's our guide to the best and worst movies playing this weekend. OPENING SEE: Ajami A contemporary crime drama edged with Greek tragedy, Ajami is set in a volatile, rundown quarter of Jaffa in Israel. The ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Norm Coleman wants you to vote for Pawlenty to save his health.
He's the Jewish Sublime. Take that how you will.
Thanks to Spamalot, the son of former St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is dating American Idol Clay Aiken
Morgan Spurlock gives Americans a bad name, but (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine
The Nobel Laureate deemed too offensive by the University of St. Thomas offers his thoughts in an exclusive interview
The Flaming Film Festival sets fire to familiarity
Two restaurants cater to Minnesota's kosher community
Michele Bachmann heads an all-star cast of GOP Christian flat-earthers in the Sixth District
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
Novelist and historian Tariq Ali on the war and the antiwar movement
A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle
This year's British Television Advertising Awards promotes a new identity
Jack Liebenberg's forgotten legacy.
It should be remembered that the first plant Saddam used to make chemical weapons was built by the American multinational Bechtel with money supplied by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
A bunch of girls sitting around writing about sex.
Even the paranoid have real enemies.