Ms. Lauryn HillFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, June 30, 2014The legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill graced First Avenue last night with a full band in tow and an incredible career-spanning set. Playing for over two hours, she divided her set into sections that covered material from The Miseducation of Lauryn ... More >>
Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station, but when you get up early enough or make plans to meet friends, breakfast becomes an event. Instead of chancing your poached eggs on an amateur, wasting calories on anything less than ... More >>
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 >>
With the weather in the area slowing taking a turn for the better, local music fans are looking for any and all opportunities to see outdoor performances. And, for the past ten years now, one of the best options for free outdoor music in the Twin Cities has been the Music In Mears series in Lowertow ... More >>
Ricky Skaggs With Kentucky Thunder Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Thursday, April 18, 2013I've seen Ricky Skaggs perform now at three different venues, each as different as the next. He played alongside Little Jimmy Dickens and Eddie Stubbs before an immense theater of country music fans and blastin ... 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 >>
Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>
For the second time in just over a week, Michele Bachmann (or political operatives working on her behalf) has unwittingly enriched Jim Graves' campaign to take her job.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen, hilarity en ... More >>
Corky the cat was dealt a tough hand by the Kitty Gods, but looks to have a healthy life ahead of him thanks to a complicated surgery paid for by his adoptive owners.In March, Fargo's CATS Cradle Shelter rescued Corky from the Moorhead Pound. He was brought there after he was seen dragging himself d ... 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 >>
Photo by Steve CohenDan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>
With a cackle and a crash, Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds stormed casual gamers' hearts like a lean-to made of glass, boulders and logs. Rovio, a tiny computer game company in Espoo, Finland, debuted Angry Birds, a mobile phone game, in December 2009. Since then the Birds have become the number # ... 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 >>
Tim Pawlenty: 9/11 expert.Tim Pawlenty is not pleased with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's suggestion at the United Nations summit yesterday that most people around the world believe 9/11 was an inside job. On his radio show this morning, the Minnesota governor called Ahmadinejad a ... More >>
A sequel and remake of miserable comedy 'Happiness'
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 >>
The James J. Hill library will feature a rotating cast of talented local songwriters.
A Minnesota rabbi is in hot water after a controversial piece in the latest issue of Jewish culture magazine Moment where he suggested that Jewish people should kill Arab men, women and children in addition to destroying their holy sites.
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>
Welcome to Lord of the Tinklenberg: The Towering Donations
"Mr. Speaker, the great state of Texas wants to know, where's a good place to eat around here?"
Morgan Spurlock gives Americans a bad name, but (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine
The modestly budgeted 'Boxers' follows amateur women fighters into the ring
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
Why do kids torment guinea pigs? Whose guinea pig are we?
Mizna's Arab Film Fest at Intermedia Arts brings the other home
'Outfoxed' and 'Uncovered' point a familiar finger at evildoers
Jonathan Richman, modern lover
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
Serving up cocktail wieners and LGBT cinema to a bunch of jokers
The enlightened self-interest of brewing a great cup of coffee
Events get the better of 'Sisters of Swing' and 'Partitions'
A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle
Voices of Sepharad celebrates its 13th anniversary with a remembrance of things past
This year's British Television Advertising Awards promotes a new identity
Jack Liebenberg's forgotten legacy.