Friday afternoon, one of our Hot Dish contributors, Keane Amdahl, was hanging out at the Spyhouse Coffee off Hennepin Ave. near Uptown when he noticed a Minneapolis police officer trying to roust a man from under an awning at nearby Temple Israel.But the way the officer handled the situation prompte ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a lovely in-studio performance from former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who just released an expansive new album, The Argument, inspire ... More >>
Twin Cities attorney Jordan Kushner is a National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer. As such, he attends protests to make sure private security and law enforcement respects demonstrators' rights even when situations become tense.SEE ALSO: Dan Feidt, producer of DRE drug scandal video, talks about Occupy, ... More >>
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 >>
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As contentious debates go, the dispute between Palestine and Israel is right up there near the top. Many lives have been lost and a peace accord has been elusive. It's not a discussion one would expect to be addressed between two chefs, on either side of the divide, aired over social media, but that ... More >>
Duo consists of Malian guitarist and Israeli keyboardist
Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to end up back here anyways." - Homer Simpson
Brian Crouch from La Belle VieLast Sunday, the Minnesota History Center in partnership with Fabulous Catering and Gastro Non Grata, hosted a DIY wild game class. Just in time for hunting season, a group gathered at the Fab Cat compound in south Minneapolis to learn the ins-and-outs of preparing f ... More >>
Inside an Israeli tank and the reality of war
Another day on Fox News, another chance to lob unsubstantiated claims. In the latest version, Bachmann gets her Middle East facts all wrong, aided and abetted by host David Asman. The video (after the jump) is helpfully posted on Bachmann's Facebook page.
Helen Thomas, who started reporting on U.S. presidents a year before Barack Obama was born, got caught on tape recently during the Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House telling Jews to go back to Germany (video after the jump). Reliably, Michele Bachmann took Thomas's inane comments ... More >>
For those in the first few rows-- you will get wet.
A call for chaos in the Oval Office
Divestment bill will withdraw pension funds from Iran's oil sector
New Brother Ali collaboration, Bob Mould hits NYC & interviews with Heiruspecs, Romantica and Dan Israel.
Britney, Morrissey and Wavves hit Minneapolis, new 757s video, more new Dylan & next week's best new releases.
Rock the Garden update, Metric to play First Avenue & recaps of Prince's three shows last Friday
Serious 'toon explores how mind copes with repressed violence
Norm Coleman and Al Franken shared a very rare and unexpected moment of agreement Sunday during a battle for the U.S. Senate sea ... More >>
In an interview conducted by Ryan Warner, David Berman of the Silver Jews talks nostalgia, his band's name, and why he hates releasing singles.
Put off by his controversial words on Israel, the University of St. Thomas snubs a Nobel Laureate
Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now — if you've got the faith to give till it hurts
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?
Seven new local releases for jazzheads, historians, and fans of Bob
This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>
Is the American press wearing a blindfold? Is the European press anti-Zionist? From Donald Macintyre in today's edition of the Independent (U.K): "Israeli settlers poisoning our sheep, say West Bank farmers" Earlier in the month, the story actually warranted balanced coverage in the Jerusalem ... More >>
'Arna's Children' takes its drama to the streets
Assuring Theatrical Quality Through a Well-Armed Director
A historian examines who stands to benefit from the history of the Holocaust
Rhombus Theatre's Lebensraum beckons Jews back to the Fatherland; Park Square's Taking Sides tries the morality of the devil's maestro
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.