• Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Echo & the Bunnymen at First Avenue, 8/9/14

    Echo & the Bunnymen with John Swardson First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, August 9, 2014 Saturday night at First Avenue, Echo & the Bunnymen made what could have been a fantastic, flawless pass through town, but bogged it down. There were a couple of strange passages and two Doors cover songs. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    How to be a better home bartender: The Old Fashioned [RECIPE]

    Watching those skilled drink technicians carve a hunk of ice into a sphere and place it into your glass before showering it with myriad hard-to-pronounce spirits to create a flavor combination specifically to your discerning tastes is always a thrill. Ever wonder if you have what it takes to attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Rybak asks Meet Mpls to look into a 2024 Summer Olympics bid

    Five U.S. cities -- L.A., D.C., Baltimore, Dallas and Tulsa -- are already pursuing a costly and competitive bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Now, Mayor R.T. Rybak wants to consider adding Minneapolis to that mix.See Also: - Ely goes all out for the 2016 Olympic bid - Cover: Vikings stadium pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Dark Dark Dark announce U.S. tour supporting Who Needs Who, record release show at the Cedar

    Minneapolis by-way-of New Orleans chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark have just announced the track listing and release date of their forthcoming new record, Who Needs Who. Their third full-length will be released on October 2, and the band has announced a large U.S. tour to celebrate their bold, str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    They Might be Giants and Amy Sedaris at Fitzgerald Theater, 6/30/12

    Wits hosted by John Moe Featuring Amy Sedaris and They Might Be Giants Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul June 30, 2012For this season's finale, MPR's wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio's golden age and also wholly modern, broadcast live for the first time on Saturday night. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna's 2012 world tour hits St. Paul in November

    ​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 >>

  • Restaurants

    December 14, 2011

    Element Wood Fire Pizza opens in northeast Minneapolis

    Gourmet pizza is crowded territory around here

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    An afternoon cooking in Istanbul [RECIPE]

    WikipediaThe Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque: Cooking in a foreign city can create an intimate connection with the local culture​Istanbul is a city with great narrative. It has style, romance, history, and food, an exploding music and art scene, plus a caressing Mediterranean climate. But after y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Jonathon Coulton at Guthrie Theater, 4/25/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Jonathan Coulton April 25, 2011 Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Jonathon Coulton is one of many people in the digital age that became famous as a direct result of the existence of the internet. He began by releasing songs directly to iTunes and other outlets. Coulton is a bit dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Taste of Chocolate raises money and induces sugar high

    Sara RiceTravel the world on the back of this chocolate showpiece dessert​In its 16th year, the Taste of Chocolate event has been giving locals a sugar high while raising money for the Bloomington Center for the Arts. What did a ticket get you at yesterday's event? Miniature desserts from each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.​When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2010
  • Restaurants

    November 3, 2010

    Twin Cities south Asian hot spots

    Gorkha Palace, Darbar India Grill, and more

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    The best thing I ate this week

    Treating yourself to chicken tikka.​What would I have to do to get a little tandoor in my kitchen, to supplement the workhorse Caloric? I could cook up skewered meats and puffy disks of hand-patted naan, while warming up the whole house with the oven's 900-degree heat. Or, I suppose, I could j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon September '10

    New this month: steak, pizza, baked goods, Szecuan, and tacos!​OPEN Taco Party, St. Paul Szechuan Spice, Minneapolis Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen, Minneapolis Rojo Mexican Grill, St. Louis Park Franklin Street Bakery II, Edina Pizza Luce VI, Hopkins Il Premio Italian steakhouse, Mystic L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Bukhara Indian Bistro coming soon to Minnetonka

    Out: Turkey. In: India.​Joginder Cheema, former owner of the Taste of India and India Palace restaurant empires and current owner of three India House restaurants in St. Paul, Fridley, and downtown Minneapolis (India Express), is bringing Bukhara Indian Bistro to the former home of Istanbul Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Istanbul Bistro: RIP

    ​ After a long run, this Turkish bistro on Wayzata Boulevard--one of Minnetonka's few ethnic eateries--has called it quits. We'll miss the kebabs and the spinach pie, the eggplant salad, and the pita dips. Fortunately, Istanbul's replacement will be a tasty-sounding Indian joint--watch for mor ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    Andrew Broder of Fog finds new work

    The former frontman-turned-solo artist plays with Why? this weekend

  • Music

    March 18, 2009
  • Restaurants

    January 14, 2009
  • Calendar

    September 10, 2008
  • Music

    September 10, 2008
  • Movies

    April 23, 2008
  • Feature

    April 16, 2008

    Flicks to Pick

    A guide for taking the guesswork out of MSPIFF

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007


    Showing signs of life, the Wolves beat the high-flying Phoenix Suns. Also, Shawn Marion warns us not to mess with Illinois.

  • Calendar

    September 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    The art cars roll into town this weekend

    It is hard to ignore Harrod Blank when he rolls through town. A Berkeley, CA resident , art car aficionado, and filmmaker, Blank is also the artist behind three c ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 16, 2007

    Heavy Weather

    Intimate Turkish drama chronicles a rocky relationship

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    Junkets-R-Us: Congressional Edition

    In his four plus years of service in the United States Senate, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006
  • Music

    February 23, 2005
  • Arts

    April 21, 2004

    The Barbarian Invasions

    An anthropologist's journey from a porn booth to the Mongolian steppes

  • Movies

    October 22, 2003

    Get Me Gwyneth

    How to remake the New York Film Festival's arthouse esoterica for the midwestern megaplex

  • Movies

    September 17, 2003

    The Doc Is In

    Nonfiction writes the prescription in Toronto

  • Arts

    May 8, 2002

    Welcome to my World

    Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    What's Lost When a Language Dies?

    Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.

  • Music

    June 13, 2001

    Musical Memento

    Reading Radiohead's abstract Amnesiac backwards and forwards

  • Arts

    April 11, 2001

    Do That to Me One More Time

    Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • Arts

    April 19, 2000

    Reel Two

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week

  • Arts

    February 2, 2000

    Happy Bar Mitzvah!

    Voices of Sepharad celebrates its 13th anniversary with a remembrance of things past