In its new list of "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America," the readers of Outside Magazine conclude there is no place greater than Duluth, Minnesota.We're not sure we'd take Duluth over say, San Francisco, but then again, we're probably not quite as outdoorsy as Outside readers, who also voted ... More >>
Charlie Bethel's production of the classic story is invigorating
In an Atlantic Cities blog post, Richard Florida uses Lumosity data to conclude that MSP is the second-brainiest large metro in the country.For those unfamiliar with it, Lumosity is a brain-performance program consisting of 40 games designed to train users in the areas of memory, attention, flexibil ... More >>
Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Nor ... More >>
Homer's epic is made boring
Warmy GirlsParker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... More >>
Well, the third week of tour has passed. I've had about 50 cups of coffee, spent about $300 on gas, eaten about seven square meals, and met a ton of cool people. I've been in some really cool towns and some towns that I won't feel bad about never coming back to.
Prince writes for the ladies & Bob Dylan's childhood lyrics found?
Macalester College Springfest lineup announced, Aerosmith and ZZ Top to play Xcel & Prince loves him om Selma Hayek.
'Love & Diane' takes a novel approach to documenting family hardship
Natalie Merchant does an about-face; Joe Strummer's countenance appears on the wall; Stephen Tyler loses his head
Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream
The film junketeer's absurd travels have nothing on the screwy Road Trip
Is the Internet an amazing conduit to communities of like-minded parents, or a low-fare trolley ride into the Land of Make Believe? You just might be surprised.