• Arts

    April 2, 2014

    A one-man Odyssey

    Charlie Bethel's production of the classic story is invigorating

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Twin Cities are America's second-brainiest large metro, study says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tour

    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 >>

  • Arts

    January 26, 2011

    The Odyssey at Park Square Theatre

    Homer's epic is made boring

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Velvet Davenport prep first LP with a video and single

    Warmy Girls​Parker 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 3

    ​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. 

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    May 21, 2009: Rockford Mules & Bob Dylan

    Prince writes for the ladies & Bob Dylan's childhood lyrics found?

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    April 9, 2009: Big Quarters & Blackalicious

    Macalester College Springfest lineup announced, Aerosmith and ZZ Top to play Xcel & Prince loves him om Selma Hayek.

  • Sports

    April 14, 2004

    Mothers and Children

    'Love & Diane' takes a novel approach to documenting family hardship

  • Music

    December 24, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Natalie Merchant does an about-face; Joe Strummer's countenance appears on the wall; Stephen Tyler loses his head

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Brother from Another Planet

    Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream

  • Books

    April 18, 2001
  • Movies

    May 10, 2000

    Tripped Out

    The film junketeer's absurd travels have nothing on the screwy Road Trip

  • Restaurants

    November 3, 1999
  • Arts

    October 21, 1998
  • Feature

    May 1, 1998

    Virtual Motherhood

    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.