• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Duluth and Minneapolis voted two of the three greatest places to live

    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 >>

  • 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.