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The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>
Peter Jackson juggles art, timing, and faithfulness to Tolkien's text in his latest trilogy
Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event
Delta Rae is a six-person indie folk-rock outfit that has recently sprung up from North Carolina and is steadily swooping up converted fans with a cult-like ferocity. It's not hard for them: with four lead singers and vocal harmonies that would inspire jealousy in baby cherubs -- not to mention the ... More >>
You have to wonder how Houaka Yang mustered the brain power to figure out how to operate the damn thing.Yang, 20, stole a camera from an unlocked car outside the La Crosse home of Bill Feehan, a Republican state Senate candidate. He then shot a short video with the camera, introducing himself and co ... More >>
On Monday night, Jay Leno tried to get some laughs at the expense of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. But because his joke wasn't that funny, he had to settle for consolation claps instead.Leno poked fun at the Journal while running down absurd newspaper content from throughout the nation in his Head ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
Photos by Erik HessDiddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and TygaApril 13, 2011Epic NightclubFor this write-up, I could have skated by making jokes about how Diddy changed his name three times during the show or whatever -- but I'm a journalist dammit, not Jay Leno. I came to check out the Dirty Mon ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Meghan McCain dishes on Michele Bachmann.Rep. Michele Bachmann flunked the history of the Founding Fathers and slavery, and she couldn't figure out which camera to look at in her State of the Union address. Now she's got John McCain's daughter heaping on the insults. "She not a leader of t ... More >>
Obama smashes Jacob Volkmann's head into a wall.By now you've heard of the UFC fighter who decided to call out the President after winning a fight--a decision that earned him a visit from the Secret Service.This video shows what might happen if Obama decided to get medieval on Volkmann's ass.
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Image via vikings.comJay Glazer says Brett Favre's coming backBrett Favre is "back in" as a Minnesota Viking for the 2010-11 season according to Jay Glazer, who covers the NFL for Fox Sports. He posted confirmation of Favre's intentions on Twitter, after another day of speculation kicked off ... More >>
Coco's bringing serious funny for a funny senatorIt's another sign that once oh-so-serious Sen. Al Franken is lightening up: Conan O'Brien has been booked for an invitation-only Franken fundraiser on May 17 at the Mount Curve Avenue home of Gloria Finley and Robert Levine. The following nigh ... More >>
All photos courtesy AlKooper.comINTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>
In Rick Mason's epic interview with longtime music legend Al Kooper (who is being honored at the Dakota this Sunday), Kooper dropped an interesting little tidbit about the future of Conan O'Brien's longtime house band. The band has historically been led by drummer and E Street Band member Max Wei ... More >>
The party of family values got caught red-faced this week when conservative news site The Daily Caller broke the story that a GOP operative tried to pass off patronage at a Los Angeles bondage strip club as a meal line item in her expense report. Righteous indignation followed (naturally). T ... More >>
A protest took place on Friday night in honor of ousted Late Night host Conan O'Brien, pure passion keeping the small group warm.
The fat lady moves to her microphone
Local music played on the show today included John Swardson, Stook, and a clip of a new song by Prince.
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Sarah "The Cheese Lady" honors White Bear Lake, by carving a bear out of a 500-pound block of cheese.
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