Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
It's said that it was a sweltering early autumn day in Rosine, Kentucky when a neighbor found Malissa Vandiver Monroe in her yard, strumming away furiously on her mandolin under the shade of a tree. Malissa was very, very pregnant with her eighth and last child, a boy who would be born on September ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Bachmann says there's "a spiritual hurricane in our land" as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches [UPDATE] [VIDEO]The most painfully awkward moment of last week's DNC came when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigos ... More >>
Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>
Leave it to the Turf Club to have something this audacious planned for 4/20. The evening is hilariously billed as 'Wade Boggs Wicked Boston Baked Bash,' and will feature a merry band of local characters all presenting something vaguely Bostonian throughout the night. Of course Marijuana Deaths ... More >>
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to end up back here anyways." - Homer Simpson
A mesmerizing sophomore album
Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant Two years after closing Fugaise, chef Don Saunders is running his own restaurant again. Saunders' week-old restaurant, In Season, is located across the street from Cafe Maude in south Minneapolis. The philosophy behind the food is in ... More >>
Brian Crouch from La Belle VieLast Sunday, the Minnesota History Center in partnership with Fabulous Catering and Gastro Non Grata, hosted a DIY wild game class. Just in time for hunting season, a group gathered at the Fab Cat compound in south Minneapolis to learn the ins-and-outs of preparing f ... More >>
Local weatherdude Sven Sundgaard is off your television screen and on vacation this week, enjoying the heat and hummus in Israel and Jordan. When he's not globetrotting, the active Sundgaard can most often be found at the nearest Thai food establishment.
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Shmarya Rosenberg has built a worldwide following from St. Paul with his muckraking blog FailedMessiah.com.
Show is a rare and nourishing statement of faith
Tim McKee's new restaurant in the old Cue space at the Guthrie features sustainable seafood.
Booker Pete Christensen says he'll turn Eat Street into Beat Street
The Box is one of three promising new music venues in Minneapolis.
Former masters and slaves confront new realities
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"Mr. Speaker, the great state of Texas wants to know, where's a good place to eat around here?"
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"God is the silence into which we talk": A conversation with a modern mystic
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
Ike Reilly and the bloody rite of Thanksgiving eve
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Minnesota's first Arab film festival speaks louder than CNN
New records from cross-continental talent
A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle
A scorching Israeli drama mourns the state of marriage