The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenErik KoskinenReal-Phonic 8th Commandment Revival February 8th, 2011 First Avenue Erik Koskinen is deliciously under the radar as far as Twin Cities music is concerned. He is best known for his roles as a producer and engineer for Trampled By Turtles and guitarist for Mol ... More >>
Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>
Digital SextantThe first of the month is never kind on the wallet. Here at Freeloader Friday, we share you pain. Fortunately, the Twin Cities hosts tons of free events throughout the city each weekend. Our list this week includes art shows celebrating Alfred Hitchcock, Duluth, and a world without ... More >>
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
Leave your maxed-out credit cards at home and party for free.
Photos from over the weekend.
Watch a gripping performance of Danny Boy by Minneapolis's own Ben Kyle.
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
You can learn a lot about a city by standing in the same place for 25 years
People with personal-space issues: meet your nightmare
Where do families get babies, anyhow, and if Grandma got you at the Indianapolis airport where did you get me?
In an industrial subbasement in Minneapolis, Allen Christian tends an elephants' graveyard of gutterballs
Zombies tear into capitalist culture: Living is for losers
Naomi Boak makes a movie about America's new pariahs
Where men go to escape from being men
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life
Nine days ago on this Balls! blog, my colleague Jim Walsh wrote a brief but spirited defense of Gophers' women's basketball coach Pam Borton, who was rocked by a slew of players leaving the squad after the season concluded last month. I kept meaning to join the commentary that followed, but was busy ... More >>
He Lost His Ma and Sis to a Fire. He Lost His Arm to a Machine. What Else Has Michael Deutsch Got to Lose?
Christian U wants to fire divorced employees, Georgian man sentenced to life in POTUS attack, the world famous asphalt museum, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Dr. Fran Smith knows the way to a canine's heart
Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.
Matt Hanna is watching you run that light
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
Why do kids torment guinea pigs? Whose guinea pig are we?
"First we get the military, then we get the nation"
What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?
The managers, the Clown Lounge, and the SPMC are out Jim Walsh writes: It?s the end of an era at the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight (Tuesday): Owner Mark Johnson recently announced he?ll sell the club, and manager Rob Rule has decided to move on, along with bartender Dave Wiegardt, while manager ... More >>
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
For a rocker
I used to be a prince, you know
In which a song makes me feel mighty real
Coaching third graders put me in touch with a fragile psyche: Mine
In which I crack my ribs and discover a drug worth abusing
All I want is everything
Because she was the first, and worst, supermom.
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
TROPICALS' HOT DOG NIGHT
Makers who mattered in 1995