By Kyle Imes Thinking back on Minneapolis DIY venue the Church now, my memory is a little hazy. What I do remember is a huge, open room with what you could hardly call a stage in the middle of it, and a tiny exposed kitchen off to one corner. All of the windows were covered by huge sheets of fabric ... More >>
Country club Sopranos get kid-glove treatment for high crimes
Chris Fields calls Keith Ellison a reverse racist Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people I wasn't very surprised when I came into work this morning to find I already had three voicemails. Two hangups and one message, all from the same caller: Chris Fields, the GOP-endo ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
An interview with Vast Aire, a review and photos from Vast's show with Copywrite, and a new video from local sketch comedy group The Other Side Project. Plus more inside.
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Shepherd's political drama conjures a cheesehead dystopia
A new movie looks at our unhealthy appetite for Frankenfoods
CITY PAGES BLOGS We're proud to announce the return of Pizza Man to Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS The state of Tennessee has begun an investigation in response to allegations of child abuse at Love in Action, a Memphis facility that advertises homosexual conversion therapy for adolescents, according ... More >>
How Terri Schiavo became big news
The O'Hannity Factor: how Terri Schiavo became big news The anatomy of a made story by Steve Perry, with additional reporting by Molly Priesmeyer No right-to-die case has ever attracted the kind of media saturation coverage that the Terri Schiavo case received. Not even Karen Ann Quinlan, the first ... More >>
Is Mary Kiffmeyer's crusade against the state's biggest counties political hackery?
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds talks about her case --and hints at a forthcoming scandal
Five other agents and employees who spoke out
A longtime Minneapolis nursing home is displaced by one of Bush's faith-based favorites
And other questions from the campaign trail
The speech you'll never hear
Two Minnesota judges return fire at the justice department
Vidiot savant Joe Bob Briggs drops some scary science for Halloween
Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.
The Good News and the Bad News: Hennepin Countyís drug court has cleared court dockets and steered a lot of people toward treatment. Itís also allowed the county to push thousands more casual offenders into the corrections system.
Love, marriage, and the maddening plight of a Russian bride
Minnesota opera brings the feminist's nightmare, 'A Handmaid's Tale,' to the stage
A Minnesota judge is targeted for speaking out against federal drug-sentencing guidelines
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
When "immigrant" and "terrorist" are made synonymous
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Coleman, Wellstone, and the politics of purity
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
The player--and the viewer--gets played in Memento
As social programs fall away, fundamentalist groups like Teen Challenge are rushing to take their place.