The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Michele Bachmann's once-promising bid for the GOP presidential nomination may have gone up in a ball of flames, but Our Favorite Congresswoman apparently doesn't believe she's at all responsible for the meltdown. In fact, she's perfect.Over the weekend, Bachmann appeared on Bloomberg Television's ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, scholar of linguistics and political science.Reviving the old days when she was more laughable than threatening, Michele Bachmann is inventing words and resurrecting countries.Bachmann went to South Carolina today and told voters there that she is "one little fighter." "We nee ... More >>
Jessica Lussenhop was one of a dozen writers chosen.City Pages staff writer Jessica Lussenhop has been chosen as one of the "Best Young Writers on the Internet" by the Business Insider. Lussenhop was one of a dozen young journalists selected for the list, joining staffers at The New York Times, T ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.Michelle Bachmann has a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa.Bachmann got 25 percent support from likely Iowa caucus goers in a late-June poll by the Iowa Republican. Mitt Romney finished second, with 21 percent support, and Tim Pa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann will speak at the National Press Club on July 28, according to an announcement today.This isn't the first time Bachmann has regaled national scribes--we've got the highlights of her previous appearances below--but it is the first time since her sudden vault to national prominence ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, unofficial mayor of Waterloo.Michele Bachmann is running for president... of Iowa.In her first official campaign commercial, Bachmann played down her well known "sex appeal," and played up her Iowa roots."As a descendant of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterlo ... More >>
Letterman turns Bachmann into a punchline.David Letterman is hot on Michele Bachmann's tail, making fun of her ass and her makeup in Tuesday night's Top 10 list: "Signs There's Already Trouble at Michele Bachmann's Campaign Headquarters." It surely won't be long before Republicans complain t ... More >>
No throngs to pal with the Palins.The rules set up by Mall of America officials for Sarah and Bristol Palin's book signing yesterday seemed to have been written in anticipation of an army of fans. "'Camping out' is not allowed," the rules read. "Beginning at 5 a.m., guests will be allowed to lin ... More >>
Bachmann gets the good word from Paul Revere.Her epic gaffe about mass murderer John Wayne Gacy reminded us yet again that Michele Bachmann has a legendary grasp of U.S. history. Here's the presidential candidate who says the Revolutionary War started in New Hampshire, for example. And that ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has long bolstered her family values bona fides in political campaigns with the story of how she and her husband Marcus raised 23 foster children along with their five biological kids. Now she's explaining why they took on the challenge -- but again in the context of helping ... More >>
It's time for Michele Bachmann to fess up: She doesn't really hate government handouts, she loves them -- any time they benefit her personally or politically. The latest case in point: NBC is reporting that the Christian counseling business she runs with her husband, Marcus, has been the benefic ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy. It's easy to mix them up.Michele Bachmann put her foot back in a familiar place on Monday -- her mouth -- and is now admitting that she misspoke in Iowa when she confused Hollywood icon John Wayne with mass murderer John Wayne Gacy. "John Wayne was from Waterl ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is only 24 hours into her candidacy for the U.S. presidency, and already she's gotten herself into a bit of hot water: In addition to confusing John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy in her speech about her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann riled up Tom Petty by using h ... More >>
You can see the resemblance to John Wayne Gacy right around the eyes.This morning, while in Iowa to announce her candidacy for president, Michele Bachmann made a play for local brownie points by comparing herself to one of the town's native sons, John Wayne. But John Wayne was from Winterset, Io ... More >>
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In Garrison Keillor's new tome, Lake Wobegon looks more like Fargo--a place where the women are feeble, the men are addled, and all the kids are suffocating.