The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>
Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western shows true wit
The revamp of the classic show plays like pirates of the old West
Will Beall's transition from detective to Hollywood's A-list
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords barely survived a massacre in Tucson on Saturday, after gunman Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on her and a crowd of supporters and staff. Six people died in the attack, including a judge and a 9-year-old girl. Many more were injured. And now there have been calls for ... More >>
The boys take their tongues out of their cheeks for this one
Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
"I don't get as much time to go and shoot as I would like, but my favorite gun is the AR-15." Really? An assault rifle?
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Terrific new bar adds brighter possibility to everyone's tequila story
Motivational speaker Russell Simon made a career out of imploring teens to steer clear of drugs and alcohol. So why did he go on a drunken, meth-fueled rampage?
Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie
Paisley swirls sell, but where is the soul of San Francisco?
Ang Lee finds home on the range
HBO's 'Rome' is a clever mirror of modern class warfare
Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)
Movie legend and stop-motion animation god Ray Harryhausen has been coaxed out of retirement (he's 84) to supervise the special effects of the upcoming Keanu Reeves film, The 8th Voyage of Sinbad. Harryhausen is reportedly delighted with the choice of Reeves, predicting he will be the best Sinbad ev ... More >>
W, War, and Westerns
In the new blaxploitation, agitprop gets smoked by infinite jest
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week
A definitive biography captures the contradictions of John Ford, the meanest, greatest director of the Western
Full-court basketball used to be a Twin Cities parks mainstay. Then the neighbors complained.
Melodrama's tears fill The Deep End of the Ocean; violence's softer side makes for a tender Corruptor
In 1997, independence was not a status so much as a state of mind.
Debbie "Shake Your Love" Gibson: Just what we needed.
Oak Street Cinema rediscovers John Wayne as the "hero" we love to hate.
Art Crimes, Susan Welch, Amiri Baraka, Edward Humes, Garry Wills, The Wife, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Sweet Nothing, Boz Scaggs, dEUS
A new generation of AIDS drugs called protease inhibitors is having dramatic effects--perhaps even pointing to the day when AIDS will be a manageable chronic disease like diabetes. But for a lot of people who had readied themselves to die,