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You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300t ... More >>
At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
Bon Iver's Bon Iver was obviously a bit of a local success story, and we rightfully felt the need to put his bearded, thoughtful mug on our cover last fall. (Read Andrea Swensson's cover story here.) Our beloved sibling paper the Village Voice showed some serious (but not ultimate) dedication to ... More >>
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
Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw
Rockers avoid collision at Entry show, Rapper-storyteller impresses drunks in bathroom
I need to get to know it a bit better, but my first impressions of the Ponys? forthcoming album are favorable. Recommended to fans of Richard Hell, the Only Ones, the Rolling Stones, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. I?m also being pleasured by the new Queens of the Stone Age album. Recommended to fa ... More >>
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
The roots of MF Doom's odd-man-out hip hop
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
The Year's Local Favorites
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
Attaxploitation: Pop stars respond to 9/11
Amid all the carnival barking of the fringe, we tell you which tent shows deserve your ten bucks
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
Lil Buddy Talks to 'City Pages' About His Family Problems, His Arrest, and What Comes Next
Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Admired by rappers and ravers alike, DJ Boogie brings X-rated "ghetto house" to Minnesota
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week
A film critic vows to tell the truth about Mifune
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
After years of government oppression, jail time, and dubious comparisons to Frank Zappa, Plastic People of the Universe are finally coming to America