Ralph Steadman's first collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson took place at the Kentucky Derby in 1969, when Thompson was writing for Scanlan's Monthly and Steadman was asked to contribute drawings to his story. It was there that their 40-year friendship was born. Steadman would go on to illustrate F ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
Ask yourself: are you over it, or are you going to nurse a grudge? How long are you going to be mad at someone close to you for a perceived sin or sin of omission that ultimately doesn't mean that much? The good news, of course, is that modern pop music has a great deal on hand to fit your mood no m ... More >>
Just in time for julep season, Jack Riebel's critical darling of a restaurant, Butcher and the Boar will finally be setting out chairs in their backyard. The patio has been beckoning since the opening. Other than a few smokers huddled around the fireplace, there haven't been many bodies out th ... More >>
The Northstar Bartenders Guild creates dazzling cocktail experiences. From the kickoff for Johnny Michaels's cocktail book to the after-New Year's party, these events are packed with fantastic beverages, elegant bites of food, and a cache of extraordinary personalities.This year they're combining tw ... More >>
Mark your calendars, an important event is taking place this Sunday: it's Mint Julep Day! Since 1938, the drink has been served on the first Saturday in May for Kentucky Derby Day. However, the official day to sip this bourbon and mint creation is this weekend.
(Pictured: Work from Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project")This week in Freeloader Friday we have an epic game of tag, a six-mile gallery show, and several outdoor festivals.
This week we have an early Cinco de Mayo celebration, mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby, and our favorite Art in Bloom event.
After Brett Favre complained about his ouchy-wouchy, we thought back on some sports fail of the past.
The Kentucky Derby's a great excuse to make some weird, delicious food you've never heard of.
Pi Press gossip columnist Charley Walters offered up this nugget in today's paper:
For the first time ever Canterbury Park's opening meet will coincide with the running of the Kentucky Derby. It should make for a fabulous day out at the track. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Bellamy Road is obviously the beast to beat in the 20-horse Derby field. The George Steinbrenner-owned thoroughbred ... More >>
Leave your family. Throw away your money. And don't worry. You'll never regret having done it.
The build-up to the Kentucky Derby hits full stride this weekend with the running of the Wood Memorial, the Illinois Derby and, most significantly, the Santa Anita Derby. The big story at Santa Anita is Sweet Catomine. The big-ass filly and sire of super-stud Storm Cat is currently the 7-5 favorite ... More >>
Maybe all I need is a cleaner window on the world
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Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion
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Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky
The betting favorite in the upcoming Run for the Roses is undefeated--and somewhat politically incorrect.