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  • News

    May 7, 2014

    America's last closet: Professional sports

    Gay athletes are finally coming out, but Chris Kluwe's fight isn't over

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    The funky night the Timberwolves finally beat the Lakers

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Kool Keith at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, 12/12/12

    Kool Keith With Marijuana Deathsquads The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis December 12, 2012 Mid-week shows in winter are typically where good gigs go to die in Minneapolis. It takes a special type of artist to rise above the often crippling cold and work-related malaise that settles in over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Kevin Love: "My patience is not high" with T-Wolves

    While Kevin Love deserves to be on Team USA's roster as much as the next big-name forward in the NBA, he said he feels like he's missing something that the rest of the star-studded Olympic roster has. "It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs," Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Derrick Williams might leave Timberwolves for Europe

    Derrick Williams is looking at the NBA lockout -- and a map of Europe.​Derrick Williams, the Timberwolves' high-flying, high-scoring No. 2 pick in last year's NBA draft, might not stick around to wait for the basketball lockout to end.In an interview with a site that follows the University of Ariz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Brett Favre's still bad to the bone for Wrangler

    Nothing's coming between Brett Favre and his Wranglers, yet.​It's going to be hard looking at those Brett Favre Wrangler ads anymore without rolling the eyes as "Bad To The Bone" plays in the background. But so far, Wrangler's keeping Favre at the center of its ad strategy despite the sextin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Wolves return, hope blossoms anew

    Everything is strange and new.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Pioneer Press cites fake Charles Barkley in story

    "This site is also not affiliated with Charles Barkley in any way." Oops.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009

    Timberwolves outlast depleted Hornets

    Chris Paul is a magical man, but the wolves win at home, 116-108.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Grizzled: Rudy Gay blows up the Timberwolves

    Rudy Gay is long and lithe and has Pippen-esque qualities. Don't you think 'Rudy' is kind of a funny name for a basketball player, though?

  • Restaurants

    March 26, 2008

    R. Norman's and 7 Sushi Lounge: work it

    Buttoned-down bankers and tie-less creatives converge downtown

  • Feature

    February 27, 2008

    Al Jefferson: Minnesota's Franchise 2.0

    The Wolves believe in life after Kevin Garnett

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2007

    Close, But They Didn't Deserve To Win

    My criticism of Coach Wittman recently has been that he has not put his players in a position to succeed, but on this night that is the criticism on Garnett. It may be difficult and odd to say it, but this loss is on Garnett. By Stephen Litel

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    The Three-Pointer: Not Ready

    1. Par For the Course 2. Naming Names 3. Wishful Rumor Mongering

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    The Three-Pointer: Crunch-Time Tenacity

    1)Casey opts for defense when it matters most 2)The Huddy Rollercoaster 3) Heroic co-captains

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Eastern Conference Finals Preview

    Analysis and predictions on the Heat-Pistons series which begins tonight.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2006

    The Three-Pointer: 48 Minutes to Euthanasia

    1. Debating Banks 2. Davis vs. Szczerbiak 3. Clear as mud

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    The Three-Pointer: Sweeping L.A. teams at home

    1) A.C. Ascendant So far coach Dwane Casey seems to be a man of his word, albeit grudgingly. Casey said defense would be the priority this year, but to live up to that pledge he needs to play Anthony Carter at crunch time, at a time when he's trying to pare his rotation and massage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2005

    Exchange: Whither the Wolves?

    Exchange: After a rotten season, whither the Wolves? And, heresy of heresies: why not trade KG? by Britt Robson and Steve Perry Perry: Your column today pretty much nails the Wolves' season, but there was one thing it left me wondering: Besides the addition-by-subtraction of getting shut of Sam Cas ... More >>

  • Sports

    February 16, 2005

    Scapegoat Time

    The Wolves cap a lost season by thinking like losers

  • Columns

    August 11, 2004

    Jesus, Etc.

    Could Luis Palau's Christ-A-Thon save a wretch like me?

  • Arts

    June 30, 2004

    Still Smokin'

    Dave Chappelle lights up the Orpheum stage; giggling ensues

  • Sports

    June 9, 2004

    A Tough Act To Follow

    Time for Wolves management to be bold--again

  • Sports

    May 19, 2004

    Everybody Is a Star

    It will take more than KG to beat the Kings

  • Sports

    April 14, 2004
  • Columns

    January 14, 2004

    Goodbye Stranger

    Somewhere along the line, an old friend became just another one of the guys.

  • Sports

    December 10, 2003

    The Glue Guy

    Why Fred Hoiberg is so valuable to the Timberwolves

  • Sports

    October 22, 2003

    This Is It

    The future is now

  • Sports

    April 16, 2003

    Ready or Not

    Finally, a shot at breaking the streak

  • Sports

    February 26, 2003

    Hope After All

    Maybe the Timberwolves can get closer to the promised land. Maybe.

  • Sports

    January 8, 2003

    KG = MVP

    The Wolves may be merely average, but Kevin Garnett just keeps getting better

  • Sports

    April 10, 2002

    Clear The Air

    Get Wally out of the dog house and get him the rock

  • Sports

    February 27, 2002

    Mountains out of Molehills

    Wally Szczerbiak, ESPN The Magazine, and team chemistry

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.