Recently, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't that odd a c ... More >>
Pastor John Kaiyalethe was summoned to work on his day off yesterday when the Oak Park Heights Police Department let him know somebody had vandalized the sign at his church, the Calvary Assembly, which sits just across the border from Stillwater at 5805 Osgood Avenue N.The lettering of the sign, whi ... More >>
Students at Red River High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota, staged a "whiteout" during Friday night's state tournament hockey game against Fargo's Davies High School.SEE ALSO: Angry hockey dad yells insult while holding infant, tells another parent he'll cave his face in [VIDEO] But three freshm ... More >>
A week after Wisconsin resident Thomas Savka made waves with his "HANG in there OBAMA" sign (he says it's intended as a message of support for the president!), Rochester resident Laura Mulholland has upped the ante.SEE ALSO: "Hang in there Obama" sign, adorned with noose, displayed on Wisconsin road ... More >>
Around 12:40 a.m. last Friday, a Bemidji-area woman was sitting in her rural Northern Township home when see saw the sky seemingly catch fire.She ran outside, and there was an 8-foot-tall burning cross propped against a tree. The woman, who has a black husband and two adult biracial children, saw so ... More >>
Last weekend, for the second time in just over a year, unknown vandals spray-painted "KKK" and a swastika onto the house of a Somali family in Rochester.Muslim civil rights leaders aren't taking the latest incident lying down. Lori Saroya, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>
Note: Brother Ali is a Minneapolis rapper signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. His latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, will be released in August. Here are portions of an interview following the One Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin held March 29 at the University of Minn ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenShonen Knife November 11, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis When a band embarks on it's 30th Anniversary Tour--assuming the band makes it long--it's often nothing but a money grab, an excuse to double ticket prices and knock the t-shirt prices up another 10 dollars. Sure, ... More >>
Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOWBY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.
It's kind of an unwritten law of modern pop stardom: if you're a power-player, you need a movie. It doesn't have to last for two hours, but it needs to run longer than a traditional music video, it should let you flaunt your acting chops, and it should tell a story.
Halloween is supposed to be scary -- something that can be forgotten while party-hopping in a sea of Lady Gagas and Mike "The Situation's." In an attempt to get back to the holiday's haunted roots, we took a walk on the dark side of history and found a whole panoply of local lost souls: murdered ... More >>
T-Paw pretty much thinks burning books is a bad idea.There's been a lot of controversy this week about Florida pastor Terry Jones' upcoming Quran burn-a-thon, set for this Saturday, the anniversary the Sept. 11 attacks. President Obama calls it a recruitment bonanza for al Qaida. Nationally, ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Photo: Image EditorHigh school humor in WisconsinWhen you think of adolescent humor, the Ku Klux Klan springs right to the forefront, doesn't it? All those lynchings, cross burnings, beatings and other racist terrorism evidently tickled the old funny bone among some kids at Gale-Ettrick-Tre ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe sure knows how to keep us coming back for more.
MLK Day commemorates more than the man. Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Listen to some of this music. (Download "Something to Think About" here.) Then read Taylor Branch, from a speech just published in The Nation:[June 21, 1964] was the first night of Freedom S ... More >>
'Jerry Springer the Opera' Is Gleefully Profane
Where would rural America be without the pathos?
Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?
Nooses. Threats. KKK Cartoons. Tory Lowe learned something about piggish behavior after he went to work at the Swift Pork Company.
Harriet Miers withdraws nomination, Sin City the TV series, Mario bloopers, the lack of racial diversity in baseball, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
I found out something disturbing earlier this year, while combing through hundreds of local newspapers from 1915-1916 to research the history of the Varsity Theater--tonight's venue for DJ Spooky's "remix" of D.W. Griffith's
David LaChapelle captures South Central L.A.'s clown-dance craze
For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
David Fincher's big-budget Panic Room takes too few risks
The issue of dirty pictures at the Minneapolis Public Library is indeed a federal case
The Coen Brothers grant Ulysses a Southern setting in their Thirties-style road saga O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
Dim efforts by Roland Joffé, the Coen Brothers, Lars von Trier, Neil LaBute, and John Waters darken the screens of the world's flashiest film fest
Howard Stern's billboard controversy; local rockers censor themselves
Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.
More than any other group, the Posse Comitatus sounded the call for revolution in farm country.