Readers may remember eight-year-old Dylan Spoering from the piano recital he held in his south Minneapolis front porch on a rainy day in July. Musician Tommy Rehbein (Farewell Continental, International Karate, Party House) caught wind of his young neighbor's event and sent out a Facebook invite, at ... More >>
Steve Ellenwood, the "very active" Republican from Woodbury who organized Saturday's ill-fated anti-LRT protest, has some cogent reasons for opposing projects like the Green Line. We detailed them in this post.His reasons for opposing just about everything else associated with the Democratic party a ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Allan Kingdom's smooth new jam "Evergreens" kicks off this week's edition. We've also got new clips from False Teeth, the Level Heads, a duet between Haley Bonar and Choo Ch ... More >>
The Mall of America is about to get a facelift... 14 stories, to be exact. For a mall that boasts hundreds of stores, a theme park, a sea-life exhibit, a movie theater, and countless other attractions, what's missing? Here are a few of our requests for the mall's expansion. What would you like to ... More >>
This kid flick's got all the building blocks of an intelligent comedy
The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
Martin Dosh wears many musical hats. A former percussion teacher, the 41-year-old local has spent the majority of the past decade touring the globe behind the kit for Andrew Bird and collaborating with Andrew Broder -- first in art-rock act Fog, now in thorny rockers the Cloak Ox. Against all schedu ... More >>
One of the state's top employers brings heart and innovation to the workplace
Related:Duluth floods: Top 10 jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]Duluth flood update, and 10 more jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]With the stark, grotesque, and unnerving images from Duluth's massive flood comes the worry about our upper Minnesota neighbors -- some of whom are musicians. As the devastation pil ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
If you were to watch the Wizard of Oz in its entirety only backwards, that might properly demonstrate what the road is like. You start at home, then slowly lose contact with your friends following a black highway into a tornado. Along the way you bring witches back from the dead. Either story ... More >>
Talk about putting your business in the street - or out on the Internet, as it were. Basically, for between $3.99 and $4.99 per month, you get to watch a carefully edited version of Kanye West's Life. As Pitchfork reported yesterday, this quasi-Orwellian cash-in includes concerts, rehearsals, det ... More >>
About a month ago, Ryan Olson announced that Doomtree would be doing an album (or so) of Gayngs "regrinds" to be called Affiliyated. I wrongly operated under the assumption that the album would be a rap-friendly-ized version of Relayted, everyone in Doomtree would predictably kill it, and everything ... More >>
An employee at The Nerdery, part of the Bloomington interactive firm Sierra Bravo once led by the late Luke Bucklin, has rendered his late boss's likeness in the bright colors of the little toy bricks. Bucklin and three of his children died in October when the small plane he was piloting cra ... More >>
Image courtesy of Mall of AmericaThe Lego Mall of America store is rebuildingDespite what it may look like, the Lego store at the Mall of America hasn't fallen apart. It's just rebuilding. The store/awesome free kiddie playground darkened its doors two weeks ago, leaving small children and adult ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>
When Minnesotans think of LEGO, our minds may picture the infamous store in the Mall of America before thinking of the Minnesota State Capitol or the Cathedral of St. Paul. But Lego ambassador (yes, that's a legitimate volunteer-based program made up of adult LEGO hobbyists) Roy Cook, decided to ... More >>
It's claiming violations of the Federal Trademark Act and deceptive trade practices, and accusing the organization of cybersquatting.
Can't trust kids these days.
It was ahead of its time, but now the nonprofit has a looming debt problem
Meet the man inside the glowing spandex unitard
Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America
Porn stars take to their bikes in New Zealand, cobalt green could make computers faster, a Texas school board bans cleavage, Van Gogh's Starry Night made from Legos, toilet flushing cats, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Canadians healthier than Americans, Florida bank patrons have to lose their hats and shades, Connecticut librarians speak out about the FBI's attempts to gain access to patrons's library records, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
If winter has finally started to seem unjust, it's time for a hot toddy
American Wookies, Kennedy backs Kerry, Johnny Knoxville "acting" intellectually challenged, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
From: Dylan Hicks Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 To: Britt Robson Subject: Ornette Coleman at Ted Mann Britt, I'll try to offer some informal notes about Ornette Coleman's show this past Friday night at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. If I had to describe how I was feeling going into the concert I wou ... More >>
This is the sound of Brit hip hop. Or is it hip Britpop? Sometimes with Hood, it's hard to tell
John Acquaviva and Richie Hawtin get austere on their latest releases
A trio of former Minnesota Dance Theater child stars are reunited by Shapiro & Smith Dance
A nonprofit developer sends poor tenants packing--to make room for other poor tenants
Last year the FCC shut down a scrappy, 40-watt dance station, dealing another blow to Minnesota's radio diversity. Today, Alan Freed and his Beat Radio are beaming an AM signal nationwide.