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  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The evolution of Prince hairstyles: 1978-2013

    When Prince emerged with an afro in the fall of 2012, he completed a hair cycle reaching back to the beginning of his solo career. In between the late '70s and today, the Purple One has experimented with a variety of styles. His locks have alternated between signs "o" the times and chaos and disorde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Numero Group's Jon Kirby on Purple Snow: Everybody deserves to be celebrated

    Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with a new video from Holographic Sands, drawn from their just-released EP on Forged Artifacts, Water Bodies. We've also got new clips from A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    5 ice cream sundaes for National Sundae Day

    Happy National Sundae Day! Celebrate by stopping by and grabbing one of our favorite sundaes in the Twin Cities. No need to feel guilty -- it's a national holiday after all. See also: Top 10 donuts in the Twin Cities

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon August '13

    NOW OPENBlack Walnut Bakery (City Pages review) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Bluestem Bar & Table (City Pages preview)2610 Lyndale Ave. S., MinneapolisThe Buttered Tin 237 E. 7th St., St. PaulFrench Corner Bakery & Bistro 1200 Nicollet Ave., Minneapo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Park Board officials explain elevated E. coli levels in Minneapolis lakes

    Last week, the 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun was closed followed a huge spike in E. coli levels -- in other words, there was an unsafe amount of crap (literally) in the lake.THE BACKSTORY: E. coli closes Mpls beaches, prompts officials to warn against coming to beach while shitty According to P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon July '13

    NOW OPENBlack Walnut Bakery (City Pages review) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Bluestem Bar & Table (City Pages preview)2610 Lyndale Ave. S., MinneapolisThe Buttered Tin237 E. 7th St., St. PaulCossetta's Pasticceria (City Pages review)211 7th St. W., St. PaulFrench Corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon June '13

    NOW OPEN Burch Steakhouse (City Pages review) Corner of Franklin & Hennepin, Minneapolis Black Walnut Bakery (City Pages preview) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Daily Diner Frogtown (City Pages review) 615 University Ave., St. Paul Hello Pizza (City Pages review) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Real estate site names Minneapolis the best place to raise a family

    Whether you grew up in Minneapolis or are currently raising a brood here, the real estate brokerage site ZipRealty has good news: Based on the sweet spot where good public schools meet affordable real estate, the Minneapolis area is the best place for families. See Also: - Minneapolis ranked 3rd bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Father John Misty at First Avenue, 5/21/13

    Father John Misty with Solid GoldFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, May 21, 2013Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman returned to Minneapolis for the fourth time within a year last night. The singer, who recently celebrated his 32nd birthday and the one-year anniversary of his debut album [as Father Joh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue, 3/9/13

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Why Prince should let Weird Al Yankovic parody his songs

    The undeniably white and nerdy Weird Al Yankovic has received the blessing of umpteen pop musicians for his humorous pursuits over the past three decades. "Smells Like Nirvana" victim Kurt Cobain even called him "America's modern pop-rock genious [sic]" in his journals. As a result, we have a lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS]

    So, over the weekend Mel Gibson was in town. No, it wasn't a business trip -- according to the Star Tribune's always-fun C.J., he was just here for a little vaca with his daughter. Destinations included the Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, Lake Minnetonka, Warehouse District, and Uptown, among others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Tonka Beer: Saving Minnesota lakes one beer at a time

    If there are two things on the mind of any Minnesotan during the summer months, they're beer and invasive species. It's impossible to go out to any of our local lakes without seeing sign after sign reminding us to check our boats for any would-be hitchhikers. There is, however, one Minnesota company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Al Jarreau talks Prince, the Roots, and spending 40 years in the music business

    ​Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL's most arrested team

    Chris Cook is on this list... twice!​The Minnesota Vikings could not pull off a miraculous comeback against the Green Bay Packers yesterday.The loss drops the Vikings to 1-6 on the season. But, as it turns out, there is one statistic in which Minnesota is leading the NFL: arrested players.Accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Vikings cut Bryant McKinnie for being chronic fat-ass [UPDATE]

    You'll be missed, Big Mac, especially by the bartenders and strippers.​Bryant McKinnie, a big man with big appetites -- of all kinds -- was cut this afternoon by the Vikings for being too damn big. McKinnie had sort of fought a losing battle against his weight for years, and basically given up rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Chocolat Céleste and Buttercream say "I do!"

    Chocolat Céleste via FacebookCustom chocolates and custom cakes make great bedfellows.​ We were more than a little sad when Chocolat Celeste owner Mary Leonard announced last year that her famed chocolate shop was closing. But Leonard was undeterred by the havoc the Central Corridor light rail co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Bob Stalberger scalps Twins tickets to finance wedding

    City PagesThe Twins need to win so a Wayzata couple can afford to tie the knot.​It's a simple law of baseball economics: No matter how new the stadium, the prices of a ticket on the black market--legal or otherwise--increases or decreases with the team's fortunes. When the Twins are doing we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Stephanie Dusenberry, Vikings masseuse, claims Brett Favre sent her lewd texts

    Stephanie Dusenberry says Brett Favre wasn't the only Viking to text her.​Eden Prairie masseuse Stephanie Dusenberry has come forward to say that she was on the receiving end of lewd texts from now-retired quarterback Brett Favre. And he wasn't the only Viking with a cell phone who wanted to reac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    50 Reasons to love Minneapolis/St. Paul

    Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.​Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2009
  • News

    June 17, 2009

    Six Twin Cities designers make Minnesota summer stylish

    We challenge local fashion's best to create an outfit based on the season

  • News

    May 6, 2009

    Pigheaded Bachmann, arrested Idols, and Petters's property

    Congresswoman finds it an "interesting coincidence" that Dems are in power during flu outbreak

  • News

    June 4, 2008
  • Feature

    May 28, 2008

    The 10 most powerful Minnesota Republicans

    These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of

  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    Roots Vibrations

    Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007
  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2007

    Spice Shack

    Kabobs is the greatest thing to happen in Minnesota-Hyderabad cuisine, ever

  • Columns

    September 6, 2006

    Why Can't We Be Friends?

    Citizens of the world: Let's make beautiful music together. Seriously.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006
  • Columns

    June 14, 2006

    The Little Boys' Room

    Where men go to escape from being men

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

  • News

    November 9, 2005

    The Killer Inside

    Minnesota's oldest lifer talks about prison and his most terrible crime

  • Music

    July 6, 2005
  • News

    January 12, 2005

    They can dish it out, but...

    TCF Bank pulls advertising from the Star Tribune over the Nick Coleman/Power Line shouting match

  • Restaurants

    August 4, 2004

    Wayzata Ways

    NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Living in America

    Meet the neighbors

  • Music

    June 13, 2001
  • Books

    September 20, 2000

    Little House on the Levee

    Winter, say the residents of downtown St. Paul's houseboat village, has a way of sorting the wannabes from the true liveaboards

  • Arts

    July 12, 2000

    A Clockwork Purple

    How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him

  • Restaurants

    June 7, 2000
  • Music

    May 31, 2000
  • Arts

    August 18, 1999

    Woman Walks Into a Bar...

    Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license

  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Shot in the Dark

    Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side

  • News

    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

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    May 14, 1997
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    October 11, 1995
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