• Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Mike Davis on Cool Jerk, Lao-style beef jerky

    Looking for some savory stocking stuffers for foodie friends and family? We have you covered. Mike Davis and Mali Kouanchao have turned their passion project of making Lao beef jerky into a full-scale business called Cool Jerk. The husband-and-wife team are both artists and designers by day, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    DJ Mike 2600: I'm alternately really excited about music or art & design

    Some artists only have enough creative juices for one medium, but Mike Davis can tap a keg of creativity spilling out into art, music and even the beef jerky industry. By day, Davis sits at his computer creating posters for bands for Burlesque of North America, as well as stickers with classic And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Anousone Phanthavong family remembers chef ahead of Amy Senser trial

    For Anousone Phanthavong's parents, justice will come once they reach the "peace of mind that their son just didn't die like roadkill on the street." Cindi Phanthavong, Anousone's niece, spoke to reporters this afternoon about her dead uncle, who she described as a quiet, "hard-working man" who wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern tweets in support of Chef Phanthavong, Amy Senser's victim

    ​Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern tweeted his support for dead True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong Friday afternoon. Phanthavong had worked at True Thai since 2002. He was the restaurant's head cook until Amy Senser ran him over on the Riverside exit of I-94 last August. A Hennepin County judge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dandelion Kitchen cooks up farmer fare

    Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summer​Fresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009
  • Movies

    January 7, 2009

    Gran Torino: A summation of all that is Eastwood?

    Film seems one of Clint Eastwood's most personal

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    TB Rising

    Though declining nationwide, tuberculosis is increasing in Minnesota as immigrants flock here

  • Movies

    July 18, 2007

    Man Down

    Werner Herzog takes his hero-worship to Hollywood with 'Rescue Dawn'

  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Drawing Dead

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Restaurants

    August 25, 2004

    Heartland Cooking, With Fish Sauce

    Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you

  • Restaurants

    September 25, 2002

    Fresh Fish Lowdown

    Secrets of the sushi bar revealed!

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    One Night in Bangkok

    A Hmong supper club in St. Paul attracts young hipsters, caters to old-school immigrants, and pisses off the neighbors

  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    The New Guard

    The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    The Greatest Shows on Earth

    Uzbek beauties! Swedish peaceniks! Iranian mummies! A guide to the high-wire act otherwise known as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.

  • Books

    April 5, 2000


    A felon, his father, and U.S. immigration law

  • Books

    June 16, 1999

    Cut, Kill, and Carry

    Long Cheng does a brisk business in fresh meat, but if South St. Paul boosters have their way, it's the slaughterhouse that will have to go

  • Books

    April 21, 1999

    Ground Troops

    From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief

  • Arts

    March 17, 1999
  • Feature

    February 1, 1999

    The Case Against Competition

    How We Lose the Race to Win

  • Movies

    May 27, 1998

    High Times

    Don't look back: Johnny Depp (left) and Benicio Del Toro bring a '90s work ethic to the business of debauchery.

  • News

    May 20, 1998

    Tigers' Keepers

    A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Blood, Sweat, and Supper

    One week on the evisceration line

  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Main Street

    Wing Young Huie's Lake Street portfolio.

  • News

    October 23, 1996


    Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.

  • News

    July 24, 1996
  • News

    June 12, 1996