The Persian Leaps | 331 Club | Friday, September 12Building on their catchy 2013 debut EP, Praise Elephants, the Persian Leaps return with another collection of radio-ready tunes, Drive Drive Delay. The trio experienced some lineup changes in the interim, but that didn't derail their hook-laden, noi ... More >>
Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>
The new endeavor from French Meadow hides behind its greatest draw: A responsibly sourced menu
Does the headline have you confused? Well, don't expect to be any less so after reading further, because this is pretty zany.GABRIEL SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THIS: Michele Bachmann suggests Islam is America's enemy [VIDEO] According to the New Ulm Journal's Josh Moniz, nationally renowned Islamophobe Brigi ... More >>
Shin Bet vets critique the Palestinian occupation
Director Eytan Fox and actor Ohad Knoller revisit the tale of a closeted Israeli doctor
From poets and directors to comedians and dancers, the Twin Cities are teeming with creativity
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
John Mark NelsonWith Observer Drift7th St. Entry, MinneapolisSunday, August 12, 2012See Also:John Mark Nelson channels folk-pop sophisticationJohn Mark Nelson makes early Minneapolis impact via BandcampObserver Drift making chill waves with escapist debutAlthough the 7th St. Entry doesn't do "New Ba ... More >>
Fourth album from the Twin Cities sextet
This equal-opportunity offender goes for the comic throat
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
From the 'what a refreshing idea' and 'if I could only do that' departments:Steven Bosacker, the Minneapolis City Coordinator for the past six years and one of the most powerful employees in the city, is leaving a job he likes because he wants to spend a year traveling the world. Bosacker was the ... More >>
Stage artists converge for experimental theater festival
It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
Michele Bachmann is here to warn you about Cuba, Hezbollah, and everything else.Michele Bachmann is plunging deeper and deeper into the informational abyss these days, pulling out whatever kind of fact-like thing she stumbles on and throwing it at her wide-eyed audiences, which grow smaller and l ... More >>
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
Peter Waldron used to brag about what he did, but now won't give out his name.Michele Bachmann might not even be the most interesting crazy person on the Bachmann for President campaign.Peter Waldron, a Bachmann staffer who helped her win the Ames Straw Poll, is an "evangelical organizer" who spe ... More >>
From dusk to dawn with a notorious terrorist
Photo by Cody YorkScott West may be best known for the live paintings he creates during Cloud Cult concerts, but this weekend he has his own solo show at Tarnish & Gold Gallery featuring studio paintings he's been working on since the beginning of 2010. He quit his creative design job in Janu ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be right smack in the northernmost state of the continental U.S., but that doesn't mean we can't experience the alluring dance and song of the Middle East. Thanks to the Minneapolis-based Jawaahir Dance Company the chance to see a live, captivating, theatrical dance performa ... More >>
Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary wine? Here are bottles made in odd places or from obscure grapes, recommended by Solo Vino.
That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
Get a snapshot of dancefloor days gone by or some new flavor for your iPod.
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
Serious 'toon explores how mind copes with repressed violence
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Citizens of the world: Let's make beautiful music together. Seriously.
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