Abdirizak Bihi paces the courtyard of Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis, awaiting his children's arrival from school. Dirt blows freely down Cedar Avenue as piss-colored newspapers dance in the wind. In the shade of a tree stand a slouching man and a woman with cavernous eyes, locked in stormy debate. ... More >>
You have it earmarked on your calendars for before it gets too cold, or too close to Halloween. You've cleared yourself of other on-the-side obligations and decided to make a whole weekend all about fall's splendor. Yes, it's apple and pumpkin picking time, people. And it's so seasonal you can pract ... More >>
Leave it to Lou Reed. In the hours since the legendary Velvet Undergroun singer died in his Long Island home, at the age of 71 from apparent liver disease, the tributes have come pouring in. As far as influential figures in popular music go, they don't get much bigger, but it's hard to know just how ... More >>
"I'll be there for you … and others in our census bracket"
Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>
Baz Luhrman's silver-screen interpretation of Fitzgerald's novel oozes gaudy decadence
Nick Kosevich was at ground zero for the Minneapolis drink revolution that happened at Town Talk Diner. He's since gone on to start his own line of bitters and consult on bar programs around the Midwest. Today, our final installment with this Best Bartender, we discuss where he likes to drink and wh ... More >>
Sarah Philbrick faces two gross misdemeanor counts of child endangerment after allegedly leaving two toddlers inside her freezing car while she drank at Lindee's Saloon in Hopkins on Sunday evening.SEE ALSO: Mother of four allegedly left children in sweltering car while she tried on swimsuits Accord ... More >>
Sites go dark while players lose their livelihood
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
Eric KalerIt's tempting to think that there must be a course on language torture at the University of Minnesota. How else could it get away with naming Eric Kaler as the only "finalist" being considered for president of the university, while not actually naming his president? Turns out there ... More >>
Behind the scenes with Rainforest Cafe owner
Jenn Sterger just wants to talk with a lawyer.She hasn't talked to the National Football League yet about those alleged photo sext messages from Brett Favre, but former Jets sideline host Jenn Sterger is talking to a lawyer. The Pioneer Press reports that Sterger has retained the services of ... More >>
Seriously? Seriously? We know that everyone loves a good roof deck--the things have been popping up in Uptown and downtown faster than you can order a Long Island iced tea--but CJ's reporting that one of the most notable ones, Stella's Fish Cafe in Uptown, is requiring a $100 per person minim ... More >>
Superbad director Greg Mottola swiftly cuts to what lies under cliches of youth
Señor Wong is not quite right
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
Gang Gang Dance keep the beat
With devotees frantic to save the club that introduced the world to the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and Blondie, we decided to ask for an opinion closer to home. Coincidentally, a few TC bands (come on, the Hold Steady are just as much ours as Brooklyn's) played their first (and maybe last) show at ... More >>
On Tuesday the San Francisco Bay Guardian posted a thorough editorial on the rumors (more here) of a possible imminent merger between the Phoenix-based New Times alternative weekly newspaper chain and Village Voice Media, which owns City Pages: "If there's a grain of truth here, and VVM and New Time ... More >>
Believe the children: Notorious Watergate source was former FBI official W. Mark Felt--just as Carl Bernstein's kid assured fellow summer-campers back in 1988! MSNBC today reports that Deep Throat, the anonymous government official who provided leads to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the heig ... More >>
What took octogenarian auteur Sidney Lumet so long to get an Oscar? He made too many movies.
Likable new Tryg's redefines comfort food--and brunch!--for the west metro
Quito Ziegler takes her freedom ride photos on the road
Who loves this country the most? To find out, local filmmaker Michael Wilson challenges Michael Moore to a duel.
Reality TV makes nice to a MILF, puts the fun in fundamentalist
Amie, a new take-away shop in south Minneapolis, makes scratch cooking for your everyday ease
Documentaries reach middle age at the Sundance Film Festival
Seeking Signs of Civilization--and Artistic Sustenance--at the Sundance Film Festival
The secret lives of hip-hop supervillain MF Doom
It's about the protrusion, not the circumference
De La Soul rise from the dead yet again to rally all hip hop's oddballs and misfits
In the promotion and growing success of women's golf, lesbians have always played a part. But only two female pros have come out as gay in the '90s, and local lesbian golfers are careful not to rock the boat for recognition.
Pick me: Monologuist, "vicariant," and recovering cad Spalding Gray
Business is Chilling: LL Cool J and EPMD.
The Real Revolution Radio: Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica's Democracy Now!