Which do you prefer: boutiques, tiny cafes, and record stores that specialize in Northern Soul 45s or malls, Macy's, and other convenient all-in-one emporiums with groceries and tires and tube socks? Your answer is not only the key to predicting our future economic landscape, it also relates to t ... More >>
OPEN612Brew (City Pages coverage)945 Broadway St. NE, MinneapolisBorough and Parlour (City Pages review)730 Washington Ave. N., MinneapolisBlue Door Pub Longfellow (City Pages preview)3448 42nd Ave. S., MinneapolisBurch Steakhouse (City Pages review)Corner of Franklin & Henne ... More >>
The classic American cuisine and dimly lit, laid-back vibe have remained largely unchanged at downtown restaurant Normandy Kitchen for almost 70 years, but recently the management team decided to make a change in staff, naming Adam Droski to take over as executive chef. Though they promise to keep t ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Cloud NothingsWith Chomp and BloodnstuffAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulSunday, September 16, 2012See Also:Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi tells it like it isIf indie rock needs a new anti-hero to rally around, then Amsterdam Bar and Hall might have had just the guy onstage Sunday night. Cleveland-bred ... More >>
The rise, fall, and imminent rebirth of the zebra-striped wonderpants
The Mall of America might lure tourists from all over the world and boast a bajillion stores, but Edina's Southdale Center has history, and the folks at PBS think it's kind of a big deal. The nation's first enclosed regional shopping center, Southdale has been named one of the "10 Buildings That Cha ... More >>
Inspired by the create-your-own focus of the ubiquitous salad bar, and following the popularity of frozen yogurt chains like Pinkberry (will we ever get one?), Red Mango, and Tasti D-Lite, John Mallon and his business partner Randy Carmody opened Freeziac, a self-service frozen yogurt shop that f ... More >>
At age 19, armed with a degree from Ithaca College, a suitcase, and five dollars in his pocket, Jack Edwards headed to New York to start a career in design. Though he thought this would be impossible because of his young age and inexperience, it took him just two weeks to land a job with a fa ... More >>
Since David Sedaris first read The Santaland Diaries on National Public Radio in 1992, the piece has become a part of many holiday traditions. With that in mind, it was inevitable that it would show up as a bit of counter-holiday programming in theaters (in an adaptation by Joe Mantello) as well. ... More >>
Crispin Whittell's version losing focus on Dickens's message
"Indie" music's newest guru, Christopher EwingThe site Indie Music Channel, which appears to be solely dedicated to helping privileged, unabashedly career-oriented bands get signed to major label deals (does that still happen?) and could be single-handedly ruining the meaning of the word "indie" ... More >>
City PagesWhy choose only one flavor?No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all thank Ronald Reagan for declaring July National Ice Cream Month. Just when you thought your summer holiday festivities ended in a sparkly explosion, now comes along the perfect occasion to beat th ... More >>
Facebook"Scott" sets a good example.We don't know who "Scott" is, but we're going to learn a lot about him in the next 30 days because he's going to live in a glass box at the Mall of America. We do know he's 45 years old, and lives somewhere in the Twin Cities. But his name is being kept se ... More >>
The band hired him to piece together their story
Trevor Mbakwe was arrested Monday.Another member of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is in trouble with the law. Junior Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot 8-inch, 240-pound forward, has been arrested because he posted a message on the Facebook page of a woman he was under a court order to ... More >>
And just like that, Kanye West's long, strange art-rap journey of a year winds down with a Christmas posse cut, of all things - a Christmas posse cut that leaks, then is hoisted for sale on iTunes, then is issued as the final, long-delayed piece of the canny/self-aggrandizing G.O.O.D. Fridays puz ... More >>
We know, we know: there's still more holiday shopping to be done, and you're not swayed by the idea of getting everybody the exact same world-music pop extravaganza or a Bob Evans gift card. So it's back to the outlet mall, the strip mall, Macy's, downtown - and we've got more jingle-jangle anti- ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneOn Friday evening the annual fashion gala Glamorama was held at Orpheum Theater. Some wondered if it would be a predictable evening of mediocre clothing and embarrassing dance numbers. Unfortunately, their suspicions proved correct. Follow the jump for a review of Macy's (less ... More >>
The Minneapolis city attorneys office is looking into whether criminal charges can be brought against the University of Minnesota's Royce White.
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Dressed as colonial pirates, no less.
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Minnesota Independent tells writers Dems the breaks
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Lawsuit claims national director threatens to pee on people
Michele Bachmann celebrates longer hours, worser grammar
Pucker up: It may be your only defense against the coming plague
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
Come for the dancing, stay for the dancing
Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities
Silent Night Fever's Martini & Olive.
"The Gruen Effect" is what happens when a good mall layout causes task-oriented shoppers to forget the purpose of their quick trip to the store and begin shopping aimlessly. It's also the very threshold that the designers of the Mall of America want visit
Nordstrom is slated to open its in-store mammography clinic--for well-insured and cash-paying clients only--later this month. According to clinic supervisor Judy Johnson, many women are too busy to get mammograms. "But all women have time to shop."