Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.
We kick things off this week with the soulful, impassioned new video for "Lady, You Shot Me," from Har Mar Superstar, which finds the unabashed crooner taking his sound in ... More >>
What was first reported last week became official yesterday: David Kahn is out as the Timberwolves' president of basketball operations after a mostly disappointing four years on the job.SEE ALSO: Kevin Garnett takes a shot at T-Wolves management, and who can blame him?
Right around the same time the ... More >>
By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national
music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals
and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>
Related:Cover Story: The Mad-ness in Vincent KartheiserSlideshow: Mad Men's Pete Campbell: Vincent Kartheiser Vincent Kartheiser of 'Mad Men' loves The Current, hates your blogAny Mad Men fans who did not know that Vincent "Pete Campbell" Kartheiser was a local product, you're forgiven. Gimme Noise ... More >>
Local mixologists literally wrote the book on making great cocktailsThe celebration of the cocktail continues as bars all over town are mixing up their own bitters and infusing everything in sight with herbs, berries, and branches. People are chipping their own ice shards and buying seltzer ... More >>
Meet your new radio jock Look at that face -- is that a face that belongs on the radio? Solely, surely not. Before the Current snagged the city's best DJ for a new show named after his popular Transmission dance night, Jake Rudh was out in front of the decks and the dance floor more often than no ... More >>
Read the issue hereTo celebrate the iPhone app we launched in conjunction with this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue themed after Mad Men, we've created the 'Mad About the Twin Cities' badge that comes with a chance to win gifts from the Best Of award winners listed here and an exclusive gif ... More >>
It's 1961, and life is goodWe're mad about the Twin Cities. Why? Because it's 1961, and it's a great time to be living the American Dream.Like the TV series Mad Men, this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue takes you back 50 years: Two new sports teams--the Twins and Vikings--are playing at Metr ... More >>
Not as much fun as it used to be.The number of Minnesota adults who smoke cigarettes has dropped by about half since 1980, according to new numbers presented recently to an American Heart Association gathering.
The findings are emblematic of a larger trend. Like Americans in general, most Mi ... More >>
Real Jims are sayin' "sayonara" to Michele Bachmann's Fake Jim.Alas, poor Jim the Election Guy. We hardly knew ye.
Michele Bachmann has apparently dumped the character and the ad series in favor of more traditional attack ads on her opponent Tarryl Clark. Jim, his hair and his blazer were n ... More >>
In one of congresswoman Michele Bachmann's latest television ads, she accuses Democratic challenger Tarryl Clark of supporting a state sales tax increase that finances projects to enhance wildlife habitat and cultural projects.
But it looks like Bachmann was for the Minnesota Clean Water, La ... More >>
Bachmann's crack media team ignores the rules.For Michele Bachmann, being a "constitutional conservative" means not having to pay attention to federal election laws.
In this case, the media wizards who cut the congresswoman's latest re-election spots featuring 'Mad Men' wannabe Beau Peregino ... More >>
AMC's 'Mad Men Casting Call' was promoted in August with the help of Michele Bachmann's new pitchman, Beau Peregino, at right.Before Beau Peregino landed in Minnesota's living rooms as a TV pitchman for Rep. Michele Bachmann's re-election campaign, he made a pitch of his own to land a walk-on ... More >>
Jake Rudh in full effectEarlier this week, we told
you about local music lover Jessa Alt entering the Mad Men Casting Call contest for a
second consecutive year, and mod madness continues just days later with yet another Minneapolis contestant throwing his hat into the ring: veteran local DJ an ... More >>
The mod-erific castFor the second year in a row, AMC's popular Mad Men series is holding a casting call whereby the winner is voted on by fans of the show. Minneapolis's own Jessa Alt entered the contest last year and while she didn't win, she raked in the votes from family and friends. Thi ... More >>
(Photo by Tony Nelson)Though the weekend was almost over Mad Men fans weren't sad. In fact, Sunday night was the moment that they had been waiting for as the award-winning series aired the highly-anticipated first episode of its fourth season. To celebrate, last night stylish folks spent a classy ... More >>
The fourth season of the beloved AMC drama Mad Men begins airing this Sunday. Want to celebrate the premiere in style? Head to historic, Jax Cafe (1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis) on July 25th. Tickets to the dinner and screening are already sold out, but you can still attend the afterparty in ... More >>
Lisa GulyaWhere do we sit?Top of the afternoon, Hot Dish enthusiasts. It's summer, and life is but a dream--especially in the world of food and drink. The markets are bursting with fresh produce, festivals and events are happening all over town, and sitting under a blue sky at a cool lake with a ... More >>
Michelle LeonClassic MartiniWant to learn how to make classic cocktails like those that the philandering, cigarette smoking, deceptive characters on Mad Men swill? As the AMC series starts its fourth season Sunday, the period piece set in the '60s reflects a time when it was okay to have a bar in ... More >>