Here's a sure sign you've just lived through a too-long winter: You see somebody lying around outside under the sun, and your first thought is Oh my God is that person dead?!SEE ALSO: Wisconsin is stupid, says Google auto-completeIn fact, so many people in Madison placed calls to police to share the ... More >>
Former Solid Gold guitarist Paulie Heenan, 30, died early Friday morning in what is being called an altercation with a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin.In a report in Madison's Isthmus, conflicting stories suggest that this was either a burglary in progress, or just a misunderstanding when Heena ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
While a plethora of burlesque troupes -- including Lili's Burlesque, Black Hearts Burlesque, and Le Cirque Rouge -- have heated up Minneapolis in recent years by hosting ongoing nights and special performances, the city of St. Paul has often missed out on the action. This will change this weeken ... More >>
A man named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested last Thursday near the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.That's his real name. Weird Wisconsin, indeed.
Minneapolis is the 13th-best city in the country for men, eight spots ahead of St. Paul, according to Men's Health magazine. The study looked at 100 cities in 35 categories ranging from exercise, employment, and air quality to heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Somehow, the relative abundan ... More >>
Fair and balanced.Bill O'Reilly would never slant the news to fit his agenda. This man runs the "No Spin Zone," after all. So when Wisconsin's public employees were up in arms about having their union rights stripped away by Republican lawmakers, O'Reilly gave it to his audience straight: A ... More >>
The conversation jumped from protesting and politics to songwriting and the internet.
The Scott Walker proxy battle: Prosser vs. Kloppenburg.One of the recurring talking points among Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's supporters in his efforts to neuter public employee unions has been this: Voters swept Republicans into control of the state last November, so get out of the way and ... More >>
State troopers and protesters clash.Tempers are flaring in Madison, where Republicans in the Assembly have used a controversial and possibly illegal maneuver to ram through a public employee union-busting bill. The Senate voted on the measure last night. The Assembly takes it up today -- if ... More >>
A Wisconsin public employee makes his case.We've seen a lot of news coverage out of Madison these past few weeks, but this is different. It's calm. Filmmaker Paul Iannacchino stood back from the craziness that's engulfed the Capitol, put his camera on a tripod, and asked people protesting Go ... More >>
Devoid of "actual content."Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content." Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage fro ... More >>
The rally starts at 4 p.m. Monday.More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday in St. Paul to demonstrate solidarity with union workers in Madison, and now a march has been scheduled for 4 p.m. today in downtown Minneapolis. A rally will begin at 4 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Cen ... More >>
Photo: Mark Riechers/FlickrDemocrats abandon ship in Madison.Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights, and he's threatened to call out the Wisconsin National Guard on public employee union members if they go on strike. And now, ... More >>
Rengel took the team rivalry thing a little too far.So much for friendly team rivalry. Francisco Jose Rengel, a 22-year-old Madison man, allegedly took about 20 swings at some Minnesota Gophers fans after the Badgers basketball team's win Tuesday night, according to police. Rengel has been ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaBen Harper's on board with the president.Update: Sen. Feingold jets to Madison. More after the jump. President Barack Obama's going into midterm campaign mode this week, and he's scheduled to be in Madison later this afternoon, with Ben Harper and The National in tow. The ... More >>
Photo: Stephanie Caine/FlickrBucky Badger got his head backBucky Badger lost his head for a while during a Madison house party on Sunday. One of the seven students who plays the University of Wisconsin mascot left the 28-pound costume topper laying around. When he woke up the next day, it w ... More >>
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
It's hard to know what sort of person I need to be to survive socially when in a new place. Is it important to be super duper extroverted? Maybe...but sometimes I can appear to be a little nuttso buttso when I'm like that. But if I don't take initiative to talk to folks and make friends, I'm just ... More >>
Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>
About 250 miles from the Twin Cities is a magical place where new beers are born and big ol' parties go down. This place is called the Shitty Barn--the headquarters of Furthermore Brewery, best known for delicious brews like Thermo Refur and Fatty Boombalatty. Just outside of Madison in Spring Gr ... More >>
A 23-year-old Madison farmer is accused of lacing his pregnant girlfriend's drinks with veterinary drugs used to abort a cow fetus in hopes of ending her pregnancy instead.
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
A social worker testified that she thought the girl was dead when she found her, emaciated and wounded, on the floor of a bedroom closet.
After a whirlwind trip to New York, the successful dream-pop band returns to First Avenue
A website is selling Palin-Bachmann bumper stickers, tongue clearly in cheek. Laugh it up while you still can.
Madison, Wis. is so desperate for visitors this summer they are willing to pay for the gas is took to get there. Ouch.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
A food blogger is using a new online fundraising source to get support for her new cookbook.
It's a crazy day in Wisconsin. Cops hosting pot bonfires, a lady swallowing plastic bags, and someone dumped an infant in the woods. But who's surprised?
Phillip Keillor, brother of Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, died Friday after a fall on the ice in Madison, Wis. He was 71.
The YoungBloods sharpen their horns; slurping Chicken Poodle Soup for the soul
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
From illegal parties to sanctioned blowouts, rave culture has been heading overground for years. But will it find ecstasy in the mainstream?
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