Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake neighbor from hell is a Met Council executive assistantBut police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was ... More >>
'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
Newsweek's decision to include more profanity in the magazine is creating a bit of a shit-show. In recent years, public broadcasters have helped the beleaguered magazine increase its circulation by offering subscriptions in exchange for donations. But some broadcasters are now rethinking their re ... More >>
The market for print magazines in shriveling, according to a report released Tuesday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. During the fourth quarter last year, single-copy sales of consumer magazines declined by nearly 10 percent compared with the year before.But one Minneapolis-based magazine con ... More >>
Courtesy Big QuartersMinnesota artists are releasing music videos at such a fast clip these days that we can barely keep up with posting the best ones. Just yesterday, three separate videos from Twin Cities artists were lighting up our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages, and one was even debuted by ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, Albert Einstein: More in common than you think.Every magazine in America is writing a big profile of Michele Bachmann, and at this point you really need to throw something crazy out there to get noticed.Newsweek banked on a bug-eyed photo that went viral, with the cover shot get ... More >>
Michele Bachmann Newsweek photo outtakesNewsweek today released a series of pictures featuring Michele Bachmann with crazy eyes in various locales, in an apparent attempt to prove that she looks that crazy all the time.The weekly mag has been taking heat this week for its bizarre cover image, whi ... More >>
Michele "Mona Lisa" Bachmann: Eye, eye, eye. Michele Bachmann's bugged-eye Newsweek cover is captivating America. In fact, not one single person has yet been able to open the magazine and actually read the story, and the photographer who took the photos has probably entered some kind of treatment ... More >>
When Paste Magazine suspended print publication last summer and scaled down to a bare-bones editorial staff, it certainly seemed like the magazine's final breaths. It looked at first like yet another entry in a grim list of magazines simply unable to survive in the digital age. During that ye ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Marcus Bachmann, looking quite deferential.The Iowa caucuses are still three months away, we're about to enter the summer doldrums when nobody gives a damn about politics, and yet here we are with the nation's two largest newsweeklies foisting pablum on us in the form of softball "profiles" o ... More >>
A food magazine gets barbecuedUntil yesterday, Cooks Source was a sleepy, anonymous little magazine about food that was distributed for free to maybe 20,000 people in western New England. The magazine publishes quaint stories about harvest fairs, recipes, gluten-free diets, and so on. The onl ... More >>
Minnesotans kinda, sorta like this guy.Just a hair more than half of Minnesotans approved of Barack Obama's job as president as of last week, according to a new Star Tribune poll. That's the highest poll rating Obama's seen in Minnesota in more than a year.
Maybe Christine O'Donnell can teach Michele Bachmann a little witchcraft.Newsweek has decided that Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is on a par with Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley when it comes to red-jacket wearing, right-wing loons. Makes sense, since she ... More >>
Sports Illustrated favors the Packers for NFC champs.The Minnesota Vikings and its loyal fans may be excited about the prospect of Brett Favre returning to helm the team, but Sports Illustrated hasn't given into the hype. It's predecting the Green Bay Packers will be NFC champs, and QB Aaron ... More >>
Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School in Minneapolis is the best high school in Minnesota, according to Newsweek. Take that, cake eaters! The very best in ... More >>
Minneapolis and St. Paul ranked first for intelligence in Travel and Leisure's survey of 30 American Cities. We're smart! But no one wants to come here for Spring Break.
Slate gives three reasons why music magazines are fading away.
METAPHOR is a new online magazine that covers the world of performance poetry. International in scope, the cyberjournal is the pet project of Pioneer Press reporter Matt Peiken.
On a few rare copies of the latest Sports Illustrated, Favre actually sheds a tear.
Location: The LRT platform in the Warehouse District. A fresh-faced blond mother with limpid blue eyes--an escapee from a photo spread in one of the more innocent women's magazines--holds the hands of two young children. "Mommy, mommy, can I have my picture taken in front of the waterfall?" the bo ... More >>
What is so irresistible about REI? You can buy halogen headlamps and water-purifying pumps at this cooperatively owned outdoor retailer, along with padded cycling undies and sleeping bags rated to 30 degrees below zero. I, personally, choose to sleep in my own bed at a comfortable 60 degrees. And ... More >>
The reaction, politicking, and jockeying are underway Should we be packing to move to Canada? The most excellent Talk Left, self-described as an "Online magazine with liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news," has links to several great reads on the justice's resignation. Amo ... More >>
In addition to Jim Ridley's fine coverage of Star Wars Episode III/VI in City Pages, check out Anthony Lane's evisceration of pint-sized turquioise pseudo wise man Yoda in the New Yorker.
Is It Possible--Mind You, Just Possible--That the Mysteries of the Pyramids, the Origin of UFOs, and the Evolutionary Riddle of the Yeti Will be Solved Out of a Basement in Lakeville?
Four new journals pour out of the U of M
After winning them a third Pulitzer, George Dohrmann is leaving the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Have a child who'd love to see his or her name in print? These young writers share their secrets.
Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist