Marilyn Monroe

  • News

    March 26, 2014

    Signature business: Behind the lucrative autograph industry

    How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs at First Avenue, 6/24/13

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs With Maximum Hedrum First Avenue, Minneapolis June 24, 2013 Karen O is an unbridled indie-rock dynamo. And during Yeah Yeah Yeahs' explosive 80-minute set at a very sold-out First Avenue on Monday night, Karen led the packed club through her twisted, blistering brand of calisthenics ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2013
  • Calendar

    January 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2012
  • Movies

    April 11, 2012

    MSPIFF 2012: Reviews

    Headshot, Unforgivable, Natural Selection, and more

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    St. Vincent at the McGuire Theater, 10/02/2011

    ​St. Vincent October 2, 2011 (Early Show)McGuire Theater at the Walker Art CenterWith a light show more fitting for a venue five times the size of the 385-seat McGuire Theater, St. Vincent captivated the sold-out crowd with an artfully arresting flurry of both sight and sound. Frontwoman Ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj at the Xcel Energy Center, 7/6/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and NervoJuly 6, 2011Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulAnother tour, another bloated, tepid, phoned-in performance from the persistently famous and persistently underwhelming Britney Spears.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    John Lennon on the radio, 30 years ago today

    ​John F. Kennedy, Diana Princess of Wales, Marilyn Monroe - deaths that sent nations, continents even, into a time of mass mourning. But the death that trumps all these (though which, the man himself might agree, probably doesn't quite trump the death of Jesus Christ) was John Lennon's assassi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 17, 2010

    MSP Airport: The best eats

    Don't put our fare in the flyover category

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    The Heights presents 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' tonight

    ​The Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights is, without a doubt, one of the most glamorous movie theaters in Minnesota. And though they regularly show first-run movies at this antique single-screen theater, it's often more exciting to catch one of their second-run films.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Eight coolest burlesque artists of all time

    ​ (Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegen) Tonight marks the debut of Bryant Lake Bowl's naughtiest (we hope) cabaret, the Grand Ole Orgy, organized and hosted by the Dirty Curls, the nation's leading naughtybilly band. This is for two reasons: a) they're a pretty sweet naughtybilly band and b) they a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2010
  • Calendar

    July 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Billy Corgan, Jessica Simpson dating

    It's like when Julia Roberts went out with Lyle Lovett. Only, in this case, they're both Lyle Lovett.

  • Music

    December 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Crypt above Marylin Monroe up for auction

    Act fast, fellas-- bid a few million, and you could be the last man ever to lay on top of Marilyn Monroe.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    7/10 Morning Communiqué

    A Chewbacca impersonator molests a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed drug in the U.S., high ... More >>

  • Unknown

    June 13, 2007

    It's a Wonderful Life. Kinda.

    Laurie Lindeen, ex-Zuzu's Petals frontwoman, remembers days of touring with a punk band and turning Paul Westerberg's head in her memoir, Petal Pusher

  • Movies

    May 16, 2007

    Heavy Weather

    Intimate Turkish drama chronicles a rocky relationship

  • Columns

    February 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    4/10: Morning Communique

    Doctors worry the Hajj has all the ingredients for an epidemic, Volkswagen scoops Ralph Lauren and Nestle on domain name, Mac System 7 flash simulation, a virtual tour of the 1906 Earthquake, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Sports

    March 16, 2005

    When You Wish Upon a Starlet

    WB news flash: Attractive young women want to make it in Hollywood

  • Columns

    February 9, 2005

    Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

    Nothing says I (only pretend to) love you like the air kiss

  • Movies

    October 27, 2004

    Product Placement

    Nicole Kidman advertises herself in 'Birth'

  • Columns

    March 24, 2004

    How to Be Good

    Living gray in a black and white world

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    Tripping the Light Fantastic

    At the Minnesota Fringe Festival

  • Arts

    April 9, 2003

    Joker's Wild

    Theatrical eccentric John O'Donoghue assaults dramatic conventions--and the stray security guard--to create a new kind of show

  • Movies

    August 21, 2002

    The Man Who Loved Women

    The cinema valentines of avant-garde giant Bruce Conner

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.

  • Movies

    October 3, 2001

    Porn to Be Mild

    U Film's "Erotic Tales" tell a tasteful--and tired--story

  • Sports

    July 25, 2001

    Short People

    Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction

  • Restaurants

    May 30, 2001
  • Arts

    February 14, 2001

    Art for Theory's Sake

    An abstruse exhibit at the Walker pushes the art of painting out of its gilded frame and into the pages of a textbook

  • Books

    May 17, 2000

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Joyce Carol Oates writes a scorching criticism of feminine ideals through the persona of Marilyn Monroe

  • Arts

    February 23, 2000

    Success, on a Small Scale

    While some monumental artists starve, Jason Barnett carves out a creative niche in the figurine business

  • Books

    November 24, 1999

    Sing the Body Erotic

    In striving to create touching poetry, Sharon Olds writes poetry that touches itself

  • News

    October 27, 1999

    Rocket Man

    Ky Michaelson has gone 180 mph on a snowmobile, hurled men off tall buildings, and blown tons of metal into the stratosphere. Are you ready for the biggest stunt of all?

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998

    Show Off

    Coffee-table books speak volumes about character--and the characters we want to be

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Portrait of the Artist as a Killer

    The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.

  • News

    May 27, 1998

    Who Are These Guys?

    Welcome to local cable access, home to couch humpers, hemp zealots, part-time paranoiacs--and some of the best TV you'll ever see.

  • Sports

    July 23, 1997

    Girl Talk

    Daughters of the Revolution: De'Yona and her cousin in Girls Like Us.

  • Feature

    December 25, 1996
  • Books

    September 25, 1996
  • Arts

    June 26, 1996
  • Books

    April 24, 1996