How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
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 >>
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.
Headshot, Unforgivable, Natural Selection, and more
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 >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBritney 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.
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 >>
Don't put our fare in the flyover category
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.
(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 >>
It's like when Julia Roberts went out with Lyle Lovett. Only, in this case, they're both Lyle Lovett.
Debut spells promise for this Twin Cities duo
Act fast, fellas-- bid a few million, and you could be the last man ever to lay on top of Marilyn Monroe.
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
Intimate Turkish drama chronicles a rocky relationship
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...
WB news flash: Attractive young women want to make it in Hollywood
Nothing says I (only pretend to) love you like the air kiss
Nicole Kidman advertises herself in 'Birth'
Living gray in a black and white world
At the Minnesota Fringe Festival
Theatrical eccentric John O'Donoghue assaults dramatic conventions--and the stray security guard--to create a new kind of show
The cinema valentines of avant-garde giant Bruce Conner
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.
U Film's "Erotic Tales" tell a tasteful--and tired--story
Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction
An abstruse exhibit at the Walker pushes the art of painting out of its gilded frame and into the pages of a textbook
Joyce Carol Oates writes a scorching criticism of feminine ideals through the persona of Marilyn Monroe
While some monumental artists starve, Jason Barnett carves out a creative niche in the figurine business
In striving to create touching poetry, Sharon Olds writes poetry that touches itself
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?
Coffee-table books speak volumes about character--and the characters we want to be
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.
Welcome to local cable access, home to couch humpers, hemp zealots, part-time paranoiacs--and some of the best TV you'll ever see.
Daughters of the Revolution: De'Yona and her cousin in Girls Like Us.