Country rap, or "hick-hop" as it's sometimes called, may seem to capture either the height of musical irony, or the height of its stupidity. Probably both. But in the book The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, prolific music journalist Chuck Eddy traces the sub-genre's roots all the way back to ... More >>
In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>
Rex RoofReturn of the smoky bar?Smokers haven't been able to light up in Minnesota bars since 2007, but a group of state representatives want to bring us back to those heady days of barside cigarettes.
A bill filed today would allow smoking in bars, provided the bars install a ventilation system ... More >>
mynamemattersnotMarlboro Lights: The target of the lawsuit.A controversial class-action lawsuit filed against a behemoth of Big Tobacco, the maker of Marlboro Lights cigarettes, has been reinstated by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
The lawsuit was thrown out in 2009. It called out Altria an ... More >>
Emily Carter's flirtation with drugs led her from Park Avenue to a bad marriage with the festering streets of New York's Alphabet City. Now, in a collection of stories, Carter recalls the ABCs of addiction--and spells out the terms of a new life in Minnea
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