Michele Bachmann's storied run in Congress is winding down, and to commemorate the end of an era, the Washington Post's Ben Terris followed her around the Sixth District for a day late last month.Even though we're quite familiar with Bachmann around these parts by now, Terris's exit profile of Minne ... More >>
While being walked on Easter evening, a papillon named Ziggy was suddenly and brutally attacked and left for dead by a boxer after it tore away from a leash held by a young boy in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park. (Read the full backstory here.)Late last month, the boxer responsible for the attac ... More >>
Around 7 p.m. on Easter in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park, a dog described as a pitbull/boxer mix tore away from its owner and went after a smaller papillon.When the dust settled, the papillon was dead. But instead of cooperating with the papillon's owner, the owner of the pitbull/boxer mix was ... More >>
Global Village Duluth -- a downtown store selling "Clothing, jewelry, scarves, incense, cards, tapestries, lamps, instruments...more unique gifts than you can imagine!" -- published the above post on its Facebook page Friday.SEE ALSO: Maynard's Restaurant apologizes for ill-conceived 9/11 promotionT ... More >>
Talented performances and understated direction bring this Civil Rights-era drama to life
The Minneapolis Park Board thought it had found a suitable site for a $45,000 Southwest Minneapolis dog park back in 2010 -- Martin Luther King Park in Kingfield. But folks became uneasy about the symbolism of a unleashed canines running around a park named after the leader of a movement where prote ... More >>
The Atlantic magazine has included St. Paul minister Oliver White in its annual list of 21 "Brave Thinkers."The list spotlights prominent people who have risked their "reputations, fortunes and lives in pursuit of big ideas."White, who spoke out in favor of gay rights, appears in the November-issue ... More >>
"I got into Iron Maiden as a teenager. My taste in music progressively went back in time as I got older. That's a bit of wisdom that my mom gave me: always go back to the source of where things came from," Andy Joseph shares.The Madison-transplant is set to release his first sol ... More >>
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
The Central Corridor project begins in earnest.Despite the objections of some suburban state lawmakers who have a sudden and unusual interest in the business climate along University Avenue, heavy construction has started on the Central Corridor light rail project. Here are the major detours ... More >>
Who you lookin' at?Redheads make up between one and two percent of the world population. Despite their minority status, most copper-tops have been walking around under the blissful misapprehension that they are accepted and well-integrated into society.But increasingly as of late, redheads have b ... More >>
The Minnesota DFL says they will celebrate Al Franken's victory tomorrow (Wednesday) at the state Capitol.
Local house music expert Nick Gunz talks about his most elated and embarrassing moments as a promoter and about becoming a dad.
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>
In which Coach Smith makes some helpful suggestions to his employer on how best to spend taxpayer money.
Beaucoup new posts du jour at Balls!, more tales of oddly behaved criminals, and Al Franken talks to the NYT. Additional shimmering links from all around the Internet inside.
Estevez's star-studded hero porn blames RFK's murder for our ills
Hot Chip trick out the white-boy blues
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
[THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>
Radio's 'Cosmic Slop' returns to earth. Are the '70s over?
A short history of women at the FBI
Female filmmakers buck the stats in 'Women with Vision'
Why is Montgomery, Minnesota, dislocating Latino residents?
What we talk about when we don't talk about love
The Unicorns get lost in the Twin Cities; Humiliation comes to Hip-Hop Night
We used to be patient Wolves fans, but things have changed.
Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?
A few helpful tips on how not to get beaten up in a race riot
It's elementary: Money talks
X-Men puts its superhero "muties" in charge of flattering the core audience
Connecting the X's of Hollywood Squares reveals a queer lineage
Etched in Memory: 4 Little Girls.
U2 goes forward and backward with Pop.
Faith & Loathing: On the Campaign Trail With Paul Wellstone