• Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Adrian Peterson Blasts Star Tribune for "Orgy" Report

    Last night, embattled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to put the Star Tribune on blast for its big Sunday feature, "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being."AP tweeted out a list of 11 talking points, texted to him by a contact identified in his phone as "Pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to L.A. and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Summer Slaughter Tour at Skyway Theatre, 8/3/14

    The Summer Slaughter Tour Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art is Dying, Goatwhore, Origin, et al Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, August 3, 2014 You couldn't have picked a better place to hold a marathon metal festival on a summer Sunday than the Skyway Theatre. In its eighth year r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Michael Kolar, former priest, tells of the sexual abuse he gave and received in new documents

    "What began so innocently has ended in a Holocaust, and I have learned more in 3 years than one possibly learns in 90." So wrote a young woman in a 1979 letter that is perhaps the most haunting piece of evidence yet against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. See also:Jennifer Haselber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Former priest Joseph Wajda groomed young boys for years, church records show

    Joseph Wajda's house is a mess. Even from the front doorway, I can see stacks of yellow newspapers, unopened mail, and fast-food ketchup packets -- trash on top of trash that's accumulated in the kitchen and rotted over the years. It's March and I'm working on a profile of another former priest who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Petition against Minnesotan lion huntress racks up more than 173k signatures [PHOTOS]

    Melissa Bachman (no relation to that other M. Bachmann) is just a Minnesota girl. She grew up hunting foxes, ducks, and deer with her family in Paynesville, and after graduating from St. Cloud State University in 2006, she writes on her website, she "dreamed of a way to hunt for a living." See Also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Michele Bachmann scandal costs Iowa state senator his job

    Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson served as Michele Bachmann's state campaign chair during her presidential run -- right up until he daggered her days before the Iowa caucus and threw his support behind Ron Paul.RELATED: Surprise! Michele Bachmann's attorney blames media for Iowa ethics scandal Switc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Chris Kluwe's Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies book coming this summer

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe doesn't appear to be having any problems keeping himself occupied during the off season so far. Kluwe is writing a book that will be on shelves this summer, titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, a reference to the censored version of his originally quite vulg ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    When will gay marriage be legal in Minnesota?

    After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012

    Chris Kluwe's year of winning continues -- weeks after playing a key role in defeating Minnesota's proposed same-sex marriage ban, the Vikings punter has been named Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012.Salon's eccentric Sexiest Men list is about "real men" who represent "more than Ryan Seacrest gross and gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Chris Kluwe on the election: 'It makes me proud to be part of this state'

    Now that the election is finally over, we checked back with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, the subject of our October 24 cover story, "Game Changer," to get his thoughts on the results. In the weeks leading up to November 6, Kluwe became arguably the most interesting part of the battle over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Eric Hutchinson on life in New York, the Beatles, and why he's not cool

    It was a combination of talent, hard work and an online boost from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that helped singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson launch his career. After releasing his debut album Sounds Like This independently, Hutchinson signed with Warner Bros. Records and has recorded a new ... More >>

  • Movies

    April 11, 2012

    MSPIFF: Susan Marks's documentary Of Dolls And Murder

    Gruesome crime scenes in dollhouses train homicide detectives

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Jon Flatland, newspaper columnist, outed as serial plagiarist, driven from industry

    ​Jon Flatland worked as a reporter, columnist, editor, and newspaper owner for 28 years, most recently as managing editor of the newspaper in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He won numerous awards for his "work," including an award for best humor column last year from the North Dakota Newspaper Assoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Nye's Polonaise Room featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight

    Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonight​Nye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team

    ​By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests. This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's biggest donors

    Bachmann got lots of small contributions, and a handful of big ones.​As of June 30, Michele Bachmann's campaign warchest had about $3.7 million in it, $2 million of which she rolled over from her own political action committee. That still means Bachmann for President raised about $1.7 million in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    New Minnesota HIV/AIDS cases drop 11 percent in 2010

    Island NimbusHIV infections are down in Minnesota.​Last month the Minnesota Department of Health released some sobering numbers about the increase in reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia and syphilis. Today, there's better news on a similar front: The number of new ... More >>

  • Movies

    April 13, 2011

    Robert Redford's The Conspirator

    Another dull history lesson

  • News

    March 30, 2011

    Letters to the Editor

    Beth Schapiro responds to "Weird Science"

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Beth Schapiro responds to story debunking her child prostitute study: "We stand fully behind our work"

    Beth Schapiro​This week's cover story takes a look at research conducted by the Atlanta-based Schapiro Group, which claims to track incidents of juvenile prostitution. The problem is that the claim is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented to news outlets as hard statistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Madieu Williams named Vikings Community Man of the Year

    Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad season​It hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's fake 'Jim the Election Guy' is Beau Peregino

    Fake "Jim" Beau Peregino​Michele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," featured in TV ads accusing Tarryl Clark of wanting to tax Minnesotans to death, isn't really named Jim, and he isn't from the 6th congressional district. He isn't even from Minnesota.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
  • News

    July 16, 2008

    A new wave of gay seminarians prepares to take the pulpit

    The Lutheran church struggles with its policy on homosexuality and the meaning of "all God's children"

  • Columns

    March 1, 2006

    Breaking Up with God

    First Nuzhat Haneef was a secular Pakistani. Next, she was a devout Muslim. Now she's a single, 53-year-old apostate--and she's not happy about it.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005
  • Books

    December 29, 2004

    Book Excerpt: The War on Civil Liberties

    Online Exclusive: The new book by CP contributor Elaine Cassel details the U.S. government's war on terror and on its own citizens

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    A Couch Potato's Guide to TV On DVD

    We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2004
  • Arts

    February 18, 2004

    Ode to Joy

    Looking for an independent station on the FM dial where passionate DJs pick all their own songs? Guess what: It's been around for 82 years.

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Moose in a China Shop

    A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Big Brother's Corporate Sponsor

    The Minneapolis police team up with Target to keep an electronic eye on the corporation's corner

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Spank the Donkey

    Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay

  • Books

    June 19, 2002

    Worse for Wear

    Did GOP delegates destroy their nominee's chances?

  • Books

    July 11, 2001

    Out of Gas

    Critics say the Animal Humane Society's method of dispatching the unadoptable is cruel. It's certainly becoming unusual.

  • Books

    May 16, 2001

    Little Fire on the Prairie

    Forget that riding mower and get a lawn that just needs burning every so often

  • Music

    September 20, 2000

    Future Shock

    Trans Am crosses the sentiments of a low-budget skin film with the sound of Rush processed through an Atari 2600

  • Arts

    February 2, 2000

    The Sundance Shuffle

    Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities

  • News

    June 2, 1999
  • Arts

    February 3, 1999

    Cold Fever

    The annual case of contagious hype and acquisitions mania at the Sundance Film Festival

  • Books

    September 9, 1998

    Hot Pursuit

    Minneapolis police say the chase that ended in the deaths of two bystanders on I-94 was by-the-book. Some other cities are throwing out that book.

  • Feature

    February 4, 1998

    Starr Crossed

    The independent counsel has put his foot in it again--and this time he may have destroyed his case.

  • Restaurants

    October 29, 1997
  • Feature

    September 17, 1997

    Friends of Al

    Alumni of the Gore campaign money machine include an Energy Department staffer who turned the department's multibillion-dollar toxic-waste cleanup fund into a political pork barrel.

  • Feature

    May 21, 1997

    Bipartisan Scam

    Paul Wellstone, the Senate's most liberal member, has called the deal "a budget without a soul." Yet even Wellstone refuses to break with Clinton, for he fails to offer a systemic analysis of how it came to be.

  • News

    June 26, 1996

    Atun Alba:

    Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade

  • News

    April 3, 1996

    Cracking Down

    Rising repression means escalating tensions at Oak Park Heights, the state's only maximum-security prison.

  • News

    November 29, 1995
  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.

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