Aaron Porter shows little concern for health and personal safety in the pursuit of his musical passions. The Prizefighters' guitarist and frontman recently took a pilgrimage to Kingston to explore the roots of the island's rich musical history. "I did the two things that you're not supposed to do if ... More >>
As the unrivaled number-one fan of Bit-O-Honey in the Twin Cities--and possibly the universe--it's hard to characterize the complex set of emotions I was confronted with Wednesday upon learning that Pearson Candy Company has acquired Bit-O-Honey. The St. Paul based confectioner famous for it's Salte ... More >>
News Year's Eve is perhaps the most universally bitched-about holiday. We come to expect long lines, impossible parking and cab situations, and clubs filled with amateurs crowding the bar with obnoxious shot requests.But for live music junkies, New Year's Eve in the Twin Cities is Mecca, with most v ... More >>
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
Opening up about everything from new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to politics and religion
See Also:Cover Story: Brother Ali in his own wordsTalk to Rhymesayers royalty Brother Ali lately and he's likely to sound like he's on the campaign trail. In a sense, he is. On Tuesday, September 18, music fans will have an important decision to make. The right one would be to pick up Ali's fifth al ... More >>
The margarita is a classic, no doubt about it. The earliest published recipe we can find is in Esquire magazine in 1953. The recipe called for tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime. As everything else does, this drink evolved in various ways, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse ... More >>
Facebook.comI Self Divine's LA State of Mind EP Release PartyWith Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, and Alicia Steele & the Endevours7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSunday, January 22, 2012Better than: The sounds of high-class America.Three of arguably the top five local rappers were on the bill at 7th ... More >>
Welcome to the first Gimme Noise mixtape of the new year! As usual, we're offering up 8 new songs from Twin Cities rappers for your listening pleasure.Stream below or download here.
Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the MarketKitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>
I'll trade you a kombucha for a tin of sponge candyWhat began as a few crafty souls gathered in an apartment has quickly grown to a room full of buzzing enthusiasts, swarming tables inside of Open Arms' building in South Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Food Swappers group meets once a month to share ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida in one of Highland Grill's festively colored boothsWhether eating barking "duck" in China or putting sweetbreads on the menu of a neighborhood restaurant, chef Joan Ida doesn't shy from adventure. Neither does she mind classic or comfort food, as her dessert ... More >>
Katherine Watson mistakes Moorhead for a biker MeccaKatherine Margaret Watson says that if she'd tried shopping in Sturgis wearing nothing but a thong, pasties and whipped cream, no one would have batted an eyelid. But the 37-year-old woman had the questionable judgment to pull that move in ... More >>
Like the Bible, followers of Kiss have their favorite characters they like to emulate as much as favorite chapters, verses and words of inspiration to live by that they've spent a lifetime studying, reciting and debating. Even a casual fan of the band may find themselves in situations where they ... More >>
Jack Reuler: aw shucks icon at home, recognized nationallyLast weekend at the 2010 Theatre Communications Group conference in Chicago, Mixed Blood Theatre's Jack Reuler was given the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award before an audience of 900 (including mayor Richard Daley). The award recognizes an or ... More >>
Worth its weight in non-profit pilgrimages abroad!
The Minnesota GOP has called for a House Ethics Committee investigation into the funding of his trip after the Star Tribune reported on some potential violations with taxpayer dollars.
Wisconsin takes patriotism too far while Cody takes Fox's clothes off
While Wisconsin is used to Minnesotans flocking over the border to get fireworks illegal in their own state, one store was bombarded with angry customers and Muslim groups who said their "Run Hadji Run" fireworks were flat-out racist.
Bad cologne, raging hormones and hope. Time for some prom magic.
Blotter brings you all the weird news that's fit to print
Check Peter Schilling's interview with NYC native and Macalster College grad Dave Zirin, author of A People's ... More >>
The East African spot on Lake is irresistible
Go Into the Bedroom and Get Undressed
Crossing over—who's doing it, who's not
It was always tough to rent a movie at Discount Video. It's about to become impossible.
MN resettlement groups picking up slack for Feds In a way, this was the week that never was for Minnesota and Katrina survivors. Earlier there were initial reports that many evacuees balked at the idea of coming this far north, so far from home. That seemed to ring true when the estimated 1,000 to ... More >>
Novelist Gregory Blake Smith stages a postmodern smackdown (plus love story) in Las Vegas
The 10 (or 28) best local albums of 2004
Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out
The blowjob queen of indie rock, gussied up by avrilution.com: Liz Phair gets away with what the girls call murder
RJD2 creates spy flick cinemascapes for strip mall fugitives
Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions