From the literal tea garden.New York Times gardening writer Michael Tortorello recently introduced me to the pleasures of trading stale, packaged herbal teas for ones made fresh from the backyard. Tortorello plucked a number of infusion-friendly herbs, leaves, and flowers--marjoram, dandelion, cl ... More >>
"If gardening were ultimately about cash yields, we'd all move to California and plant medical marijuana."
Veteran journalist Matt Smith will be the new managing editor at City Pages, Village Voice Media announced today. He replaces Michael Tortorello, who is resigning to pursue other interests.
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
Embattled boxing commissioner goes 10 rounds with Satan
Mud pit first victim of Hidden Beach crackdown. Hot skinny-dippers may be next.
Statehouse continues its bold crusade against horny massage therapists
Gordon Parks "once took a ride tailed by the cops with some young L.A. [Black] Panthers with guns in their laps," writes Greg Tate in today's Village Voice obituary. "One asked him if he would still choose the camera over the gun, as he'd declared in his 1967 memoir, A Choice of Weapons. Parks reite ... More >>
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
If you read this post, I will buy your home from you right now. With no hassles. In cash! The cards have been coming for a few years now. They have the names and numbers of local real estate agents and they list the recent sale prices for comps--or comparable properties--in my neighborhood. The s ... More >>
What the City Pages staff is reading--or pretending to read Corey Anderson Chris Ware (ed.), McSweeney's Quarterly Concern No. 13: Chicago graphic novel writer Chris Ware guest edits this comic-themed 2004 compilation. Ware showcases the work of numerous writers/illustrators such as Lynda Bar ... More >>
Overheard on the #11 bus from downtown Minneapolis to the northern suburbs. One speaker is a poised, heavyset woman in a short, short, short miniskirt and a tight black sweater. She has a mane of well-groomed curls lacquered under a headband. The bus driver is a middle-aged man, a standard-issue tro ... More >>
A year or so ago my colleague Michael Tortorello turned me onto to Charles Portis, a very funny Arkansas novelist with a wonderfully laconic prose style. His books are full of great comic characters whose voices you can usually hear like they?re standing right behind you. Here?s a excerpt from Nor ... More >>
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
PJ Harvey and Brian Wilson go down easy, the 5,6,7,8's are harder to swallow
God created the world in six days, so why does it take eight weeks to pick an NBA champion: A City Pages dialogue
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Greg Brick explores the sewers and caves that lie beneath the Twin Cities. Sometimes what he finds is beautiful. Sometimes it's just gross.
The West Wing inaugurates a new administration
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
U Film Society's Jewish Film Festival delivers a celluloid shalom for the age of kabala chic
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Nine scenes from the lives of new Minnesotans
Where do today's young adults learn about sex? Not from television, as you might expect. But rather from, well, television has-beens.
Makers who mattered in 1995