The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>
As liberal-conservative pundit wars continue to resemble siblings trying to blame each other for the broken lamp in the living room that is our world, it's refreshing to get some straight talk from Brother Ali. Not to say that you'd be confused about how he feels about Michele Bachmann -- he's no fa ... More >>
What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHSometime between filming the new independent film Strike One in Hollywood, getting ready to fly to Puerto Rico with Justin Schell for the documentary We Rock Long Distance, and collaborating with Muja Messiah, Maria Isa found the time to join in the political debate with a controv ... More >>
The congresswoman takes top honors for her "sheer tonnage of wingnuttery," says Rudy Giuliani's former speechwriter.
New blog captures clerk's-eye-view of the state Capitol This fledgling blog details life inside the bowels of the Capitol building in St. Paul. The anonymous author works as a legislative clerk in the Senate Duplication office. Here's his description of Sen. Michele Bachmann pimping her defens ... More >>
The federal No Child Left Behind law is threatening to wreck public education in Minnesota and elsewhere. That's what it was designed to do.