Amanda Palmer just had a rough couple weeks. Recently thrown into the spotlight for trying to crowd source various "horn-y and string-y" musicians for beer and hugs during her Theater is Evil tour, it's understandable that Palmer might be wary of opening up about her decision to let the music commun ... More >>
Headshot, Unforgivable, Natural Selection, and more
By Rick MasonBuddy GuyState Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012A week after taking part in a stellar blues summit at the White House and personally persuading President Obama to chime in on "Sweet Home Chicago," Buddy Guy reveled in his own role as blues statesman Friday night at Minneap ... More >>
Matt DrudgeHere we are, two years into Al Franken's first term as a U.S. senator, and Matt Drudge is still making jokes about Franken's former career as a comedian. Or maybe the famously conservative news aggregator is irked that Franken, an unapologetic liberal, is dogging tech companies that h ... More >>
From dusk to dawn with a notorious terrorist
Photos by Erik HessSome of us may remember when our friend Mark Mallman decided to do his first "Marathon" in 1999. Knowing Mark, it didn't seem weird that he would attempt such a stunt. The man has far too much energy and tends to be one of those creative juggernauts that fill the Twin Cities mu ... More >>
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Indie queen Lili Taylor flips the script
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An open zine collects the manifestoes of street poets, single dads, and itinerant academicians
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
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Making the Weinstein Gallery a success only starts with putting pretty pictures on the wall
A documentary retrospective of the Maysles Brothers puts the focus on both sides of the camera
Rotten to the core: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker (center, with glasses) goes bed-hopping for the working class
What Does Sarah Pettit's Firing Mean for the Nation's Largest Gay Magazine?
Bedtime for Bonzo (and Representational Landscape Art Too): Diana Thater's "Electric Mind" at the Walker.
Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss explore the increasingly exotic margins of normalcy.