Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professiona ... More >>
Anyone who uses or simply searches for tools that mask your identity online could be labeled as an "extremist" by the National Security Agency.A series of investigative reports out of Germany this month has exposed an NSA source code that mark for closer surveillance the IP addresses of computers lo ... More >>
Rabbit, take those kids' Trix
On Sunday, reports circulated that two Somali men who recently lived in Minnesota may have taken part in al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.But later reports indicated the purportedly Shabaab-managed Twitter account that linked the Minnesota to the ... More >>
MN whistleblower takes on issue of workplace bullying
In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal the 18th-century satirist famously suggested that poor children in Ireland be eaten, rather than become a burden to their parents and country. Nearly 300 years later, science journalist John Bohannon made his own modest proposal, espousing that instead of for ... More >>
Movie doesn't amount to much but steals a lot of laughs
Jefferson Fietek, a drama teacher at Anoka Middle School, was supposed to answer six simple questions to prove he'd watched a training presentation put out by the Anoka-Hennepin school district. The test was supposed to be easy. But the way it was written made passing impossible. The wording of ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has a new e-mail blast out, and a new campaign "ad" on Youtube, both of which make it pretty clear that her campaign is totally, absolutely, utterly out of money. Over the last few weeks, Bachmann's fundraising e-mails have grown more desperate, and her videos are about the cheap ... More >>
In her book, Janet Boynes thanks the Bachmanns for their friendship.Defying every known authority in modern psychiatry, Michele and Marcus Bachmann are sure you can "ungay" people. In fact, they've got the ex-lesbian friend to prove it. Janet Boynes, one of Michele Bachmann's favorite converted h ... More >>
What if the apocalypse already happened?
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Best Mountain Lion QB everThere's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise. The first time time those two paired u ... More >>
June, July, and August unlock the gates
Minneapolis tradition serves up 11 days packed with theater performances: Get your reviews here
Are we now scraping the bottom of the barrel?
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
It's no sure bet, and a legal fight looms
St. Cloud State teacher Abbas Mehdi saw realities of the occupation as a member of Iraq's government
Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism
Coming soon: The microwavable road?
Biologist and blogger PZ Myers speaks out on the war on science, intelligent design, and the sexual habits of giant squid
For all the talk about Governor Tim Pawlenty?s plan for a metro casino partnership between the State of Minnesota and the Native American tribes of Red Lake, White Earth, and Leech Lake, specifics of the Governor?s ?Gaming Fairness? proposal have been hard to come by. The best overview we could find ... More >>
'Route 181' draws the line between human trauma and resilience
In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.
Work harder! Earn less! Learn to love it!
An old genre is back to judge the living and the dead
Why Siddhartha and The Waterboys matter
Wounded egos, labor actions, and Powerpoint presentations at the Pioneer Press
Faith, salvation, and End Times in suburbia: Inside Grace Church.
Are efforts to allay concerns over mad deer disease driven by good science or vested interests?
Murder in Small Town X trades the personal soap opera of most reality programming for the plotting and rigidity of a video game
A spate of new improvisational records tests the boundaries of freedom