Fighting chance: The stigma of a Midwest boxer
Next stop on the Mike Tyson Magical Redemption Tour: Minneapolis. The former heavyweight champ spoke briefly with reporters Wednesday to throw his weight behind a January 3 fight at Target Center as part of the ESPN series Friday Night Fights. It's the first, Tyson said, of what could be several ... More >>
Defensive lineman Ray Edwards had a decent run with the Vikings, but was allowed to leave the team and sign a $30 million contract with the Falcons following the 2010 season.SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares most hilarious correspondence with would-be buyersHe was a huge disappointment in ... More >>
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SEE ALSO:-- Maplewood police dog mauls 65-year old Bob Rozmarynowski [PHOTOS]-- Major the Roseville police dog gets stem cell treatmentBrandon Shaw was arrested in Duluth for an alleged assault -- of a police dog.In the early morning hours of July 25, Shaw, 21, was being pursued by police in Superio ... More >>
Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>
50 Tyson is taking YouTube by storm.50 Tyson is the latest viral YouTube phenomenon to emerge from the Twin Cities.The 16-year-old kid--who really does resemble a cross between 50 Cent and Mike Tyson--has 3.8 million views of his YouTube mirror rap.Now he is turning his fame into a chance for aut ... More >>
Chew on thisSusan Mwarabu caught our attention in March for a heinous act at The Uptowner in St. Paul: Biting off a chunk of a patron's ear in a moment of drunken anger, then picking the chunk of flesh off the floor and popping it back in her mouth. The former Northfield Middle School teache ... More >>
Susan Mukuhi MwarabuNorthfield 6th grade teacher Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, 30, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to third-degree felony assault yesterday, following a Mike Tyson moment last month at the Uptowner cafe in St. Paul in which she bit off a piece of someone's ... More >>
Meet Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, a 30-year-old sixth grade teacher at Northfield Middle School by day, greasy spoon ear-biter by night.
Can a meal be considered enjoyable if it involves wrestling dearly with it? You bet it can!
The grimace. That furrowed, beetled brow. The my-tortured-soul-is-being-pricked-by-daggers eyes. The humanity.
Would the alleged blood drinker truly suck for Minnesota?
At last, that long-awaited Mickey vs. Silver Surfer crossover can be a reality.
Apparently an armed robbery just isn't enough to get what you really want these days. Time to step it up and start pulling a Mike Tyson.
Todd Phillips's film doesn't have much to say about women
Franchise still going at warp speed decades later
James Toback film offers new perspective on the controversial boxer
Doc-maker Barbara Kopple goes to war for 'Bearing Witness'
After 7,000 gigs and 7,002 sacks of weed, Todd Snider finally arrives
Ringmaster Jack Johnson goes the distance in Ken Burns's epic documentary
...and other jobs of Christmas Past
He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.
Last year my boss sent me to sit in a dark room for 150 nights. Here's what I took away from the ordeal.
Undressing the manly art of boxing at the Walker Art Center
'Biggie and Tupac' charts the hits on a notorious heavy and an urban guerrilla
Twins/Angels Game 5
The last bell rings for Glancey's boxing gym
A heave from half-court, with a half-million bucks on the line
Can Twin Cities boxing fight its way back into the fistic spotlight?
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
William Finnegan's Cold New World maps the topography of dispossession
Everything you always wanted to know about Woody but were afraid to ask?: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Wild Man Blues