Mr. T

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    January 11, 2013

    My mom reviews Pitchfork's top tracks of 2012

    By Justin BakerWe just wrapped another year of wall-to-wall critics' lists, and the Pitchfork staff provided a carefully curated subset of hip music of last year. How does this music sit with the rest of the population? To  partly answer that question, we asked someone untainted by current musi ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Mayda's Boomerang Tour diary: 6/10/12 - 6/17/12

    See Also:Mayda tells us her survival tactics for life in the Twin CitiesMayda releases music video for 'The Panthers'Twin Cities-based R&B phenom Mayda recently hit the road for most of the month of June on her Boomerang Tour, and jotted down some details and observations along the way. Here's a ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Lee "Scratch" Perry at Cedar Cultural Center, 5/23/12

    Lee "Scratch" PerryCedar Cultural CenterWednesday, May 24, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.On a warm and rainy evening, the reggae minions of the Twin Cities filled up the Cedar Cultural Center to greet and groove along to a musical legend, Lee "Scratch" Perry for a sold-out show. While l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Target fights union with ominous flyers

    Mr. T in DCTarget warns employees of the union menace​Employees at least one New-York-area Target store are trying to join a union, complaining of wages and hours that have forced some into depending on food stamps to feed their families. Target doesn't have any unionized stores, and the abse ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Target sues Target and gets countersued by Target

    Mr. T in DCThere can be only one Target. In Canada.​Target is suing Target over who Target is, and Target is suing Target right back. In a legal act of recursive solipsism unparalleled since Kramer vs. Kramer, our hometown corporate behemoth is suing a Canadian company of the same name over w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Target sues gay rights group

    Mr. T in DCTarget's gay-rights public-relations meltdown just keeps on going.​The Target Corporation just can't seem to make nice to gay folks. After months of terrible publicity over its funding of anti-gay-marriage political candidates, its subsequent sorry-if-you-took-that-the-wrong-way ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Target changes political donation policy

    Mr T. In DCThe all-seeing eye of Target has registered your concerns and is forming a committee.​In the aftermath of the public relations train-wreck that was Target's donation to MNForward, the corporation has revised its policy on how it sets about influencing our elections. Target CEO Greg ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2010

    Dale Gagne wrestles with the truth

    Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle

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    September 22, 2010
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    July 7, 2010
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    May 14, 2010

    Suspected Uptown brothel busted above Dunn Bros.

    Photo by Mr. T in DC​After police received complaints about Diamond Therapeutic Massage on Hennepin Avenue and W. 34th St., police went into the Dunn Brothers coffee shop on the first level of the building to get some information. When the undercover cops asked the barista about what goes on abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Gayngs pre-order starts today

    POS, Mr. T​Bake smoke toke that sinsemilla brothers and sisters! Gayngs' ultra-chill sexyfest is available for pre-order today (here), which will net you a nifty download code for the album, in turn allowing you to relax to the max on this most lightheaded of days.Tickets for "The Last Prom on Ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Zipp's Spring Wine Tasting going down tonight

    Wash down your fancy wine and cheese with a PBR at tonight's wine tasting at the Eagles Club.

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    January 28, 2010

    Gary Coleman unconsciously channels 50 Cent's "Curtis" cover in mug shot

    The grimace. That furrowed, beetled brow. The my-tortured-soul-is-being-pricked-by-daggers eyes. The humanity.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top 5: Most memorable food/drink commercials of the decade

    We sort through some top food and drink ads from the last decade. Check out our Top 5.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Trama releases mixtape, displays artwork at the MOA

    In addition to his work as an incredibly prolific mixtape artist, the local rapper is also a budding painter.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    April 1, 2009: Trama & Kill the Vultures

    Trama drops his new mixtape early, Bob Mould visits the Current and Daytrotter & video of Brother Ali at SXSW and the Paid Dues Festival.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    New Trama ziptape

    I love Trama's new ziptape (his term) Mr. T, hosted by comedian Boima Freeman and available for free download April 14. Only disappointment: No samples of the real Mr. T's 1984 rap record, Mr. T's Commandments.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009: The National & Trama

    New Trama mixtape, the National to play First Avenue, Tricky hits the Current & Alice Russell reviewed

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    7/17 Morning Communiqué

    Average British male spends five percent of income on beer and snacks, no third party love in North Carolina, MN student at Drake busted for making bogus driver's licenses, Mac developer bets Bill Gates, notice your nuts, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    July 5, 2006

    7/5 Morning Communiqué

    Gay marriage in the Spanish military, protesting Victoria's Secret in Racine, the CIA shuts down bin Laden tracking unit, Vespa pin-up girls, learning to breakdance with Mr. T, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    May 16, 2006

    5/16: Morning Communique

    Londoners monitor their neighborhoods on television, the goverment is tracking news organizations's phone calls, a Mother's Day song from Mr. T, 20 things you didn't know about da Vinci, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    May 8, 2006
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    December 5, 2005

    12/05: Morning Communique

    Mr. T on your GPS, buildings causing earthquakes, Pac-Man tattoos, a Red Riding redux, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2005

    Stern gets day off

    Howard Stern is today serving a one-day suspension from his syndicated radio show originating from WXRK Radio in New York. Still working for Infinity Broadcasting, Stern apparently spent much airtime Monday plugging his upcoming switch to Sirius Satellite Radio. Stern has reportedly inked a $500 mil ... More >>

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    October 11, 2005
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    August 11, 2004
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    December 18, 2002

    Local Legends

    Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou

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    January 31, 1996
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    January 24, 1996