Hey look, Best Buy is in the news because it got something right for a change!Following last season, Best Buy decided to switch its NASCAR sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports to Roush Fenway Racing. And it already looks as though that switch will already pay off in hundreds of thousands of ... More >>
We've written about Marty Robbins here before, most notably on the anniversary of his recording of the Western revival, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs -- click on over to learn about the history of that seminal album. But this dude's so cool, he warrants mention more than once so today, w ... More >>
Is it safe to say the hip-hop's current era of triumphantism is officially over? Does anyone really troll R&B/rap stations expecting to be challenged in any way? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes; the answer to the second is a booming no. There's no way around the fact that ... More >>
McCollum says the Pentagon doesn't need anymore band aid.Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum looks at the $324 million requested by the Pentagon to fund its 5,000 professional musicians in 154 military bands, and she sees the possibility of saving the taxpayers some money. And the Republicans in ... More >>
Photo by Shelby FailleDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at a City of Music taping last fallDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. June 15, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott took the stage Wednesday night at the 7th St. Entry, it was hard to know what to expect f ... More >>
There's a bundle of conflicting impulses at work in the winning, swooning pop of Detriot's Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr. The languid guitars and loose-waisted melodies are at odds with the pulse-pounding, engine-revving nature of their namesake and the broken-down, end-times ennui of their home city -- a ... More >>
McCollum has touched a NASCAR nerve.DFL Rep. Betty McCollum insists she does not hate NASCAR, she just can't figure out why taxpayers need to help sponsor a NASCAR driver and team already worth millions of dollars. Republicans have squelched her amendment to defund the $7 million program. Sh ... More >>
Your tax dollars at work.Rep. Betty McCollum isn't backing off her efforts to defund the U.S. Army's NASCAR sponsorship. Booyah, says commenter commonsensebroad. "If some business wants to waste their money "sponsoring" some sports thing, that's their problem - they have to answer to their ... More >>
NASCAR and the Army: Your tax dollars at work.Rep. Betty McCollum found herself the target last week of a racist fax message after she tried to defund the U.S. Army's budget for sponsoring a NASCAR car, and Republicans put the kibosh on her effort. But the St. Paul Democrat has switched gear ... More >>
Big Bird: Not worthy of your tax dollars?Rep. Betty McCollum and some other House members stood on the Capitol steps with Elmo and Big Bird yesterday, deriding Republicans for trying to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's $451 million operating budget. PBS is an oasis in the va ... More >>
Tax dollars for NASCAR? Betty McCollum says no.Rep. Betty McCollum has become the target of some vile hate mail from a NASCAR fan. The St. Paul congresswoman just tried unsuccessfully to defund the U.S. Army's $7 million NASCAR car sponsorship, labeling it as a waste of taxpayer money. For ... More >>
McCollum isn't worried about NASCAR dads.The biggest drags on the national debt are entitlements and military spending, and Rep. Betty McCollum thinks the Army's $7 million sponsorship deal with NASCAR is a fine place for the Pentagon trim spending. "It's just a waste of money," McCollum chi ... More >>
The coveted Fifi "Jurassic Park" AwardKim Kardashian, Usher, and Halle Berry were all on hand June 10th for the 2010 Fifi Awards, smelling like French harlots in a flower shop. Why? Because the Fifis honor, of all things, celebrity fragrances.That's right, an entire awards show just to honor vani ... More >>
Food product placement comes to video games
No, we're not making fun of Carrie Underwood.
His latest idea: Requiring politics to run like NASCAR and require politicians to wear racing suits like drivers to display their sponsors.
Facebooking library geeks are screaming for ice cream flavors Li-Berry Pie, Gooey Decimal System, and more!
Combos sinks to a weird and unnecessary low by rating the "manliness" of 50 U.S. cities.
Joe Rogan wants a group of Minnesotans killed. Who are they? Also, a grim anniversary.
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in the election-themed comedy
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
Indiana to produce pro-life license plates, Church of Scientology to sponsor NASCAR, eating Monkey Chow for a week, a love letter from Henry Rollins to Ann Coulter, Pee Wee is back, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Since 2001, the Twin Cities Pinball Enthusiasts have been searching arcades, bars, and bowling alleys for the area's best machines. If you're looking to slam down a roll of quarters and taunt everyone with your mad ballin' skills, go someplace else. The TCPE is not a league, but rather a group of pe ... More >>
Does new Vikings owner Zygmunt Wilf play on the left side of the political field?
Last year, USA Today examined the political donations made by the owners of major professional sports franchises. Using public records, the paper found that the 153 lords of big sport--in other words, the owners of NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR teams--pumped approximately $14.6 million into ... More >>
Leave your family. Throw away your money. And don't worry. You'll never regret having done it.
Rockers avoid collision at Entry show, Rapper-storyteller impresses drunks in bathroom
City Pages runs letters to the editor--of the PiPress
This writer's season might be over. But what a season it was!
Author Jonis Agee imagines the unvanquishable human wrecks whose lives revolve around the NASCAR circuit