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  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Glen Taylor, new Star Tribune owner, once paid $10k for a Bachmann-Palin photo op

    Not only is the Star Tribune Minnesota's largest newspaper, but it also prints the state's number-two fish wrap. In other words, it has a lot of sway.So the news that former Republican legislator Glen Taylor is buying the usually left-leaning Strib has some wondering aloud whether that means the pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Best Buy reportedly laying off 2,000 managers

    A year to the day after Best Buy announced it was laying off 400 employees at its Richfield headquarters, the New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reports that the company is axing 2,000 managers.SEE ALSO: Best Buy hit by Banksy-style prankster "Affected workers are mostly in middle managemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    I can't stop watching this GIF of Kevin Love high-fiving a reluctant Spike Lee

    Following last night's impressive 109-100 victory over the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the Timberwolves are still undefeated (3-0) and Kevin Love is the leading scorer in the NBA at 29.7 points per game. RELATED: Kevin Love makes City Pages blogger look like a fool [VIDEO] In other words... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    NY Post's Phil Mushnick writes column implying AP is partly responsible for son's murder

    The New York Post's Phil Mushnick is no stranger to controversy. But he outdid himself with his Sunday column about Adrian Peterson's "secret" son, which media observers are calling "possibly [the] worst column ever" and "the most offensive sports column in the history of Earth."SEE ALSO: Mourning f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Why the New York Post is wrong about Adrian Peterson

    On the New York Post's website today is a teaser that says, "Son's death doesn't make Adrian Peterson a great person."SEE ALSO:-- NY Post's Phil Mushnick writes column implying AP is partly responsible for son's murder -- Mourning for Ty, Adrian Peterson's fallen sonThe link goes to a piece by colum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Twins pitcher Vance Worley met his fiancée after she asked him out on Twitter

    Who says finding true, lasting love is more difficult in the online dating and social media age?SEE ALSO: Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date outing in their own tweets A Philadelphia Inquirer profile of new Twins pitcher Vance Worley contains the cute story of how Worley met his fiancée, Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    St. Paul street sign manufacturer needs a copy editor [IMAGE]

    A street sign on the west side of St. Paul that reads "Unversity Ave." will be replaced next week, about a month after it first went up.SEE ALSO: Mpls-based Jostens gives graduates diplomas with 'education' spelled 'eduation'The sign was installed by Lakeville-based Safety Signs, but the company say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    WCCO reports Chinatown meat market sells dog instead of duck

    WCCO's James Schugel: Enterprising reporter, struggles understanding foreigners.​WCCO's I-Team broke an investigative story on Monday, reporting that a Chinatown meat market in New York City was buying dogs from Minnesota and selling them as food in the Big Apple.It was the kind of story reporters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fights narcoterrorism

    Like this Mexican soldier, Bachmann will have deal with real gangstas.​Rep. Michele Bachmann, who hid in the bushes from gays and lesbians in St. Paul, is now meeting with foreign leaders in the war against narcoterrorism. She's just back from undisclosed locations in Mexico and Colombia on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fails again on campaign finance reports

    Who's watching the books?​For a budget hawk and a former tax pro, Rep. Michele Bachmann sure seems to have an issue with math. Maybe it's because she's got more money than she knows what to do with. The Federal Election Commission has informed her--again--that her year-end campaign finance repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Michele Bachmann votes to defund AmeriCorps, which her son joined

    Mother knows best.​Rep. Michele Bachmann has voted to defund AmeriCorps, the popular community service organization that her son opted to join in 2009. Guess she showed him who's boss.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    New York Times quotes anonymous City Pages blog commenter on Michele Bachmann

    ​Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    In New York Post, James Lileks complains about City Pages' coverage of Michele Bachmann

    James Lileks has a beef with Blotter.​In a New York Post article published today, Star Tribune columnist James Lileks complains about Blotter's dogged coverage of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.The column for the Murdoch-owned paper is an attempt by Lileks to explain Minnesota politics, and Bachma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Sarah Winters flips Taio Cruz's 'Dynamite' into saddest song ever

    Photo by Rachel Klimpel​We're suckers for a good cover, especially one that takes a familiar melody and distorts it with a completely fresh perspective. So we were amped to hear that local songstress Sarah Winters has been turning heads on the blogosphere lately with her simple and somber renditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Masseuse claims Brett Favre sexual harassment

    Another woman has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Brett Favre.​The other cleat just dropped.Today, on Brett Favre's birthday of all days, The New York Post published allegations of a second woman claiming lewd sexual harassment by the Vikings quarterback."He was looking at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Brett Favre's penis pictures too hot for local front pages

    The New York Post: Bad Snap!​The Vikings' Brett Favre is one of the hottest quarterbacks in NFL history. He is accused of texting pictures of his penis to a former New York Jets sideline reporter in 2008, when he played for the Jets. That's a big story, right? Maybe the ick factor kept it out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Elite Gymnastics praised in New York Post, Pitchfork

    ​Ah, chillwave. Love it or hate it, local two-piece Elite Gymnastics are the latest to receive national attention for their contributions to the genre, and for good reason; the songs that they have made available through their site, "Montana" and "Is This On Me" have a trance-inducing quality to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Minnesota YouTube wedding couple gets classic NYC welcome

    The couple's NYC fun turned into disaster when ABC canceled their hotel room and flight for playing with their competitor.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Prince sighted in sexiest outfit to date

    Any Prince sighting in public would be magical, but this one tops all of our wildest dreams.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Best Buy finally realizes vinyl is cool again

    Apparently Best Buy just realized that people still love vinyl and they are going to try to capitalize on a trend that started long ago.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Susan Boyle clip may be machiavellian marketing scheme

    The New York Post calls bullshit on Simon Cowell's dreamer.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Timberwolves take two in Cali

    By "take two," I mean "win two basketball games." In a row! I'm serious!

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Marbury to Knicks: "Lets put away those childish acts"

    stephon.000.jpgEverybody to Steph: "Uh, dude, what are you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Broadcast News: Plagiarism at its Finest

    Everyone's talking about the decline of newspapers and dying industry of daily journalism. What peop ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008
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    May 10, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    What we learned about the Strib's financial misfortunes today UPDATE x4

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    We're on Strib Bankruptcy Watch Day 3. Here's your guide to all the l ... More >>

  • News

    May 7, 2008

    Follow the Money: Star Tribune's debt selling at less than 60 cents on the dollar

    The newspaper's lien value has plummeted over the past year, showing flagging investor confidence

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/6: Financial wrap-up

    A busy posting day covered the Strib rumors (of course) along with the passing of an American hero. More rapid-fire posting coming this morning, and you can't tell the players wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Is the Star Tribune censoring criticism on its website?

    The Strib may be extending its P.R. campaign into deleting reader comments.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    BREAKING: Strib Bankruptcy Article Fallout -- Who is the Blackstone Group? UPDATE x9

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    The story so far: On Sunday, the New York Post claimed the Star Tribune was on the v ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    May 4, 2008
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    May 4, 2008

    Strib Publisher Chris Harte responds to NY Post bankruptcy allegation

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    Daily newspaper chief denies bankruptcy, acknowledges hiring Blackstone Group. Read ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008
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    January 9, 2007

    1/9 Morning Communiqué

    Movement growing to toilet-train infants, a weight-loss pill for dogs enters the market, chemicals and stress prompting early puberty, 50 Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    7/20 Morning Communiqué

    U.S. Airways to start selling advertising on barf bags, over 5,800 Iraqi civilians were killed in May and June, Joel Siegel walks out on Clerks II, human pong, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    The blind leading the blonde

    Blondes are not going extinct. That's the big news in today's Pioneer Press.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2005

    12/29: Morning Communique

    Kurds working toward independence from Iraq, gyroscopic cancer detectors, CJR's five great stories you didn't read in 2005, Juan Cole's myths about Iraq, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2005

    11/07: Morning Communique

    Gluing genitals, digitizing books, breeding hybrids, the least reputable charities, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2005

    Yard signs bring out the funk

    Couple in Mississippi gets super-freaked by BMX bandits, ubiquitous catchphraseAccording to the New York Post (and who doesn't believe that veritable tome of truth?) Chappelle's Show fans in Hattiesburg, Miss., are stealing yard signs endorsing Rick James, a candidate for city council in the souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Wednesday morning papers

    In the Strib: Alleged Red Lake co-conspirator Louis Jourdain nabbed through email, IM correspondence; the hypocrisy and essential idiocy of Michele Bachmann, continued; and leaders of the three northern tribes dragooned into a casino alliance by Tim Pawlenty are now threatening to go all democratic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2005
  • Columns

    December 8, 2004

    Shiver Me Timbers

    A disquisition on horripilation, cutis anserine, gooseflesh, and goose bumps

  • Music

    September 4, 2002
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    October 13, 1999
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    August 11, 1999

    Independents' Day

    Hip hop's next generation searches for a new label

  • Books

    October 21, 1998

    Just Deserts

    Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand

  • Arts

    September 23, 1998

    Why We Fight

    Wrestling with the popularity of our most incredible--and most American--sport

  • Music

    September 17, 1997
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