By noon Friday, #pointergate was the top trending hash tag in the entire United States. Vanity Fair called it "pathetic." Daily Kos called it the most racist news story of 2014.If you don't know by now, it all started Thursday night when Jay Kolls of KSTP insisted that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodg ... More >>
Overnight, a man whose fingerprints are all over pop hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears dropped a consciousness bomb. The timing of "Black" makes it an artistic pièce de résistance in the ongoing dialogue regarding L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling -- the latest figu ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
Morgan Freeman is not campaigning against Shelly Moore.Morgan Freeman has used his voice to play the President of the United States, Nelson Mandela and God. But the man whose iconic tones once narrated marching penguins did not narrate a new political ad running in Wisconsin, though one might thi ... More >>
Steve Horner will tell you just what's on his mind. Even if he probably shouldn't.There's something to be said about a guy with no filter. That's Steve Horner, brother of the Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. While Tom has made headlines with his political ambiti ... More >>
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Famous actor-director cements his career in 2009
With one huge problem: Film doesn't tell the whole truth
James Toback film offers new perspective on the controversial boxer
Inside a Leninist bookstore in West St. Paul, a familiar refrain: What is to be done?
Did you hear the one about the Green Party pol who was convicted of bribery?
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
The House cuts student loan subsidies, a Desperate Housewife is a pre-op transsexual, Nelson Mandela is a cartoon, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
There are icons, and then there are icons Britney icon 550,000 returnsElvis icon 496,000"George W. Bush" icon 372,000"Michael Jackson" icon 334,000 "Brad Pitt" icon 265,000"Paris Hilton" icon 231,000"Terri Schiavo" icon 173,000"George Washington" icon 170,000"Martin Luther King [Jr. ... More >>
Doping with dizzy, plotting with Brando, and crashing Don King's orgy
Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
A world-music star from 1970s Senegal finds his place in the age of hip hop
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek gather everyone from Nelson Mandela to Rick James under the hip-hop tent
Ex-middleweight Paul Johnson's fight to unionize pro boxers
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim found a mentor in Duke Ellington, a fan in Mandela, a community in American free jazz, and a muse in his once-lost country
Death in the mines. Hunger marches. An FBI spy on every block. Minnesota's daughters of the revolution can tell you about it all. But first, have some coffee cake.
A two-year-old brawl has south Minneapolis's most prominent gym on the ropes
Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world
How We Lose the Race to Win
Cry, the Beloved Country makes melodrama out of apartheid.