Here's the scenario: You're invited to a dinner party. Because you know a thing or two about being a good dinner party guest, you ask your host if you can possibly bring anything in order to lighten their load. You're hoping to be assigned dinner rolls or, even better, to be told to "just bring your ... More >>
Higher costs and worse service loom on the horizon
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get a surprising amount of emails from people asking questions about how to succeed in music, how to get publicity, and how to get music heard by ot ... More >>
Here are some stats from last Friday's blizzard: 17 inches of snow; post-snow highs in the single digits; 60,000 people without power; more than 1,900 automobile spin outs and 680 crashes; 100 flights cancelled; 66 jack-knifed semis; black ice under bridges and on ramps; and yet another school day c ... More >>
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
Buried Alive hits Netflix November 1
We were happy to see the new cookbook from Edible Twin Cities come across our desks. A collection of recipes from local producers, writers, bloggers and chefs, it's a celebration of locavore eating at home. We dug in and decided to put a couple of the recipes to the test.
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
Yes boys and girls, Saturday is that magical time of the year when zombies take to the West Bank's local watering holes and now Midway Stadium to get intoxicated with Brain Belt. The Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us, and with zombie-mania more in the media than ever, this year's should be the biggest yet ... More >>
Andy Williams, we hardly knew you. To a generation you're the man in tinted glasses on dozens of albums we wouldn't buy for a quarter, yet you were an enormous figure in American music from your earliest hit, a hillbilly cat cover of "Butterfly" inspired by Elvis, to your long, graceful goodbye in B ... More >>
Daniel Alexander Jones is powerful as an R&B singer with a message for America
Eat Street spot wins with authenticity
A good product idea is like a poem: less generally means more. Snap bracelets, Twitter, the George Foreman Grill, Netflix. And now, given its quick success in the digital music space, Turntable.fm. Huh?
A big-screen go at Charlotte Bronte's novel
Yelp Foursquare Facebook = Google HotpotGoogle is getting into the restaurant rating biz, with its new launch of Hotpot, a sort of Yelp/Foursquare/Facebook mash-up linked to Google Places. Google maps already aggregate ratings from other rating websites like Citysearch and OpenTable, bu ... More >>
Fuel up on Chinese before you hit K-Mart.Blockbuster and Hollywood stores have gone the way of Betamax, as movie watchers turn to Netflix, RedBox, and internet video. The former Hollywood on Hennepin is now home to a Halloween costume shop and the Lake Street/35W Blockbuster has been recently ... More >>
The Uptown and Eat Street establishments suffer from lack of focus
In our ongoing quest to find the best winter beverage, we check out some local chai.
It's OK, you can come back to this when you're, um, a little less cloudy.
For a former video-store giant, not such a blockbuster decade
Now you can count Best Buy in the running for video download domination.
Just what we need. A bunch of sick people enraged because they can't stream Netflix movies from bed.
Missed last month's live mockery of Plan 9? It's coming again this October.
Access Hollywood interviewed leading lady Megan Fox and she talks about eating boys. Oh, and she isn't a virgin and that's why she ends up possessed. Consider us hooked.
Saturday night's double-header was chock full of new material.
Federal investigators say a Minneapolis worker stole more than 16,000 Best Buy certificates sent to customers and used them to buy items in the store.
I have a full docket today. The rolling of dice is still going on, but I've altered when I roll. Instead of rolling on a show by show basis, I have opted to roll on the charts for the entire day in one fell swoop in the morning.
Saving 'Studio 60' from going six feet under
Pluto remains a planet, QB Carson Palmer gets Achilles' tendon from drunk driving victim, poems and songs about sewers, Chris Elliott spoofs Shatner's Rocketman, a goat is crowned King of Ireland, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Unlawful e-mail messages, the mouse, the mouse, the mouse is on fire, Clerks II: Electric Bugaloo, attack your sprouts, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Thousands of past and present Netflix subscribers received an email last week informing them that they were entitled to some free movie rentals. The offer is the company's way of settling a class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco last year, which alleged Netflix failed to make good on their prom ... More >>
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
The hair, the rage, the lust. The six-to-eight-week wait for shipping and handling.
If you're like me, you couldn't get enough "Prairie Home Companion" movie news! And how about "North Country," which was filming, um, up north? Charlize Theron was in our state!!! Woody Harrelson is in both movies! Crazy! Anyway, to hell with both of them. Between showing the backstage antics of som ... More >>
Why does the film festival make great movies look so bad?
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
Your local movie-rental store, marked for death?