From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
A couple of interviews with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon popped up this week, and both illuminate a guy overflowing with ideas. After the push for his side project Shouting Matches' debut album, Grownass Man, earlier this year -- and a couple of rollicking Minneapolis shows -- these conversations were t ... More >>
Hot on the promotion circuit for his new buddy film Prince Avalanche, actor Paul Rudd dealt with an avalanche of inquiries about his fandom for the Purple One. Fortunately, "I'm serious about Prince Rogers Nelson," he remarks to interviewer New York Magazine writer Julie Klausner and rolls with her ... More >>
Hey, New York City:You're doing this bike share thing wrong.
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Comic book story is entertaining, nuanced, and stays close to its origins
Martha Stewart came to town, but she didn't see much.Martha Stewart didn't see much on her trip to Minneapolis last week despite tweeting for suggestions. Stewart came to town at the behest of General Mills for a tour of its Betty Crocker kitchen and a speech to marketing folks about "the fa ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHThough we mostly know Stef Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S., for his rap skills and punk rock chops, he's also been making a name for himself lately as a talented remix artist. A few months back, one of P.O.S.'s remixes, "No Scrubs," was included on Doomtree's Gayngs regrind album, Affili ... More >>
Originally announced last August, Yeezy Baby and Jay-Z's collaborative album is sort of nearly upon us, with West announcing the first single's release last night on (where else?) the Twitter thing.That first single, titled "H.A.M.," is set to be released this coming Tuesday, and boy are there so ... More >>
Baths, ready to go at the Cake ShopA panel discussion with some of the best and brightest in music writing, much disappointment, and an ex-straightedge legacy act. What is he talking about?
Retailers such as Gap and Old Navy have started marketing 'skinny jeans' and even 'super-skinny jeans' to school-aged children. Blogs have been buzzing about whether or not this trend is kid-friendly or encourages unhealthy body image. The most controversial of the bunch is the Old Navy skinny j ... More >>
Lisa GulyaJapanese turnips at the Wedge Community Co-opThis week in local produce we recommend white turnips, or hakurei. With that name, it's clear these turnips didn't originate in the Midwest--they're Japanese--but they grow happily at Harmony Valley in Wisconsin, the organic farm that sup ... More >>
Our recent interview with Al Kooper created quite the stir in the entertainment world last week, as he divulged that Max Weinberg was not going to be hired to lead the backing band for Conan O'Brien's new TBS show. Conan's reps have issued a somewhat vague statement countering Kooper's claims, sa ... More >>
It's P.O.S-central around Gimme Noise lately, and for good reason; the beloved local rapper made his way out to Indio, California this past weekend to perform as the only Minnesotan act at the Coachella music festival. Here's a recap of some of the reviews (both positive and negative) of Stef's Frid ... More >>
James Arthur Ray may be headed from the sweat lodge to the big house, after being indicted on three counts of manslaughter
Was James Arthur Ray indifferent to the deaths of clients, including a Minnesota woman, at one of his sweat lodges in Arizona. Or was he concerned and compassionate?
Like so many people, Lily Coyle was appalled at the televangelist's twisting of history for his own ends.
New York Magazine's Dan Kois called it one of the best pieces of musical theater this year. How could that be?
A new lady has caught the Purple One's eye. Gossip time!
Lizz Winstead, Minnesota native and co-creator of The Daily Show, said she would blow guys to make rent and is even considering reality TV. Now that's desperation.
Good news isn't always good news for the media. The endless reporting of the obvious (long lines, more long lines, excited voters, ... More >>
White Rabbits conquer the underground rock scene, one thick novel at a time
Veteran journalist Matt Smith will be the new managing editor at City Pages, Village Voice Media announced today. He replaces Michael Tortorello, who is resigning to pursue other interests.
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>
Gawker is reporting that Radar, the ersatz Spy magazine founded by Maer Roshan, has folded.