Tom LaPitz idles in the doorway of a gardening shed. It rained this morning, and the sky threatens to spill again. Still, he stands defiant, with thick yellow gloves in hand and a pocket full of confidence. "Somebody's gonna show," he says, and they do -- more than 85 students of America's favorit ... More >>
Anyone who uses or simply searches for tools that mask your identity online could be labeled as an "extremist" by the National Security Agency.A series of investigative reports out of Germany this month has exposed an NSA source code that mark for closer surveillance the IP addresses of computers lo ... More >>
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The Best Love Is Free 5 with Astronautalis, Psalm One, K. Flay, VAYNS, Allan Kingdom, False Teeth, and Symmetry First Avenue Mainroom and 7th St Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, February 15, 2014The fifth and final Best Love Is Free occupied both the First Avenue Mainroom and the 7th Street Ent ... More >>
Without knowing Lorde, I'll admit that she seems likeable. On paper, a 16-year-old riding a hit single and already getting to share her artistic dreams to a huge audience is inspiring. Adding to that, the New Zealand native often mentions in interviews that her poet mother put lots of good books in ... More >>
Jake Bugg With Lydia Hoglund Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis August 5, 2013 One day after playing to tens of thousands of fans at Lollapalooza, Jake Bugg returned to the intimacy of a smaller stage for a rare club show at the Fine Line on Monday night. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Notti ... More >>
Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>
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Grab a hanky. No seriously, you're gonna need it. Glen Campbell has just released a bittersweet video to lend sound and images to the final days of his farewell tour, and it's a doozy. In it, the country singer, guitarist and sometimes television host and actor reflects upon his life, family, and fi ... More >>
Justin Townes EarleVarsity Theater, MinneapolisMonday, May 7, 2012There were a few times last night when all fell silent inside the Varsity Theater, save for Justin Townes Earle. He paced around the stage, wearing a pair of round eyeglasses and a gray suit with a kerchief tucked in the breast pocket ... More >>
WikipediaThe Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque: Cooking in a foreign city can create an intimate connection with the local cultureIstanbul is a city with great narrative. It has style, romance, history, and food, an exploding music and art scene, plus a caressing Mediterranean climate. But after y ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Jon Hanna, ErowidAlexander Shulgin developed and wrote about the 2C family.Authorities say the drug responsible for a mass drug overdose in Blaine that killed a 19-year-old father is 2C-E, a synthetic party drug known more commonly as Europa. Before yesterday, the average Minnesotan had probabl ... More >>
Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal SeafoodsThe life of a chef is very glamorous. It must be so, or there wouldn't be 10 gazillion TV shows on the subject. Coastal Seafoods' general manager, Tim Lauer, had been a chef for years, living the high life, when he was mysterious ... More >>
Photo courtesy of His MischiefAs singer/guitarist for the slyly under-the-radar and wildly under-appreciated His Mischief, Sheridan Fox's trademark Merge Records-meets-Sunset Strip howl and smart, simple riffing is the framework for some distinctively crafted, multilayered pop songs. Fox is a ve ... More >>
James Hornsey and band come to the Cedar for show with Field Music
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Email from Venus of All the Pretty Horses, who play their last show at the Triple Rock on Friday, January 13: This will be ATPH's last show. The band is taking a hiadis and is not scheduling any more performances until further notice. (it will be a long time) ATPH would like to thank Minneapolis and ... More >>
Shortly before Diablo Cody's Tinseltown memoir (here) hit the street in this week's City Pages, she scored yet another screenwriting coup: a network is buying the rights to a TV project she's developed, whose premise is said to involve--well, we're sworn to secrecy here, but we can say that it's kin ... More >>
In 'Venus of Mars,' all the men are women, all the women are strong, and All The Pretty Horses are somewhere in between
Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect
A reader worries that the sale of wine in grocery stores will kill funky Mom-'n'-Pop shops, but Dara disagrees
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Why is Governor Tim Pawlenty leaving Minnesota film out in the cold?
Come for the dancing, stay for the dancing
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Valet keep their musical ambitions in neutral
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