Miley Cyrus. VMAs. 2013. It was the performance that launched a thousand thinkpieces on just about everything from the appropriation of culture and slut-shaming to wondering why Robin Thicke was getting off relatively easily. This Halloween, you can take the easy way out and throw on a flesh-colored ... 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 >>
Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin in Sundance's Top of the Lake.
When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's opening act, Lady Starlight -- a metal DJ and performance artist. Any studious Little Monster will be ... More >>
In their final weekend of the season, the Trail of Terror, outside of Shakopee, is celebrating the season with the addition of a few mobile food vendors to the creepy festivities. Who will be there?See also:Halloween costume ideas, 2012 edition: Crafty costumes10 Great DIY Halloween food ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceBob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's PartiesHard to believe 20 years have gone by since heavy rockers Shellac formed in Chicago in 1992. It began with engineer and guitarist Steve Albini ... More >>
See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>
Now there's probably no one who's going to get that headline on a novelty T-shirt, but the much-discussed Lana Del Rey was indeed in St. Paul late last week. She taped an in-studio appearance on the Current, and was gone!Unlike many ribald internet users, Gimme Noise is not mad at Lana Del Rey fo ... More >>
Eight important local LGBT leaders
John GlasSerious wine geek winesTo me there are three types of wine drinkers: the wine drinker, the wine snob, and the wine geek. Wine drinkers are the largest of the three groups, and they are the most likely to try a new wine bar, buy a glass of South African chenin blanc at a restaurant, ... More >>
tsuacctnt / FlickrSurdyk's Wine Shop Sale through July 24There is no better time to shop for quality wines than during a sale. You can easily save $3 to $10 a bottle, which you can use to buy more wine. Surdyk's big summer wine sale runs today through July 24, and with the store's try-before- ... More >>
Photo: aturkusBetter than a Pacific island paradise?OK, so we didn't win the title of the most eco-friendly city in the world. That title goes to Vienna, Austria, according to Mercer, which ranks 221 cities around the world as a way of helping companies and governments pay employees fairly w ... 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 >>
Bruce ChristiansonLocal writer Heather McElhatton is no stranger to the seductive power of food. The author of the popular book Pretty Little Mistakes released Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single last year, a book in which the main character is often found running for the nearest Cinnabo ... More >>
The Tasting ProcessWould you like to drive a golf ball 300 yards down the fairway with effortless power or sing in front of 19,000 fans at Xcel Center? While neither is possible for most of us, we can drink wine the same way Robert Parker and the reviewers at Wine Spectator do, and it takes ... More >>
Wash down your fancy wine and cheese with a PBR at tonight's wine tasting at the Eagles Club.
"Keep [romantic karaoke] classy. Don't be creepy and sing 'Angel Eyes' to someone you just met."
The Dodos brought their much-vaunted live act to the Turf Club Tuesday, and their electrifying performance didn't disappoint
Enjoy Polynesian treats while partying for a good cause.
Jonathan King's 'Black Sheep' is a shear delight
'Death of a President' and other film fest trigger-pullers blow away dissent
Brother and Sister inspire another day of gymnastics, capture the flag, and waterslides. Oh, and music.
It's Only the Blood of Brothers That Flows Through Tolkien's Episode I
Ingrid Aubol sews handmade papers into the fabric of her life
Director Alison Maclean returns to the road with Jesus' Son
Vikings guard David Dixon came a long way to play pro ball
Perhaps it's best to say that Saji-Ya has entered a period of rest after its long spate of medal-winning in the early '90s.
Conducting Himself: Pete Postlethwaite in Brassed Off
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas