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    August 17, 2011

    Michele Bachmann on Elvis' Death Date: "Happy birthday!" [VIDEO]

    Michele Bachmann wishes Elvis "Happy Birthday" on the anniversary of his death.​Michele Bachmann wished Elvis Presley "Happy Birthday!" on the anniversary of his death, providing yet another glimpse into how oblivious she really is behind those wild eyes."Before we get started, let's all say happy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wins Ames, Iowa straw poll

    Michele Bachmann in the White House just got one step closer to reality.​Michele Bachmann won today's straw poll in Ames, Iowa, edging out Ron Paul by just 150 votes as well as former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who finished in third.Bachmann's win grants her instant political legitimacy and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    GQ: "Michele Bachmann is a Genius"

    Michele Bachmann, Albert Einstein: More in common than you think.​Every magazine in America is writing a big profile of Michele Bachmann, and at this point you really need to throw something crazy out there to get noticed.Newsweek banked on a bug-eyed photo that went viral, with the cover shot get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Barack Obama recommends meditation for Republicans

    Screen grab via TheUptakeObama rallies at the U​Mark Dayton's campaign for governor got two big boosts this weekend: Yet another lead in another poll, and a pat on the back from Barack Obama. Obama flew in for a Dayton rally at the U of M, where he said Republicans would drive the economy bac ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone

  • Feature

    July 28, 2010

    'ILLEGAL' from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Michele Bachmann calls Barack Obama the "first post-American president"

    She also accused Obama of tyranny and declared that, "The government is working against us."

  • News

    October 29, 2008

    Graywolf Press is lone wolf in book publishing

    The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best

  • News

    June 4, 2008

    Find Dining

    For freegans, dinner is served à la Dumpster

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2008

    C.J. scolded by editor after mocking conjoined twins in gossip column

    Embarrassing behavior by Star Tribune gossip columnist prompts rare apology from ... More >>

  • Feature

    January 23, 2008

    Alec Soth stays sane by staying put

    Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    Not Quite Ready for His Close-Up

    A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    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

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2005

    Bubbling under: the new Watergate?

    Don't look now, but Karl Rove's on a grand jury hot seat Coming off the 4th of July holiday, all eyes in media are fixed on the massing armies of lobbyists and special pleaders set to do battle over Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court. But there's a story coming up beneath it with the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2005

    Links digest: the "Mark of Rove" revisited

    News digest: "Mark of Rove" links Monday's NYT contains a not-very-revealing account of Karl Rove's role in choreographing the Social Security fight. Bush's plan has been having trouble winning hearts and minds in Congress--last Friday Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley gave it a less than 50/5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2004
  • Music

    November 26, 2003

    The Danger Within

    Bridge Club: Nice Minnesota boys, waiting to self-destruct

  • Movies

    August 6, 2003

    Rock Bottom Rides Again

    After 32 years, Peter Fonda finally hitches his lost western to the trading post

  • Movies

    July 2, 2003
  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Bad Luck!

    How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana

  • Arts

    March 5, 2003

    Desert Fatigues

    In a new memoir, former marine Joel Turnipseed loses his personal philosophy while winning the Gulf War

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Radio Radio

    We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    The Billionaire Next Door

    Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money

  • Books

    November 14, 2001
  • Arts

    October 17, 2001

    Movie Matters

    After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival

  • News

    August 30, 2000

    An Encyclopedia of Little Abominations

    Emily Carter's flirtation with drugs led her from Park Avenue to a bad marriage with the festering streets of New York's Alphabet City. Now, in a collection of stories, Carter recalls the ABCs of addiction--and spells out the terms of a new life in Minnea

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    Open Shutters

    Photographing radical Faeries, elderly grandparents, and homeless kids, Keri Pickett pulls subjects from the edges of public awareness to the center of the frame

  • Sports

    August 11, 1999

    The Golden Age

    Former Fillies center Tonyus Chavers watches from the sidelines as women's pro basketball hits the jackpot

  • Arts

    May 26, 1999

    Over There

    While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration

  • News

    March 3, 1999

    See You In Court

    Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.

  • News

    October 7, 1998

    Southern Discomfort

    Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod

  • Arts

    July 29, 1998

    Who's Zooming Who?

    A documentary retrospective of the Maysles Brothers puts the focus on both sides of the camera

  • Arts

    July 1, 1998

    Back in Black

    Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?

  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Along Comes Jones

    Todd Jones was tapped as only a temporary fill-in, but he's at the top of a very short list to replace U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug

  • Books

    May 20, 1998

    The Bitch is Back

    Elizabeth Wurtzel damns "difficult" women with lame praise

  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Draft Dodger

    U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general

  • Feature

    February 11, 1998

    Plugged Up

    Allegations that the president's personal secretary was involved in a cover-up--obscured in the headlines by the White House's skillful media handling--represent the biggest danger yet for Clinton's credibility.

  • Arts

    January 7, 1998
  • Feature

    August 20, 1997
  • Feature

    April 9, 1997

    Taking the Third

    A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Peeling the Onion

    USA Today, Tomorrow the World: Inside the only humor publication that matters

  • Books

    March 12, 1997
  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Out With the New, In With the Old

    In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.

  • Feature

    June 26, 1996

    Eleanor Roosevelt can't help her.

    Nor would she want to.

  • Feature

    June 12, 1996

    Bob & Weave

    Relations between Chief Bob Olson and Minneapolis's black cops take another hit.

  • Movies

    May 29, 1996
  • News

    January 24, 1996
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