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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Screen grab via TheUptakeObama rallies at the UMark 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 >>
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
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'
She also accused Obama of tyranny and declared that, "The government is working against us."
The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
For freegans, dinner is served à la Dumpster
Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth
A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
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.
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
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 >>
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 >>
Bridge Club: Nice Minnesota boys, waiting to self-destruct
After 32 years, Peter Fonda finally hitches his lost western to the trading post
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
In a new memoir, former marine Joel Turnipseed loses his personal philosophy while winning the Gulf War
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival
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
Photographing radical Faeries, elderly grandparents, and homeless kids, Keri Pickett pulls subjects from the edges of public awareness to the center of the frame
Former Fillies center Tonyus Chavers watches from the sidelines as women's pro basketball hits the jackpot
While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod
A documentary retrospective of the Maysles Brothers puts the focus on both sides of the camera
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?
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
Elizabeth Wurtzel damns "difficult" women with lame praise
U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general
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.
A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?
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In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.
Nor would she want to.
Relations between Chief Bob Olson and Minneapolis's black cops take another hit.