President Obama has had fun at Michele Bachmann's expense in the past. On the cover of this week's New Yorker, illustrator Barry Blitt depicts Barack doing it once again.The occasion this time is the announcement that 7.1 million people signed up for Obamacare before the end of March, a number surpa ... More >>
Bemidji may be the town worried about beaver sculptures painted like genitalia and profanity in Newsweek, but it's also the town of small business owners with hearts of gold.Joe Lueken, a 70-year-old soon-to-be-retiree and 46-year grocery store veteran, offers an antidote to Black Friday corporate m ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota's Abby and Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins, make Newsweek-- Minnesota's conjoined twins, Abby and Brittany Hensel, make The Sun-- C.J. scolded by editor after mocking conjoined twins in gossip columnThe world's most famous pair of conjoined twins recently graduated from Bethel ... More >>
WikipediaPictured: A slightly less disgusting teabag. A Minneapolis high school student admits to taking part in a wrestling match that led to one of his baseball teammates getting "teabagged." But, he says, he wasn't the teabagger, nor did he plan the teabagging, and he shouldn't be kicked out o ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
Is it time to protest in St. Paul?After introducing a bevy of union-busting bills, Minnesota Republicans are sure starting to look like their Tea Party-ing Wisconsin counterparts. One measure, authored by Waseca Sen. Mike Parry, calls for the state--as well as local county governments and schoo ... More >>
Sarah Shourd wants Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal released from an Iranian prison.Shane Bauer is still stuck in a miserable Iranian prison with his friend Josh Fattal, held on spy charges ahead of a February trial. But if the Minnesota native and freelance journalist ever gets out, he intends t ... More >>
It's a conspiracy alright. But a Republican conspiracy.Michele Bachmann wants two things now: To be taken seriously, and to win the No. 4 position in the House leadership ranks. The problem is, she keeps on spouting batshit craziness. It's hard to win the hearts and minds of folks like soon- ... More >>
Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri, Wikipedia.50th and France in Edina.A new survey from America's Promise Alliance counts five Minnesota cities in its top-100 "Best Communities for Young People" in the country. Unfortunately, Twin Citians, Minneapolis nor St. Paul made the cut. Here's who beat us: Edin ... More >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano is following Rep. Michele Bachmann around District 6 today as she hosts campaign stops she's calling "jobs forums," and for two days afterward. He's tweeting as he goes: "And so it begins - w/ a 6am flight. For the next 3 days I'll be following #MicheleBachmann and t ... More >>
It was open mic night again for Michele Bachmann last night on the Hannity show. The theme: How dare Betty McCollum and Bill Clinton fight back when we tar them and their party as anti-American socialists doing the bidding of a Chicago gangster running the White House? McCollum, you remember ... More >>
She wasn't elected vice president, she quit her job as Alaska's governor and fans treat her like a rock star.
Jay-Z goes Hawaiian, Amanda Blank gets with 'Ghosts 'n Stuff' & a celebration of the Beatles (or Beastles, as the case may be).
Dylan offers another glimpse at his forthcoming album, Together Through Life.
Newsweek is casting stones.
This week the Department of Homeland Security launched an outreach effort with Minnesota Somalis. One of the goals of the program's is to prevent radicalization of immigrant groups.
Soderbergh's atypically marketed small-town noir
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?
Ignorance is.... A) Guaranteed by the Bill Of Rights; B) Evidence that our schools are working; C) Bliss
Is it cool to write a book about being cool in America?
The verdict on "values": It's a political advantage to have some
The speech you'll never hear
Bridge Club: Nice Minnesota boys, waiting to self-destruct
New doc instructs media how to kiss presidential ass
'The Kid Stays in the Picture' erects a monument to a Hollywood player
The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school
A primer on avoiding yesterday's war
The robot mother of all celebrity shows soldiers on--with a Hollywood smile
Millions of mamas can't be wrong
Day by Day Café is a restaurant of friends
The loneliness of the long-winded pundits.