The FaintFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, May 24, 2014Just before the Faint took the stage, a large drunk man pushed his way towards the front row, turned around, and grinned. "Everyone forgot about the Faint three years ago," he slurred. "I heard Reptar four years ago in New Hampshire and ... More >>
Failure Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 21, 2014 After a ten-minute film intro (there was no opening band) that included clips from, among other things, the 1975 Russian art-house film The Mirror, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the classic "Space Madness" episode of Nickelodeon's Ren and Stimp ... More >>
If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are you have heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated in a few by either trying to be the seventh caller in order to win ticket ... More >>
Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
Dallas in the Aftermath
Big Time Rush Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 Big Time Rush are local boys made good. Sort of. They told not quite a packed house, but still several thousand -- mostly Rushers under the age of 12 and their parents with a few teens mixed in -- that they'd "fallen in love with y' ... More >>
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
There's nothing funny about the Minnesota native's comedic success
Found footage continues to produce fun frights
If ever there was a loaded dish, it is this. A dish full of fat, cream, cheese, and nostalgia, and so hearty it can redeem the saddest, most downtrodden day. When eaters speak of comfort food, so often they speak of macaroni and cheese. After scouring the Twin Cities for the dishes, armed w ... More >>
No, Minnesota, you're welcome, for being so awesome.In between bubble teas and rolled cigarettes, leading social scientists Gawker polled each of their staff members and asked them to rate each state on a scale of 1-10. Guess what, Minnesota? They like us!In Gawker's cynical eyes, Minnesota is th ... More >>
Image: WikipediaDora the Explorer had an excellent adventure with Tom Emmer.Poor Dora the Explorer. All she wants to do hang with Diego and Boots the Monkey. But instead, the Nick Jr. cartoon character is getting dragged into the Minnesota governor's race. Nick Espinosa, who also goes by the ... More >>
Ice Age's creators release film as antidote to Toy Story 3
What's more fun than watching grumpy old men yell at each other?
Check out this insane urban paper design show.
The newlyweds had their first "ups and downs" (har har) this morning as they married on a roller coaster in Nickelodeon Universe this morning.
Blotter has all the weird local news fit to print
With Tech N9ne in town this weekend, we started thinking about gangster rap and called Lars Larson for a Top Ten l ... More >>
A wrap-up of this weekend's shows, including Western Fifth, Crescent Moon and the XYZ Affair.
A tree-swingin' monkey lover tops this week's pop culture picks
Is VH1 redefining the spiritual meaning of "now"...or just abusing Tawny Kitaen?
Your Tivo won't tell you who shot J.R. — DVDs will!
Is children's television still the land of the lost?
Fans of early '90s Nickelodeon programming are easy to spot. At Rilo Kiley shows they're the ones yelling "Pinsky!" at Blake Soper, while arguing with friends over who would win a Clarissa vs. Sabrina cage match. And starting today, they're raving about the DVD release of the Adventures of Pete & P ... More >>
If you thought fansites for legitimate celebrities were bad, check out these fansites for/by celebrity siblings. Frank Stallone: That Stallone on Stallone "greatest hits" album sounds absolutely irresistable. Haylie Duff: Wait, if this site is haylieduff.org, why is it all about Hilary? Hilary, ... More >>
We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment
Two hundred drawings. Twenty-four hours. A dozen artists. One international cartoonist conspiracy.
Nicholson Baker writes another droll ode to time
Peter Bogdanovich loses it at the movies with 'The Cat's Meow'
The enemy of salacious TV programming might be the family-friendly wonder Gilmore Girls
More public art for the Red Bull and Doritos set
An encounter with the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, the surliest conversationalist in indie-rock
The subject is sex, and Heather Corinna wants to broaden the Internet's one-track mind
The unstoppable Jennifer Love Hewitt has the time of her life; viewers don't
Watching Seinfeld six days a week makes one long for the golden age of syndication
American families talk about their rituals and the meaning they bring to their lives
One popular animated TV show is part of the holiday movie stocking stuffers