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Welp, we suppose this shouldn't come as a surprise, but during the same tea party conference call where Michele Bachmann said she's never twerked, she also said she wants the House to hold impeachment hearings about President Obama.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is worried about Somali terrorists attack ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood during her weekend visit to Egypt were so preposterous, one expert on the country compared them to a Saturday Night Live skit.SEE ALSO: Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweets In other words, unfortunately, it's business as usual.
Django Django With Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis March 16, 2013 For their debut Minneapolis performance, the U.K. electro-pop sensation Django Django eschewed the more modest local introductions of their fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees (and eventual winner) Alt-J, and brazenly scheduled ... More >>
Despite once again being moved to another venue, Fun. has managed to sell out the Myth for their trip to the Cities on Friday. If you weren't able to get tickets to this show, the 4onthefloor will be playing their brand of floor-stomping blues in the First Ave. Mainroom across town. Originating from ... More >>
Even though summertime food in Minnesota is all about fried stuff, things on sticks, and treats by the bucket, on the hottest and stickiest days, after you've plucked the last greasy cheese curd from its paper tray, there's just one iconic treat that refreshes as much as it delights: a good old-fash ... More >>
By Rachel Lee JoyceRelated: Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueOn August 5, 1991, I was crammed in butts-to-nuts with 1199 fans in the First Avenue Mainroom to see the Nigerian Afrobeat legend himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Years of underage fandom had passed, and I was finally old ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneKudos are in order for the Cedar Cultural Center, as the readers of About.com have crowned the venue the Best World Music Venue for 2012. Depend ... More >>
What if a song could change your perception of everything -- how you view yourself, others, the world? And if a song could accomplish something like that, what sort of statement does that make about your sense of reality, of how mentally tenacious you were to begin with? My original concept for t ... More >>
Everything sucks!A group of University of Minnesota students and community members has been holing up in a campus building all week, and say they won't leave until their demands are met. As for those demands, the key gripe here seems to be tuition costs, which could increase by 2 percent ne ... More >>
Ellison: Ignore the Muslim Brotherhood.Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has made a run for the border after three weeks of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egyptians have thrown off decades of autocratic, humiliating rule. The country seems poised for the advent of democracy. Good, ... More >>
Keith Ellison will speak at the Islamic law center's opening.It's been almost 10 years since the 9/11 attacks. We're still stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egypt is in the midst of a bloody revolution whose outcome is uncertain at best. And everyone seems to have an opinion about Muslims--informed ... More >>
This is not an ideal time to work, live, or even to be within a stone's throw of Egypt. Why? It's complicated.
Bachmann in the land of Five-0.Rep. Michele Bachmann told Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson that she couldn't comment on the turmoil in Egypt because she was "concentrating on district work" -- teabaggers in Honolulu being part of her district.
Keith Ellison demands ElBaradei's release.Minneapolis Congressman Keith Ellison has taken to Twitter to denounce the government of Egypt as it tries violently to quash an uprising seeking the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Urging them on: Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be right smack in the northernmost state of the continental U.S., but that doesn't mean we can't experience the alluring dance and song of the Middle East. Thanks to the Minneapolis-based Jawaahir Dance Company the chance to see a live, captivating, theatrical dance performa ... More >>
Fresh bread from fired ovens in CairoIt was a great way to wake up. Each morning the scent of fresh bread would waft through the window like a large pita bread alarm clock. Eventually I would get to know the guys who worked the large ovens with their bare hands, starting in the middle of the ... More >>
The breakfast of soccer (viewing) championsDon't sit at home (or worse, go to work) and watch tomorrow's 9 a.m. World Cup doubleheader of USA vs. Algeria and England vs. Slovenia over soggy Cheerios and lukewarm coffee when plenty of local bars are opening their doors bright and early for die ... More >>
Local weatherdude Sven Sundgaard is off your television screen and on vacation this week, enjoying the heat and hummus in Israel and Jordan. When he's not globetrotting, the active Sundgaard can most often be found at the nearest Thai food establishment.
As an American, you are most likely unaware that the biggest sporting event for the rest of the world will take place in just over a month: the World Cup of soccer (or football to everyone else) begins in South Africa on June 11. In honor of this explosive display of athletics, potato chip co ... More >>
Ghana has been walking a tightrope through the African Cup of Nations. The home squad, among the favorites to win it all, has never looked particularly convincing. They needed a late crackerjack volley from Suley Muntari in the opening match to secure three points against Guinea.
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The Strib let Gil Gutknecht talk out of both sides of his mouth on Iraq, then declare him safely ahead in his race against Tim Walz.
Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>
U.S. holding prisoners in North Africa, GM forsakes the U.S. market for the Indian market, Firefox hacks, artificial retractable foreskins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
THESE DAYS The current warming trends in the Arctic may shove the Arctic system into a seasonally ice-free state not seen for more than one million years, according to a new report. The melting is accelerating, and a team of researchers were unable to identify any natural processes that might slow ... More >>
This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>