Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
You'll love the movies produced by the North Korean dictator. Or else.
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy in U.S. invasion story
Henry Rollins Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Thursday, September 27, 2012Henry Rollins' spoken word appearance at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday night was funny, sad, tense, energetic and probably at least mildly offensive to some. (His repeated use of the word "faggot," used while illustrating hi ... More >>
Jeff Ross insists that he only roasts the ones he loves. If that's true, then he loves a lot of people. The Roastmaster General, as he's become known as in the comedy world, has burned everyone from celebrities to cartoon characters, and now he's taking on America.This Saturday, the insul ... More >>
Critics' picks for the year
Christmas rides shotgun
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Via ShaneBauer.netImprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer may soon get a visit from his Minnesota momPine City's Cindy Hickey is one step closer to visiting her son Shane Bauer in an Iranian prison, after the government there issued visas to her and the mothers of the two other hikers being held as s ... More >>
A call for chaos in the Oval Office
Jet-setting Cruise gives us a beating in 'M:i:III'
War based on made-up "intelligence" bad, gay marriage worse In the Strib: Minnesota gay marriage amendment bill (Dean Johnson calls it "the politics of distraction") passes the House, heads to Senate; the Polk County sheriff's deputy has suspended the deputy whose leaked email about the details of ... More >>
Is it cool to write a book about being cool in America?
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
That chill in the air means October surprise season is upon us
Jonathan Richman, modern lover
Who's in the mood to watch Mussolini debate Eugene Debs on 'The View'?
James Lileks used to be content with writing about his toddler's toilet training. Then Iraq gave him the chance to become the state's most famous conservative.
Tim Burton goes on a fishing expedition for the lunker known as dad
War and terror have a soundtrack: It's called Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
A conversation with psychologist James Hillman-- about kids, shrinks, mythology, and death.