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  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Why I gave up on the Flaming Lips

    The majority of the music world was first introduced to the Flaming Lips in 1993. That year, their abstract anthem "She Don't Use Jelly" became an unlikely hit on MTV. Even the most distant observer could tell straight away that the Lips were weird. Really weird. These idiosyncratic sonic outlaws fr ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2013

    The 10 weirdest members of Congress

    Meet the buffoons who are ruining the United States

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    When will gay marriage be legal in Minnesota?

    After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The Legend of Zelda comes to Orpheum Theatre, symphonically

    Deemed one of the most beloved video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda has continued to gain popularity over the past 25 years. This Saturday, the celebrated Nintendo game will be brought to life in The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour, a live orchestral perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Wanda Jackson on Justin Townes Earle, Adele, and Elvis

    See Also:Jeremy Messersmith on Martha's Cookies, Mark Wheat, and the MN State FairMinnesota State Fair 2012 country: Blake Shelton, Wanda Jackson and beer in plastic cupsLegendary rockabilly singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson puts out her 31st studio album, Unfin ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2012

    Bike Wars: Portland beats Minneapolis

    But we're still healthy and sober

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    The Melismatics redefine their sound on their new album, 'MANIA!'

    ​The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all.  They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears.  This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2011

    Pete Dexter lets it bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Minneapolis-St. Paul volunteers more than any other city in the country

    We win, Portland -- take that!​Minneapolis-St. Paul officially volunteers more than any other city in the country. We should all rejoice in how charitable we are -- or at least, how charitable some of us are, making up for the rest of us who didn't do a damn thing. Still, 37 percent of Twin Cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Lingerie Football League coming to Minneapolis

    LFLGirls in garters are headed for the Target Center.​Last night, it was announced that a controversial sports league has inked a deal with Target Center and Minneapolis is the lucky 11th burg to win a franchise. That's right, the Lingerie Football League is here. "We truly understand the shee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Top 10 Country Breakups

    ​On this day in country music history, Bob Dylan brought about the dissolution of one of the most influential bluegrass bands of all time. Well, that might be an overstatement. Read on.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Keith Ellison breaks down in tears at Muslim hearings [VIDEO]

    Ellison breaks down.​Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Toby Keith meet-and-greet, Trailer Choir, and Marty Stuart this weekend

    ​Many of us, our friends over at Hot Dish not excluded, have buzzed about Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this summer in St. Louis Park. "I hear they have a mechanical bull!" "Mechanical bull?!?" "Down-home Southern comfort food? Say what?" "Will Toby really put a bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Michele Bachmann claims Bill Clinton's trying to "take her out"

    Michele Bachmann is having Tupac Shakur fantasies​Congresswoman Michele Bachmann suffers from a very unusual form of persecution complex: she imagines the entire Democratic party as an L.A.-style street gang that has her in their cross-hairs.First she attracted attention for calling the Obama Admi ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2007

    Falling Down

    The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    How Much for the Washington Avenue Bridge?

    The city of Minneapolis, citing budget woes, puts For Sale signs on eight municipal parking ramps

  • Arts

    October 11, 2006

    Where are Scully and Mulder when You Really Need Them?

    Whatever you do, don't look too closely at your motel bedding

  • Unknown

    August 9, 2006

    No More Teachers' Dirty Looks

    Children pressured to learn classic rock songs; writer leaves town in protest

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    The Man with the Golden Ears

    John Hammond had impeccable taste in music—and rarely hesitated to say so

  • Arts

    January 19, 2005

    And on the Ninth Day Sean Rested

    A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Let Me Finish...

    W in his own words

  • Music

    July 21, 2004

    Of Mohawks and Crack Hos

    The F-Ups conquer the world, stop at Wal-Mart

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    The Movie Lovers

    The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Bring 'em On!

    The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism

  • News

    May 7, 2003


    The sad, strange case of Darren Odell and the sorry state of our insanity laws

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    The Other War

    The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    Local Legends

    Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Spank the Donkey

    Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay

  • News

    August 14, 2002

    When Sorrow Turns to Anger

    Wishing for a few more moments of silence

  • Movies

    May 29, 2002

    The Worst Cannes Ever?!

    The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    It's a Wrap

    The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema

  • News

    December 1, 1999

    This Means eWar!

    Online retailing giant plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists

  • News

    November 10, 1999

    Where Others Fear To Tread

    V.J. Smith traded his gun for a Bible a decade ago. Now he runs the night watch on Central's troubled streets. The payoff? Amazing grace and a good night's sleep.

  • Books

    September 15, 1999

    Bombs Away

    The threat is out there, and local high schools are cracking down

  • News

    August 25, 1999

    Bull Headed

    Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.

  • Books

    June 30, 1999
  • Music

    February 10, 1999
  • News

    December 24, 1997

    No Justice, No Peace

    The attorney asked if I could be a fair juror. I said yes. What a sucker I was.

  • Arts

    October 8, 1997

    Papal Mâché

    The Jungle Always Rings Twice: Rosalie Tenseth and Bain Boehlke in the (premature?) revival of 1991's House of Blue Leaves.

  • Feature

    October 8, 1997

    Planet Janet

    If there were any doubts that Reno is in a self-evident conflict of interest, the revelation that the White House was able to conceal the videotapes from her less-than-zealous Justice Department underlings should remove those doubts.

  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Guv Groupies

    A key hire by the Dayton campaign marks the start of the gubernatorial sweepstakes

  • News

    January 1, 1997



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    October 9, 1996
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    September 18, 1996
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    May 22, 1996