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 >>
Meet the buffoons who are ruining the United States
After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close
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 >>
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But we're still healthy and sober
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 >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Michele Bachmann is having Tupac Shakur fantasiesCongresswoman 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 >>
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
The city of Minneapolis, citing budget woes, puts For Sale signs on eight municipal parking ramps
Whatever you do, don't look too closely at your motel bedding
Children pressured to learn classic rock songs; writer leaves town in protest
John Hammond had impeccable taste in music—and rarely hesitated to say so
A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry
W in his own words
The F-Ups conquer the world, stop at Wal-Mart
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
The sad, strange case of Darren Odell and the sorry state of our insanity laws
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay
Wishing for a few more moments of silence
The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits
The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.
The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema
Online retailing giant eToys.com plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists
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.
The threat is out there, and local high schools are cracking down
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.
The attorney asked if I could be a fair juror. I said yes. What a sucker I was.
The Jungle Always Rings Twice: Rosalie Tenseth and Bain Boehlke in the (premature?) revival of 1991's House of Blue Leaves.
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.
A key hire by the Dayton campaign marks the start of the gubernatorial sweepstakes
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