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With the release of Sparkle, her final film, we survey the great diva's checkered movie career
A New York judge this week ordered Prince to pay a perfume maker nearly $4 million for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents that were a tie-in to the release of 2006's 3121. This is yet another bizarre entry in the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, a life in which each successive chapter manages ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDessa with I, Colossus, Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble, and Hannibal Buress December 6, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis "I was chatting with some reporters on the phone beforehand and they were like, 'What makes your show cohesive?'" Dessa said as she greeted the audien ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerPuscifer November 14, 2011 The State Theatre Puscifer, as far as I could tell prior to their Monday night show at the State Theatre, was a clothing line. I'd heard tell of two friends, who while traveling the great, dry, weird American Southwest had ambled upon the Pusc ... More >>
Success and humility are not synonymous when it comes to many artists, but with up-and-coming Milwaukee singer/songwriter, Grace Weber, you can bet it is. Making Brooklyn, New York her home after finishing school at NYU, Grace exclaims, "Coming home to the Midwest is like getting a ... More >>
He Is We, not to be confused with She and Him, took the stage (which was decorated with lamps to bring a more intimate/Ikea feel) at the Triple Rock Monday night. Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly, armed with their brand new album, My Forever, brought their full band this time to Minneapolis. ... More >>
Edina Cinema, starts Friday
From stevia to Truvia: Cargill's foray into the sweetener biz.Fast Company followed Zanna McFerson, Cargill's director of high-intensity, or diet, sweeteners, to tell the origin story of Cargill's popular new "natural" sweetener, Truvia. It's the first mainstream, commercial, zero-calorie su ... More >>
The Rev. Eric Dykstra says he's not above "bribing people with crap."The Rev. Eric Dykstra doesn't feel like The Greatest Story Ever Told has done a good enough job attracting people to his Crossing Church in Elk River, so he's become an electronics pitch man. The church is giving away $8,00 ... More >>
Nelle classic clutchesLocal handbag line Nelle is having a trunk show this Thursday at L'atelier Couture in St. Paul. The line was founded in 2004 by Laura Nelli. Since then, the designer has gotten quite a bit of national attention; her bags have even been featured in Oprah's O Magazine, and are ... More >>
This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>
Didn't dig Mariah's latest? You're probably part of why Carey's planned Minneapolis concert -- it was supposed to go down on this week -- got canceled.
Oprah author shares his longevity plan
Singer reunites with her band in honor of their 20th anniversary
Mo'Nique truly shines in Lee Daniels's film
Sarah Palin's coming to MOA armed with a freshly minted Twitter page. Tweets so far: 0. Followers: 13,000.
KFC's giving away chicken today. Maybe. Might be. Just call.
Minneapolis will get a preview of the new material before the album drops.
And that's a good thing when Will Ferrell's your star
We put Lynne Rossetto Kasper's latest to the test
Most famous for penning Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which re-imagined The Wizard of Oz and was transformed into a hit Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire has carved himself a literary niche by looking at fairy tales and children's stories from a differ ... More >>
Middle-class malaise meets inner-city despair in 'The Architect'
Today officially marks the end of FreyGate. Really. We promise you'll never have to hear this guy's name again. Ok, we just lied like we're James Frey wearing a pair of burning pants on Oprah and all we can think about is that awesome Queen song. But we did it for a good cause.
Nanci Olesen, 'Mombo,' and the parental underbelly
First Masked and Anonymous, now this: "Beyoncé Knowles is on the shortlist to play grizzled protest singer Bob Dylan... Seven actors... will portray Dylan during different eras in his 43-year career... Other female stars in line to play Dylan include tennis champion Venus Williams and TV presenter ... More >>
Kids frame their own stories in 'Born into Brothels'
The Guthrie recalls the iron lady's reign; court-martialing pigs eye
Lott's sin: He was sooo old-school
Life is in the details--Rob Skoro has proof
The Minnesota poetry slam team girds for battle
Emeril at the mall, Smackdown at the Target Center: A hallucination in two acts
42 Up raises a new set of questions about Michael Apted's documentary series
Two new talk shows strip Nineties manhood down to its soiled skivvies
The bodyguard in question: Nicolas Cage in City of Angels
Guilt, Insecurity, Resentment: A mother's way of saying "I Love You" in Cheryl West's Jar the Floor.
Charles Frazier's "surprise" best seller proves how to manufacture a sleeper.
It doesn't really matter whether he overtakes KQ and Tom Barnard. Either way, Howard Stern wins. And local radio loses.