Robert Downey Jr. plays up his schtick and explosions in the newest Marvel flick
An administrative law judge has ruled that despite the MNGOP's worries, the state's new social studies standards won't turn Minnesota's youth into a bunch of jihadists after all.In her ruling, Judge Barbara Nelson called the new standards "needed and reasonable," adding that "It is inevitable that t ... More >>
Yesterday, in a surprising move, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order allowing women to partake in armed combat for the first time in American history.SEE ALSO: Decorated war vet Pete Hegseth seeking GOP endorsement to challenge Klobuchar [VIDEO]Panetta's move had the strong suppo ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Education held a public hearing about new proposed social studies standards that have drawn the ire of the MNGOP's House leadership.SEE ALSO: VFW flag controversy: MnDOT compromises, will allow flag to fly above overpasses after allThe standards prompted House ... More >>
The critics' picks from best film to best performers
PropagandhiTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisNovember 7, 2012Seeing Propagandhi play the Triple Rock on the day after a historically Democratic election is the kind of synchronicity that leads to legendary shows, and this one did not disappoint. The club was packed elbow to ass and the pit was a m ... More >>
SEE ALSO: What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele BachmannLast week, we told you about an explosive allegation Michele Bachmann is making -- she thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" into the U.S. government and wants federal agencies to inves ... More >>
Abdi Hussein Sheikh is crazy. Why else would you draw the attention of police to yourself while driving a stolen vehicle?According to a criminal complaint, that's exactly what Sheikh -- or, as he calls himself, "Osama Bin Laden Jr." -- did on February 6. On that day, police were involved with a t ... More >>
Red Tails, This Is Forty, and more
St. Paul singer/songwriter and guitar-wizard sideman Terry Eason has two big landmarks to celebrate this week. Not only is he turning 50, but he will be completing his massive "Song-A-Day" project that he has successfully kept up this past year.
David Gregory and Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this weekend. Michele Bachmann longs for the good ol' days. You know, back when George W. Bush ran this country, and terms like "health care reform" and "stimulus package" were distant from our everyday vocabularies. Back when a man could ... More >>
Not your average executive canine companion.This whole Seal Team 6 dog crush has jumped the shark. Did you know there's a company that sells "executive protection dogs" that can cost more than what most folks pay for a home in the Twin Cities? The New York Times just profiled a guy named Jo ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenPaul SimonMay 2, 2011Minneapolis Convention Center, MinneapolisFor fans of Paul Simon, Monday night's show at the Minneapolis Convention Center couldn't have been more satiating. The man knows how to put on a show, and delivered a two-hour set that expertly wove new songs alo ... More >>
Vikings tight end is ready for the Saints
Keith Ellison wants to know why churches, but not mosques, are allowed near Ground Zero.Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, invoked the Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's Koran when asked last night by Larry King whether he was being "insensitive" by supporting an Islam ... More >>
Would the alleged blood drinker truly suck for Minnesota?
Wisconsin takes patriotism too far while Cody takes Fox's clothes off
Ridley Scott's latest delivers the post-9/11 tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve
'The Kingdom' Pretends to Say Something About the War on Terror, but in the End It's Just Another Shoot-'Em-Up
A killer double biller: Two takes on the 'Grindhouse' duplex
Ten reasons to tune in country radio in 2006
Let's bring back the year's best (and worst) performances for one more round of applause (and jeers)
Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar
The well-heeled villain of 'Project Runway' broke hearts, spirits
They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there
Will FBI contacts keep fearful Somalis away from the ballot box?
What is, and isn't, at stake in beating Bush
Five other agents and employees who spoke out
Our favorite 'Candidate' returns--to Madison Square Garden
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security
It's not torture when Americans are doing it
Family values and the fight against AIDS
So much debt, so little leadership
On the inside looking out, can Jesse Ventura win as a responsible renegade?
The abbreviated shelf life of posterity
'Black Hawk Down' Gets in and out of Somalia With No Questions Asked
Cartoonist and portraitist Frank Gaard has faced off against the anti-defamation league, art-school administration, and his landlord and remains a defiantly good artist
Son of the Beach floats on the unlikely premise of offering a less serious Baywatch