We think it's fair to say the sousaphone has outgrown its namesake, John Philip Sousa, our nation's very, very serious March King. Sousa may have made his tuba highly portable, but it's taken a whole line of Dixieland and jazz musicians (oh, and that guy from the Roots) to make it cool. Today, if yo ... More >>
They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Eyedea's favorite sneakersPhoto by B Fresh Rapper, writer, poet. Eyedea was all of these things, and on Saturday when he left the world he so fearlessly captured in his lyrics, it seemed there were no words to do him justice.In his 28 years, Micheal Larsen carved his initials indelibly in Twin ... More >>
U of M sex club students defend themselves from conservative scorn
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>
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My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out
Graham Robb uncovers the many mysteries of being gay in the 19th century
Sean Astin and Elijah Wood bring Sam and Frodo out of the closet
The WB's Tarzan is a gloomy Hamlet of the jungle
Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream
On a new album, the Postal Service dream of their dreamier selves
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
Haynes fakes it so real, he is beyond fake
A man named Flaming Youth cruised the tearooms, drag weddings hit Lake Minnetonka--and everyone remained cloistered in the closet: An excerpt from Ricardo J. Brown's memoir of gay life in old St. Paul
True West brutalizes its actors; Impossible Marriage lightly lashes its audience
The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date
The glam gala may have been feminine, but not female
A meeting with director Todd Haynes reflects the funhouse fantasies of Velvet Goldmine
Richard Iglewski's sense of play and artistry extend from Shakespearean drama to Eastern music
Park Square players: Executive director Stephen Lockwood and artistic director Richard Cook.
Pet Shop Boys warm up with Bilingual.
the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"