Oscar Wilde

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    BrassZilla: Toddlers and drunkards don't dance to look cool

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    They Might Be Giants snuck an underage me into the 7th St. Entry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Eyedea, aka Micheal Larsen, remembered by friends and fans (UPDATED)

    Eyedea's favorite sneakersPhoto by B Fresh ‚Äč 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 >>

  • News

    February 6, 2008

    Kinky Sex Makes College Go 'Round

    U of M sex club students defend themselves from conservative scorn

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2006

    Citizen Craig on "citizen journalism"

    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 >>

  • News

    September 28, 2005

    STNNNG in a Stunner

    Picked to Click XV

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    Are you there Hollywood? It's me, Diablo

    My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade

  • News

    July 7, 2004


    Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out

  • Books

    January 28, 2004

    Can't Pee Straight

    Graham Robb uncovers the many mysteries of being gay in the 19th century

  • Movies

    December 24, 2003

    The Secret Lives of Hobbits

    Sean Astin and Elijah Wood bring Sam and Frodo out of the closet

  • Sports

    December 3, 2003

    Monkey See, Monkey Brood

    The WB's Tarzan is a gloomy Hamlet of the jungle

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Brother from Another Planet

    Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream

  • Music

    April 23, 2003

    Just The Two Of Me

    On a new album, the Postal Service dream of their dreamier selves

  • Books

    November 20, 2002

    Road To Baghdad

    Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield

  • Movies

    November 13, 2002

    Heaven Is In The Details

    Haynes fakes it so real, he is beyond fake

  • News

    July 18, 2001

    The Gay '40s

    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

  • Arts

    July 12, 2000

    Theater of Cruelty

    True West brutalizes its actors; Impossible Marriage lightly lashes its audience

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Breast of Burden

    The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.

  • Arts

    August 4, 1999

    Safety in Numbers

    Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date

  • Movies

    May 26, 1999
  • Arts

    November 4, 1998
  • Arts

    November 4, 1998

    Restricted Access

    The glam gala may have been feminine, but not female

  • Arts

    November 4, 1998

    I'll Be His Mirror

    A meeting with director Todd Haynes reflects the funhouse fantasies of Velvet Goldmine

  • Books

    July 8, 1998
  • Feature

    May 1, 1998

    Much To-Do

    Richard Iglewski's sense of play and artistry extend from Shakespearean drama to Eastern music

  • Feature

    January 1, 1998

    Love! Valour! Courage?

    Park Square players: Executive director Stephen Lockwood and artistic director Richard Cook.

  • Music

    October 16, 1996

    Sex, Death, and Samba

    Pet Shop Boys warm up with Bilingual.

  • News

    July 31, 1996

    Harold S. Kahm

    the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"