January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
Yesterday, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Minneapolis resident Isaac Peter filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota for violating the state's open meeting and open records laws.SEE ALSO: PETA: "There's just no excuse" for Lake Superior Zoo animal deaths during Duluth ... More >>
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Despite taking heat from people who think they went too far in calling for criminal prosecution of the Lake Superior Zoo following the drownings of more than a dozen animals during last week's incredible flood, PETA isn't backing down.Reached for comment this morning, Kristin Simon, senior cruelty c ... More >>
Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleges that Lake Superior Zoo staff acted negligently when 13 or 14 animals died during Wednesday's flash flood.The animal rights group says the animals shouldn't have been left in a position to drown. Kristin Simon, senior cruelty caseworker for PETA, po ... More >>
Psychobizket/Photobucket Not pictured: good senseBacon. The smoky, crispy siren/muse that inspires such devotion that inventors have created bacon-flavored mayonnaise, dental floss, breath mints, and even soda. Is there anything it can't do? Well, turns out there's definitely s ... More >>
Sure, we're used to PETA's attention-getting tactics, which more often than not include scantily clad women dressed in nothing but vegetables. But their latest approach, which has shown up on a billboard in Wales and is making its way to Canada, according to Diet Blog, compares feeding kids m ... More >>
Today, the heavily tattoed, gun-slinging gangsta rapper Waka Flocka Flame's bare bod is circulating around the internet, and guess what? It's all in the name of PUPPIES!(Some things are just so fun to type.)
We prefer grass-fed...At the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, an M.D. and Ph.D, is trying hard to grow meat. Yes, you read that right--he's bioengineering the stuff--or at this point, animal skeletal muscle tissue--in a small lab in Charleston at the school. According to an ... More >>
Donkey Basketball is the new sport that's sweeping the nation.PETA is beseeching Fridley parents to cancel a Donkey Basketball fundraiser because the animal rights group considers it animal abuse.Having never heard if the illustrious sport of "Donkey Baseball," I rushed to consult YouTube for som ... More >>
Forging a fast track to the front page
Photo by Nikki Miller Nashville has flooded, the incomparable Doc Watson is playing a sold-out show at the Cedar on Saturday night, and 7th-grade Nikki's favorite band ever, Brooks & Dunn, are bringing their farewell tour to the Xcel on Friday (with Jason Aldean, who'll likely treat us to his ... More >>
Seems we're on the breast milk beat this week...
Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.
Will Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth follow PETA's request that they reward those who don't eat meat?
These ladies love lettuce bikinis almost as much as they hate fur. The Hot Dish presents the "food friendly" women of PETA.
The animal rights group gives French Meadow the thumbs up.
Tasting meat in the land of make believe
The Modern and its hardworking Chef Phillip Becht define what it really means to be a Midwestern cook
Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down
KSTP refuses ad that criticizes the media for reporting bad news about Iraq
Cold and calculated: PETA protest, Nicollet Mall
TV's Animal Planet gives fangs to Fido
Mink Lungs: One band, a dozen hallucinogenic pop songs, 2,000 biting red ants
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask