While Twin City music fans wait patiently to see if Bob Mould ever announces a local live performance of his classic Sugar record Copper Blue in its entirety, Merge Records announced that they will be re-issuing and remastering the band's stellar but all-too-brief back catalogue on July 24. A re ... More >>
Van HalenXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012The David Lee Roth-led version of Van Halen is a throwback to a time when arena rock actually rocked. Seven albums worth of great material, combined with an apparently sobered-up Eddie Van Halen sounding better than ever these days, meant th ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Nothing fits together quite like alcohol and science. But our favorite drinking game of watching the Discovery Channel and taking a shot every time we hear "Einstein's theory of relativity" is getting a little old. Thankfully, the St. Paul Grill has a new way of combining two of our favorite interes ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can someone help me find my office?"Michele Bachmann used to be a United States Congresslady, at least that's what her official presidential biography claims. In fact, if you invoke the ancient rules of the House of Representatives, Bachmann is technical ... More >>
Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people. And we thought Four Loko was bad... ... More >>
Longings and losses of a country boy
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
Photo: XOZ/FlickrTrevor Cook pleaded guilty today in federal court to leading a $190-million Ponzi scheme based in part out of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis that obliterated the investments of at least 1,000 victims while he lived high on the hog and paid off gambling debts. Appearin ... More >>
Court documents suggest a Minneapolis landmark was bought with ill-gotten gains.
Guidelines for the dark season
Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president
Shuga Records profiled, Motorhead announce show & photos/reviews of Metric and Patrick Wolf.
Adoptive parents fend off the demands of former pitcher Juan Berenguer's fiery cousin
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
America is no place for the old. Then there's Mexico.
David Thomas channels the ghosts of Edward Hopper, Orson Welles, and his own past
A Minnesota tie to the ill-fated coup in Venezuela
Schwarzenegger tries killing us softly; 'Rollerball' earns a red card
Katastrophy Wife Unleashes a Wail to Do Edvard Munch Proud
Nilo Cruz's island romance has no freedom from the tyranny of melodrama
In One Drop of Blood,writer Scott L. Malcomson examines the destructive legacy of racial designations
On the Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation, dissidents want to know: Who is an Indian?
Chris Carter's latest slice of millennial dread, Harsh Realm, takes the fun out of the apocalypse
Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion
One licensed cab for every three people--and not a fare in sight: Welcome to the Panama of the North
Press Covers for the Agency's Honor
On two farms in Iowa, preservationists are fighting a battle against the disappearance of countless plant and animal breeds. If they lose, the costs to the planet could be incalculable.