Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with an imaginative video from Skittish, who cleverly work themselves into some old-time archival footage to craft a truly original clip. In ad ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.The latest meme to sweep the internet claims to correctly predict which city you should be living in. For Janna Gustin, the woman behind the mobile Paulette Bakery,&n ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle
Halloween revelers hunting for cabs this weekend had a new transportation option: Uber. See Also:- There's an app for that: Communicate with the dead via a paranormal recorder on your phone [AUDIO]
See Also: Chastity Brown releases Back-Road Highways Local-by-way-of-Tennessee musician Chastity Brown is at her most Southern when she is chatting over drinks. She's effusive, laid back, and is thoroughly determined to just kick it, no pressure. This has been a big year for Miss Brown: her fourth ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
Hypnotic groove psychedelic rock trio Mother of Fire are known for creating intensely haunting, loud, mesmerizing shows in unique environments. In DIY spaces (their favorite) art galleries, punk squats, house shows, and even rock clubs, they transport listeners visually as well as sonically. Thei ... More >>
Meritage is beefing up its bivalve bash. This week, the French Brasserie and Oyster Bar kicked off an art contest to accompany its second annual oyster-o-rama. Between now and May 1, artists are invited to submit original works for Oysterfest 2012. The winning design will be used online, printed ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Tim McKee's fingerprints are scattered around the Twin Cities. And we all eat better because of it. The first Minnesotan to be anointed Best Chef: Midwest by the James Be ... More >>
Recent Minnesota-transplant Astronautalis didn't take long to ingratiate himself in the Twin Cities music community, easily winning over local music fans with his high-spirited live shows and genuine talent. But he hasn't forgotten about his Florida friends, and has teamed up with his ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
All Beaujolais is not nouveau, bit it's a reason to have a good timeNovember 17! Mark your calendar. The third Thursday of November is the traditional debut of the world's freshest, least pretentious wine: Beaujolais Nouveau. One of the best places to celebrate this year may be at the Jeune Lune Ev ... More >>
Courtesy of Eric AustinIf you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>
Nicollet Avenue bakery uses ingredients like house-made granola and locally brewed beer
Copenhagen's bike czar on the Sabo bridge.In the mid 1990s, Copenhagen rolled out the world's first modern bicycle-sharing program, launching a revolution that rolled through Paris, London, Amsterdam, and good old Minneapolis. More than a decade later, the Danish capital is preparing to over ... More >>
To any veteran concert attendee in the Twin Cities, the Real Numbers will look familiar when they take the stage. Their members have played with numerous other bands, currently being active in Teddy & the Turks and Cozy, among others. The Real Numbers just got their new 7", Tear It in Two, ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganTwin Cities boogie-rock favorites Chooglin' are about to head overseas again for the Spring thaw. Having traveled across Europe, including some festivals in Norway last year and a trip to the Netherlands, the band were invited back over the pond to do a small two-week tour of ... More >>
Three films off the beaten path
Lisa GulyaChez Arnaud provided pastries at an Alliance Française event Tuesday in MinneapolisAt Chez Arnaud, owner Arnaud de Rambures is ready to put opening day behind him. The Maple Grove bakery sold out of pastries in less than an hour when it opened November 19. "It was awful," says de ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida of the Highland GrillIn today's wrap-up of our interview with Joan Ida, executive chef at Highland Grill, Ida talks about her favorite cookbooks, reminisces about her grandmother's pancakes and explains how joining the kitchen staff at Goodfellow's, her firs ... More >>
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
Selling the city as summer slips away
Festival kicks off its 28th year in the Twin Cities
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Famous actor-director cements his career in 2009
Juvenile premise can't overshadow great performances, dialogue
Meryl Streep renders Julia Child flesh and blood
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
The downtown St. Paul establishment has that touch of class
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Summer Road Work? Rotting Bridges? Maybe It's Time to Eat Closer to Home. Maybe a Place Like Café Levain.
Stewart Woodman's long-awaited solo venture is stylish, costly, and absolutely unique
20.21, the Walker's hotly anticipated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is very good in many ways, but not great
I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again
Stephen Rondestvedt was more than an attorney in the eyes of his clients. He was a friend, and often their only advocate. Which made it pretty easy to rob them blind.