How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Just three years ago, Minneapolis was the gayest city in all of America. But thereafter lumped together with its sister city, Minneapolis/St. Paul has now fallen right off the Advocate's list of the gayest metros.SEE ALSO: Anti-marriage equality rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megaf ... More >>
Does the law give people a license to kill and legalize in-home murder?
Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiWith Dam-FunkFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2012Ariel Pink might be one of the greatest pretenders of our musical era. But the catch is that he might not be. For years he's made it deliberately unclear as to whether he's genuinely definable by t ... More >>
Say the closest you've come to experiencing the totally sweet SoCal, late-'60s country psychedelia of a band like the Byrds, live and in the present-day, has been seeing onetime frontman Roger McGuinn play the totally hoppin' (not really) Hopkins Center for the Arts, spring 2011. He's telling s ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerThe Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
It was today in 1982 that "Lookin' for Love" became Johnny Lee's first gold album. The Texas native, Branson regular and pal of Mickey Gilley found fame when his song of the same name was prominently featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy, which was shot in Gilley's Pasadena, Texas club. So ... More >>
The day garlic breath is forgiven. Kings Wine Bar celebrates its first birthday this month, and it's not the only one offering wine specials. This week, enjoy plentiful wine deals and dinners, as well as opportunities to learn more about permaculture, canning, and how to grow 6,000 pounds of prod ... More >>
Unexpected visitors on the porn set
Celebrating the Dr.'s birthday in bacchanalian fashion
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
Ben Affleck finds a risk worth taking in 'Daredevil'
Oak Street Cinema brings the neglected offspring of an American master in from the cold
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Six Feet Under resurrects the dysfunctional-family melodrama
Minnesota's own Dr. Demento talks about corporate radio, the Meat Puppets, and 30 years of weird records
CitySearch prepares to replace Sidewalk with something more concrete
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.