By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>
A new University of Minnesota study looking at the number of jobs accessible by transit in 46 of America's largest metros ranks the Twin Cities 13th, but it doesn't account for the Green Line, Andrew Owen, director of the U's Accessibility Observatory and lead researcher for the project, tells us."A ... More >>
Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York, and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone el ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>
The investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations against the Vikings is on."Our goal is that at the end of the day, for sports teams to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination against any member of the LGBT community," said Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, in a phone intervie ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
Not new to the scene, but not veterans either, Minneapolis band The Sunny Era fall somewhere in between. Not so their music. The three-piece band's latest album, Lost in the Sea of Ghosts, characterizes a collection of songs folding in a near-immaculate pace with tempting textures, underneath darkly ... More >>
Pink is the latest stadium-sized pop star to add to what is going to be a busy early part of 2013 with a fresh tour. Lady Gaga's coming. Rihanna's coming! She's taking her brand-new sixth album, The Truth About Love, on the road for 25 dates throughout North America between February 13 and March 28. ... More >>
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
See Also:Marilyn Manson at Myth, 5/18/12Are you ready for some metal, Mankato? Music fans up north better sharpen up their devil horns because Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are bringing their co-headlining Twins of Evil tour to our highly corruptible state. Why this tour is skipping the Twin Citi ... More >>
The Leinenkugel brothers are in town. In fact the whole "famn damily" is here. Led by the current brewery CEO Jake Leinenkugel, a fifth-generation decendant of the founder, they are making a stop in the Twin Cities as part of a months-long, multi-city road trip to visit Leini's top 24 markets. "It's ... More >>
Cops will have to ask brown people for their papers
Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report
The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... 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 >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all. They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears. This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
Bachmann has a date with Arpaio.Michele Bachmann has a date with Sheriff Joe Arpaio down in Arizona this weekend. Maybe while she's down there, she can hitch a ride with a freshly minted member of Joe's new civilian air posse, lean out the window and wave a gun around. The sheriff, you see, ... More >>
Reclusive singer Sade is slowly revealing all of the dates for her forthcoming tour, and today she announced via Facebook that she will stop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 9 for a show at the Target Center with opener John Legend.
Rik Schwinden's store offers nostalgia trip
Pants on fire.The post-election season is shaping up well for freshly re-elected Rep. Michele Bachmann. She's already been named a "Most Embarrassing" member of Congress. Now she's been nominated -- again -- in the "Lie of the Year People's Choice Awards" by PolitiFact. There were plenty o ... More >>
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Phoenix deputy's tale of being shot by drug smugglers doesn't add up
After playing high-profile and headlining sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde in Denmark, and Benicassim Festival in Spain, Gorillaz have announced a U.S. tour that will land them in Minneapolis on October 17. Tickets for their show at the Target Center will go on sale August 13, and the ban ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
Home run balls aren't exactly flying out of Target Field . . . yet.
"My mom would never have put herself in a life-threatening situation on my birthday," Puckett says.
The Wild lose, the Gophers spoil what should have been an easy win, the Phillies play three innings to win the World Series.
Inspired by comic books, ordinary citizens are putting on masks to fight crime
Finding him in an empty locker room before the Wolves thrilling last second win against the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday, Ricky Davis was more than willing to speak. By Stephen Litel
1. James and Foye and Jaric, oh my 2. And the Paint was as Bad as the Point 3. Quick hits
1. Vintage KG 2. Mike James Has A Pulse 3. The Swingman Glut: McCants Instead of Davis and What Happens to Marko?
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
1. Child is father to the man 2. Snuffed out. 3. A class act and an annoying facade.
Spielberg's weighty take on vengeance is a tad lopsided
As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.