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 >>
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 >>
From the 'what a refreshing idea' and 'if I could only do that' departments:Steven Bosacker, the Minneapolis City Coordinator for the past six years and one of the most powerful employees in the city, is leaving a job he likes because he wants to spend a year traveling the world. Bosacker was the ... More >>
You're at a restaurant. You order a bottle of wine. The server or sommelier returns and shows you the bottle to confirm your choice. You chat politely with your guests as the server withdraws the cork and then take note as it is placed to your right on a carefully folded napkin.
The server stands b ... More >>
INXS back in the day (Andrew second from right)Without Andrew Farriss there would be no INXS, and without INXS there would be a noticeable absence on the Billboard charts throughout much of the '80s and '90s. Farriss met the late Michael Hutchence as a teenager in New South Wales, Aus., when he ... More >>
Photo by Nick Patton for City PagesThis past Saturday, First Avenue transformed into a rattling raver underground and fans across the Midwest came to dance for hours on end to five rooms of national and local DJs. We had three photographers on the scene to capture every outfit, every DJ, every be ... More >>
Folie à Deux WinesWine can determine fun and sexy, or sweet and romanticCooking at home for Valentine's Day? It's not a bad idea, considering it's one of the busiest and thus potentially nightmarish days for restaurants. Even if you aren't a master chef, a well-chosen bottle of wine can mak ... More >>
Sara RiceRefreshing, light, and bubbly -- could you ask for more from a summer wine?Vinho verde is the essence of summer in a bottle. Light and palatable with a touch of effervescence, it's as perfect for hot summer nights as it is for a day on the pontoon. Drink it with lighter fare or on its ow ... More >>
Ernst LoosenWehlener Sonnenuhr on the Mosel RiverWhat two countries consistently made great wine 100 years ago? Most people guess France along with Italy, Spain, or Portugal. Few guess Germany, which, along with France, made the best wines and still do today.
While Italy, Spain, and Portuga ... More >>
Willamette Valley Vineyards: They even recycle their used corks
Many wineries that make it start out small, receive some positive press, expand and gain a following, but rarely in the wine business do you see a leader that is as environmentally conscious as Willamette Valley Vineyards out of ... More >>
This week, I finally got the email I've been anticipating for four years, subject header: WORLD CUP MAN-CAVE INSANITY. Yes, I've got an invite to the hottest living room in south Minneapolis to watch the world's best display of beefcake, er, uh, soccer tournament, the World Cup, which begins ... More >>