• Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    10 Things I Learned From the New R.E.M. Documentary

    This week, R.E.M. put out a massive, six-DVD box set called REMTV, the latest in a steady stream of archival releases the band has offered fans since "calling it a day" in 2011. It includes a 110-minute documentary R.E.M. by MTV, that is the first film to tell the entire story of a group of Athens, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Sen. Branden Petersen sets his sights on Bitcoin

    After spending the last legislative session pushing medical marijuana and a cell phone tracking bill, Sen. Brandon Petersen (R-Andover) is now looking toward a totally different cause: Bitcoin, the semi-controversial digital currency. This week, Petersen announced that he's founding a new nonprofit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities

    People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Alessandro Goulart, Brazilian from St. Paul, will compete on 'The Bachelorette'

    Alessandro Goulart will compete for the heart of Emily Maynard on "The Bachelorette" this season, according to ABC. Goulart is a 30-year old from Uberlandia, Brazil, who currently lives in St. Paul, where he works as a grain merchant. In an interview with ABC, Goulart said he admires his mom most f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Gerret Parks charged for throwing dangerous objects at moving cars

    Gerret Parks was arrested last night for allegedly throwing water jugs, baking soda, and vices at moving cars. Parks was taken into custody after midnight in New Prague and booked into the Hennepin County jail an hour later. Prosecutors charged Parks Tuesday with first-degree assault as well as fo ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2012

    Cooperatives Working Together uses herd retirement to fix milk prices

    A half-million cows were worth more dead than alive, and now we're all paying the price

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Minnesota Unearthed presents 'Fade' at Trylon Microcinema

    ​Minnesota Unearthed, a series that seeks local audiences for Minnesota films that have won national and international acclaim, continues this Wednesday at Trylon Microcinema with an experimental piece by Christopher Michael Beer called Fade. The film was made on a shoestring budget in 2006 when B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Astronautalis produces new Bleubird album 'Cannonball!!!'

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon June '11

    Republic, Wise Acres, and more opened this month.​NOW OPEN Republic (221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis) Candy Alley (4813 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Casper & Runyon's Nook (reopened at 419 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul) Bullfrog Cajun Bar (1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis) Bread & Pickle (Lake Harri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 3

    New Prague's finest dairy​There are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Chooglin' tour diary, Vol. 2

    ​Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Previously: Volume OneBORDEAUXBordeaux turned out to be the best town and best show yet.  We rolled in early evening, got our hotel rooms, and wandered off into the city.  The Garonne river splits Bordeaux in two, and the government buildings, museums, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Chooglin' tour diary, Vol. 1

    ​Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Arriving in ParisTours begin in a haze. There are the stresses of planning, packing, and leaving work; there's the sadness of leaving your spouses, lovers, friends, and family behind; and all is cut with the excitement of seeing new places and playing for new fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Czech Slovak Festival serves elusive ethnic fare

    www.sokolmn.orgCzech yo-self before you wreck yo-self!​Unless you have a Bohemian grandmother, the meat-heavy, Slavic cuisine of Slovakia and the Czech Republic is hard to find locally. You might be able to scare up a kolache or two at Kramarczuk's, but otherwise you're in for a drive to New P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Kenneth Betterton touts leadership and crumbles in a drunken mess

    Kenneth Betterton in one of his better moments​If you're going to set yourself up as a guy who can motivate cops to strengthen their leadership skills, best not end up in a drunken belligerent rage telling a cop to call "1-800-eat my a**" when he's trying to help you get yourself under control ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Art-A-Whirl: Music lineups and set times

    ​Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 28, 2010

    The Boxcar and Schumacher's Grill 212

    Restaurants worth the road trip

  • News

    August 26, 2009

    Tony Sutton: Savior of Minnesota's Republican Party?

    "Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness

  • News

    August 12, 2009

    The Hiawatha: Secret skatepark of local board legends

    Old Timers Club unites select group of skaters over 30

  • Music

    March 19, 2008

    The Sunshine Solution

    At SXSW, fresh air and stale beer come to an industry's rescue

  • Restaurants

    January 9, 2008

    Cookbooks of the Year

    If you buy only two this year, let it be these

  • Music

    December 12, 2007

    Cashing in for Christmas

    The most egregious holiday money grabs in music history

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Reservoir Dog Days

    The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek

  • Arts

    January 25, 2006

    K Street

    Jeune Lune does right by Kafka's unfinished 'Amerika'

  • News

    August 10, 2005

    Live Nude Theater Cheap Cheap Cheap!

    (Okay, a few of the performers in the nation's biggest Fringe Festival aren't nude. but a lot of them are.)

  • Movies

    April 6, 2005

    Film Fest Coverage II: The Sequel

    The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more

  • Books

    September 22, 2004

    Tomb Raider

    The case of the horny pharaoh--and other trick sarcophagi

  • News

    June 9, 2004


    Call these places the heart of the heartland. Or call them the middle of the middle of nowhere. One thing is certain: When you picnic on truck stop food in the cemetery beneath the oil refinery, you won't have to worry about other tourists

  • News

    December 24, 2003


    How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers

  • Music

    May 22, 2002

    Rainy Days and Mondays

    The Great Depression are like the weather

  • Arts

    May 8, 2002

    Welcome to my World

    Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted

  • Restaurants

    January 30, 2002

    Shortest Days of the Year

    Of seals, Shakopee, and bittersweet recollections of dates gone by

  • Music

    July 11, 2001

    The Apostle

    Toots Hibbert gave reggae its name. Now he wants to save its soul.

  • Books

    July 4, 2001

    Triple Dutch

    New York publishing becomes New Amsterdam with a wave of artful novels from the Netherlands

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Name Your Mania

    Emeril at the mall, Smackdown at the Target Center: A hallucination in two acts

  • Arts

    April 26, 2000

    Torture for Tots

    Shockheaded Peter inflicts exquisite punishment on naughty children

  • Movies

    December 8, 1999

    Shooting for Dollars

    Can this year's Minnesota Independent Film Fund winners marshal their scripts to the screen?

  • Art

    January 20, 1999

    Paint It Black

    Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road

  • Feature

    November 1, 1998

    Travels With Joshua

    Drawing a larger, more luminous map of the world

  • Arts

    September 9, 1998
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    July 3, 1996
  • Books

    June 12, 1996
  • News

    June 5, 1996
  • Movies

    May 22, 1996
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    April 3, 1996
  • Music

    March 20, 1996
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    January 31, 1996
  • Restaurants

    December 13, 1995
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    November 15, 1995
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    November 15, 1995
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