Chris Palko, better known as the rapper Cage, is not quick to grant interviews. He tends to disappear from the limelight for long stretches of time, popping back up with a new album or as part of a new underground rap group. Within the past decade, he has lent his talents toward collaborative work w ... More >>
Earlier this week, Jesse Ventura went on the Unprofessional podcast to talk about a possible 2016 presidential run, the lessons he learned as Governor of Minnesota... and the role fluoridated water might play in keeping the American people "sheepish."EARLIER THIS MONTH: Jesse Ventura poses with Dayt ... More >>
Minneapolis is chill, both figuratively and literally (well, it's chilly here most years at least). A new study by Sperling's BestPlace finds that the City of Lakes is the least stressful metropolis in the whole country.The study looked at a variety of factors associated with stress, including su ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
Chances are, if you've been involved with or been a fan of the local music scene in the Twin Cities you've come across the cherubic music enthusiast John Kass. A man behind so many great finds in the used record bins that dot the Twin Cities record collecting culture, John has been a part of the ... More >>
Stop in while you still can. The Uptown Bar closes November 1.
Yes, THAT Fastball. May1-3.
Songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
New Muja Messiah & Slug, TC Hip Hop Award winners & Story of the Sea reviewed
'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' mines the depths of adolescent angst
Daniel Otto and his girlfriend just wanted to get loaded one summer night. Neither of them imagined that she would wind up dead and he would be charged with murder.
Director Mike Mills thinks like a kid for 'Thumbsucker'
The price of intensive therapy? Astronomical. Of banning eyeliner? Why, nearly free! The PiPress's homepage today carries a contradictory pair of disjointed messages about teens and violence. The top tale, complete with a full-color photo of a sneering young goth, announces that White Bear Lake has ... More >>
And Prozac and Viagra and Red Bull... What exactly did Congress's recent baseball and steroids hearings (I wrote about them here) accomplish, besides wrecking Mark McGwire's chances at the Hall of Fame? All the hoohah about fairness and the American way (loose correlation, that) and the scourge of p ... More >>
Sending messages; the Bushes and the Schiavos; the apostasy of Dick Day In the Strib: Following the lead of the WashPost story we linked yesterday, Chuck Haga offers a new way to misunderstand the story of Jeff Weise: Prozac; T-Paw to attend three Red Lake funerals (message: he cares); more student ... More >>
Profilers, Prozac, and Plame In the Strib: A relatively thoughtful--and surprisingly unsensational--tour of Jeff Weise's psyche through the window of his many posts to internet sites; a token, witless "profiling" story (is there an FBI profile of children who grow up to be insipid reporters?); go ... More >>
Why the gentle grotesqueries in Chris Mars's paintings seem so human
Big & Rich, "Wild West Show" and "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
Collecting pieces of a disposable nation
doctor please, some more of these
The geezer-rock comedy Still Crazy tries to pour another round of modern-day limey schmaltz
The Great Minnesota Authors Issue
Elizabeth Wurtzel damns "difficult" women with lame praise
Twenty-three-year-old Marya Hornbacher starved herself into the hospital and lived to tell. But does the new cult-of-pain memoir add up to a steady diet of nothing?
Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.
Garbage houses made the news briefly nine years ago when police discovered the notorious Eggert house in St. Paul. But the truth is that Twin Cities-area inspectors have been finding them for over 20 years. How do lives fall so completely--and so privatel
In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.
Beleaguered schools, parents, and doctors are getting Ritalin Religion when it comes to medicating unruly kids.