He's appeared on the cover of Food & Wine magazine, been featured on PBS's The Mind of a Chef, and has dazzled the food world with his creations at Nashville's Catbird Seat. He left the acclaimed restaurant at the end of the year, and now Erik Anderson is once again calling Minneapolis home.&nbs ... More >>
As per usual, the online community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will make the cut for the current round of Bravo TV's Top Chef; a reality TV series that pits chefs from around the country against each other in a variety of culinary challenges in order to win the title of 'Top Ch ... More >>
There's a new half-hour documentary out today from our friends over at Pioneer Public Television -- a PBS station in Appleton -- and in our humble old opinions here at Gimme Noise, we're going to go right ahead and say that it's a must-see. In fact, we can think of at least two big reasons why y'all ... More >>
In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>
Last night, President Obama traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, and gave a speech at a memorial service for the victims of Friday's school shooting.SEE ALSO:-- Al Franken didn't want to talk gun control on Friday; Betty McCollum did -- Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachers H ... More >>
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
The Minneapolis-based Public Radio International (PRI) has been purchased by another titan of public media, WGBH in Boston.This means that the company now claims popular radio shows "This American Life" -- as well as a wealth of niche music offerings like "Afropop Worldwide," "The Record Shelf," Jon ... More >>
The Mall of America might lure tourists from all over the world and boast a bajillion stores, but Edina's Southdale Center has history, and the folks at PBS think it's kind of a big deal. The nation's first enclosed regional shopping center, Southdale has been named one of the "10 Buildings That Cha ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidThis is the third and final part part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. (Here's part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.) Read on to find out how Flicker transformed from a kid who ate ring baloney sandwiches to a chef who has cooked at the James Beard House in New Yor ... More >>
Courtesy of Burke ForsterHe fed trout eyeballs to his kidsToday we conclude our chat with chef Burke Forster of Cafe Maude. Forster has created a new lunch menu at Maude, bringing his love of farm fresh ingredients prepared in lovely simple ways to the table. You can read part 1, and part 2 o ... More >>
While Lenny Russo takes on his biggest endeavor yet, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market, opening in Lowertown next month, he took the time to talk to Hot Dish, and shared one of his favorite recipes, in the third part of our series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2, here if you missed t ... More >>
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released an attack ad against Al Franken, who was publicly critical of the organiz ... More >>
Joshua Rosenblum's political satire makes the last six years seem almost funny
The army discharges another gay Arabic-language specialist, coal-burning utilities financially backing global warming skeptic, Ken Burns's WWII doc could get busted for salty language, the cake made out of meat, Polish posters of American movies, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The House slashes funding for PBS and NPR, Coke bows to pressure from Wal-Mart over distribution issues, crappy fan drawings of Tom Cruise, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
TiVo the premiere of "Veronica Mars" tonight and tune into PBS (TPT 2) at 8 p.m. for "Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Protest," hosted by Chuck D. The NYT is calling the PBS documentary one of the most daring ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks adds ten local alt-country favorites to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at The Other Side of Country. [THESE DAYS] An Wisconsin ice cream truck driver faces drunken driving charges after a woman said she saw him throw a malt liquor can out the window of his ice cr ... More >>
Myth and life and the dark side
'A Company of Soldiers' swears to tell the so-called truth
'Religious Right' illuminates the path to evildoing
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
'Cannibalism' director Lizzie Borden feeds on her own extremities
'Life and Debt' Reveals the Consumer as a Key Supplier of Jamaican Protest Art
O forces Shakespeare to concede to Gore
Leslye Orr describes the tyranny of tots; Cirque du Soleil cavorts under the big top
Jennifer Fox's intimate nine-hour saga, An American Love Story, continues the legacy of domestic documentaries
Oak Street's series of '30s-era Chinese films proves again that social turmoil can inspire great cinema
Yo-Yo a go-go: The cellist in Mark Morris's "Falling Down Stairs"
Riverdance sells out while the dance world goes hungry.
Translator Stephen Mitchell on east and west, the psyche, and the divine.
The Politics of Personality
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