Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get asked to do speeches a few times a year -- usually involving kidneys, some times about art, music, or tech. No one has ever asked me to do a com ... More >>
It takes years to build a reputation but only seconds to self-destruct. Of the thousands of hits that Matt Cooke has delivered in his 15-year hockey career, only a handful can safely be called reckless. However, that handful has to come represent them all.SEE ALSO: The Boogeyman Drops the GlovesCook ... More >>
Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, w ... More >>
Meet the buffoons who are ruining the United States
No surprise that the first thing mentioned in each obituary for Reg Presley, the Troggs' lead singer who passed away on Monday, is "Wild Thing." Presley didn't write the song, but he popularized it and with the Troggs recorded it several times. Over 35 years "Wild Thing" transition from a rock and r ... More >>
Andy Williams, we hardly knew you. To a generation you're the man in tinted glasses on dozens of albums we wouldn't buy for a quarter, yet you were an enormous figure in American music from your earliest hit, a hillbilly cat cover of "Butterfly" inspired by Elvis, to your long, graceful goodbye in B ... More >>
I missed 1968 by about three months, so everything I know and think about the year is secondhand. Now, that happens to be a lot, as the year has loomed large over American culture for the past 44 years, from classic rock on the radio to endless documentaries about the 1960s. What does the History ... More >>
Clint Eastwood directs inspired snapshot
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Moe told family members of his plot after losing Medicare benefits.A Wadena man who calls Jared Loughner a "hero" is accused of making some alarming threats, including plans to ignite the city's gas line and watch it go up in flames. Thirty-nine-year-old Mark Moe was charged with five feloni ... More >>
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a knack for asking simple but big questions. This year they want to know: What does 1968 mean to you? It's a question MNHS is extending to everyone for their 1968 Film Festival Competition--even to those who weren't yet a twinkle in their mother's ... More >>
What 25 songs would America take to a desert island?
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
Estevez's star-studded hero porn blames RFK's murder for our ills
'Death of a President' and other film fest trigger-pullers blow away dissent
A St. Patrick's Day love story, 'til death do they part.
From contract killing to mainlining Mormon blood, James Ellroy depicts the most lurid of American nightmares
Veteran filmmaker John Frankenheimer proudly defines himself as more craftsman than creator
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
If he runs for president next year, there's little chance Sen. Paul Wellstone will win. But he just might nudge the Democrats slightly to the left.