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Robert Smith

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Eels: I do see a correlation between Kanye West and John Lennon

    In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, a conversation with Eels frontman E before Sunday's show at the Fitzgerald Theater.Deep into the catalog of his exquisitely weird band, the man called 'E' has delivered one of the best albums of his caree ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 1, 2013

    Treasure Island is an adventure

    The pirate-filled Theater in the Round show makes for a swashbuckling good time

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    I loved Buddy Holly too much to become a goth Justin Bieber

    In countless ways, youth has bypassed baseball as our national pastime. You see evidence of this fetish everywhere -- even in otherwise "normal" people who are suddenly being stricken with Bieber Fever, Taylor Swiftitis, or what could only be described as paranoid delusions of One Direction. (The ma ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 7, 2012

    This Must Be the Place: Honest, organic, sweet

    Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Mark Mallman on making Double Silhouette a $10 million album

    Just off the wheels of Marathon IV: Road Rogue, a week-long song performed during a trek from New York to Los Angeles, performer extraordinaire Mark Mallman has unveiled his latest CD, Double Silhouette. Renowned for his high-energy dramatic performances and marathon song cycles, Mallman has won a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 plays of last 20 years [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Vikings have one of the ugliest uniforms in pro sports, according to ESPN-- Paul Allen's "No!" call the greatest of all time, says NFL.com [VIDEO]-- ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Are you ready for some Minnesota Vikings 2012 foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Marilyn Manson at Myth, 5/18/12

    Marilyn MansonWith the Pretty RecklessMyth Nightclub, St. PaulFriday, May 18, 2012Place a microphone stand within 50 feet of Marilyn Manson, and you can bet he'll kick it over with the precision of an NFL punter. This act happened no less than a dozen times during the goth metal icon's performance a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The Hexagon Bar hosting a hex of a weekend of local music

    The NPC's will probably be happier to see you at the Hex than they were for this photo.​Hark! The weekend approaches, and with it a marathon of exceptional free shows at the Hexagon, tailored to lovers of straight-from-the-basement rock and the musky charm of Seward's definitive club. Three nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 1 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/5/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​Even before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Five reasons to welcome The Rapture

    ​As the world cowers in fear of the Great Retribution "about" to befall us, we have to wonder what we're so afraid of. Firstly: if everything is reduced to nothingness tomorrow, then our unexistence probably won't bother us too much. I mean, gnomes and unicorns don't seem too upset about their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Twin Cities best dance night picks for New Year's Eve

    Photo by Alex Uncapher​Minneapolis nightlife patrons between the ages of 18 and 35 really like to dance. In fact, it's a common comment from touring DJs that the Twin Cities club scene really knows how to party, which is exactly what they'll do on the most celebratory of holidays that is New Year' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    CMJ Preview: Who's headed out, and some notables

    ​Music festivals are an odd thing, and College Music Journal's annual New York buzzathon is absolutely no exception. Well over a thousand bands play officially and unofficially during its four days, attempting to attract some of the game-changing eyes milling and handshaking around lower Manhattan ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2009
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    November 11, 2009
  • Music

    August 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Killers Bring Vegas to the Northrop

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    The Killers made thousands of local fans forget the col ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2008

    No Direction from Home

    They may know how to navigate Western Scandinavia, but Maps of Norway can't explain how they came to be

  • Music

    April 30, 2008
  • Feature

    February 6, 2008

    St. Paul's High Bridge: Suicide Hot Spot

    Ever since the original High Bridge was built in 1889, it's been a magnet for people seeking to end their lives

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2007

    A gold rush towards the postseason?

    Heading west to California today in the hopes of continuing their hot streak, the Minnesota Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in a game the purple need to win to keep the talk and hope of playoff football alive.

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2007
  • Music

    October 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    City Pages gets belated memo: This Peterson kid can play

    As things stand, Robert Smith is the top running back in Minnesota Vikings history. But let's do some number crunching. In his first two NFL seasons, Smith rushed for 505 yards. By contrast, consider Adrian Peterson. In his first five games, the rookie has rushed for 607 yards.

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2007
  • Music

    October 3, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 3, 2007
  • News

    September 26, 2007
  • Music

    December 15, 2004

    Local Band Overcomes Gross Name

    Bleeding Hickeys and the art of not sucking or biting

  • Arts

    June 9, 2004

    Dedicated Followers of Fashion

    Inside the vaguely glamorous world of local clothing design

  • Music

    November 5, 2003

    Out of Time

    The Rapture may not mean the end of the world, but the end of the moment is upon them

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Final Cut Pro

    With 'Whole,' Twin Cities-based filmaker Melody Gilbert discovers less is more

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    Artists Of The Year

    From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Purple Stain

    Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning

  • Books

    October 6, 1999

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Major-Party Status

    Local Libertarians gathered at Mystic Lake Casino to fine-tune their message, play the slots, and practice the Ransberger Pivot

  • Sports

    August 11, 1999

    The Golden Age

    Former Fillies center Tonyus Chavers watches from the sidelines as women's pro basketball hits the jackpot

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Music

    February 24, 1999
  • Sports

    January 13, 1999

    Bird Hunting

    Having plucked Cardinals, the Vikes go gunning for Falcons

  • Sports

    September 2, 1998

    The Purple Point Machine

    With an easy schedule and the league's most exciting rookie added to an already potent offense, this year's Vikings need to deliver on suddenly high expectations

  • Sports

    November 26, 1997

    The Cheeseheads' Graveyard

    Last year, the Vikings' quicker defensive linemen sacked Favre seven times, whipping blockers almost as soon as the ball was snapped. Essentially the same lines square off Monday night.

  • Music

    June 12, 1996
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