While being walked on Easter evening, a papillon named Ziggy was suddenly and brutally attacked and left for dead by a boxer after it tore away from a leash held by a young boy in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park. (Read the full backstory here.)Late last month, the boxer responsible for the attac ... More >>
Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But on April 3, the Univer ... More >>
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.When Lady Gaga first hit the scene, no one was indifferent about her. You either loved her or hated her, and usually to a large extreme. But now, ... More >>
Yesterday, University of Minnesota police sent out a crime alert after four violent robberies occurred on or near campus during a four hour stretch early Sunday morning. Those robberies were similar to six other incidents that have taken place since mid-August.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries Univers ... More >>
Rep. Gene Pelowski, D-Winona, is chair of the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, so it's not like he's just another voice in the wilderness when it comes to the University of Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries University of Minnesota's female orgasm event And at a time when ... More >>
Remember earlier this year when the University of Minnesota was being criticized by the Wall Street Journal and legislature for having lost control of its spending? If the latest news is any indication, it looks like not much has changed the past couple months.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries $3,406 ... More >>
Muzak just joined the ranks of words like aspirin, brassiere, cellophane, escalator, granola, kerosene, linoleum, trampoline, yo-yo, & zipper. These were brands that became the colloquialism for the thing itself, and the word lives on well after the brand itself has gone to that great Piggly Wi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rush Limbaugh has a crush on Chris Kluwe-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceEither Ellen has a very strange taste in literature, or she didn' ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerYesterday, Rush Limbaugh devoted a few mi ... More >>
Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language
SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising emailWhen Michele Bachmann makes shit up in her fundraising emails, it's kinda funny, but unintentionally so. When Al Franken does it, it's just kinda funny.In his latest please-give-me-money message, Franken harkens back to his ... More >>
Michele Bachmann admits that she is not a doctor or scientist.Michele Bachmann has come full circle on the HPV vaccine, and for the first time since... well, ever, she's admitted total ignorance.Let's track the arc of Bachmann's wild statements about this vaccine, which "medical doctors" say prev ... More >>
Pawlenty says he never said the quote Bachmann is using against him.Tim Pawlenty says Michele Bachmann quoted a line he never actually said to attack him, and he's tweeting like a maniac to set the record straight. In an interview with well-respected radio journalist Rush Limbaugh in May, Pawlent ... More >>
Bachmann signs a book deal.With Monday's debate in her rearview mirror, the rehabilitation of Michele Bachmann from Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman to Serious Presidential Candidate continues apace. Word is out this morning that she's inked a deal to publish a memoir to be co-written by Wal ... More >>
Can't we all just get along?The pride of University of Minnesota Moorhead and lefty MSNBC host Ed Schultz sure beat himself up pretty good last night after calling radio host Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut." "I have been in this business since 1978, and I have made a lot of mistakes," he ... More >>
Everyone has an opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. In Minnesota, a lot of them used Twitter to luxuriate in sweet revenge for 9/11. Others found absurd humor in reactionary politics, or lamented that the state of the world hasn't changed very much in the past 24 hours. We've coll ... More >>
She's really influential.Last week, Time Magazine ran a cover story that asked, "Is Hell Dead?" Today, it named Rep. Michele Bachmann to it's "Most Influential" list, and got Rush Limbaugh to write the hagiography. Make of that what you will.
What do Dolly Parton and ABC's 1990 primetime lineup have in common?
Al Franken will be Rand Paul's Democratic mentor.Right-wingers concerned about their favored politicians drinking the Capitol Hill Kool-Aid instead of the tea must be gagging over this news: Freshman GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky wants our very own liberal firebrand Al Franken to be his Democrat ... More >>
Day two of the National Poetry Slam held another set of preliminary bouts. Across the downtown area groups of four teams battled it out for first place and a spot in Friday's semifinal round. For day two City Pages camped out at Wild Tymes for the evening. The first bout featured teams from A ... More >>
Via WikipediaThe Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh's act of anti-government terrorism.U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum raised eyebrows last week when she took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to ask certain unnamed colleagues to cool their overheated right-wing ... More >>
Governor shakes hands with crazy
Look where Tim Pawlenty wants to go in his search for support from the Republican Party base.
Reminder: Nothing ever dies on the Internet. Addendum: If it doesn't die, it may come back to bite you.
She wasn't elected vice president, she quit her job as Alaska's governor and fans treat her like a rock star.
The governor has been racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles lately, but not a lot of love.
The congresswoman is asked questions but never challenged on her answers.
Cartoonist's flapjack-topped noggins target everyone from McCain to Franken to Harry Potter
Perhaps his most risky joke was retelling a line from Chris Rock, when he says, "And George W. Bus ... More >>
Band reaches across party lines to find new sense of unity
Can Al Franken become a U.S. Senator just by being Al Franken?
CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 620 mile rupture in the sea floor, scientists said last week. HIV-positive Russian women and their children face widespread disc ... More >>
Strib ribs Jesse's $25k; what will they say about Sean Hannity's fee? Here's how the Star Tribune online slugged its piece about Jesse Ventura's St. Olaf appearance today: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura brought his high-priced national road show to students at St. Olaf College on Monday and gave a vinta ... More >>
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
In which I crack my ribs and discover a drug worth abusing
Right-wingers divine new education standards
Sometimes karma needs a nudge
To a house divided and a marriage that keeps going bump in the night
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Those who stumble upon the Security Store usually finger the stun gun with laser-sight (Rodney King comments are a staple).