Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
See Also:Tony Bones is a different rapper on We Only Live OnceFancy Ray cameos in new Anchormen "Doors" videoA staple of the Minnesota hip-hop scene, Long Doe Records are celebrating ten years as a crew, a label, and a movement this Saturday at the Cabooze. The street rap pioneers have been remarkab ... More >>
See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>
The Hot Dish loves a fresh foodie headline and this week saw some doozies. Free beer always works for us and frankly, we wish we had come up with the title Farmageddon. Buy one get one free is kind of a favorite too. So we're a little easy with the praise, but we're still quite sure this round-up ... More >>
Pho followers have been complaining all month about Saigon Restaurant's abrupt closing this September, its third extended shutdown of the year. Fans of the popular Vietnamese eatery noticed it had quietly closed on September 2. A Facebook user took to the restaurant's page and asked, "How come you ... More >>
Chef Alex Chase and Hello Kitty share a laughAlex Chase, executive chef at Masu Sushi and Robata in Northeast, may prefer the chaos of a kitchen to the babble of a Twitter feed, but we were able to coax a few more insights out of the self-described shy guy. Yesterday we discussed the depths ... More >>
WikipediaThe venerated Gen. Vang Pao in the early '60s.Last night, news arrived from California that Gen. Vang Pao succumbed to a 10-day battle with pneumonia and died at the age of 81. Though decades have passed since he lead the Royal Army of Laos in guerrilla combat during the Vietnam W ... More >>
Crowning a new banh mi king!The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>
Courtesy of Gastro Non Grata Gastro co-founders Jeff Mitchell and Craig Drehmel: Their No. 1 work rule? Don't get drunk. Gastro Non Grata, the traveling circus that is part backyard BBQ, part beer festival, and all rock, takes on its biggest event to date Sunday with Vagabond Vacation at ... More >>
The monthly roundup of what we've reported on restaurants opening, closing, and coming soon.
The new Saigon is bigger, but the jury's out on whether or not it's better.
The senate race between the Republican incumbent and the former SNL comedian is the most expensive in the country
Mexican food goes upscale on Lake Street
A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address
Hip Hop's Big Rock-the-Bells Thinkers Break Free from Industry Shackles.
A letter carrier in south Minneapolis for 15 years, Vincent Wyckoff sees the full range of humanity on a daily basis. In Beware of the Cat: And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier, he recounts some of his more memorable moments--from heartwarming elderly birthday parties, to violent attack cats, to ... More >>
Wherein six Minnesotans brave the Mekong River, whirlpools, and dysentery in a leaky boat with a lawnmower engine held together by toothpaste and cardboard and live to tell about it
2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.
Hollywood's trilogy of terror frightened the blockbuster into art
The sort-of true story of a Minneapolis man who made his mom into a movie, plus two local trailers, and 36 reviews from around the globe
Bush brigade prepares to take Manhattan
A top-10 list for a banner year
Coppola's 'One from the Heart' is no more of a Valentine now than it was in '82
Dear Dara's year-end wrap-up
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
In search of the humble, perfect italian sub
Of seals, Shakopee, and bittersweet recollections of dates gone by
Apocalypse Now Redux extends an epic allegory of American megalomania into the 21st Century
Twenty-nine songs by Jacques Brel add up to a galling amount of Gallicism
Alt rock eats it with another radio format change
In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week
Three Seasons sells its audience a pretty picture of Vietnam
Thien-Bao Phi brings his cultural grievances and personal lamentations to the arena of competitive poetry
1973 Nobel Prize Winner Henry Kissinger and friends.
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.