Ellison thinks Cain might be "a sick individual."Herman Cain is intolerant of Muslims, and Keith Ellison is intolerant of Herman Cain.In an interview with Salon.com, Ellison said Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza now running for the Republican presidential nomination, is "trying to distin ... More >>
Bachmann's quote blamed Obama for the Casey Anthony verdictMichele Bachmann raised eyebrows last week with her comment blaming President Barack Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict. "Well, I've been visiting all the primary states, and I've been talking to people, and people all over the place a ... More >>
Critics' picks for the year
YouTubeAlex Pareene sans regrets.Alex Pareene was blogging prolifically from his NYU dorm before anyone was paying him to do so, often about hating other NYU students and occasionally about his hometown, Minneapolis. Then like a fairy blogmother, Gawker owner Nick Denton whisked him away to ... More >>
Lady Gaga proclaimed yesterday that "Equality is the prime rib of America," simultaneously empowering and confusing the hell out of legions of GLBT activists as they rallied against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." While the nation's top socio-political scientists try to decode what Gaga could have possi ... More >>
Minnesota's very own fly in the ointment of airline security platitudes is ready to lampoon the Transportation Safety Administration. Again.
A San Francisco photo exhibit features some of the men and women literally bringing home the bacon.
St. Olaf has let go the visiting prof, but a cursory Google search could have prevented embarrassment
Garrison Keillor, the host of American Public Media's Prairie Home Companion, has bloggers fuming over a recent edition of his syndicated column The Old Scout.
A word from--and about--Cindy Sheehan One of the stranger facets of modern reporting is the advent of the media teleconference. A press release shows up in a reporter's e-mail inbox, usually putting forth an expert on an issue of the day. There's a 1-800 number to call at a designated time, with a ... More >>
Since the fearless leaders at the Capitol have adjourned for the summer, there hasn't been much to report on the stadium front. That could all change, of course, if the governor and legislative honchos decide to haul everyone back to St. Paul in the fall for a special legislative session just to add ... More >>
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
The Strib, Norm Coleman, and the myth of objectivity
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture