• News

    May 14, 2014

    Colin and Andrea Chisholm's real-life American hustle

    The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Franz Ferdinand's Paul Thomson: Four-on-the-floor is never going to die

    With retro-tinged singles like "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand got the indie kids dancing ten years ago. After winning the Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut, the Glaswegian quartet quickly capitalized with the underrated You Could Have It So Much Better, and toured relentlessly. But their las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Jacuzzi Boys: We'll follow what excites us down the rabbit hole

    Jacuzzi Boys were South Florida's big revelation in 2007. Somewhere between the arenas of punk power-pop and surf psychedelics, their rock 'n' roll racket has certainly captured the attention of numerous fans across the world and independent heavy-hitters like Hardly Art and Third Man Records. Compr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Django Django and Night Moves at First Avenue, 3/16/13

    Django Django With Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis March 16, 2013 For their debut Minneapolis performance, the U.K. electro-pop sensation Django Django eschewed the more modest local introductions of their fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees (and eventual winner) Alt-J, and brazenly scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Lady Starlight: You don't have to sell your soul to do this

    When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's opening act, Lady Starlight -- a metal DJ and performance artist. Any studious Little Monster will be ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2013

    Rage against the Machinima

    YouTube's stars and multichannel networks are at odds over money and creative control as the site grows

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Frightened Rabbit at The Assembly at the Woman's Club, 10/12/2012

    Frightened Rabbit with Arc in RoundThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisFriday, October 12, 2012The night could easily have been deemed "Plaid and Beards" at the Woman's Club in Minneapolis on Friday night with most of the sold out audience in said attire. Or even "An Evening of Storytelling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Owl City's Adam Young on EDM, religion, and his Ford Mustang

    See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up Carly Rae Jepsen on meeting Owl City's Adam Young and "Good Time"Owl City's "Good Time" collaboration with the Minneapolis Youth Chorus -- behind-the-scenesThe basement bleeps and bloops of Owl City have been one of Minnesota's best-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities have a great and growing beer scene. I've spent the last year traveling the upper Midwest visiting breweries and tasting brews. I've been to about 130 and can say with some authority that the beers brewed in the Twin Cities are among the best in the region. We've got some great brewp ... More >>

  • News

    August 3, 2011

    Fringe Festival 2011: A preview of your best bets

    Theater fans can pick from 168 shows

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Neil Gaiman responds to "pencil-necked weasel" insult by Matt Dean [INTERVIEW]

    Neil Gaiman vs. Matt Dean​Matt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Billy Bragg at the Cedar Cultural Center, 9/8/2010

    Photos by Alexa Jones​Billy BraggSeptember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterWednesday night proved to be the perfect time for Billy Bragg to come rolling through Minneapolis (when isn't it, really), with the political winds starting to blow fitfully, and frustration being felt by all classes of soci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Walkers World Cup chips cross the pond

    ​Last month I blogged about the Flavor Cup of Walkers crisp flavors (that's chips to us) which coincides with the World Cup of soccer beginning next week in South Africa. As it happens my only faithful reader is a Scottish guy named Elliott, and he offered to mail me as many of the bizarre fla ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2010
  • Music

    September 23, 2009

    Owl City breaking through the who's-hoot of local electronica

    Ocean Eyes is a debut digitally devised to delight

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    The very first Minneapolis Film Festival, 1981

    To celebrate the 26th Minneapolis Film Festival, with the kind assistance of the Internet, we've recre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Haunting the Loch Ness

    As a paranormal investigator, Chad Lewis has, over the years, tracked the elusive chupacabra, toured the infamous Loch Ness, hunted vampires in Transylvania, and visited the standard haunted house. He organizes the Unexplained Conferences and is the host of The Unexplained TV and radio shows. ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    My Summer of Love

    Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Bring 'em On!

    The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism

  • Arts

    July 2, 2003

    French Kissing the U.K.

    The MIA's new painting show documents how French and British artists swapped style (if not spit). Isn't it romantic?

  • Movies

    June 4, 2003

    All She Wants Is...

    'Morvern Callar' pleasures its heroine

  • Movies

    April 9, 2003

    Film-Fest Pick Hits

    Favorites from the second week of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Love, Money, or Mercy

    One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.

  • Music

    April 11, 2001

    Crimes and Misdemeanors

    With The Red Thread, Arab Strap commits atrocities against romance

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Lost In Space

    How can you sample the Statue of Liberty? What is Wile E. Coyote standing on when he runs off a cliff? Solving the riddles of the universe with digital artist Paul Higham

  • Arts

    April 19, 2000

    Reel Two

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week

  • News

    November 24, 1999

    Welcome to Minnetripoli

    Libyan dissenters worldwide build a virtual headquarters--on a local public-access server

  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Putting Green

    Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.

  • Arts

    February 10, 1999

    The Music of Sound

    Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns

  • Movies

    December 9, 1998
  • Arts

    June 17, 1998

    The Pluck of the Irish

    From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland

  • News

    December 31, 1997

    Artists Of The Year

    We list the best of the best of 1997.

  • Arts

    December 10, 1997

    Accept No Imitations

    I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me, And We Are All Together: Danny Hoch mimics all in a show at Walker Art Center.

  • Arts

    January 8, 1997

    Divine Intervention

    Lars von Trier's acclaimed Breaking the Waves may be more classic Hollywood drama than art film.

  • News

    December 25, 1996
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    October 16, 1996
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    November 8, 1995
  • Arts

    November 1, 1995

    Taking Out the Garbage

    Wisconsin uber-producer Butch Vig and band swap the studio for the road.