Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Kramarczuk's, the classic Eastern European-style deli in northeast Minneapolis, hosted its third-annual Kielbasa Festival on Friday and Saturday. For two days, the parking lot of the local sausage haven was filled with people under a tent dancing to live music, drinking beer, and meeting new friends ... More >>
Back in the late '60s, the singer-songwriter Rodriguez was slated to be Detroit's own Bob Dylan. Although he made a couple of terrific records, they only made it as far as the cut-out bin in the United States. Over time, however, his music caught fire in South Africa, and he became revered from af ... More >>
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We may not have Lollapalooza, but there are still plenty of bands in the Twin Cities this weekend. This Friday Dosh releases his new 7" at the 7th Street Entry while Haley Bonar takes on the Turf, fronting the new wave band Gramma's Boyfriend. Be sure to hang around First Ave and the Entry Satu ... More >>
If the recent cold spell has put you in the mood for autumn food with an international flair, you're in luck. Cooks of Crocus Hill will be hosting a South African wine pairing dinner and demonstration class this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Here are the details:
John GlasSerious wine geek winesTo me there are three types of wine drinkers: the wine drinker, the wine snob, and the wine geek. Wine drinkers are the largest of the three groups, and they are the most likely to try a new wine bar, buy a glass of South African chenin blanc at a restaurant, ... More >>
photo via the Dundas Football Club Oh my god. The vuvuzela. Let's get this over with.
From South Korea to South Africa
The only reason I discovered Busi Mhlongo is a sad one for several reasons: she died about a week ago at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in South Africa as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Born Victoria Busisiwe Mhlongo in Natal, South Africa sixty-two years ago, she began making m ... More >>
It's not surprising that World Cup soccer teams have very specific diets while playing in the largest sporting event in the world.
The big political buzz on Friday: Gov. Tim Pawlenty was among 30 U.S. governors to receive a threatening letter from an organization called The Guardians of Free Republics. Their agenda: "The Restore America Plan is a bold achievable strategy for behind-the-scenes peaceful reconstruction of ... More >>
If this is your weekend with your kids, why not catch a few of the best offerings for the under-ages set from the International Film Fest?
The House cuts student loan subsidies, a Desperate Housewife is a pre-op transsexual, Nelson Mandela is a cartoon, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
THESE DAYS In a potentially major breakthrough in the campaign against AIDS, French and South African researchers have apparently found that male circumcision reduces by about 70% the risk that men will contract HIV through intercourse with infected women. Minnesota journalists and First Amendment ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Corey Anderson "adds" songs 51 through 54 to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at American Idle. Peter S. Scholtes adds 22 hip hop songs and eight R&B classics to the list at Complicated Fun. The Simpsons movie is a go, while Universal dumps Watchmen. More cartoon, movie, and gra ... More >>
An African comedy of cattle prophecies and cell-phone chieftains
The post-apartheid doc Long Night's Journey Into Day examines reconciliation as a form of activism
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim found a mentor in Duke Ellington, a fan in Mandela, a community in American free jazz, and a muse in his once-lost country