Robbinsdale is quickly gaining a lot of national attention and this time it has nothing to do with the Travailian revolution that's been going on over there. This week, USA Today named St. Petersburg Restaurant & Vodka Bar to its list of the 10 best vodka bars in the country. See also: ... More >>
Olga Bell of the Dirty Projectors has completed a nine-movement song cycle Krai. For Bell, this is a very personal project. The writing process was a way for her to connect with her Russian history, and allowed her to forge a deeper artistic bond with her mother.Tonight, the project debuts at the Wa ... More >>
The new Uptown vodka bar delivers real-deal Russian fare
What better way to warm up mid-winter than with a little vodka and some beautiful art? The current exhibition at the Museum of Russian Art follows the tale of the Romanov family and the legacy of their lost empire, and to celebrate the exhibit and face the frigid season with a bit of Russian flair, ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
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Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
Keira Knightley blossoms as the Russian literary heroine on the silver screen
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
As we gird ourselves for winter, it seems worthwhile to mention that -- according to a new Men's Health article -- St. Paul people are way, way happier than the denizens of Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix. So they can take all that sunshine and cram it.
Photo: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walkYou want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>
Travail is the best thing to happen to Robbinsdale dining yet.Mike Brown and James Winberg made a name for themselves with their tasty, playful pub fare at the North Side's Victory 44 and then decamped for the suburbs. Their new venue, Travail Kitchen and Amusements, in the site of the form ... More >>
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U Film Society's Jewish Film Festival delivers a celluloid shalom for the age of kabala chic
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Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.