Wizard World reinterprets the “comic con” and brings it to the masses, but Twin Cities retailers aren’t going down without a superhero-sized fight
Late last week, a reader sent City Pages a photo showing men dressed in German SS uniforms seated in the main dining room of northeast Minneapolis restaurant Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit surrounded by Nazi flags. The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, had himself received the photo from a friend, ... More >>
They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
The creators of South Park and Avenue Q team up for an irreverent Broadway hit worth the hype
Howdy! My name is Peter Michael Miller and I play in a band called, We Are the Willows. I've been touring and playing music under said band name for years now, and the "band" has always been somewhat of a rotating cast of musicians. Within the last year or so the band has done less rotating and w ... More >>
Ridley Scott space epic has plenty of horror but too much philosophy
LeVar Burton hosted Reading Rainbow from the early 1980s to the mid 2000s. Earlier this spring, Burton -- who you may also remember as Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation and its associated films -- announced the impending return of the pioneering bonkers-for-books chi ... More >>
Hello Kitty lunchbox from Amazon ($21.65 with shipping)There is a rather large section of the foodie population that gleefully self-identifies as geeks. It makes sense, as only a geek could get excited about things like sous vide or which varietal of hop provides the best counterbalance for ... More >>
What does Columbus Day mean, exactly?
Photo by Nikki MillerDave King Trucking Company January 15, 2011 Loring Theater, Minneapolis Saturday night, the Dave King Trucking Company not only inaugurated the Loring Theater's return to its roots of cinema, theater, music and variety performances, but also taught us what that one reall ... More >>
Mitch GeradsIf you've ever been to a comics convention, you probably have a good idea as what to expect from the 23rd annual installation of the Midwest Comic Book Association's gathering, FallCon. And sure, it's a good opportunity to pick up some collectible geek swag, gawk at fan-made costumes, ... More >>
How do we look to the rest of America? A certain congresswoman from a certain northern suburb earns the lion's share of national ink these days for comments about anti-American presidents, Acorn plots and socialist-facist evildoers in Congress. She has her fans. And then there's The Audacity ... More >>
The local rap crew is preparing for a big show this weekend in Dinkytown.
Be inspired by everything from an anime festival to a film noir microcinema
Is it just beer goggles, or does the Nordeast Bulldog have the best bar food ever?
The revived Town Talk redefines the diner, with Champagne and fancy glassware for all
What's a lapsed-Catholic former sex worker who doesn't like religious dogma to do when she finds out she still believes?
The lush wonders of Bill Daley's illustration gallery
Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites
Martinis for purists and lovers of fruity mixed drinks alike
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
Fischerspooner swallow the rotting artifacts of punk and new wave
For Budd Rugg the world is one big unrequited crush
The coolest toys of the 1970s return to our universe
Medea Bali gives a kecak kick to Euripides' shtick
Seeking enlightenment in a rented ballroom with an evangelist and two dozen Klingons
The National Writers Union won a landmark decision on behalf of freelancers. Or did it?
Three debut collections of short stories question our terms of endearment
Family Guy's madcap suburban Dada slips on more serious subjects
With her complicated hero, Miles Vorkosigan, Minnesota science-fiction writer Lois Bujold leads an expedition into inner space
The X-Files '99: Is the universe out to get us or are we just having trouble getting it on?
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo