Somebody should buy Ronald McDonald a drink. The Golden Arches, having just left downtown Minneapolis in October, will officially vacate the skyways of St. Paul on Wednesday. See also: Downtown Minneapolis McDonald's will close
If the resounding "Shhh!" of librarians doesn't quite motivate you, and you need a little more hustle-bustle in the background as you work, there's no place like a coffee shop. No matter how hard you brainstorm during the day, sometimes genius strikes only after dark; so we found a few St. Paul ge ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
An organic, grass-fed dairy farm may be an idyllic setting, but things weren't looking so great for
Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps With Mankwe The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Thursday, January 10, 2013Caroline Smith and her constant companions Arlen Peiffer and Jesse Schuster have always seemed to enjoy surprising their fanbase. Never content to rest on the thoroughly winning fol ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>
Though it happens without fail every year, the temperature dip always seems to throw everyone for a loop. Co-workers obnoxiously compare notes on how long it takes them to scrape their windshields. Parents complain about having to buy yet another pair of snow boots for their still-growing kid. Eager ... More >>
A cell phone app can tell you where the nearest Starbucks is, or when's the best time to leave a movie for the bathroom. Thanks to Minneapolis computer programmer Ed Williams, there's also an app to help you record messages. Messages from ghosts.See Also:- Minnesota's Most Haunted Places- City Pages ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
"Minneapolis was one of the highlights of my entire life, and my last show in the city was at the Varsity in 2009. I am sort of daunted by the idea that I have to one-up that experience," divulges Kathleen Edwards. The Canadian singer will be back in town on Friday evening -- for a rescheduled show ... More >>
The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
Earlier this year, Ice Cube revealed that his 1993 hit "It Was a Good Day" was a fictional tale, but his true-to-life good days include a quality cup of joe. When the rapper/actor/director recently told Bon Apetit about his real morning routine, he didn't mention whether or not momma cooked the brea ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Photos by Anna GulbrandsenSia Thursday, July 21, 2011 First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Australian artist Sia stepped onto a vast multi-colored patchwork stage (a little Willy Wonka meets Grandma's knitting farm) at First Avenue's Mainroom last night to a delighted crowd of fans. The singer ... More >>
Last night, you were gleefully egging strangers' Camaros. (Not so bitchin' now, eh, monied day-trader douchebags?) Tomorrow, you can vote. The day after tomorrow, you can freak out about who everyone else voted for, nullifying your own vote five-fold. But today, why not mull over last week's mus ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDr. Dog October 23, 2010 First Avenue My second visit to First Avenue in the week, I walk into the club for Dr. Dog's Saturday night appearance expecting a much tamer crowd than during my first (Hank III/Assjack, Wednesday night), and yet, as security staff checks IDs and ap ... More >>
So Unionized You'll Freak
Caribou Coffee finally saw its profits go up in the first quarter of 2010. Gotta be a good sign that people are drinking Joe again. It's the little luxuries that count, right?
If you're still wearing Crocs, we don't really know what to tell you.
Every week it seems there's another reason to worry that your online life isn't yours, and that what you do online is really just fodder for the Great Marketer In The Sky.
Casey Spooner on his stage antics, Southern pride, and the near breakup of his band
Acclaimed local chef Doug Flicker has finally rolled out his own menus at Mission American Kitchen
Sculpture, sunshine, and soul-sustaining sandwiches in Seward
The Reverend Billy brings his anti-consumerism theater to the MOA
Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.
Minneapolis is a-changin', and the restaurant scene will never be the same
A collision with Christ's spokeswomen in the Annunciation parking lot
Will FBI contacts keep fearful Somalis away from the ballot box?
'Outfoxed' and 'Uncovered' point a familiar finger at evildoers
Why would a giant of free jazz hang out with middle school kids?
Media people: I mean you no harm
Italy and South America meet in Golden Valley
From flavor factories to modern-day sharecropping, author Eric Schlosser looks at the supersize mess created by our Fast Food Nation
That's a Wrap: Wim Wenders's stars play out his biscotti metaphor in The End of Violence.
The education bill's dead; long live the education bill