Coffee snobs, grab your mugs. Shawn Person, of Moonshine Coffee, is in the midst of readying a space at 2386 Territorial Road, near the corner of Raymond and University, to become a kind of community kitchen for the coffee roasting set. Roundtable Coffee Works will have a storefront where you can ... More >>
-- Update and a suspect mugshot at bottom -- According to the Star Tribune, Mark Andrew, the runner-up to Betsy Hodges in November's Minneapolis mayoral election, was sitting by himself at a Mall of America Starbucks around 5:30 p.m. yesterday when someone grabbed his iPhone off the table and headed ... More >>
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
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 >>
The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration
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 >>
Spring -- in case you were too busy holed up with an Xbox and a case of Five-Hour Energy to notice -- has pretty much sprung. Which is why this is as a good a time as any for rousing, energetic tunes that resonate equally well through ear buds and car stereos and home hi-fi systems, like the latest ... 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 >>
Minneapolis and Edina get new java-based joints
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
Snickers has recycled its Snacklish campaign.
Yes, there really is a band called Starfucker. And Ryan Warner interviewed them prior to tonight's show at the Entry.
Acclaimed local chef Doug Flicker has finally rolled out his own menus at Mission American Kitchen
On April 24, at approximately 9:18 a.m., Eagan police officers were dispatched to the Peace Reform Church on Glory Drive to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, the cops were informed that four credit cards and $5 in cash had been stolen from a church employee's purse.
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.
A collision with Christ's spokeswomen in the Annunciation parking lot
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
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?
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
After a storybook career on the stage, dancer and choreographer Lise Houlton helms the troupe her mother founded, Minnesota Dance Theater
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
The upscaling of everything