Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketb ... More >>
Jason Statham's anti-hero has a long history in books and film
From horror and documentaries to indies and comedies, this year will be big in film
I haven't had too many shows over the last week. It's been kinda nice, but I've noticed that, for some reason, I've started looking like a step dad on vacation; Tucked-in T-shirts, goofy vacation hats and payless cross trainers. Weird.
Bored zombies. Image by mattwi1s0nPeople, we are currently depleting one of our most precious natural pop-culture resources: monsters. In an era where the tenor of the times seems to be "everyone around me is a mindless automaton who wants to rip me apart for not being one of them," the Zombie ... More >>
Among the many horror offerings coursing through the Twin Cities entertainment blood stream this Halloween season, the most unique has to be director Sam Raimi's 1992 pageant of blood Army of Darkness, showing this Friday and Saturday nights at the Riverview Theater. Though filled with the gore, ... More >>
Hardcover Theater show at Bryant-Lake Bowl through May 21
I'm gonna tell you somethin', and then you're gonna judge me. I really, really like Tool. Now that that's out of the way, I'm gonna tell you that Shooter Jennings, progeny of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, just put out a concept album under the band name Hierophant. I'v ... More >>
Storytellers arrives at a moment when West's rep could maybe use a little polish.
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
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In a journey that has so far resembled a cross between a walkathon and The Straight Story, local musician Robert William Van Vranken II has been wheeling across Minnesota since June 1, raising money and awareness for injured war veterans.
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
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Why Neil Gaiman is about to become bigger than death
Kiwi bar patrons get yellow cards, THC makes pregnancy more difficult, GOP donors put a Green on the ballot in Pennsylvania, John Irving roots for Harry Potter, a 1965 anti-porn documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Zombies tear into capitalist culture: Living is for losers
When it comes to podcasting in the land of 10,000 lakes, the first name that comes to mind is Garrick Van Buren. I decided to see if he could still type, so I sent him 5 Silly Questions and this is what he wrote...
Soft Covers. Hard Women. A New Series of Pulps to Savor Over Whiskey from a Plastic Bottle.
Bad news for readers looking forward to Stephen King's retirement: besides just publishing a new novel and promising two more in 2006, King has signed on with Marvel Comics for a Gunslinger series beginning next April. (Art will be by Jae Lee, who's also worked with Michael Chabon.) While comics wer ... More >>
'Take Me Out' tackles big-league homophobia
Quirkiness proves contagious on 'Kingdom Hospital'
David Cronenberg talks about signing a contract with death and the yucky kind of mommy love
On the heels of Harry Potter, young adult books are sweeping the mainland. Why would grownups rather read about sorcery than sex?
'The Ring' signals that there's nobody home
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
Conjuring tricks of memory onstage
NBC brings torture to television--and we're not just talking about another wedding on Friends
August Wilson's Jitney dresses for excess; Stephen King's Shawshank Redemption tries the stage
Stanley Kubrick's long-delayed Eyes Wide Shut sets out to baffle and bore Tom Cruise fans--and succeeds impeccably
University lectures on tape may be the most middlebrow product since Reader's Digest. So what's wrong with that?
The Dreamlife of Angels and Carrie offer inverse portraits of single white females
Notes on the least reputable and most profitable literary genre in American publishing: the romance novel.
John Updike's 17th novel takes on a century of American dreams.