NBC announced today that Prince will return to Saturday Night Live for his first appearance since 2006. (This does not count the many times he's been impersonated on the show, including a recent amusing turn by Fred Armisen.) This is the third official time Prince has been a musical guest on the pr ... More >>
Last month, City Council President Barb Johnson, who represents a good chunk of north Minneapolis, unloaded on her colleagues and city staff for spending their time on things like studies about racial inequalities instead of public safety issues, especially in her part of the city.The pertinence of ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow -- and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
It's hard to believe that it's already been six years since the institution of rock was turned on its face, the fame of the Beatles reduced to mere peanuts in the presence of something so much more important and the inhabitants of the planet rendered lemmings to the Doomsday ticking of Dethklok. Ok ... More >>
"Load up the RV, mama - we're goin' to WE Fest." You wish. Working stiffs like us don't get Fridays off, and we ain't got no RV. Maybe you ain't even got no mama. Poor you. But for those with mamas, vacation time, and an RV (or the dogged tenacity to sleep in a hot, muddy tent next to the portable ... More >>
"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." - Steve Martin
Happy 87th birthday to Foggy Mountain Boy Earl Scruggs! Scruggs, who along with Lester Flatt formed one of the most influential bluegrass outfits of all time, was born on this day 1924 in the small town of Flint Hill, North Carolina, and by the age of 21 was showcasing his syncopated, three-f ... More >>
If you snoozed on buying tickets to see Steve Martin this Sunday with the Muppets Jug Band at the State Theatre, I'm sorry to report the show is, for the time being, sold out. Kidding. His real band features backup band the Steep Canyon Rangers, with openers the Punch Brothers, all men made of sk ... More >>
SJP and cast struggle to stay forever young
A rundown of the four best tracks on the new Big Cats! and Tribe mixtape.
The star of the eagerly-anticipated 2011 film Cheaper by the Dozen 3:The White House Wreck shall pick, and likely grin.
In tiny increments via social media.
Even Meryl Streep's character is a high-strung, sex-starved nag
Norm Coleman and Al Franken are raking in serious dough for their U.S. Senate seat fight, but they are in need of some big boosts to make it through the upcoming appeals. They've already spent $11 million and there's no end in sight.
Don Cheadle plays a soldier in the U.S. Special Forces, a job (and a country) he turns his back on
A trip is sometimes like finding buried treasure, and sometimes like walking the plank
For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'
In honor of the Chicago Cubs (undoubtedly shortlived) presence in the playoffs, Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn has declared it Steve Goodman Day. The diminutive Chicago folkie, who penned the best damn baseball song ever written in " ... More >>
Penumbra's Get Ready delivers a hilarious grudge match set to music
'Nacho Libre' is black comedy without the laughs
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
'Shopgirl' actor-author can't cut the mustard, but licks the jar
CITY PAGES BLOGS Bob Smith declares war on Minnesota state government over the cigarette tax at No Force No Fraud. A little cat photo-blogging and the amazing things you can do with Reddi-Whip at Pussy Ranch. THESE DAYS The U.S. military has hired Halliburton Co. for nearly $5 billion in new wor ... More >>
Appalachia springs eternal on Columbia's bluegrass boxed set
Forget Eisner: Disney puts its stock in Dubya
Amélie Directs Our Attention to the Beauty of Everyday Details
Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction
The Source suggests that beatness is in the eye of the beholder