As this crisp, pleasant, all-too-short time of year rolls around again, productivity is in the air. Kids go back to school, adults go back to regular work hours, we take our last trips to the cabin and start making dinner in the crock pot instead of on the grill, and suddenly every store smells like ... More >>
Childish Gambino Myth, Maplewood Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Childish Gambino's rap schtick shouldn't work as well as it does. In the vein of Drake a la Degrassi, Gambino -- aka Donald Glover -- got his start writing for 30 Rock before earning a role on NBC's try-hard comedy Community. But despite, or ... More >>
Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
There are few things we love more than a small local business making the big leagues, and this week, we caught wind that the local dining event, Dinner on the Farm, will be expanding in a big way. They've teamed up with New York's premier craft brewer, Brooklyn Brewery, to take their event on the ro ... More >>
From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil is ready for a triple premiere at Mixed Blood
Veteran underground experimenters Jackie Beckey and Andie Mazorol began their sludge-punk band Myrrh three years ago, adding lap steel guitarist Jason Millard a year ago. On their new untitled vinyl release on the Soft Abuse label, Beckey creates heavy, trance melodies and feedback via her viola, an ... More >>
David Byrne's majestic installation Playing the Building comes to the Twin Cities in November. Following up his tour launch with St. Vincent in mid-September, it seems the ex-Talking Heads frontman is really taking a liking to Minnesota of late.This 17,000 square foot installation is one of the most ... More >>
How to eat like a Scandinavian
If you've ever been to Fulton Farmers Market you might have met Anna Racer and Pete Skold selling vegetables from underneath a tarpaulin. This young couple are the owners of Waxwing Farm, a small CSA and market farm in Webster, Minnesota. The popularity of farmers markets, CSAs, and the local food ... More >>
Headshot, Unforgivable, Natural Selection, and more
First Aid KitCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisSaturday, April 7, 2012First Aid Kit gave Twin Cities music fans a small taste of the majesty of their new record, The Lion's Roar, during an opening set for Lykke Li back in November at a far too noisy First Avenue. Thankfully, the Swedish sisters Jo ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
In their third update since the announcement, Wikileaks addresses some of those questions and concerns raised about Coleman's campaign leak of private data.
Chatting with Lykke Li in anticipation for her show this Sunday at the Varsity Theater.
The latest, greatest success from the Twin Cities returns to the wellspring of its creativity
David Cronenberg's 'History' repeats itself
'Guerrilla' Has a Crush on Patty Hearst
St. Paul's newest fine dining restaurant, a rebours, blends the art of bakery on Grand with a finesse all its own
Uzbek beauties! Swedish peaceniks! Iranian mummies! A guide to the high-wire act otherwise known as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.
Whether an Algerian-born street rat, a metaphysical quixoticist, or the James Dean of writers, the real Albert Camus steps forward in a new biography.