PRIDE weekend in the Twin Cities is known for its epic parties, spectacular parades and over-the-top everything. Behind the hoopla, of course, you can find countless organizers, performers and activists working tirelessly to rally the masses under a banner of equality and self-love. Gimme Noise caug ... More >>
No, Minnesota, you're welcome, for being so awesome.In between bubble teas and rolled cigarettes, leading social scientists Gawker polled each of their staff members and asked them to rate each state on a scale of 1-10. Guess what, Minnesota? They like us!In Gawker's cynical eyes, Minnesota is th ... More >>
He's good enough, he's smart enough ...That comic book rendition of Sen. Al Franken's journey from SNL to the Senate has hit the streets. We've said it before, we'll say it again: He's good enough, he's smart enough, but doggone it, he looks a little bit too much like Stuart Smalley here, do ... More >>
We told you the other day about how Jason Mattera, a big star in right-wing media these days, tried to ambush Sen. Al Franken recently with some claptrap about the health care bill containing billions of dollars for monkey bars. Well, Mattera has pleaded his case to Bill O'Reilly at Fox News ... More >>
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