• Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Council Member Andrew Johnson blasts MPD for laissez faire response to north Mpls drive-by

    First-term City Council Member Andrew Johnson took to Facebook to blast the Minneapolis Police Department for what he regards as an inadequate response to a drive-by shooting.Johnson says he was doing some volunteer work in north Minneapolis Saturday afternoon when shots rang out a short distance aw ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Culinary adventures with strange foods in the Twin Cities

    We bite into uncharted territory from testicles to urchins

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 47, La Loma's tamales

    There's a reason that La Loma, when they cater public events, often runs out of their tamales. It's because there's not another place in the Twin Cities offering anything close to these handmade snacks, steamed in either a corn husk or banana leaf and filled with a finely ground corn flour and delec ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2013

    The Real Houseboats of the Mississippi

    Floating with the live-aboards at the Watergate Marina and the St. Paul Yacht Club

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Alabama Shakes at First Avenue, 8/2/12

    Alabama Shakes and Dry The RiverFirst Avenue, MinneapolisThursday, August 2, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Alabama Shakes and Dry The River at First Avenue "Sometimes I don't know what to say. It doesn't mean I don't love you," said a breathless Brittany Howard to the audience last night, as the Alabama ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 9, 2010

    One week on the raw food diet

    It's trendy, but is it tolerable?

  • News

    February 17, 2010

    Is American Family Legal Plan duping Minnesota's elderly?

    Insurance scams target vulnerable Americans

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    The Twins' Mike Redmond is Minnesota's catcher in the raw

    "Old Dog" is one of the oldest—but best—back-up catchers in the league

  • Restaurants

    February 18, 2009

    Pak Zam Zam brings a bit of Pakistan to Nordeast

    Country's unique flavors offered in inexpensive, generous portions

  • Restaurants

    February 4, 2009

    Long Cheng livestock market slays your meal in front of you

    St. Paul slaughterhouse lets you watch as your dinner is butchered

  • Restaurants

    February 6, 2008

    Going Stag

    Kim Bartmann's latest venture updates the supper-club concept for the green era

  • News

    August 16, 2006

    But Seriously, Folks

    Did you hear the one about the Green Party pol who was convicted of bribery?

  • News

    July 26, 2006

    Little Earth: The Troubles

    Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Brave New Highway

    Coming soon: The microwavable road?

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Two Hundred Twenty-Four Ballots...and No Hanging Chads!

    Picked to Click Pollsters cast their votes

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Wet Hot American Summer

    You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.

  • Arts

    June 20, 2001

    Animal Husbandry

    Local painter and sculptor Rob McBroom brings a feral sense of resourcefulness to Zoo

  • News

    September 20, 2000

    The Final Frontier

    An imaginary spaceship. Disembodied voices. An angel/whore named Amy. Rocco Dandrea's descent into madness and death--and the mental-health system that was ill-equipped to stop it.

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    Stop That Train!

    Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.

  • Restaurants

    December 8, 1999
  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Love Stings

    Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.

  • News

    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

  • News

    October 14, 1998

    Helter Shelter

    Fresh air, a river at your feet, and stars on the ceiling: Home, sweet home. At least until Minneapolis cops raid your camp.

  • Restaurants

    May 27, 1998

    Soul on Nice

    Authenticity is high on my list nowadays, since it seems to be fast becoming one of the rarest of commodities in restaurants. Anyone for spring rolls at Erin Go Burritos? Cheese steaks at Juan de Chang's?