• Movies

    May 28, 2014

    Summer movies don't have to suck

    Your guide to this season's flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Zen Box Izakaya brings worldly inspiration to their ramen

    The Ramen Attacks lines were epic. By some accounts, people waited, with varying degrees of patience, for over four hours to get a bowl of those coveted noodles. At Zen Box Izakaya the winter wait time has been reduced drastically. Chef and owner John Ng just returned from a culinary tour of Japan a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 18, 2013

    Sweet Science Ice Cream's good chemistry

    Artisan ice cream maker finds a home and inspiration at Verdant Tea Room

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Karen Nyberg, Minnesota astronaut, shares amazing shots from space [PHOTOS]

    Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel unveil more reunion tour dates -- two in Minneapolis

    The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Highway suicide: Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic?

    ​On a mid-November morning last year, as the sun was still coming up, a woman wearing a long, dark jacket wandered onto Interstate 94.It was a horrifying sight to drivers on their commute to work, many of whom had to veer quickly out of the way to avoid hitting her."Everyone was kind of swerving a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    WCCO "dog meat" story gets the NMA TV treatment [VIDEO]

    Schugel in real life and in CG (wearing a dunce cap).​WCCO reporter James Schugel is having one hell of a week. First, he breaks a story about a butcher shop in Chinatown selling dog meat that turns out to be super false. Then, the mistake goes viral. Next the Asian American Journalists Associati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Agwa de Bolivia green coca leaf liqueur arrives on local shelves

    Agwa de Bolivia is made from the same source as cocaine.​Agwa de Bolivia comes with an all-caps WARNING! that it's made from only the finest Bolivian coca leaves. The signature ingredient is apparently shipped "under armed guard" from Bolivia to Amsterdam where it's stripped of the psychoactiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Bob Dylan in Beijing: Photos, videos, and set list

    ​A first in his career and a first for China, Bob Dylan set off on a tour of Asia this week. Finally after the typical government crackdown that prevented him from playing there a year ago he finally got the go ahead starting with a gig in Taiwan last Sunday and the highly anticipated performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Bizarre restaurants

    riNux via​ Food & Wine has a slideshow of some of the world's weirdest restaurants. The spots seemed aimed to kill diners' appetites, whether it's eating on the can (Modern Toilet in Taiwan), in the can (a prison in Italy), or ordering off a coffin-shaped drink menu (Christon Cafe i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Bristol Palin, James O'Keefe, Jonathan Krohn: Young Republican Stars

    The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Tittsworth, Nadastrom play FREE Scion show tonight (INTERVIEW!)

    Tittsworth talks to Gimme Noise before his first-ever visit to Minneapolis tonight.

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2009
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    July 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Minnesota Twins: Empty in the East

    Why don't the Twins ever sport any Asian dudes on the roster?

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Toilet-themed restaurant: only in Japan

    Reservation for "one" or "two"?

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Dark tea: TeaSource's latest discovery

    How many times in your life do you taste something you've ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2007
  • Restaurants

    March 21, 2007

    Faking It

    Tasting meat in the land of make believe

  • Restaurants

    December 27, 2006

    Finally, a Bubble That Doesn't Pop

    What's Sweeter Than a Tech Bubble and Frothier Than a Real Estate Bubble?

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    11/14 Morning Communiqué

    The world's ocean are becoming more acidic, a giant penis sculpture in a Taiwanese airport causes a ruckus, Norway is deemed t ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 1, 2006

    Hug It Out, Bitch

    People with personal-space issues: meet your nightmare

  • Arts

    October 26, 2005

    Feeling Strangely Busy

    Fickle major labels, lethargic production schedules, desensitized index fingers--nothing can slow John Munson down

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    No. 1?

    America by the numbers

  • Books

    October 20, 2004

    The Prisoner

    How to eat fried rats, and other peasant survival tips from the Korean War

  • Movies

    October 6, 2004

    Land Of The Lost

    It was Ingmar Bergman's Century--we just lived in it

  • Restaurants

    April 14, 2004

    Raising Cane

    If C&H is the only sugar in your kitchen cabinets, you've got some sweet surprises in store

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    The Movie Lovers

    The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival

  • Arts

    January 21, 2004

    Preacher Woman

    Each Sunday, Nancy Smith puts on one hell of a show for God

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Blessed Peacemakers

    They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers

  • Movies

    May 9, 2001

    Relative Terms

    Taiwan's Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) is a more inclusive family drama than Hollywood's universal pictures

  • Movies

    March 21, 2001

    Ashes of Time

    New films from Hong Kong and mainland China stoke the fires of discontent

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    The Silent Treatment

    Because state law allows hospitals to keep their mistakes secret, James Williams may never know exactly how his wife went in for routine surgery and came out in a coma

  • Movies

    January 10, 2001

    Keeping Cool

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is well-balanced to a fault

  • Arts

    January 3, 2001

    The Year in Film

    What you see is (not) what you get: Twelve months of well-screened duds and rarely viewed wonders

  • Arts

    May 31, 2000

    Eastern Standard Time

    While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East

  • Movies

    May 24, 2000

    Kick the Cannes

    Dim efforts by Roland Joffé, the Coen Brothers, Lars von Trier, Neil LaBute, and John Waters darken the screens of the world's flashiest film fest

  • Movies

    April 26, 2000

    Made in Taiwan

    Hou Hsiao-hsien's trademark is his cinematic search for a Taiwanese identity

  • Arts

    April 12, 2000

    Northern Lights

    Alison McGhee's novel Shadow Baby revisits the charmed solitude of the author's Adirondack childhood

  • Arts

    May 27, 1998

    Fear and Loathing in Cannes

    An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood

  • Arts

    April 8, 1998

    Islands in the Stream

    Happy Together and Vive L'Amour find the films of Hong Kong and Taiwan in the throes of a sexual revolution.

  • Feature

    February 25, 1998

    Performance Peace

    The Rice Storm: Taiwan's Cloud Gate Theatre performs in a 90-minute rice shower.

  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Guv Groupies

    A key hire by the Dayton campaign marks the start of the gubernatorial sweepstakes

  • Feature

    March 5, 1997
  • News

    February 17, 1997
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    January 1, 1997
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    November 6, 1996
  • News

    October 16, 1996


    In the low-key world of political lawn signs, Robert Haddow, Ph.D. is a maverick. A couple things. One is I misspelled the Unabomber's name. It is Theodore Kaczynski.

  • News

    August 7, 1996