America's last movie star sealed his fate on Oprah's couch
Last night, Stephen Colbert said goodbye to "the Congresswoman who represents Minnesota's Valley of the Dolls" -- that's right, Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] After a brief eulogy, Colbert ran a video featuring highlights from Bachmann's ... More >>
The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
The alleged former leader of a north Minneapolis criminal clique known as "YNT" (Young 'n Thuggin') was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Monday for aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine. SEE ALSO: Cover: The View From Down Here Minneapolis guns incidents, violen ... More >>
On playing bass, touring with Prince, and working weekends
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
See Also: COVER: The View From Down Here Stephon Shannon indicted in Nizzel George murder In this week's cover story, "The View From Down Here," we examine the controversial math behind Minneapolis's effort to curb youth violence. As the story notes, the first six months of 2012 showed a projec ... More >>
Well, Tartan senior Mike Stone's much-ballyhooed Porn Prom may have come and gone with a whimper, but at least he and adult-film star Megan Piper got a Daily Show segment's worth of publicity out of it. Last week, the Daily Show ran a surprisingly sympathetic segment about the prom of Stone's dreams ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
David Gregory and Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this weekend. Michele Bachmann longs for the good ol' days. You know, back when George W. Bush ran this country, and terms like "health care reform" and "stimulus package" were distant from our everyday vocabularies. Back when a man could ... More >>
Michele wants a new job, and doesn't care if you lose yours.In Michele Bachmann's ideal world, there is no porn, and there are no jobs.In an interview with CNBC this morning, Bachmann was asked if her poll numbers might improve as the unemployment rate went up."Well, that could be. Again, I hope ... More >>
Brock Lesnar puts Jimmy Fallon in a death clutch.U of M wrestling standout and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.Lesnar was on the SNL alum's program to promote the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter that Brock's coaching, along ... More >>
Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... More >>
Jon Stewart in full flight.Jon Stewart said last night on "The Daily Show" that he wanted to "move past Tucson" in his interview with Tim Pawlenty and talk about political rhetoric in general. Why, he asked Pawlenty, do Republicans treat Barack Obama as though he is something fundamentally diff ... More >>
Photos by Kevin O'MearaAs we told you about yesterday, MPLS.TV had a special opportunity to hang with Gayngs as they prepared for their tour this week, and we're excited to present a bonus edition of our City of Music series today. The band departs from Eau Claire today for their first show in Mi ... More >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
Further proof that the Hold Steady are awesome: During a 3-minute segment on last night's Colbert Report, Craig Finn managed to squeeze in serious discussions of Catholicism, influences, and rock 'n' roll-as-religion between Colbert's jokes about them looking more like graphic designers than rock st ... More >>
Time for another "ism"When it comes to delivering the crazy-town incendiary rhetoric, Michele Bachmann doesn't quit. She spent much of the spring spouting the now totally debunked assertion that President Barack Obama had nationalized 51 percent of the U.S. economy.Our pick for Best Villain h ... More >>
The party of family values got caught red-faced this week when conservative news site The Daily Caller broke the story that a GOP operative tried to pass off patronage at a Los Angeles bondage strip club as a meal line item in her expense report. Righteous indignation followed (naturally). T ... More >>
Watch the hometown hip-hop star collaborate with one of his heroes.
KFC's giving away chicken today. Maybe. Might be. Just call.
When Bachmann wouldn't answer a question about birthers, Larry King kept on asking.
Whoa... now there's a scary thought.
The Republicans are waging a war against the Census, so why wouldn't Stephen Colbert join the fight?
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration went after General Mills, accusing them of marketing Cheerios as a drug. Now Stephen Colbert has his turn.
Meet the man inside the glowing spandex unitard
The Juno screenwriter makes a triumphant return to her sugar daddy.
Senator Larry Craig appeared on Conan O'Brien last night to deny he was looking for gay nookie in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. Hilarity ensues.
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
The current crop of nerdy-smart comedians--Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, Rachael Harris, Aziz Ansari--are well into Phase Two of their plan for world comedy domination: Laying Siege to Late-Night Talk Shows. (Phase One was Screening Absurdist Short Films on the Internet, incidentally.) The Daily ... More >>
"Duke" Cunningham's property to be auctioned off, New Hampshire votes against banning gay marriage, juggling to the Beatles, James Lipton chugs a beer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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Ted Koppel is leaving ABC (though the network will retain rights to his hair), and Bill Carter writes in the NYT that the slot may go to Ellen DeGeneres's popular cable talk show.