The U.S. Senate may have 100 members, but only one, Al Franken, has really made his opinion known on the recent cable and telecommunications mergers, bashing the deals between giants like Comcast, Time Warner, and Sprint. While other senators may be holding back, Franken has repeatedly hammered the ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Longtime Fox News TV anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested yesterday afternoon at MSP Airport for allegedly obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer.Just before 2 p.m., police responding to a report of a drunken man found Jarrett, drunk, at the Northern Lights ... More >>
A new show on the Food Network, which debuts tonight at 9 p.m. CST, sets it sights on helping new restaurateurs find their perfect first location. On tonight's premiere episode, two would-be Twin Cities restaurateurs take center stage as Food Network's real estate expert, Keith Simpson, helps them f ... More >>
As per usual, the online community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will make the cut for the current round of Bravo TV's Top Chef; a reality TV series that pits chefs from around the country against each other in a variety of culinary challenges in order to win the title of 'Top Ch ... More >>
The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
Anyone who found themselves plopped down in front of the radio this past weekend could've happened upon a NPR story about Princess, a new female-fronted covers act that plays the hits of Prince. This new purple project is fronted by former Saturday Night Live not-for-prime-time player Maya Rudolph a ... More >>
A loud critic of Tartan High School's not-to-be Porn Prom is eyeing a Minnesota GOP leadership spot. Marjorie Holsten, currently Senate District 34 Chairwoman, is one of a handful of candidates in the running for the next Republican Party of Minnesota state chair, Politics in Minnesota reports. ... More >>
Iron Chef, the fast-paced televised cooking competition, was first popularized in Japan in the '90s before making its way to American audiences. Then the remake, Iron Chef America, moved to Food Network's Kitchen Stadium. Next week, the concept gets a local flavor -- quite literally -- at City Pages ... More >>
See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Annie Stensrud, KEYC Mankato "drunk broadcast" anchor, sentenced to probation-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud breaks silence on her "drunk broadcast" [VIDEO]One week after being sentenced to probation for third-degree DWI, Annie Stensrud is telling her side of the story.The former M ... More >>
The hits keep on coming for Eric and Andrew Dayton's wildly successful restaurant, the Bachelor Farmer. From raving reviews to a recent meal spent with the President of the United States (to whom they served such local, sustainable favorites as greens from Laughing Loon and Dragsmith farms. The Firs ... More >>
Offering more evidence that Guy Fieri has run out of actual diners, drive-ins, and dives to highlight on his Food Network show, tonight's episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives will feature a Minneapolis institution that couldn't properly be said to fit any of those categories. The Twin Cities have ... More >>
It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>
Keith Ellison: Sesame Street enthusiast. As if just to further speculation that Washington has lost its mind, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison brought an Elmo doll onto the House floor today. The point, according to a statement from Ellison, was to hammer home the argument that the United ... More >>
Five chefs. Four judges. One secret ingredient.Five of the Twin Cities' best chefs will have to take the heat or get out of the kitchen on Thursday, when City Pages' annual Iron Fork competition gets cooking at International Market Square. You're invited to watch star chefs from Café Levai ... More >>
The Daily ShowJason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.When The Advocate declared Minneapolis the gayest city in America four months ago, the honor was celebrated locally but it also raised some eyebrows. Really? Minneapolis? We're always ready to accept another best city award, but ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Add Cyndy Brucato to the list of prominent Twin Cities television news anchors relinquishing their anchor duties this year. As noted earlier, WCCO's Don Shelby is retiring, and Fox 9's Robyne Robinson is running for lieutenant governor. Brucato says she's staying at her post through the Stat ... More >>
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
CaptionIf you think local TV news ought to be delivered by someone who projects knowledge, wisdom and compassion without being framed by a swirling background screen of primary colors, a never-ending crawler and melodramatic music, then you're going to miss Don Shelby. If you think a nightly ... More >>
In Rick Mason's epic interview with longtime music legend Al Kooper (who is being honored at the Dakota this Sunday), Kooper dropped an interesting little tidbit about the future of Conan O'Brien's longtime house band. The band has historically been led by drummer and E Street Band member Max Wei ... More >>
The more things change...
After a mission trip to Belize, Julie Pearce knew there was more important work waiting for her in life.
Emily's Lebanese Deli is a famous lunch stop in NE that thankfully, offers a take out service to keep up with the overflow.
Sample dishes from 25 top restaurants at the City Pages event, where chefs from Cosmos, Saffron, Solera and more will be slaving over a hot stove.
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
Fox News show host Sean Hannity spoke to Pawlenty last night and just couldn't let 2012 go.
Michele Bachmann might give us some more pure enjoyment and possible money quotes with two appearances on Fox News.
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
The TV shows transition to film works
A new episode of FOX's Family Guy entitled "Perfect Castaway" was scheduled to debut this Sunday but will be shelved due to a couple of references to a hurricane. Apparently, even Family Guy has its limits. The episode will be replaced with another new episode entitled "Peter's Got Wood." Oh, and, i ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
Fox has hired an independent counsel to look into claims that she had an affair with an American Idol contestant. Do we smell a spin-off? How's about a reality show that investigates other reality shows? If CBS picks it up, it could replace 60 Minutes II.
Whopping margins oppose Congressional actions, favor removal of feeding tube This morning ABC News released a poll concerning the Terri Schiavo case. Some of the findings: 63 percent of respondents favor removal of the feeding tube; 70 percent say it's inappropriate for Congress to involve itself i ... More >>
Project Runway's designers: Can they even dress themselves?
Red Sonja and Flavor Flav copulate; Earth changes orbit
Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction
Series 7 dares to make us care about reality TV
More public art for the Red Bull and Doritos set