Craft beer may be all the rage right now, but it started with local homebrewers learning their skills and growing their hobbies into full-on business plans well before it hit the public consciousness. Similarly, Minnesota boasts a strong mead-making scene, and over the past 10 years, five Minnesota ... More >>
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Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
Pillsbury House Theatre's latest production takes on the tragedies of youth suicide
They say that the men and women who master the blues are often doomed to live short lives, mirroring the darkness of the soul that the music is based around. But that stereotype is just one of many that the 81-year-old Mississippi bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch has shattered in his lifetime. Born and rais ... More >>
Cock E.S.P. is a Minneapolis-based noise outfit that marks their 20th anniversary this year. And whether or not you are someone who can sit down and really enjoy the experience of listening to their music, it's pretty difficult to argue with the pure intent and ethos behind their work. They exist in ... More >>
A filmmaker from Minnesota tells the story behind a lost animated masterpiece, plus hits and misses of the fest by our critics
From Tarantino's Django Unchained to Anderson's The Master
With the holiday season upon us, if you need a worthwhile distraction from the rampant consumerism and commercialism associated with Christmas, it's best to look for a way to help others in need. And for the fourth year in a row, Minnesota music and charity come together for a good cause on Holiday ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>
"We emphasize taking pleasure in the doing," Lynne Rossetto Kasper says. "This is not about 'it's got to be right and it's got to be perfect.' "One of the very best things I ever ate was an appetizer made by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. She cracked open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzled i ... More >>
Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more
Before basketball, a dental career was his future.
Playwright Aditi Kapil juggles dishes from many culturesLocal playwright Aditi Kapil is in a unique position: Her new play Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale will be staged simultaneously next month at Mixed Blood Theater and Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut. The play, an international fab ... More >>
Weezy speaks from punitive segregation.In a surprising development, Lil Wayne has just posted a letter to his fans written from solitary confinement.Just last week, Weezy told fans that he was going to be on silence mode for the next several weeks while serving out a sentence to punitive segregat ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
Joseph Scrimshaw's Adventures in Mating two-year run ends on Valentines Day.
Attention, Joshketeers! Josh Hartnett, Minneapolis's premiere (sole?) heartthrob, spent springtime in romantic Sofia, Bulgaria shooting Brian DePalma's long-awaited film The Black Dahlia. Supposedly, Hartnett hooked up with costar Scarlett Johansson ("ScarJo") in the process, effectively driving Jar ... More >>
Jack Knife & the Sharps are headed back to Iraq The redoubtable local rockabilly outfit will be entertaining military personnel in Kuwait and Iraq from August 1st to the 15th. Owing to safety concerns they won't know their exact agenda until arriving overseas. "They don't tell us where we're goin ... More >>
Doing the Baghdad boogie with traveling band Jack Knife & the Sharps
These eastern European cafés may tout their crepes, but you'll stay for the old world comfort foods
'Black Hawk Down' Gets in and out of Somalia With No Questions Asked
In two story collections, Josip Novakovich and Ken Kalfus offer dispatches from the shifting front lines of human discord