As she left Whole Foods and walked toward her vehicle around 8:30 Tuesday night, Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor Don Ness, heard an argument. Then she heard a gunshot. But instead of running away, she ran toward it.SEE ALSO: Duluth man allegedly tossed Molotov cocktails from roof of Shanty Bottle S ... More >>
World premiere of the new opera stays true to the renowned original play
America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail Bronx Cocktail $10 Cafe Maude 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.822.5411 Its been said that there are no new cocktails, only new ways of making old ones. I don't believe that's true, but I am always impressed when someone takes a drink I know well and really makes i ... More >>
KRS-One is coming to Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 19 to headline First Avenue, and it's for a great cause: The Bronx-based influential rapper is joining a strong lineup of hip-hop artists like Detroit's Slum Village, Chicago's Da Black Pearll and the Twin Cities' own Toki Wright and Truthmaze to ... More >>
Andrew Wakefield still finds an audience in the Somali community.Last night, disgraced British researcher Andrew Wakefield met with parents from the Somali community to discuss the purported link between autism and childhood vaccinations. Although reporters were barred from the event, Wakefield' ... More >>
Andrew Wakefield brought his discredited autism theory to Minneapolis.The British Medical Journal has denounced Andrew Wakefield's discredited theory linking MMR vaccinations with autism as nothing less than an "elaborate fraud." When we reminded readers of that fact while mentioning his re ... More >>
Wakefield was invited to Minneapolis by Somalis families.The now disgraced British doctor who scared the world with his theory linking childhood vaccines with autism, recently spread his debunked theories to Somali families in Minneapolis. Andrew Wakefield's 1994 research paper has just been ... More >>
NY Daily News: Cocky.The New York Daily News front page predicted an "E-Z Pass" for the Yankees over the Twins in the ALDS earlier this week. Today, the headline writers struck again: "Pettitte turns Minny into a mouse." "The Yankees beating the Twins is not really news anymore," scribble ... More >>
OuchA great, big Bronx Cheer for the New York Daily News today, where the back page of the sports section declares: "E-Z Pass." "Bad news: Yanks must go on the road for playoffs. Good news: They play the Twins."
If you missed it last year--or enjoyed it so much you'd like to go back--the Picnic Operetta is returning to Twin Cities community gardens this weekend. This time, eleven singers and musicians will be performing director Scotty Reynolds's take on Tales of Hoffmann, beginning Saturday, August ... More >>
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
A sweep of the Yankees sends a potent message to the baseball power structure.
At their present rate, the Twins are pacing for the fewest errors in the history of the 162-game season.
Let's find something that doesn't steal from the '60's Yankees.
Three reasons why the Twins' superb start will only gain momentum.
The opener isn't only bad news for the rats of the forest. The hunters are also at risk and this weekend turned deadly for one man. A teen was also shot.
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
Forget April Fools Day. The 2nd of April is the day for true players.
How African hip hop "gives back" to two continents
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Soft Covers. Hard Women. A New Series of Pulps to Savor Over Whiskey from a Plastic Bottle.
I've never been a fan of Bradke Ball--the guy had one great season, his stuff would be better-than-good only if he were left-handed, he rarely shows the tougher-than-nails determination to be a true staff ace--but it's hard not to feel a little sorry for him these days. Last night's pathetic suppor ... More >>
A year or so ago my colleague Michael Tortorello turned me onto to Charles Portis, a very funny Arkansas novelist with a wonderfully laconic prose style. His books are full of great comic characters whose voices you can usually hear like they?re standing right behind you. Here?s a excerpt from Nor ... More >>
In this scene Norwood is preparing to drive two cars (well, drive one and tow the other) from Texas to New York City for a shady entrepreneur named Grady Fring. At the last minute, Finch tells Norwood that he?ll be traveling with on Miss Phillips, whom Fring intends to put to work as an entertainer ... More >>
Freddy Fresh's list of every old-school rap record ever made
The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis
Plenty, as this expectant mother realizes
There it is in the headlines again. Another dead baby. Another dead mommy.