Sunday night, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, eviscerated the Miss America competition for its misogyny and misleading claims about the amount of scholarship money it doles out to women.Though Miss America officials claim to make $45 million in scholarships available to contestants -- ... More >>
Last night, Stephen Colbert was about to end the abortion debate once and for all by revealing where life truly begins... but then he was interrupted by more important breaking news about Cabela's jerky blaster recall.For more on that story, Colbert then cut to a news clip from KSTP, which he descri ... More >>
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Poor Tim Pawlenty -- even his fellow Republicans are throwing him under the bus these days.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman Pawlenty's once-promising but ultimately ill-fated presidential campaign is the target of criticism in an American Conservative column by Daniel Laris ... More >>
Earlier this year, a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial couple generated a lot of racist blowback and serious discussion. But a more recent spot for the General Mills cereal is so tacky, it's hard to take seriously.SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65 The ad, ... More >>
Bob Davis is out at AM 1130. His departure from the station comes a couple months after his former cohost, Tom Emmer, left the station to focus on his bid to become the next Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] According to the All Access Musi ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Twin Cities Gun Owners cancel "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events The Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum is planning a string of "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events this summer.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] "As part of our ongoing ... More >>
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 >>
Last night, Stephen Colbert became the latest person to put AM 1130 host Bob Davis on blast for telling families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims they can "go to hell."SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert makes best Minnesota joke ever about Chris Kluwe During his nightly "The Word" segment, Colbert quoted a ... More >>
"Hey baby, you're looking good tonight... by the way, I have to tell you I'm a convicted felon who didn't pay my child support for four months a couple years ago."SEE ALSO: Wisconsin couch humper makes Colbert Report [VIDEO] Sound awkward? It's supposed to, and it's the pickup line a Hayward, Wiscon ... More >>
Gerald Streator, the Waukesha man who was busted making love to a loveseat last September, was the butt of a few jokes during the January 10 Colbert Report.SEE ALSO:-- Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart-- Chris Kluwe on The Colbert Report [VIDEO] ... More >>
While hyping Chris Kluwe's appearance on his show last night, Stephen Colbert ticked off the Vikings punter's eclectic interests -- football, World of Warcraft, and gay marriage among them.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe is one of GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year" -- Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 201 ... More >>
Politico reports that Karl Rove's American Crossroads super PAC spent $204 million this campaign cycle. Less than six percent of that spending went toward GOP candidates who ended up winning their races.SEE ALSO:-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]-- Unfa ... More >>
Just over a year ago, T-Paw was a leading contender to be the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate. A couple of months ago, he looked like the frontrunner for VP. Neither of those gigs worked out, but it doesn't take long for a well-connected Republican to find lucrative, full-time work, does it?SEE AL ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"-- Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on IntradeTim Pawlenty's website is... coming soon?Web browsers seeking the hottest T-Paw news from the official ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"Believe it or not, Stephen Colbert wants to see Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's running mate, and following the advice of Fox News, he did what he could to make that happen. But as a result, we're no longer able to edit T-Paw's Wikipedia page.On l ... More >>
Stephen Colbert's sardonic commentary on Tuesday night's episode of The Colbert Report provides an excuse to promote an upcoming weekend music event that will be lower on dry rub barbecue and performances by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and higher on idiosyncratic music criticism. Yes, the 2012 EMP ... More >>
What, Tim, was it something we wrote?Tim Pawlenty marked his glorious return to Minnesota with an appearance to the Minnesota Public Radio , where he sat in for a full show with the state's most lovable voice, Gary Eichten.During yesterday's broadcast, Pawlenty opened up about his failed presiden ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty, Stephen Colbert: A comedy duo? Three weeks after pulling out of his presidential campaign, Tim Pawlenty made a triumphant return to the national stage. Fox News, you presume? Hardly. In a bold move, Pawlenty sat down with Stephen Colbert last night, joining the man who'd so artfully ... More >>
Stephen Colbert approves of Bachmann buying the Ames Straw Poll.Michele Bachmann's dominant showing at the Ames Straw Poll is a great achievement -- unless you think about how she did it. Bachmann bought 6,000 straw poll tickets, which cost $30 each, and handed them out to supporters. She also u ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
Photo by D.L. AndersonHas anyone declared this national Bon Iver Day yet? Might wanna think about that. Hot on the heels of yesterday's 9.5 rating from Pitchfork and appearance on last night's Colbert Report, the Justin Vernon-led project is dropping their sophomore record, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, to ... More >>
Pawlenty's Hollywood bombast gets the treatment it deserves.Tim Pawlenty has been working really hard to shuck off his image as a milquetoast charisma-vacuum, first with the heroic stylings of his new book, and more recently with a series of self-promotional Hollywood trailers. City Pages ha ... More >>
What's a Reince Priebus?Reince Priebus is chairman of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. And now he's also the chairman of the whole GOP shebang from coast to coast. Republicans elected him to replace Michael Steele today, and now they're going to have to learn how to pronounce his name.
Colbert on Carlson: It's crazy.Gretchen Carlson, the pride of Anoka High School, and Steve Doocey's best pal on Fox and Friends, probably has a clause in her contract to make sure we know there's a war on Christmas. That's the only logical reason she keeps obsessing on the subject. Well, th ... More >>
Colbert reminds us there's no hard evidence against Favre.Stephen Colbert rolled Brett Favre's crotch, ankle and Crocs into one big happy package with a turtle last night. Who knew sexting stories and reptiles could be so much fun?
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 >>
She was against it before she was for it, and Colbert makes her the butt of his satire.
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We've rounded up a collection of video and text in case you were "too busy" to make it to Washington, D.C. yesterday for the hoopla.
Ten ways I'd put the hurt on Kanye West.
Stephen Colbert has it easy when he has Rep. Michele Bachmann around to rile up random conspiracies.
Now we can laugh with the rest of the country instead of watching them laugh at us.
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.
When you let students vote on a mascot name, you shouldn't be surprised when they overwhelmingly pick to name it "Colbert" after Comedy Central TV host Stephen Colbert.
Neil Gaiman, author of the Newbery Award-winning "The Graveyard Book", sort of claims the Minneapolis area as his home, so we are going to claim him back.
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>