As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>
Transatlantic Love Affair's latest transforms Illusion Theater into a Dust Bowl town
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You may have never heard Corpse Reviver, but if you have an interest in traditional or "the old, weird America," there's a good chance you know their songs. Mikkel Beckmen, most often heard performing with Charlie Parr or the Brass Kings, is the group's percussionist. Adam Kiesling sets aside the s ... More >>
In early summer of 2012, Minneapolis band Greycoats released a five song EP Helicline that was a teaser to their full-length album, World of Tomorrow. The new album is four years in the making, four years when the band took to grow into a new, more-complete sound. What grew was a heart-stoppingly ca ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs-- Ross Murty, deli co-owner, caters for Obama, wears "Gov't Didn't Build My Business" shirt-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA pollMinnesota went atwitter after Pr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- University of Minnesota graduate student defends controversial hamster sex drive studyA new study co-authored by Vlad Griskevicius, a psychology professor at the U of M's Carlson's School of Management ... More >>
Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... More >>
Even people who hate Mexicans love their food
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Analyzing the end of a long relationship
A half-million cows were worth more dead than alive, and now we're all paying the price
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
This is what jobs see as they come to our fine state.No one in America found a job last month. Not one person. But in Minnesota, the job vacancies listings have shot up in recent months.This leads to some pretty interesting possibilities. Could it be that Minnesota is not part of the United State ... More >>
Unemployment is dropping. Here's proof.Michele Bachmann used a lot of scary rhetoric about the economy to harangue President Barack Obama last night, blaming him for the tanked economy left behind by his predecessor. So it's a little odd that she would go through the trouble to point out th ... More >>
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
Hear exclusive new songs from the troubled rapper
83 years ago today, Buck Owens, originally Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr., was born in Sherman, TX, just months before the onset of the Great Depression. As the story goes, he assigned himself the name "Buck" at the age of four - his family owned a mule by the name of Buck, and he decided he wanted t ... More >>
Your winter self will thank you.This is the time of year that our gardens are bursting with fresh produce as tomatoes fill bowls, berries fall off the bushes, apples hang from trees, while cucumber and squash dangle from tendrils and vines. Or maybe a really amazing CSA box just arrived at your d ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3797233796Please pass the salt. Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day! That's right--it sure is. We were skeptical that of all the ice cream flavors Rocky Road got its own day, but its history certainly warrants a nod--especially in these economic time ... More >>
To borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan: There she goes again. Preaching to the converted at yesterday's downtown Minneapolis GOP money-grubbing love-in with Sarah Palin -- check out our slideshow -- Michele Bachmann told a bunch of whoppers. Her call for nuking cyberattackers was an especial ... More >>
The congresswoman keeps insisting that the federal government now controls 51 percent of the U.S. economy.
Coughlin was a Depression-era priest and broadcaster known for anti-Semitic speeches and writings, and sympathy for Hitler and Mussolini.
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Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
Seriously, go away Norm. We've already pled. Now others are chiming in...
Good luck networking for that next job sporting a Snuggie. Hey, your robe is on backwards! Why did you bring your blanket to the bar and how the hell did you get sleeves in it?
"Cooking With Clara" shares the recipes and stories of a 93-year-old Sicilian grandmother.
The Twin Cities' most infamous party spot has undergone a makeover—but try telling that to the regulars
Manny's Steakhouse, the second of our most essential Minnesota restaurants, is prosperity incarnate
Microsoft suffers Office legal setback, Americans are spending everything they're making, water balloons in zero gravity, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] News and commentary posted throughout the day by the City Pages staff right here at The Blotter. Follow the Twins, Vikings, and the basketball playoffs at Balls, City Pages' new sports blog. Sylvester Stallone is buying Ben Gay in the ten-gallon drum in preparation for Rambo IV ... More >>
Boy in the bubble Is Alan Greenspan ready to admit that the housing market is clinically insane? The word of the hour is "froth." A little like foam, a little like scum, the word appeared in nine different articles within the last three days in the Wall Street Journal. In economic terms, "frot ... More >>
St. Paul's newest fine dining restaurant, a rebours, blends the art of bakery on Grand with a finesse all its own
Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum