-- Update at bottom -- Using data from Facebook, the New York Times put together an awesome map that allows you to look at which Major League Baseball team is the most popular in each ZIP code.Turns out Twins Territory isn't just limited to Minnesota. Check out how the Twins are the peoples' choice ... More >>
A short history of an art form's long passing
In an article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times titled "The 2016 Election, Already Upon Us," Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt pontificated on likely candidates for a presidential election four years in the future. In among the usual suspects -- Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Eli ... More >>
In the past, conservative pastor Bradlee Dean has been an outspoken critic of the media. Dean (real name Bradley Dean Smith) is even suing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey for their coverage, accusing the two reporters of defaming him by taking an excerpt fr ... More >>
Modernist Cuisine"The cookbook to end all cookbooks." -David ChangCopies of what is surely the most epic cookbook of the contemporary world--the six-volume, 2,438-page, 39.5 pound, five-years-in-the-making Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking--are currently on their way to the ha ... More >>
Mo PerryTo pick it up or not to pick it up...?There you are, happily munching away and you drop a Triscuit on the floor. Do you pick it up and pop it in your mouth or throw it away? What if it weren't a mere Triscuit but a fancy chocolate truffle? What if it hadn't been lying there for a brie ... More >>
Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>
via Mod Sun's MyspaceRolling Stone announced today, via a press release and a very kind article in the New York Times, their collaboration with hair product line Garnier Fructis in a nationwide search for their dignity an "up-and-coming band" to grace their cover. Where to start?
Bacon = medicine.The New York Times magazine explores food-as-medicine connections, as a parent explains the process of treating his nine-year-old son's epilepsy with an extremely high-fat diet that's heavy on the bacon, cheese, and macadamia nuts, as well as eggs scrambled with heavy cream a ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaPZ Myers doesn't meet the New York Times oh-so-high standardsUniversity of Minnesota evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist PZ Myers just doesn't cut the mustard, as far as the New York Times is concerned. His offense: Daring to call out corporations for seeking to in ... More >>
Should restaurants charge "forkage" fees?
The NYTimes describes the protesters as older (in their 50s and 60s), mostly white, and a lot of self-identified Christians. Surprise!
An artist makes playing with your food seem like a pretty noble pursuit.
While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.
La Belle Vie Chef Tim McKee wins the James Beard Award for Best Midwestern Chef.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Is Diablo Cody part of a female version of Entourage? Cody and her three lady friends would like to believe it, pegging themselves the "Fempire".
Food magazines talking less about truffle oil and trying to reach readers instead by focusing on cheap eats and eating at home.
Perhaps furniture choice in classrooms is just as important as instruction.
The Mall of America (all retailers in fact) got us to where we are. And the only way out? Reward retailers with more spending.
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
If there's a fire sale, the Vikings could get their stadium on the cheap.
Before you vote tomorrow, read Michael Pollan's open letter to the next president.
And it's not joke! He wants to be taken seriously folks!
Italian porn star offers herself to Osama, fat melting lasers, deadly apricot seeds, the 50 best jobs in America, Cookie Monster in Shaft mode, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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Two different scientific research teams have determined that the source of the SARS virus, which has killed at least 774 people worldwide thus far, is the Chinese horseshoe bat.
Why Northwest Wanted a Strike, and its Mechanics Had No Choice Here we are in day five of AMFA's strike against Northwest Airlines and, as anticipated, there have been some blown tires and cancellations and safety-related intakes of breath, but the planes are mostly flying, and the mechanics are lo ... More >>
THESE DAYS Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton says the Cleveland daily is not reporting two major investigative stories of "profound importance" because they are based on illegally leaked documents -- and the paper fears the consequences faced now by jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller. The ... More >>
There is a curious statistic embedded in the text of a story in today's New York Times about the rising popularity of redneck comedians in "blue" states. Minneapolis-St. Paul, it turns out, leads the nation in sales of the new CD by Larry the Cable Guy. I haven't caught Larry's act. But after ... More >>
The New York Times reports on a Canadian study indicating that parents--at least ones who buy their groceries in the province of Alberta--take poorer care of unattractive tots.