My Minnesota grandma's ubiquitous holiday salad was what was colloquially referred to as an "ambrosia." Your grandma probably had one, too: Jello whipped together with Cool Whip, Maraschino cherries, mandarin oranges, mini-marshmallows, and pecans. As a kid, the nuts made me look at the thing with ... More >>
What Michael Pollan is to land-food, Paul Greenberg is to seafood. His books, which examine the way average consumers have feasted through what was once the ocean's bounty, have landed him on the New York Times bestsellers list. Greenberg's newest book, American Catch, paints a clear portrait of Ame ... More >>
The Grey Lady is seeing red in Minnesota. In July, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to undermine the state's new union of 27,000 home care workers. The attorneys argued here -- as they have elsewhere -- that forcing some workers to join ... More >>
Archbishop John Nienstedt is digging his heels in the ground. Despite mounting evidence that he downplayed or ignored signs of sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he's decided not to resign from his post. Instead, he promised Wednesday to lead the region's Catholics t ... More >>
Andy Mannix's October profile of Vikings punter and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has been recognized by GLAAD as 2012's Outstanding Newspaper Article.SEE ALSO: Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist The profile, titled "Game Changer," beat out four other nominees for ... More >>
Volkswagen's new Super Bowl ad is set in a Minnesota office building, yet features a white office worker speaking with a thick Jamaican accent.SEE ALSO: Duluth roiled by two recent blackface incidents [VIDEO] The idea is he's so enlivened by his new red Volkswagen that he suddenly adopts Bob Marley' ... More >>
Andy Mannix's "Game Changer" is one of five nominees for GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Article" of the year.FROM JUNE: City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record The October cover feature profiled Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter who helped defeat Minnesota's proposed ban of same sex- ... More >>
A Minneapolis man discovered that his daughter was pregnant after Target started sending her coupons for baby clothes and cribs, according to an eye-opening New York Times story.The story chronicles how Target builds complex profiles of its customers, assigning each of them a "Guest ID" and study ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.
Slow Food happy hour! Pick up a pint. No need to feel inadequate now that summer's bounty has arrived; this week in food is filled with classes and lectures sure to make all your dishes winners thanks to plenty of educational events.
nytimes.comQuote Hamlet in China and you'll get censored, says the New York Times.The New York Times, the great Gray Lady of journalism, is getting called out over an apparently imaginary event in a recent story on Chinese censorship. The story kicks off with an anecdote about a Chinese entr ... More >>
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki: Stonewalling?Jeffrey Anderson, the St. Paul attorney tracking down Catholic priest sex abusers, says the Milwaukee Archdiocese's recent declaration of bankruptcy is an attempt to avoid being forced to reveal the abusers' names. "My office represents all 23 o ... More >>
Getting Juiced for a Target Sales Jam
From Star Tribune newspaper boy to best-selling New York Times author and Oprah regular, Dan Buettner is a true Minnesota original.
Stephanie Smith was horribly sickened by eating tainted meat two years ago.
Way to spill the beans on Dessa's real name, New York Times.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
Compared to some other big city dailies, that's actually pretty good.
Both Minnesota senators voted today to prevent ACORN from receiving any federal housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The New York Times reports that food companies are increasintly unable to guarantee the safety of their frozen food products. Zoinks!
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating possible causes of autism among Somali children.
The NYTimes media wonk uses the Twin Cities papers as an example of why media consolidation rules need to be loosened.
Al Franken and Sen. Norm Coleman ran the most expensive Senate campaign in the country and they still seem to h ... More >>
Follow one of City Pages' most popular stories of the year, with extensive expanded web content.
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
A Shortz ode fails to solve the puzzle of obsessive wordsmithing
Sales of Woodward's Deep Throat book go limp After reaching No. 4 on its best-seller list, the New York Times is now reporting Bob Woodward's book about Watergate mole Deep Throat, "The Secret Man," has only sold about 61,000 copies in five weeks of release. What appeared to be a slam-dunk for book ... More >>
IRS says it's getting easier for the rich to pay no taxes at all The New York Times today reports that the portion of the super-rich who pay not a single dime in taxes is rising. The number of affluent individuals and married couples who paid no federal income taxes jumped more than 15 percent in ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>
Texas Republican blames "judicial activism" for courthouse violence We thought that a defendant without a viable defense and a deranged man were behind the courthouse killing of a judge and bystanders in Atlanta and of a Chicago judge's mother and husband. But Sen. John Cornyn apparently knows bette ... More >>
Lucinda bids Dylan good morning, Patti Smith greets Baghdad, and Greil Marcus says goodbye
Long-awaited Tapas bar outshines the sun
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