Saturday afternoon a warm breeze graced attendees at the Bachelor Farmer's kravfskiva, a Scandinavian crawfish bash. Guests wore their yellow party hats akimbo as the Dayton brothers circulated through the crowd. There was a lot to celebrate. In their first year, their restaurant has been graced wit ... More >>
Forbes calls it "Mommy Porn," citing the controversial book's erotic scenes and perceived demographic -- largely married women over 30.Yet according to the New York Times, E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" is "the most popular book in circulation" in the Hennepin County Public Library system. Meanw ... More >>
Moments after the final vote.The "no homo promo" is no 'mo.
In front of a standing room-only audience, five of the six Anoka-Hennepin school board members voted to retire its controversial Sexual Orientation Curriculum policy. The so-called "neutrality policy" or "no homo promo" has been rewrit ... More >>
In its current issue, Rolling Stone magazine becomes the latest big-name national media outlet to come down hard on the gay-bullying problem in the Anoka-Hennepin school district.
In "School of Hate: One Town's War on Gay Teens" reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely writes about the plight of gay studen ... More >>
Photo by Peter Van HattemIt's time to stop claiming Howler as our own, Minneapolis. Once you have the erudite vocabulary and muscular verbiage of New York Times' Jon Caramanica exploring the niceties of a band's slice of indie rock, there's a strict no returns policy. Get ready for trend pieces, ... More >>
Harrison Salisbury: The original smoking advocate at the University of Minnesota. A University of Minnesota student group is trying to push the anti-tobacco agenda a step further and ban all smoking across campus by 2013.
The Student Health Advisory Committee sent a letter to newbie college pres ... More >>
Photo by Alexandra ValentiOkkervil River is a big name in the indie rock sphere, and the Austin, Texas-based band has been written up by everyone from Pitchfork to the New York Times during their nearly decade-long career. But what many in the Twin Cities might not know is that lead singer Will S ... More >>
Image by Jenny Cestnik on FlickrBomb Target: the Christmas Tree at Pioneer Square in PortlandThere's plenty of hot air online right now about this weekend's arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old kid who got caught trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a Christmas tree lighti ... More >>
I've had some luck with viral marketing. rob barrett
Two years ago I shot a little cooking vid in my Eden Prairie kitchen, put it up on YouTube, and within a year or so I had been on the Today show, in the New York Times and USA Today, on countless TV cooking segments, and many other media ... More >>
What? Me worry?"Prairie Home Companion" host and erstwhile St. Paul bookstore owner Garrison Keillor was nowhere near Lake Wobegon Saturday night.
No sir, he was taking in a Broadway show near Times Square in New York City when the guy he cheerfully refers to as the "Incompetent Bomber" fai ... More >>