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 >>
January ends with a Week in Food that begins at the library and ends in a steaming pot of homemade chili. Sounds about right to us.
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 >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
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 >>
Influential artists of 2010
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 >>
We compiled the Twin Cities' Top 5 most memorable food stories of the year. Don't worry, the Au Bon Pain mouse isn't one of them.
Finding local Twitter tweeps with something useful to say can be a challenge, but to locals have a new tool that solves the problem.
BrauBlog is beating WCCO-TV, Fox9, and KARE11! Wait ... what's a "BrauBlog"?
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Three new west metro restaurants help diners break away from the national chains
MC/VL and Scream Party uncover connection between C2H60 and rocking the party. Also: Dan Wilson sings a ballad
A modest proposal for a New York Times critic who should let pop eat itself
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American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked
How I learned to stop worrying and love the Strib
Paul McCartney leaves us feeling white, Delillo makes critics see red, and Luc Sante remembers the blues
Some of television's most animated conversations on race and culture are taking place among cartoon characters