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This warm week brings several shows to the Twin Cities. Lucius (above) will be playing a sold out show at the Cedar Thursday while Greg Brown sells out the next day. Strange Names plays the Triple Rock Thursday and Jeremy Messersmith spends the weekend playing two shows at First Avenue. Th ... More >>
Jeremy Lipka, a 37-year-old native of Pine Island, Minnesota, was one of seven people killed in a plane crash outside Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Monday.SEE ALSO: Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTOS] Lipka was a civilian contractor who flew cargo planes in Iraq and ... More >>
The alleged former leader of a north Minneapolis criminal clique known as "YNT" (Young 'n Thuggin') was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Monday for aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine. SEE ALSO: Cover: The View From Down Here Minneapolis guns incidents, violen ... More >>
The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave
A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of Al Qaeda terrorists commandeering passenger airplanes and piloting them into New York City skyscrapers, an unknown young musician cut a 17-minute-long, eerily prescient song in his bedroom, somewhere in the wilds of California. This uncouth, possib ... More >>
Lady Gaga proclaimed yesterday that "Equality is the prime rib of America," simultaneously empowering and confusing the hell out of legions of GLBT activists as they rallied against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." While the nation's top socio-political scientists try to decode what Gaga could have possi ... More >>
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
The looming threat of the Hells Angels can lead to problems when police try to watch them a little too closely as they go about their legal and quite normal vacationing activities. Some business owners are yelling overkill.
Rachel Maddow helps us connect the dots.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>
Woody Allen's second English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Afghan journalist is convicted of blasphemy, a Stinson / Westerberg collaboration, Albert Brooks goes to Pakistan, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
THESE DAYS Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf joined the Bush administration's war on terrorism and publicly turned against the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. But Afghan officials allege that Taliban and allied fighters who fled to Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis ... More >>
Direland blog launches "Theocracy Watch" Doug Ireland, the longtime journalist and media critic (and former City Pages columnist), has launched a new department called Theocracy Watch over at his Direland blog with an eye toward "news of the Christian right's American Taliban and their depredat ... More >>
Female filmmakers buck the stats in 'Women with Vision'
'Osama' director Siddiq Barmak pits a 12-year-old girl against the Taliban
Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival