Sims and Astronautalis with Mixed Blood Majority and Greg Grease First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, June 14, 2013First Avenue may have seen something in the way of a changing of the guard Friday night as Sims and Astronautalis took what they touted as a one-off, co-headlining show -- "You're never go ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Entertaining vignettes about U.S. leaders remind us why it's lonely at the top
?Neal Carlson, an 18-year-old senior at St. Francis High School, thinks his new Confederate-flag-blending-into-American-flag tattoo "summarizes pretty much the whole history of the U.S."His school district's superintendent doesn't see it quite the same way, and suspended Carlson until he agrees to c ... More >>
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Letterman turns Bachmann into a punchline.David Letterman is hot on Michele Bachmann's tail, making fun of her ass and her makeup in Tuesday night's Top 10 list: "Signs There's Already Trouble at Michele Bachmann's Campaign Headquarters." It surely won't be long before Republicans complain t ... More >>
Herman Cain wants loyalty oaths for Muslims.Herman Cain tried to put a moderating gloss on his anti-Muslim paranoia the other night during the Republican presidential debate, but he's pretty up front about his bigotry. Any Muslim wanting to serve in a Cain administration would have to take a ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Terrence Malick's film remembers childlike ideas of God
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day. Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait. Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Armed and dangerous.GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's guns-and-ammo talk about voters being "armed and dangerous" has gained a whole new shelf life in the wake of Jared Loughner's Tuscon rampage last week. On the floor of the House of Representatives, Democratic congressman John Dingell has now in ... More >>
Gabrielle Giffords was shot, but survived, in an attack that left six others dead.It's not at all clear yet that Jared Lee Loughner tied to kill Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for political reasons in Arizona on Saturday. But after the massacre that left six others dead and 13 w ... More >>
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords barely survived a massacre in Tucson on Saturday, after gunman Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on her and a crowd of supporters and staff. Six people died in the attack, including a judge and a 9-year-old girl. Many more were injured. And now there have been calls for ... More >>
Bill Kling, the only CEO Minnesota Public Radio has ever known, announced this morning he was retiring after building the largest public broadcast organization in the country. We wrote about it here, earlier. Kling was interviewed at noon by MPR's Gary Eichten. We live-blogged the interview ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Muslim Americans won't move to the back of the bus.Rep. Keith Ellison has drawn a straight line from Fox News to anti-Muslim bigotry in an interview with the BBC. And the Minneapolis congressman, a Muslim, isn't backing down from insisting that an Islamic community center b ... More >>
Keith Ellison wants to know why churches, but not mosques, are allowed near Ground Zero.Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, invoked the Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's Koran when asked last night by Larry King whether he was being "insensitive" by supporting an Islam ... More >>
Do the ends justify the means?The reporter who outed a homophobic pastor as secretly gay on the cover of Lavender has penned a letter accusing the Star Tribune of misrepresenting his investigation.John Townsend infiltrated a support group to get the goods on Rev. Tom Brock, who has famously blame ... More >>
Pete Souza/White HouseObama signs the National Day of Prayer proclamationLast week, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional. And now we have President Barack Obama and Rep. Michele Bachmann -- gasp -- joining si ... More >>
Recapping yesterday's weekly candy discussion on twitter. And guess what famed marshmallow treat is on deck for next Tuesday?
Bachmann is following through with her plan and announced public forums in her district to talk about climate change and cap and trade policies. Don't miss out!
If we had to come up with one reason to love Rep. Michele Bachmann, it would be her never-ending ability to pull out money quotes that dumb down all of Washington politics to elementary concepts.
We put Lynne Rossetto Kasper's latest to the test
Celebrate July 4 with a crooning John Adams!
Biologist and blogger PZ Myers speaks out on the war on science, intelligent design, and the sexual habits of giant squid
Sweet compliments all around, except for one big spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down
"American Sublime" looks at the spacious skies and gathering storms of the beautiful landscape painting
Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times
Why Aren't More Wine Lovers Brown-Bagging It?
Searching for the beginnings of the self and the end of the world in 100,000 cast-off books
Connecting the X's of Hollywood Squares reveals a queer lineage
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Dealer (Robert Rosen, left) and Alligator Boy (Steven Epp) cavort with a puppet friend in a subterranean netherworld.
Friendly Fire: KTCA's Liberty! shoots for a simple, affirming version of the American Revolution.
A recent Supreme Court decision upholding tight Minnesota rules on cross-party endorsements quashed the possibility of third parties playing a balance-of-power role in most states. Thus, the only hope for a renewal of progressive electoral politics is for
Affirmative Action: Director Bill Duke on the set of Hoodlum.