The good life in Minnesota: A 12-step plan to greatness in the Midwest
It appears as though Minneapolis's legendary cheese-stuffed burger is making mouths water on the national stage yet again. The Travel Channel has named the 5-8 Club number one on its newest list of places to chow down in the United States. On a show called Chowdown Countdown, now in its second ... More >>
When it comes to a big platter of wings, it's hard to really go wrong. But what if some of the best wings in the country were hiding right under your nose, right in plain sight? The folks at Epicurious have put together a list of their top 25 plates of wings across the country and Minneapolis's Iceh ... More >>
Yesterday, TIME Magazine put out a list of what it considers to be the top 17 most influential burgers of all time and the Jucy Lucy, a Minneapolis-perfected phenomenon, comes in at number 10. The people at TIME interviewed "burger historians and experts" to compose the list of the burgers they beli ... More >>
Did you hear about that Time Magazine article? The one that named the so-called "Gods of Food"? While many of those listed were undoubtedly highly influential chefs, not one of the chefs was female. (There were four women on the list of 13 "gods," but not one was a chef.) It was an infuriating snub ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else. My creative life has featured a strong thread of discovering music. The first time I saw MTV, I was overcome with all the happiness and joy expected ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Coming of age in the '80s had a lot of complexities. Parachute pants made us look ridiculous, puberty hit right as Time magazine was running weekly s ... More >>
Legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck passed away earlier today in Norwalk, Connecticut at the age of 91, just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Brubeck wrote and played on numerous indelible jazz numbers throughout his distinguished and prodigious musical career. And with his landmark Time ... More >>
Target Field has been up and running for a full three seasons now, which means it's time to keep renovating.See also:- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000
Just a day before the Minnesota legislature approved a bill that will fund a new, nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium, Time Magazine named the Metrodome the worst stadium in the whole country.And while many of us have fond memories of watching the Twins and the Vikes under a Teflon roof while sitting ... More >>
It's about time. This month's stem-to-stern editorial redesign is the first since 2001.As with most large newspapers, complete redesigns are infrequent. In this publication, it's occurred roughly every eight-to-ten years. The decision to update our look was made over a year ago, and it's the res ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, on Time's red carpet.Talk about coming out of your comfort zone. Thoroughly glammed up queen of the tea party Michele Bachmann walked into the belly of the liberal media beast yesterday -- on a red carpet for Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" bash at Lincoln Cen ... More >>
She's really influential.Last week, Time Magazine ran a cover story that asked, "Is Hell Dead?" Today, it named Rep. Michele Bachmann to it's "Most Influential" list, and got Rush Limbaugh to write the hagiography. Make of that what you will.
You love soyYesterday it was soy Plah-Doh and now this: Many soy products have successfully replicated meat, but soy chicken has always been a big fail. Recently scientists at the University of Missouri had a breakthrough that will make vegetarians very happy; soy chicken is almost ready to r ... More >>
In search of a modern golden age
The Apple Valley native couldn't resist taking a shot at golfer and serial philanderer Tiger Woods' marital problems.
Former Time executive Michael Klingensmith will take over as the Star Tribune's new publisher.
He brings with him two decades of media business experience at Time, Inc., as well as a more recent specialty: media mergers and acquisitions.
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Time magazine conducted an unscientific poll of the nation's most trusted newscaster now that Walter Cronkite is dead and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart took the prize.
"Packaged spirituality" meets with some skepticism, some hope, some shrugs.
The internet has a lot of psychics trying to predict which newspapers will fall next. Will any of them get it right?
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
Assault with a sex toy, carpooling with fetuses, law-abiding condom-carriers, Apple anime t-shirts, the "Anderson Effect," the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Rumsfeld rakes it in, Bob Tilton toots it out, Johnny Depp sucks you in, the Minnesota blog of the day leaves you out and more...
Wilson and Plame get ready to sue the Bush Administration, Charize Theron brings Aeon Flux to life, Morley Safer dresses to kill, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Boob tube news swings hard to the right
No White House since Richard Nixon's has loathed the press as avidly as the Bush crew does. So it was a bit of dreary irony yesterday when Time magazine announced it would turn over to the government a staff reporter's notes on confidential sources: In this matter, the administration is nearly a ... More >>
Web geeks have been jawing and preening about the blog revolution for so long now--it feels like they started, oh, during the Ford administration--that it's easy to overlook the fact that blogs are only now coming on the radar of the masses. Time Magazine's decision to coin a "blog of the year" ... More >>
When life gives you lemons, make collages
The National Writers Union won a landmark decision on behalf of freelancers. Or did it?
We list the best of the best of 1997.