The world is tired of Taylor Swift pretending that she's a virtuous country star, and the announcement that 1989 would be a "pure pop" album inspired by Like a Prayer-era Madonna was accompanied more than anything by a collective sigh of relief. No more of this chastity-driven power pop -- time for ... More >>
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... 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 >>
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
Longtime frontman comes a-knocking
Whether you want vegetarian Ethiopian or a solid strawberry shake, Sean McPherson has your rec.Sean McPherson is a busy guy: When he's not working in McNally Smith College of Music's hip-hop department, he's hosting trivia around the Twin Cities with Trivia Mafia or playing with his band Heir ... More >>
Aw, just look at him. That there is Justin Beaver, so named after the Bronx Zoo held an open vote - in other words, an open door to the inevitable. He's the second beaver to take New York in 200 years, keeping Jose company whilst they free-float down the Bronx River (which if you've never smelled ... More >>
As we mentioned earlier this week, the Purple One was recently quoted in the UK's Daily Mirror as saying "The internet's completely over." In honor of that epic statement, we thought it's high time someone compiled a list of all the other amazing, eccentric, and downright bizarre moments in Princ ... More >>
As we reported last week, BET is awarding Prince a "Lifetime Achievement" award during their televised awards ceremony this Sunday evening. To prepare, we've amassed a selection of our favorite moments from Prince's lengthy and often astounding career.Dig, if you will, a handful of Prince's fines ... More >>
The Purple One is 52 years young today, and is letting us all celebrate with a new song! a new song. Given the timing and title one would assume this is Prince's volley for drop-top anthem of 2010, but "Hot Summer" comes off more as a Huey Lewis demo or the intro to an internal Valleyfair employe ... More >>
The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.
A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
A lonelier Eminem explains himself for the benefit of his homies in the suburbs
What draws young Nordic musicians to medieval songs about wolves ripping babies from the womb?
Moshen Makhmalbaf's euphoric cinema reaffirms the basic beauty of life
The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.
Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.
In the low-key world of political lawn signs, Robert Haddow, Ph.D. is a maverick. A couple things. One is I misspelled the Unabomber's name. It is Theodore Kaczynski.