Tipper Gore

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    On Taylor Swift's Most Sinful Album Yet (Sort Of)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Glenn Danzig: Democrats are fascists disguised as liberals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    How I burned the guys who wanted me to burn my KISS records

    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 >>

  • Movies

    June 13, 2012

    Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise get nostalgic for '80s hair metal

    Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater

  • Music

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Heiruspecs' Sean McPherson slings food recommendations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Justin Bieber's Bronx beaver isn't alone

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Prince's 10 craziest moments of all time

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Prince's 'Lifetime Achievement,' in videos

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Prince celebrates 52 years with "Hot Summer"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Bristol Palin, James O'Keefe, Jonathan Krohn: Young Republican Stars

    The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.

  • News

    March 10, 2010

    Joe Basel: From U of M-Morris to Louisiana Watergate

    A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008
  • News

    December 13, 2006
  • News

    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    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

  • Columns

    September 7, 2005
  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Music

    June 26, 2002

    White America

    A lonelier Eminem explains himself for the benefit of his homies in the suburbs

  • Music

    June 13, 2001
  • News

    February 21, 2001
  • Music

    May 10, 2000
  • Music

    April 19, 2000

    Norse Code

    What draws young Nordic musicians to medieval songs about wolves ripping babies from the womb?

  • Movies

    March 22, 2000

    Starting Over Fresh

    Moshen Makhmalbaf's euphoric cinema reaffirms the basic beauty of life

  • News

    March 1, 2000
  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Bad Rap

    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.

  • Feature

    August 20, 1997

    Embracing Suburbia

    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.

  • News

    October 16, 1996


    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.

  • News

    October 2, 1996