[Editor's Note: In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off.] On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was exc ... More >>
The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over
#1. Lizzo: 87 points"I'm so glad you ain't asked a question about being a woman in hip-hop," says Lizzo midway through a conversation with City Pages. That makes a whole music scene of us. Everything you need to know on that topic is addressed on her debut full-length, Lizzobangers. "I ain't your h ... More >>
Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
Demonte Latimore, a St. Paul resident and six-time felon, was caught red-handed in an attempt to extort a 20-year-old Ohio State student who left nude photos of herself and sex videos with her boyfriend on her stolen laptop.In February, police were looking for Latimore, 24, after he was connected wi ... More >>
Gloria's Lobotomy by Rudy FigThere's never a week in the Twin Cities without great free stuff to do. This week's hot happenings include an incredible lineup at the Pizza Luce Block Party (Brother Ali! Dessa! Pink Mink!), sugary sweet art by Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner over at the Gallery at Fox Tax, ... More >>
Koua Fong Lee always claimed he tried to brake but couldn't stop the Toyota's sudden accereration.NBC Nightly News picked up Joe Fryer's story from KARE-11 and broadcast it to a national audience Friday.It's easy to see why: The footage of Koua Fong Lee with his wife, talking about how his childr ... More >>
Michal DanielPutting our best men on it: Steven Epp and Bradley Greenwald in "Irma Vep" The nirvana of the front-porch/back-deck, cool-drink-in-hand state of mind is certainly exerting its pull right now in these climes. But there's still plenty of time for culture (and you need something to t ... More >>
Comedy shouldn't put on the brakes: The Brave New WorkshopI'm heading over tonight to catch Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit! at the Brave New Workshop (currently the record-holder for most exclamation points in a local show title). To get in the mood, I rang up the BNW's Katy McEwen and asked her ... More >>
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
My favorite music right now is the new album by De La Soul, Are You In?: Nike Original Run--a new take on rap-rock-techno in 45 bracing minutes, with production by Detroit's Young RJ and Chicago duo Flosstradamus, with the latter mixing the results into one continuous track.This is also De La's fir ... More >>
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (known as Detroit's Big Three) are begging Congress for a $25 billion government rescue as the auto industry spu ... More >>
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
Al Milgrom celebrated his inaugural film festival by going to jail. It hasn't gotten any easier.
A conversation with DJ/Producer Richie Hawtin
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
Turning on to Digitata's blippity ballads
There are some good tunes on the forthcoming album by cheese-pop craftspeople and Toyota jingle-ists Fisher. I'll do an "I'm In Love with That Song" on 'em soon.
Test-driving the SUV for bad people
Tonight he's gonna party like it's 19-oh-never-mind.
Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies
Community activist Cy Thao plans to tell the story of the Hmong people in a series of 50 paintings--and may one day speak for them in elected office
They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.
We interrupt this class for some important messages
A massive police raid, dozens of arrests, and a fleet of bulldozers later, the call to stop Highway 55 turns into the longest-running urban occupation in state history
Teaching Minnesota's student prisoners reveals the power of the pen
From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief
The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple
It's Candidates vs. delegates: Who's milking who in the DFL endorsement process?
Typically, prosecutors would be all over a case involving someone suspected of trying to run down a cop