Before Game 1 of the Wild-Blackhawks series on Tuesday night, CSN TV reporter Susannah Collins flubbed and said, "The Blackhawks had a tremendous amount of sex this regular season." She meant to say "success" instead of "sex," of course, and video of the attractive sports reporter's gaffe quickly we ... More >>
What a difference a year makes when it comes to Lollapalooza, Chicago's destination music festival in Grant Park every summer. The first details of the lineup have emerged, and compared to the rockist-leaning 2012 bill it's looking very much like anything that can loosely fit within the antiquated " ... More >>
WPlus, a man's Chicago trip turns tragic, record DWI culprit is back to old habits, and Norm Coleman has kind words for Obama
An as of yet unnamed 23-year-old Minnesota man is dead after falling in the Intercontinental Hotel building's chimney this morning in downtown Chicago.SEE ALSO: Medard Prosper's promising life cut short after he runs himself over with car He was trying to take photos atop the 42-story building when ... More >>
A short history of an art form's long passing
For the second time in just over a week, Michele Bachmann (or political operatives working on her behalf) has unwittingly enriched Jim Graves' campaign to take her job.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen, hilarity en ... More >>
Is Wisconsin dairy in danger?Who even knew that Wisconsin has a law making it illegal for restaurants to serve margarine? The 44-year-old law was intended to protect the state's famous dairy industry, and now some legislators are looking to repeal it, led by Republican state Rep. Dale Kooye ... More >>
A falafel foot-long? Is Subway too far out of its wheelhouse?The Hot Dish recently reported on fast food eateries' plans to add more gluttonous dishes to their menus in 2011. But some of the additions--Taco Bell's partnerships with Cinnabon and Jimmy Dean to add new breakfast items, Dunkin' Don ... More >>
The solution to eradicate this invasive fish? If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em!
Things like pho, kimchi and lentil shepherd's pie top college students' cafeteria meals of choice.
Iowa's capitalizing on some of Minnesota's cold weather grapes to support its growing wine industry.
How many ways can you repackage a Big Mac? McDonald's introduces a new one.
Fried onion blossoms...molecular gastronomy...what would you add?
A Chicago-area man commits to eating only sausage pizza for an entire month.
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Sorry, but "upping your M&M intake isn't likely to do anything but make you fat."
"World famous"..."grilled to perfection"...What phrases would you ban from menus?
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 >>
Can Target save the Tribune Company? Not really, but they'll likely be giving the struggling media giant a little boost when they open their two-day Target "pop-up" store in the ground level of their building this week.
Why would any gay club, meant to attract gay men who would like to meet each other, allow a pack of drunken bachelorettes and their backup team in for the night? It's all about acceptance.
Atmosphere announces tour dates, Cloud Cult to release DVD, new STNNNG & M.anifest profiled
As Star Tribune owner Avista Capital Partners files Ch. 11 bankruptcy for the Minnesota newspaper, all of the bla ... More >>
Will the federal government bailout media the way it's considering bailing out the auto industry?
Stribbers bide their time; the Guild gears up for a fight
State Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton) and state Representative Tom Emmer (R-Delano) have introduced legislation that would make it legal for pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. While the proposed law does not specify any particular drug, it's obviously aimed at emergency ... More >>
On Tuesday the Star Tribune became the fourth major daily in the past year-plus to be accused of dumping papers by various means to plump its paid circulation figures and thus its ad rates. Last year executives from Newsday, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Sun-Times admitted to deliberatel ... More >>
Strib posts biggest circulation gain of top 20 dailies--at one-third of 1 percent
Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>
When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media
Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark