Beyond the valley of the thumbs
In 1970, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties with... a female child." The charge stemmed from an incident that took place the year before in a D.C. hotel room where Yarrow, then 31, allegedly had sexual relations (but not sex) with a 14- ... More >>
A newly afro-ed Prince's opening night of his three-evening Welcome 2 Chicago residency at the United Center proved to be a test of most fans' patience. Although Chicago-area supporters have already waited eight years to get to these concerts, it seemed that most weren't prepared to hang in their se ... More >>
Update: According to a new press release from the festival: "Lollapalooza will resume at 6:00 PM following a brief postponement due to dangerous weather conditions and warnings. Today's updated schedule can be found on Lollapalooza's official website."Bands will begin playing again at 6:30 with a re ... More >>
A Detroit-to-Chicago flight was quarantined for three hours yesterday on Midway Airport's tarmac due to suspicions that a Red Wing, Minn., woman might have contracted monkeypox in Uganda.Lisa Sievers, 50, was on her way back to Minnesota after spending more than three months in Uganda trying to fina ... More >>
Michele Bachmann debated, but did anyone listen?Breathe deep. It looks like it might all be passing now.At last night's Republican presidential debate, Michele Bachmann, once a centerpiece of the campaign and media darling, finally started receding from front-and-center and blending into the curt ... More >>
When Wayne Coyne was on the phone with writer Natalie Gallagher for her interview that is running in this week's City Pages, the Flaming Lips frontman mentioned that he was using his time tethered to the phone for interviews to sketch an "elaborate doodle." After their interview, Coyne uploaded i ... More >>
Marcus Bachmann picks out Michele's outfits.Political observers and gay bloggers are chuckling this morning over a tidbit unearthed from a 2006 Star Tribune profile that has taken on new meaning in light of all the recent "Is Marcus Bachmann gay?" talk.Apparently, Marcus Bachmann acted as his wif ... More >>
"Doughboy" makes for unlikely basketball star
Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>
George Clooneys ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.
Sooner or later, Kevin Garnett will leave Minnesota without a championship
1.Two for the money 2. Sooner or later... 3. Slow train comin'
When He Writes His Novels, He Says He's Taking Dictation. When He Edits His Lit Mag, He's Playing a Four-Card Poker Hand. How Did Bart Schneider Become a Man of Letters Without Taking Any Credit?
Airlines go for broke while executives take the cash
Shoot the Messenger in the Sexy Pontiac G6 Floundering GM to media critics: suck our tail pipe The harsh news was like finding out your parents have backed out of their order of Girl Scout cookies after you called them poo-poo noses. Like the French taking back the Statue of Liberty after lea ... More >>
I didn?t read Saul Bellow until I was in my late ?20s, when I picked up ?Henderson the Rain King? and fell in love. Since then he has become my favorite writer of any style and from any era. He was both funny and profound, innovative and traditional, high and low, earthy and intellectual, all that s ... More >>
Bain Boehlke's meander from teenage barn-theater impresario to middle-aged drifter to Jungle Theater visionary
Giving ourselves permission to headbang, breakdance, and scream
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
Budget brawls and bulldog farts. Shock jocks and Satan's Cheerleaders. Jesse Ventura stars in the season's political blockbuster, but First Flack John Wodele directs the show.
With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again
Millions of mamas can't be wrong
Five new CDs resurrect and redefine the role of diva
For better or worse, the Star Tribune's new owners will stay the course.
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall
the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"