Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--t ... More >>
Daniel Day Lewis lends the president real flesh, blood, and spark
The Guthrie's new show is a well-crafted failure
Even people who hate Mexicans love their food
Steve Wilkins is a good Confederate but a bad historian. Michele Bachmann has a troubled past when it comes to race relations, particularly as it relates to her understanding of slavery. Bachmann doesn't seem to know what is was like, or how it ended. Sometimes she forgets it existed at all. How ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's "Truth" campaign is a bit blurry.Tim Pawlenty keeps having to back away from his tough guy talk. This time, he was caught making up nonsense in Tennessee about facing down "the unions" in the "longest transit strike in the history of the United States." That certainly would ha ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
Bachmann gets the good word from Paul Revere.Her epic gaffe about mass murderer John Wayne Gacy reminded us yet again that Michele Bachmann has a legendary grasp of U.S. history. Here's the presidential candidate who says the Revolutionary War started in New Hampshire, for example. And that ... More >>
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate. Uh oh. The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
Just the other day, Rep. Michele Bachmann single-handedly relocated the opening battle of the American Revolution from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Journalists took note. Embarrassing headlines were written. Now Bachmann, who has previously funked the history of slavery, the Founding Fat ... More >>
Bachmann fails history again.Someone go find the dunce cap. Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota. She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heav ... More >>
Don't know much about history.Michele Bachmann likes to lecture Americans about how they're just not as smart as she is when it comes to understanding the importance of the Founding Fathers and their principles. But speaking to a group of anti-taxers in Iowa, she got her history wrong. In exto ... More >>
Pete Souza/White HouseObama signs the National Day of Prayer proclamationLast week, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional. And now we have President Barack Obama and Rep. Michele Bachmann -- gasp -- joining si ... More >>
At a press conference, she signs a poster board printed in a way made to mimic the Declaration of Independence.
Out with the old, in with the older. Prepare for a Mondale-style vice president from VP-elect Joe ... More >>
Celebrate July 4 with a crooning John Adams!
...if he only managed to get better grades in his chemistry class at the University of Minnesota. He also shops at Wal-Mart and says--apparently with a straight face--that John McCain shares a "lineage" with great Republicans such as Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln. All this comes in a Happy 4th of July
Minneapolis's past lies forgotten at the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery
"American Sublime" looks at the spacious skies and gathering storms of the beautiful landscape painting
The Great Depression are like the weather
Director David Gordon Green reconsiders the South's constitution in George Washington
In One Drop of Blood,writer Scott L. Malcomson examines the destructive legacy of racial designations
Thomas Berger's Little Big Man, Jack Crabb, returns to the saddle and the great legends of the frontier
Friendly Fire: KTCA's Liberty! shoots for a simple, affirming version of the American Revolution.
Affirmative Action: Director Bill Duke on the set of Hoodlum.