"Sold I'm ever / Open ears and open eyes... / Oh the demons come / They can subside." When we hear a song, the message that we receive may depend entirely on the space and time we are in, the moment that the sound hits our ears. Some songs cut more deeply than others. For model and photographer Sar ... More >>
Olga Bell of the Dirty Projectors has completed a nine-movement song cycle Krai. For Bell, this is a very personal project. The writing process was a way for her to connect with her Russian history, and allowed her to forge a deeper artistic bond with her mother.Tonight, the project debuts at the Wa ... More >>
Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Over th ... More >>
Dallas in the Aftermath
A filmmaker from Minnesota tells the story behind a lost animated masterpiece, plus hits and misses of the fest by our critics
The great Iranian director lost a home but gained a planet
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
The Magnetic Fields' frontman and songwriter Stephin Merritt can be best described as the Eeyore of indie pop. Perhaps it is his deep, baritone voice or melancholy, yet clever, lyrics that suggests there's a little raincloud following him constantly. In many interviews Merritt is notorious ... More >>
Duo consists of Malian guitarist and Israeli keyboardist
Michele Bachmann and Joe Arpaio: best friends forever?Michele Bachmann went to Arizona this week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's endorsement. She didn't get it, and likely won't. But Bachmann did confess that America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" gave her a pair of the pink boxers he forces inma ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, scholar of linguistics and political science.Reviving the old days when she was more laughable than threatening, Michele Bachmann is inventing words and resurrecting countries.Bachmann went to South Carolina today and told voters there that she is "one little fighter." "We nee ... More >>
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Monday morning Apple posted a typically cryptic teaser on their homepage, the message reading "blah blah you'll never forget blah" and hinting at what everyone wants: cloud-based iTunes. Well that didn't happen, as you've probably heard. The Beatles were finally made available on iTunes, and the ... More >>
Lauded local songwriter nails it on third album
Skin art for local foodies
Oprah author shares his longevity plan
Famous actor-director cements his career in 2009
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above"Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above," said Noam Chomsky last week. "They come out of struggles from below. And the answer to what's next depends on people like you. Nobody else can answer it."In Haiti and Bolivia, Chomsky went o ... More >>
Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
He started out as a Grade-B Ricky Nelson; He ended up as an American revolutionary
Brezhnev's blow job, written in flesh
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
A Swedish director goes slumming in the former Soviet Union
The liberty, equality, and sorority of the Soviettes
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
On the eve of the U of M's hockey championship, Castro came calling
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival
Apocalypse Now Redux extends an epic allegory of American megalomania into the 21st Century
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
This weekend's Nordic Roots Festival unearths connections to the Old World
How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.
Destroy the dictionaries
Minneapolis writer Norah Labiner creates a brainy first novel about writing a first novel. Who's in charge here?
Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.
The Clinton-sanctioned expansion of NATO stands to cost U.S. taxpayers something over $30 billion--and this to repel a tattered Russian army
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.