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  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Minnesota nice?

    Our commenters were not very gentle with Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves' top draft pick who appears to have said "fuck me" in response to the news he'd be relocating from UCLA to Minnesota.But ZaVine insists he didn't mean it like that, and reader DonnaB thinks provincial Minnesotans are being way to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Did Zach LaVine say "f**k me" after Timberwolves drafted him? [VIDEO]

    With the 13th pick in last night's NBA draft, the Timberwolves selected Zach LaVine, a raw but talented 6-5 19-year-old who spent one season at UCLA.LaVine made quite a first impression with Minnesotans by muttering what appeared to be "fuck me" moments after his name was called out.See also:New NoD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Teddy Bridgewater begins Vikings career with R. Kelly soundtrack

    Baseball fans are accustomed to the walk-up music chosen by each ballplayer as they stroll confidently up to the plate. But at last night's NFL Draft, each prospect got to select the music echoing through Radio City Music Hall as they proudly took the stage. It's an opportunity to see what type of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    R.T. Rybak's "Marry Me in Mpls" campaign inspiring marriage equality cause in Illinois

    Earlier this month, R.T. Rybak traveled to Chicago to unveil the "Marry Me in Minneapolis" campaign.SEE ALSO: Half of Minnesota's first same-sex divorce shares her story "I hope the day comes very soon that all Illinoisans can marry the person that they love, and I strongly encourage the legislature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Mayor Rybak unveils campaign to woo business from Chicago's same-sex couples [IMAGES]

    When Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated 46 same-sex weddings in the early morning of Aug. 1 -- the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota -- the ceremonies took place at his stomping grounds, Minneapolis City Hall.But now, Rybak is taking his support for gay marriage on the road. This morning, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Chris Kluwe signs with Oakland Raiders

    Chris Kluwe's NFL career didn't end when he was released by the Minnesota Vikings.SEE ALSO: New Vikings punter Jeff Locke gave Chris Kluwe props for helping defeat marriage amendment Kluwe, 31, has inked a one-year deal to become the Oakland Raiders' punter. He'll be taking a pay cut -- his contract ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Chris Kluwe: "I wouldn't have changed anything"

    On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings officially confirmed they were releasing Chris Kluwe, the team's veteran punter and one of the NFL's most outspoken advocates for gay rights. The announcement came as no surprise to most; the writing has been on the wall since the Vikings picked up recent UCLA grad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Vikings draft a punter, meaning the Chris Kluwe era is probably over

    On Saturday, the Vikings became the first team to select a punter during the 2013 draft, taking UCLA's Jeff Locke during the fifth round.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012 Unfortunately, the Purple's use of a draft pick for arguably the best punter available probably signals the en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Gay marriage could boost Minnesota economy by $45 million, says report

    The Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA's law school, is trying to quantify the impact of same-sex marriage in terms that everyone can understand: Money. According to the institute's latest study, a marriage equality law would give Minnesota's economy a lift to the tune of $45 million in the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Study says support for gay marriage in MN (43 percent) weaker than Iowa, SoDak, or Wisconsin [GRAPHIC]

    As a marriage equality bill awaits a vote on the floor of the House and Senate, a new study from the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law concludes that support for gay marriage in Minnesota is weaker than you might think.SEE ALSO: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Sid Hartman blasts Gophers AD Norwood Teague over Tubby Smith firing

    Tubby Smith's had no stronger supporter in the Twin Cities news media than the venerable Sid Hartman.SEE ALSO:-- Tubby Smith's camp "furious" after coach first learns of U of M firing from news reports-- Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO] The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Tubby Smith fired; new U of M basketball coach already in place?

    One NCAA tournament win apparently wasn't enough to save Tubby Smith's job.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] Late this morning, CBS's Jeff Goodman reported that one day after losing in the round of 32 to Florida, Tubby has been fired. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    President Obama believes in Tubby Smith and the Gophers... for tonight, at least

    After a disappointing collapse from eighth in the country in January to ninth in the Big Ten Tournament in March, Tubby Smith doesn't have many supporters left.THE BEST OF TIMES: Rodney Williams Jr.'s insane block seals Gophers' upset win over #1 Indiana [VIDEO] There's Sid Hartman. And believe it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Macalester is one of the smartest colleges in the country, says new study

    If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance

    SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Deadspin: The Vikings don't suck, you do-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on Gawker-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]Same-sex marriage may be a polarizing issue both here in Minnesota and nationally, but Vikings punter and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Childish Gambino at Epic, 5/10/12

    Childish GambinoEpic Nightclub, MinneapolisMay 10, 2012Donald Glover is clearly a trained performer, holding the titles comedian, actor and rapper under his belt. Last night he came as the latter, playing to a packed house that seemed to know his every word and hang on every movement the man mad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Minnesota gayer than ever

    The person wearing this shirt is now 50 percent more gay.​Minneapolist-St. Paul might rate as the gayest metro area in the country in acceptance and lifestyle, but that doesn't mean much if there aren't actually gay couples enjoying the gay-friendliness. Turns out, there are. Minnesota's number of ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    U of M ranked 9th most bike-friendly university in U.S.

    urbanfoodie33Another reason to love bicycles.​More good bike news: The University of Minnesota has been named the ninth most bicycle-friendly campus in the United States by the American League of Bicyclists. And no, just because the Top 20 list is packed with California campuses, it doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011
  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, “amnesty” is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Kevin Love's Twitter storm

    Here's a top-10 of tweet madness from the guy Dan Patrick calls, "The Big Twitter."

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Gophers nab No. 10 seed in NCAA; will face Texas on Thursday

    The Gopher's pedestrian finish didn't damn their NCAA hopes. Here's some initial analysis of the matchup. Get your bracketology on.

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2008
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    January 30, 2008
  • Movies

    June 13, 2007

    Shooter of 'Sheep'

    A glimpse of working-class Watts through the lens of Charles Burnett

  • Movies

    June 13, 2007

    L.A. Story

    Revered, rarely seen South Central-set 'Killer of Sheep' gets its theatrical due

  • Music

    December 13, 2006

    String Theory

    Violin: Local music's killer app

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    5/12: Morning Communique

    Arizona buys Q-Tips and ATVs with Homeland Security money, Scottish pubs may lose their chips, Ansel Adams's Los Angeles photos, what to do in the event of snakes on a plane, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2006

    2/8: Morning Communique

    The effect of Super Bowl commercials on the brain, Houston postal worker caught making a special delivery, Sopranos Season 6 trailer, Playboy wants MySpace users, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2005
  • Movies

    September 14, 2005
  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Nowhere Man

    Eight months ago, a man jumped from a Mall of America parking ramp. Medical examiners still don't know who he was.

  • Movies

    July 16, 2003

    Prince and the Revolution

    'The Legend of Suriyothai' is an action epic of royal proportions

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    It's Not Easy Being Greene

    The life and times of Minneapolis's sexiest violinist

  • Books

    June 20, 2001

    Smut Check

    The issue of dirty pictures at the Minneapolis Public Library is indeed a federal case

  • Movies

    May 9, 2001
  • Movies

    August 2, 2000

    Waiting to Inhale

    Saving Grace and Luminarias don't exactly light up the joint

  • Music

    April 12, 2000

    Great American Novel

    Minnesota's own Dr. Demento talks about corporate radio, the Meat Puppets, and 30 years of weird records

  • Books

    February 23, 2000

    Our Lady of Books

    A treasure trove of antiquarian books, and the nun who keeps them from harm's way

  • Movies

    March 3, 1999

    Adolescent Liaisons

    Cruel Intentions consummates Hollywood's latest seduction of American youth

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998
  • Arts

    February 25, 1998

    Play Against Type

    Dancing in the Street: A rarely produced play by Lorraine Hansberry shows the small man behind the most principled activist in the world.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.

  • Sports

    March 26, 1997
  • Arts

    February 26, 1997
  • Movies

    December 18, 1996
  • News

    August 14, 1996
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