At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Today, lawyer Jeff Anderson plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who claims she was abused when she was a teenage girl by popular priest and St. Thomas professor Michael Keating.SEE ALSO: St. Paul police reopen child porn investigation aimed at priest Jon Shelley Keati ... More >>
Since we don't have to run air conditioners for the vast majority of the year, you might think living in Minneapolis (America's coldest major metro) is less energy-demanding, in terms of heating and cooling, than living in Miami (American's warmest metro).SEE ALSO: Climate change could make Mpls the ... More >>
Both the U of M Twin Cities and Carleton College crack the top 25 in a new list of the country's most LGBT-friendly colleges, put together by the Campus Pride Index.
Since opening its doors last summer, The Bachelor Farmer has become one of the Twin Cities' it dining spots. Owned by Eric and Andrew Dayton (sons of a certain hockey-loving governor), it's been lauded locally and nationally, and last month it received a James Beard semifinalist nod for Best New Res ... More >>
Photo by Melissa HamiltonGabrielle HamiltonAuthor and chef Gabrielle Hamilton is full of surprises. At last night's Talk of the Stacks at Minneapolis Central Library, the audience was anticipating the bravado and swagger of an author who had just written a provocative tell-all memoir, commit ... More >>
January ends with a Week in Food that begins at the library and ends in a steaming pot of homemade chili. Sounds about right to us.
U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>
Drool a moat around that sandcastleAs graduation processions pass and Saturday-night wedding dates begin to loom, we've decided it safe to declare this season summer. Sultry long nights, lethargic cabin trips, and charcoal-scented sizzling meats are upon us. Because leisure pairs so beautif ... More >>
Star TribuneXcel officials would love to know which asshole made this hole.Last night's Frozen Four hockey semifinals disintegrated into fisticuffs last night as the University of Michigan pulled off a win against University of North Dakota. But the fight wasn't on the ice -- it was between ... More >>
What should the NFL do about the mounting evidence of long-term harm caused by concussions? Reader feedback encouraged.
The Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin are among many colleges objecting to a Bud Light beer promotion: "Fan Cans" in college colors. And it looks like they have won.
Despite her denial of intentional wrongdoing, the Vice President of Research at the University of Minnesota stan ... More >>
But to get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals
The University of Michigan released their American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on Tuesday for the fourth quarter of 2006. So, how did our hometown corporations fare?
With two new books out this fall and a massive linguistic project ahead, David Treuer is redefining what it means to be a native speaker
Meet the Handsome Family: The story of the band that forgot time
Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.
Beware the 2038 bug, smoking lowers IQs, Walt Disney VD cartoons, global politics in thirty seconds, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
Multimedia artist Jay Heikes's trip from rocker manqué to the Whitney Biennial
Kurds working toward independence from Iraq, gyroscopic cancer detectors, CJR's five great stories you didn't read in 2005, Juan Cole's myths about Iraq, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Will the debut of student drug testing in Minnesota stem the troubles of a violent town?
Harry Chapin lives in my head and is trying to kill me
Sailing to Antarctica, photographing the Sinai, and other adventures in being
Welles Emerson maps the surface of a wave--and the art of science
The University of Minnesota Press, author Judith Levine, and one very hot topic
A spate of new improvisational records tests the boundaries of freedom
He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.
Author Jonis Agee imagines the unvanquishable human wrecks whose lives revolve around the NASCAR circuit
Returning from exile and personal calamity, author Gayl Jones has created her own outlaw-in-training: a Baptist, Bud Light-drinking, stun-gun-toting, 6-foot-plus, African-American freelance trucker
Minneapolis writer Norah Labiner creates a brainy first novel about writing a first novel. Who's in charge here?
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards