Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.When Lady Gaga first hit the scene, no one was indifferent about her. You either loved her or hated her, and usually to a large extreme. But now, ... More >>
Legs McNeil is a legendary rock music historian, author and journalist. He co-founded and wrote for Punk Magazine back in the mid-'70s, is a former senior editor for Spin, and founder/editor of Nerve magazine in 1992. He is renowned as co-author of Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Pu ... More >>
St. Vincent October 2, 2011 (Early Show)McGuire Theater at the Walker Art CenterWith a light show more fitting for a venue five times the size of the 385-seat McGuire Theater, St. Vincent captivated the sold-out crowd with an artfully arresting flurry of both sight and sound. Frontwoman Ann ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has profound effect on his siblings
Photo via the Milwaukee BucksAside from a few late-night TV stops, Bon Iver has yet to christen their sophomore album, the much lauded and hotly debated Bon Iver, Bon Iver, with a proper live show. That will all change this weekend when the band takes up a two-night residency at the Riverside The ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkJustin Vernon performing with DeYarmond Edison at SXSWJustin Vernon has kept mostly quiet about his next Bon Iver record until this week, focusing his energy on his side projects (Gayngs, the recent DeYarmond Edison reunion), and -- oh yeah, collaborating with one of the most fa ... More >>
Lady Gaga's recent spread in the Japanese edition of Vogue was an exercise in tongue-in-cheek banality, posing in a suit and dyed eyebrows as Jo Calderone, explaining how he/she took him/herself out on a date and maybe got it on: "She's fuckin beautiful, and funny, and interesting. I was a little ... More >>
Was being featured in a high-fashion spread for Harper's Bazaar the start of a lucrative career in fashion? Oddly, the answer may be yes.
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
Photo: GoldbergGetting our man onDamn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>
Forging a fast track to the front page
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
Heather McElhatton isn't a morbidly obese concubine with a thing for primates. How's that for free will?
The immigrant experience meets the generation gap in Mira Nair's 'Namesake'
Children's author turns up the sizzle, DARPA wants gigantic surveillance blimps, thick bra strap saves woman's life, Oliver Stone's 9/11 movie, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Frist flies the friendly skies, talking God with lap dancers, Kirby's kidney, the Top 10 strangest Lego creations, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Swarming with Paparazzi, Sundance Wonders, 'Where's the Media?'
Sales of Woodward's Deep Throat book go limp After reaching No. 4 on its best-seller list, the New York Times is now reporting Bob Woodward's book about Watergate mole Deep Throat, "The Secret Man," has only sold about 61,000 copies in five weeks of release. What appeared to be a slam-dunk for book ... More >>
THESE DAYS Senator Norm Coleman has submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet. Raw Story has a piece on a forthcoming Vani ... More >>
In the March Vanity Fair, James Wolcott wrote an engrossing appreciation of the subversive 1964 anti-war film, The Americanization of Emily. Owing to contractual disputes, the movie has been virtually impossible to rent, steal or borrow for years now. Recently, however, my wife managed to obtain the ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Paul Demko has a Minnesota Thunder update at Live Nude Weblog! Britt Robson has an NBA Finals Preview at Balls, City Pages' new sports blog. Do you have what it takes to be in a City Pages cover model's band? Find out at Culture to Go. [THESE DAYS] Media Matters compares a Vanit ... More >>
Last week a former high-ranking FBI official outed himself as the most famous anonymous source of all time--17 years after Carl Bernstein's young son told fellow summer campers on Long Island that W. Mark Felt was DT
Believe the children: Notorious Watergate source was former FBI official W. Mark Felt--just as Carl Bernstein's kid assured fellow summer-campers back in 1988! MSNBC today reports that Deep Throat, the anonymous government official who provided leads to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the heig ... More >>
Rain Man-ager Bissinger on La Russa: best bad baseball book ever? I'm reading the new and amply hyped Buzz Bissinger book about Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, 3 Nights in August--and yes, you can bet the cheesy echo of Seven Days in May is wholeheartedly and unironically intended. I haven't seen ... More >>
Bissinger on La Russa: best bad baseball book ever? I'm reading the new and amply hyped Buzz Bissinger book about Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, 3 Nights in August--and yes, you can bet the cheesy echo of Seven Days in May is wholeheartedly and unironically intended. I haven't seen any reviews b ... More >>
'Vanity Fair' remembers the UK empire while Bollywood strikes back
Hughes kisses the devil, Wainwright flirts with activism, and Houston makes out all right
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
A Critic's Diaries Spank His Subjects
With The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, director Luis Buñuel served the have-lots their just deserts
Notting Hill chuckles at our mere mortal desire to get up close and personal with the rich and famous
A Revisionist View