The mutual admiration society.When a born-again Christian Republican with presidential ambitions goes on the Christian Broadcasting Network for an interview, the best anyone can hope for is that the swooning doesn't devolve into a drooling, sticky mess. And in that regard, Tim Pawlenty, and ... More >>
covilha via Flickr.com As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.
Who turned the heat off?! Ha ha, just kidding. It's fall now, totally way officially, and you should embrace it and get used to it and probably party, too. Here's some humble suggestions to get your swerve on this weekend.
The James Valentine VFW Post 245, better known in the area nightlife scene as the Uptown VFW, is celebrating its 86th year in business this fall by throwing the first annual fall Lyn/Lake block party. Ten bands will perform on two outdoor stages, including headliners Rogue Valley and touring hip- ... More >>
The Donut Cooperative will open this fall in South MinneapolisThe Donut Cooperative will be celebrating in style Saturday night, with good reason. The group surpassed its fundraising goal of $10,000 earlier this month; it has a space picked out for the new storefront, and its goal is to open this ... More >>
Had my father truly loved me, he would have forced Davy Jones to marry me at gunpoint. Today, I've got love on my mind. Is it because I've been invited to a wedding every goddamned weekend the month of July, and so love has been striking in the form of RSVP cards, Target gift registries, swea ... More >>
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
This weekend put on your kilt and head North to Farmington to celebrate all things Scottish at the 7th Annual Minnesota Scottish Fair. There will be shepherding, bagpipes a-piping, and a Celtic parade, not to mention Scottish eggs, and haggis. There is also a family tent, with lots of fun ... More >>
(Pictured: A still from Dust La Rock's work in "Scion Installation 6: Video") This week we've got a video installation show at Pink Hobo, Mill City Farmers' Market, and Cinco de Mayo on Cesar Chavez Street.
Poster design by Kindra MurpheyOne of the best, longest-running vinyl record shows in town takes over the VFW on Lyndale Avenue tomorrow from 9-4, admission is $3. The show is always a great opportunity to run into local record store owners, collectors, and friends in the music scene. And for a t ... More >>
This weekend doesn't have to be a turkey. Check out this list.
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Never had the guts to shave your head in college? You've been granted a second chance.
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The Pretenders and Cat Power to rock the MN Zoo, Purple Rain hits anniversary & next week's best new releases.
Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture
The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.
And by "guns" we mean killer answers to our burning questions
The Gleam reminisce about their creepy rural childhood
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
Local baker turns butter and sugar into forever
As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq
Local baker turns butter and sugar into forever
How does Linda Andrews keep Zenon Dance Company going? A bit of disco instruction, a little pull-tab operation, and a lot of determination
Think you can get away with drinking and driving? So did I.
Not everyone appreciates the experimental septet 2i. And that's the way the band likes it.
Heavy music's most promising subgenre offers a thrill for punks and metalheads alike
Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.
Bob Brown always knew he was Indian. Now he wants the government to recognize his tribe.
In the campaign to bolster troop morale, the military deploys a tactical weapon: The songs of Saturday Night Fever
With their first album of originals, Lee's house band heads for fresh country
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
With traditional songs and improvisational marketing, the local Motion Poets are bringing old jazz to new fans
Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
Oak Street Cinema rediscovers John Wayne as the "hero" we love to hate.