By Tony Rettman As I sit and watch the year-end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming to some Bobby Vinton. As his light-up speakers twinkled and pul ... More >>
Is it finally time for Minnesota to overturn its Sunday liquor store ban? Yes, according to the majority of State Fair goers who participated in the 2012 Minnesota House of Representatives opinion survey.
Be it the noise or the names, music attracts attention. A number of local artists are hoping to draw that attention to Powderhorn community member Bobby Hull's house, which has been in his family since 1968 and is now facing foreclosure. A concert of protest, which went underway last night, ... More >>
I missed 1968 by about three months, so everything I know and think about the year is secondhand. Now, that happens to be a lot, as the year has loomed large over American culture for the past 44 years, from classic rock on the radio to endless documentaries about the 1960s. What does the History ... More >>
The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing that happened, like, a really long time ago. Some people were being mean to other people who had darker skin. At least, that's what New York told us.Minnesota is one of 35 (!) states that got an F in the Southern Poverty Law Center's new report on the tea ... More >>
Crown Coffee opened its doors yesterday.It's nice to see 3445 Cedar Ave S. in Minneapolis open for business again, as the space had sat empty for quite some time before Crown Coffee brewed its first cup yesterday. Third-wave coffee hasn't yet hit Corcoran so don't expect single-origin beans ... More >>
WikipediaThe venerated Gen. Vang Pao in the early '60s.Last night, news arrived from California that Gen. Vang Pao succumbed to a 10-day battle with pneumonia and died at the age of 81. Though decades have passed since he lead the Royal Army of Laos in guerrilla combat during the Vietnam W ... More >>
Tschadi & ZehntnerEat this. We're all over the board this week, from pasta to Asian wine pairings to roaches and rodents to fondue for boobs. It's a lot to take on, but we know you're up to the challenge of this Week in Food. Monday 10/25 Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
Sex and the City 2You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help. Here's our guide to the best and worst movies this weekend. OPENING FLEE: Sex and the City 2 The four aging BFFs struggle on with work-life challenges (Miranda), child-care dilemmas (Cha ... More >>
Ville Thao and John Vang: Asians don't just want to party with Asians
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International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats
Legislators say it makes more sense to rehabilitate
With outrage to spare, a fierce Brian De Palma returns to the war zone. Take cover.
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
Bertolucci blows a kiss to the French new wave
Cheap Theatre uncovers who's turning tricks in the capitol
Simon Norfolk talks about genocide, landscape, and beauty
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
St. Paul hosts the alternative hobo convention
A felon, his father, and U.S. immigration law
Public camping has been prohibited in Minneapolis for years. Trouble is, for Westside and Chris, Little John and Gnat, there's no place else like home.
The gallows comedy Three Kings returns to the dark eye of Desert Storm
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date
The annual case of contagious hype and acquisitions mania at the Sundance Film Festival
With her complicated hero, Miles Vorkosigan, Minnesota science-fiction writer Lois Bujold leads an expedition into inner space
1973 Nobel Prize Winner Henry Kissinger and friends.
In two new titles, Winona LaDuke and Jim Northrup weigh tribal rights and wrongs.
Shaken and Stirred: Lola Lesheim in Eugene O'Neill's melodrama Anna Christie.