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.
Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>
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.
FLEE: Sex and the City 2
The four aging BFFs struggle on with work-life challenges (Miranda), child-care dilemmas (Cha ... More >>