Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>
"Ask what you wanna know, not what you think someone else wants to know," says Joan Baez over the phone, her voice laced with years of wry insight. At 72 years old, Baez comes across as decades younger, spry and streetwise but not world-weary -- even for the decades she's seen, living her life out i ... More >>
It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>
Indochin arrives on Grand Avenue.Last month, sisters Ha Tu and Thu Nguyen, owners of the Que Nha restaurant at 849 University Avenue in St. Paul, opened a new restaurant, Indochin, at the nearby location of 1702 Grand Avenue. The Asian American Press reports that the Indochin menu will initi ... More >>
Hmong Village, now open.Walking through the new Hmong Village in St Paul's East Side is truly a unique experience. Like the Hmongtown Marketplace on Como and Marion, the sheer volume and variety of food is astonishing with 35 produce vendors and 17 restaurants. Endless bubble teas, medicinal herb ... More >>
WikipediaDon't eat that: Dog meat cooking in Southeast Asia Earlier this week came news that a homeless man named Nathan J. Kittoe, in Madison, Wisconsin, was in trouble with police for attacking a woman in a local park for trying to stop him from killing a goose, which he was planning on hav ... More >>
The theocrats never quit. One pet project: Turning the U.S. military into God's army. God's on our side, you see. And Rep. Michele Bachmann has just been skunked out in an attempt to further that project. The CD6 congresswoman tried to insert language -- without debate -- into a military spe ... More >>
The fight that made Epic Beard Man internet famous.Thomas Bruso, a crazy old man who became internet famous for beating up a Lil Wayne lookalike on a San Francisco bus, has a sister who lives in Minnesota.Bruso became better known as "Epic Beard Man" after the video of his transit confrontation ... More >>
Frank Theatre production focuses on both victims and perpetrators
Sen. John McCain brought Sen. Amy Klobuchar along on his visit to the Vietnam prison he was held in for more than five years during the Vietnam War.
One of the most done-to-death archetypal rock songs in history gets a radical transformation.
Werner Herzog takes his hero-worship to Hollywood with 'Rescue Dawn'
What do you call the hangover from a national hangover?
The director of 'JFK' was plotting his latest countermyth in 2001
Size matters in holiday movies, but shorts make an impression
George Lucas gets his 'Revenge' in Cannes
The sort-of true story of a Minneapolis man who made his mom into a movie, plus two local trailers, and 36 reviews from around the globe
Between pop culture combat and a dance floor nuclear war, Metric draw their line in the sand
Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq
In 'July, July,' Tim O'Brien bares the scars of the Vietnam generation
Local exhibitionists throw a party of one in Intermedia Arts' "Absolute Originals"
Three Seasons sells its audience a pretty picture of Vietnam
Fresh air, a river at your feet, and stars on the ceiling: Home, sweet home. At least until Minneapolis cops raid your camp.
Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions
Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts caretake our paranoia in Conspiracy Theory.
The education bill's dead; long live the education bill