• Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Black Joe Lewis: If you like cheap, go listen to Miley Cyrus

    You really couldn't pick a better mascot for this oasis of the freaky in the Lone Star State than Black Joe Lewis, whose guitar-driven rhythm and blues sound crackles with down-home warmth and a few traces of heady psychedelia. Formerly known as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the group has tri ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 31, 2013

    Brave New Workshop revisits the past

    Attack of the Best of the Brave brings the troupe's hits together into one still-entertaining show

  • News

    March 6, 2013

    Urban cavers fight over turf and free speech

    How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Bradlee Dean's troupe to Iowa public school: Homosexual lifestyle 'literally kills' gays [VIDEO]

    ​Bradlee Dean's Junkyard Prophet troupe is getting beaten up in the national press following an over-the-line presentation at the Dunkerton, Iowa public high school last week.Dean apparently gave a relatively uncontroversial presentation at the school about a decade ago, and was invited back to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Michele Bachmann: "I was the perfect candidate"

    ​Michele Bachmann's once-promising bid for the GOP presidential nomination may have gone up in a ball of flames, but Our Favorite Congresswoman apparently doesn't believe she's at all responsible for the meltdown. In fact, she's perfect.Over the weekend, Bachmann appeared on Bloomberg Television's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Ray Davies at the Fitzgerald Theater, 11/08/11

    Photo By Steve Cohen​Ray DaviesNovember 8, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulFrom the moment Ray Davies stepped onto the Fitzgerald Theater's stage Tuesday evening, it was clear we caught him on a good night. The notoriously mercurial Kinks frontman even announced as much to the sold-out crowd at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's five most regrettable expenses

    ​Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Five interesting revelations from the New Yorker profile on Michele Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann is worth 8,700 words?​Michele Bachmann is the subject of a gigantic profile in the current issue of the New Yorker. As one of the craziest members of congress comes under the careful eye of political reporter Ryan Lizza, a few interesting new stones got turned over. Mainly, the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    City Pages' Jessica Lussenhop named among "Best Young Writers on the Internet"

    Jessica Lussenhop was one of a dozen writers chosen.​City Pages staff writer Jessica Lussenhop has been chosen as one of the "Best Young Writers on the Internet" by the Business Insider. Lussenhop was one of a dozen young journalists selected for the list, joining staffers at The New York Times, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Bachmann releases first campaign commercial [VIDEO]

    Michele Bachmann, unofficial mayor of Waterloo.​Michele Bachmann is running for president... of Iowa.In her first official campaign commercial, Bachmann played down her well known "sex appeal," and played up her Iowa roots."As a descendant of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterlo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Bachmann's John Wayne Gacy gaffe gets the Stephen Colbert treatment [VIDEO]

    Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.​When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Bachmann admits "misspeaking" about John Wayne

    John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy. It's easy to mix them up.​Michele Bachmann put her foot back in a familiar place on Monday -- her mouth -- and is now admitting that she misspoke in Iowa when she confused Hollywood icon John Wayne with mass murderer John Wayne Gacy. "John Wayne was from Waterl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    5 songs Michele Bachmann could use for her presidential campaign

    ​Michele Bachmann is only 24 hours into her candidacy for the U.S. presidency, and already she's gotten herself into a bit of hot water: In addition to confusing John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy in her speech about her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann riled up Tom Petty by using h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Palin hot on Bachmann's heels into Iowa

    Happy couple Bachmann and Palin campaigning together for cash last year.​Whatever she's been doing in Iowa, it's paying off for Michele Bachmann, because she's now second only to Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register poll of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls. That gives America's Craziest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Michele Bachmann presidential announcement [VIDEO]

    Bachmann makes it official again.​To the surprise of exactly no one, Michele Bachmann walked out onto a stage in Waterloo, Iowa, this morning to announce again that she's running for president, just in case anyone missed it the first time, or the second time. Here's America's Craziest Congresswom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Michele Bachmann & John Wayne Gacy: Crazy clowns from Iowa [VIDEO]

    You can see the resemblance to John Wayne Gacy right around the eyes.​This morning, while in Iowa to announce her candidacy for president, Michele Bachmann made a play for local brownie points by comparing herself to one of the town's native sons, John Wayne. But John Wayne was from Winterset, Io ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Michele Bachmann schedules Iowa presidential announcement

    ​Michele Bachmann will announce on Monday again that she's running for president -- just in case anyone missed the last time she said she was running for president, or the fawning national press reports that have followed. This time will be different, though. Reuters says she'll make the an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann files presidential race paperwork

    Bachmann is running for president.​Rep. Michele Bachmann used the Republican debate on CNN tonight to announce that she's filed official paperwork to run for White House in 2012. That's not the same thing as officially declaring herself a candidate, but it's the last official step any candida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Bachmann carpetbags in Iowa for presidential announcement

    She's serious.​Michele Bachmann has announced that she's going home in June to announce her White House intentions. Not her home in the 6th congressional district. No, she's going "home" to Waterloo, Iowa. She hasn't lived there since she was small child (and she's faked her own family's root ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Larry David Twigg wants student chocolate-syrup shower charges dropped

    Larry David Twigg, bad teacher.​Larry David Twigg had an unusual assignment for the 17-year-old boy from West High School in Waterloo: Come on over to the house, take your clothes off and have a chocolate syrup shower. The boy completed the homework. But Twigg, a 53-year-old former computer t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wants to be president [UPDATES]

    What could possibly go wrong?​Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president. ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run. Not that she or her staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Texting 911? Minnesota working on upgrade this fall

    In the next two years, people in need of emergency help won't even need to call 911 to get responders at their door.

  • Sports

    June 21, 2006

    Imaginary Friends

    They drive Maseratis, fly in private jets, and bed 'perfect ten' models—just like us

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Twins Stadium, Chapter 83462398

    Grow flipped for the stadium and Hennepin County commissioners are busy reaffirming their commitment to a new ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. But stadium proponents still must get past the House Tax Committee and its arch fiscal conservative chair, Rep. Phil Krinkie (R-Shoreview).

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Snitching on a Snitch

    The Strib outs a police informant. Was it worth the risk?

  • Arts

    July 2, 2003

    French Kissing the U.K.

    The MIA's new painting show documents how French and British artists swapped style (if not spit). Isn't it romantic?

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Love Stinks

    Who needs kissing? These non-nookie songs teach you more about love.

  • Arts

    October 31, 2001

    En Gaard

    Cartoonist and portraitist Frank Gaard has faced off against the anti-defamation league, art-school administration, and his landlord and remains a defiantly good artist

  • Books

    July 22, 1998

    Mug Shots

    The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business

  • Books

    July 9, 1997