Yesterday, an era of Twins baseball came to an end, as the organization fired Ron Gardenhire, the second-winningest manager in club history (1,068 wins, behind Tom Kelly) and the first to finish his Minnesota tenure with a record over .500 since Bill Rigney left town more than 40 years ago.As with a ... More >>
It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>
The majority of the music world was first introduced to the Flaming Lips in 1993. That year, their abstract anthem "She Don't Use Jelly" became an unlikely hit on MTV. Even the most distant observer could tell straight away that the Lips were weird. Really weird. These idiosyncratic sonic outlaws fr ... More >>
The Guthrie collaboration between Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins is like Waiting for Godot with ice fishing
On Tuesday, the Timberwolves traded away the 18th overall selection in tonight's NBA draft to Houston for a relatively unheralded white guy named Chase Budinger.Some fans were critical of the trade, saying Wolves management would've been better off taking their chances with a mid first-round pick in ... More >>
The "Lothario Notario," Chris LaRiche, is Mexico's problem now. LaRiche, a con man whose story we chronicled in a January feature, was deported to Mexico yesterday after he was sentenced in Hennepin County for stealing thousands of dollars from undocumented immigrants who trusted him with their liv ... More >>
Chris LaRiche, the "Lothario Notario" whose crimes we detailed in a January cover story, was sentenced for theft-by-swindle this morning. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Paul Scoggin opened the hearing with an overview of the case: Mario Alberto Martinez-Alanis used a stolen identity, "Chris LaR ... More >>
This January, we brought you "The Lothario Notario," a feature exposing a local con artist who scammed hundreds of immigrants out of thousands of dollars.Chris LaRiche set up an office downtown at the Fifth Street Towers and claimed he could help undocumented immigrants fix their legal status. H ... More >>
Read our cover story, "The Lothario Notario," for more on immigration scamsChris LaRiche walked into City Hall to prosecute a lawsuit against Wayne and Greg Freeman, the father and son heads of Executive Suites of Minnesota, when he was arrested by police last November. This week's cover sto ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonThe Goondas performing at Best New Bands at First AvenueContinuing with our SoundTown Series, the Goondas gladly signed up for an in-person interview. Following the release of their self-titled debut album in 2010, the band has sprung up as one of the Twin Cities' best liv ... More >>
.gov / Alexandra ElisabettaMyers is still ready to debate, despite the threats.Amy Myers, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has become the target of disgusting sexual threats after she dared to challenge Michele Bachmann to a debate. Amy and her father Wayne say c ... More >>
Back in Minneapolis today from New York City, DJ Jimmy2Times is gearing up for Friday's big 3-year anniversary of Get Cryphy, the rambunctious rap monthly he started with Plain Ole Bill in 2008 (you know it by now). It began in the VIP Room of First Avenue and now needs the Mainroom to house all ... More >>
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Photos by Nick VlcekFlaming LipsSeptember 19Roy Wilkins, St. PaulOnly the Flaming Lips could get away with this shit.
An interview with the comedy curators of horrible (and hilarious) VHS castoffs.
Jimmy2Times airs his grievances against Ron Browz.
Next month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.
'Looking for Normal' uses humor and subtlety to tell the story of a family man who decides to become a family woman
The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek
Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing
Tonight marks the premiere of ASSSSCAT Improv on Bravo, which stars founding members Upright Citizens Brigade and hey-you-should-actually watch-this! guest stars like Tina Fey, Horatio Sanz, Andy Richter and Rachel Dratch. Rest assured, you'll be spared Whose Line?-esque "hilarity" ("Sing a song abo ... More >>
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
How a little-known political consultant from Iowa is beating back the menace of public education, one school referendum at a time
Gabbing about quasi-Christian orgasms and R&B booty reduction with the music critic hosts of Garrison Keillor's newest brainchild, Pop Vultures
Yoshimi battles the pink 'bots while Wayne Coyne struggles against his previous masterpiece
Improv comedian Wayne Brady hits softly with his genial variety show
He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.
"The Carlson School should look in their backyard and learn how to recruit a diverse student body from within Minnesota," says Renee Jenson, who charges the business school uses international students to diversify the student body.