In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn. Hold Steady fans rejoice! The long-awaited Teeth Dreams is released today. So how exactly does one write about anxiety and fear without drowning in it, themselves? Songwriter C ... More >>
In conjunction with Har Mar Superstar's headlining show at First Avenue this Friday, Mayor R.T. Rybak has announced that September 20, 2013 will hereby be known as Har Mar Superstar Day. See also: Photos: Har Mar Superstar returns to the Turf Club
As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
Gay-rights film on adoption in well-meaning but inept
Henry Rollins Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Thursday, September 27, 2012Henry Rollins' spoken word appearance at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday night was funny, sad, tense, energetic and probably at least mildly offensive to some. (His repeated use of the word "faggot," used while illustrating hi ... More >>
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators With Brand New Sin and Hillbilly Herald The Brick, Minneapolis May 14, 2012 Monday night's Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performance was the much-maligned Brick's first high-profile show since the unmitigated disaster that Jane ... More >>
Fro-yo fever in an ice cream town
Uptown Theatre, starts Friday
As we mentioned earlier this week, the Purple One was recently quoted in the UK's Daily Mirror as saying "The internet's completely over." In honor of that epic statement, we thought it's high time someone compiled a list of all the other amazing, eccentric, and downright bizarre moments in Princ ... More >>
Is D.C. finally ready to let us toke up?
George Clooney plays career-topping role in Reitman's movie
'Us' against them
Is 'The L Word' just 'Melrose Place' with dental dams?
Your Tivo won't tell you who shot J.R. — DVDs will!
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out
Britney Spears straddles the line between the Madonna and the whore--and we do mean straddles
Explaining a "surprise" indie hit's big fat box-office haul
The cinema valentines of avant-garde giant Bruce Conner
Finding Forrester's director used to make art--now he uses art to justify fluff
John Gustav-Wrathall unearths the history of same-sex relationships in the early YMCA