As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get asked to do speeches a few times a year -- usually involving kidneys, some times about art, music, or tech. No one has ever asked me to do a com ... More >>
Just two years removed from graduating from the University of Minnesota law school, Josh Newville is making international headlines.Yesterday, Newville filed suit in Sioux Falls district court on behalf of six same-sex couples challenging a South Dakota constitutional amendment banning gay marriage ... More >>
Margaret Thatcher portrayed as victimized woman
Green Mill-related franchise opens downtown
solidstateNo profanity please.Terry Duncan climbed aboard a Milwaukee bus and started lacing his conversation with a fellow rider with a string of four-letter Anglo Saxon monosyllables of the "s..." and "f..." persuasion. Then he found out you can't do that in Milwaukee. And faster than you ... More >>
They're back -- and they have better hair and sound just as good.
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
The holocaust as taped tragedy; the atom bomb as marital ordeal
V.J. Smith traded his gun for a Bible a decade ago. Now he runs the night watch on Central's troubled streets. The payoff? Amazing grace and a good night's sleep.