The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
The director returns to his tried-and-true tricks
The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>
Dubbing Minneapolis native Jake Manders as a songwriter is partially accurate; he is also a raconteur who has carefully crafted a collection of songs that narrate his life. Manders' self-titled project is rooted in 1994, when he first picked up the guitar and harmonica. A prolific writer, ... More >>
New film works with a patient and observational style
The most riotous backstage movie since Showgirls
Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>
Franchise still going at warp speed decades later
Laurie Lindeen, ex-Zuzu's Petals frontwoman, remembers days of touring with a punk band and turning Paul Westerberg's head in her memoir, Petal Pusher
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar
Bottle-blonde goth queen Asia Argento gives birth to 'Deceitful' adaptation
Josh Hartnett - After a cameo this spring in Sin City, Josh might be looking for his first Academy Award nomination by playing a savant with Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism, who's involved in a doomed relationship in Mozart and the Whale. Just ask Daniel Day-Lewis, Holly Hunter, Russell Crowe, ... More >>
A melancholic Beck waxes fatalistic on 'Sea Change'
Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?
Chris Marker dissects the corpse of the Sixties revolutions
The naked truth about this summer's radio singles
Black Gold, a jumbled mess of a greatest-hits collection, reveals the contradictions at the core of Soul Asylum
Twin Cities native and teen idol Rachael Leigh Cook extends her range to The Hi-Line
Girl, Interrupted recasts Ken Kesey's macho myth as distaff melodrama
Dreaming in Metaphors: Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) lies on a bed of Others in Alien Resurrection.
A collection of Minnesota photographs from Jerome Liebling reveals his hard brand of humanism.