Michele Bachmann, fighting against the little man.Michele Bachmann despises taxes, but apparently she likes poor people even less.At a campaign event in South Carolina yesterday, Bachmann was asked a question about why corporations get away with not paying their taxes. An earnest man, who quoted ... More >>
Nu Val helps shoppers trade up to more nutritious choices.We all know that food marketers like to stretch the truth, so we shouldn't be surprised that a cereal billed as Total nutrition scored only 29 points out of 100 on the new NuVal--nutritional value--system. A Yale doctor, with the hel ... More >>
Warwick GreenStrongmen squeeze Kevin Kling's kidneys, but only during the holidaysLocal writer and performer Kevin Kling likes for his food--unlike his state--to be "not so nice." And don't let the TV dinner on the cover of his latest book, Holiday Inn, fool you: Kling is an expert at scouting bl ... More >>
Screen grab via ZazzleA budget issue, or just your basic anti-immigrant rage?Lino Lakes isn't quite Wonderbread white, but it's close, according to census figures. In 2008, 17,425 out of the 18,985 people living there were categorized as white. Fewer than 200 people are of Hispanic or Latin ... More >>
You might call it a shroom boom
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ariella Schreck
Remember Wonder Bread, that white tasteless loaf of sugar and gluten? There was a time when we probably thought it was good. Luckily, time has moved on. Baking no knead bread is an easy way to get fresh, healthy bread in to your system and takes very little time and effort. While there are ... More >>
Local foodie and photographer Kate NG Sommers launched a new food blog this week. Check out what she eats on a typical day.
Where can a good comrade go to find caviar in a one-pound tub?
Twin Cities purveyors make it easy to reinvent the picnic
Twin Cities bagels, revealed, celebrated, or mocked mercilessly, depending on which paragraph you read
Alberto Fuguet renounces Latin America's magical past for its media future
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
Misogynist Neil LaBute tries to be nice--and fails--in Nurse Betty
How the master of cheesecake art lifted a dress and uncovered an American madonna
Ciao Bella may not be playing in the big leagues with Italian heavy hitters, but out in the minors of the first-ring suburbs it is kicking major keester.