It's hard to remember sometimes that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been honing his craft for more than 30 years now, bringing us masterful parodies of pop music for so long that he's outlived many of his onetime subjects. He has a new album called Mandatory Fun out this week and is in the midst of releasi ... More >>
Last week, Minnesota's Purple Yoda, Prince, took over The Arsenio Hall Show for one of the greatest hours of television ever broadcast. Between this excellent appearance and taking Fox's New Girl to a whole other level of cool a month ago, it's been scientifically proven that Prince equals televisio ... More >>
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If Prince is sticking to his Jehovah's Witness faith, he will not celebrate his 54th birthday today. And, giving him gifts is pointless anyhow, because he's probably at the point where he has everything -- purple, anyhow -- already. Nothing about the Purple One's increasing age makes him any less fa ... More >>
Weird Al YankovicState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, May 3, 2012Can anyone make the accordion look sexy? One man certainly can. With a production crew, band, and a collection of songs that spans 30-plus years in tow, Weird Al Yankovic shared with Minneapolis his comedic brand of parody music after s ... More >>
Hello Kitty lunchbox from Amazon ($21.65 with shipping)There is a rather large section of the foodie population that gleefully self-identifies as geeks. It makes sense, as only a geek could get excited about things like sous vide or which varietal of hop provides the best counterbalance for ... More >>
Oh, Prince. Purple Yoda yadda yadda and walking contradiction. A few weeks ago during an appearance on George Lopez Tonight, Prince laid out a new gripe with how things operate in the music industry: cover songs. Ugh, cover songs! That's not your music, Sinéad!
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Photo by Stacy SchwartzFake twitter accounts are très vogue currently, for obvious reasons; it's satiric gold for @Jesus to tweet, on Star Wars Day: "I could totally take Yoda." Or @FakeAPStylebook (the real AP Stylebook a well-thumbed usage reference sitting somewhere, like a stepchild, on your ... More >>
Cosby, Alf, and Yoda are all involved. Awesome.
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In addition to Jim Ridley's fine coverage of Star Wars Episode III/VI in City Pages, check out Anthony Lane's evisceration of pint-sized turquioise pseudo wise man Yoda in the New Yorker.
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