2013 was a good year to be bad. This year's best villains weren't just goons with guns -- although there were a few great examples of those. (Here's looking at you, Sean Penn.) We also hissed at slave-owners, inventors, seducers, producers, and a couple amazing women who left an impression without barely speaking a word -- plus another mom who couldn't stop talking and never said anything nice. With less than a month left in 2013, Voice film critics present these twenty memorably nasty characters who made us want to throw popcorn at the screen. --Amy Nicholson.
Here's a collection of the year's best longreads published by the papers of Voice Media Group -- the nation's largest group of alternative weeklies -- as selected by Executive Associate Editor Andy Van De Voorde.
Playing his first Twin Cities show in ten years, a bare feet, shorts & T-shirt clad Jimmy Buffett came to Xcel energy Center with his Coral Reefer Band, treating his long time, fanatical following of Parrotheads to a unabashed good time show. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on December 3, 2013
With Honey and Rye, co-owners Anne Andrus and Emily Ackerman have created something that’s at once chic and cozy, a Midwestern rustic kitchen where the front of house employees wear clogs and flowered aprons, but the baguettes and croissants are up to snuff with any you’d find in Paris. Bread...
November started out chilly and stayed chilly, but that didn't stop folks from going out in the Twin Cities and enjoying themselves. Here are a few of our favorite memories from November 2013, from pre-Thanksgiving festivities to some of the many concerts around town this month.
After spending this fall touring in support of their sophomore LP 'Shulamith,' Poliça returned home for a two night stand at Mill City Nights with Marijuana Deathsquads this weekend. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on November 29, 2013
The Suicide Girls, touring their Blackheart Burlesque show at the Varsity Theater, put on an energetic and athletic show for an enthusiastic crowd. Featuring professionally choreographed numbers and a thumping soundtrack, the Suicide Girls performed a variety of ensemble pieces and solo...
The yearly Thanksgiving eve Transmission was another huge success. DJ Jake Rudh catered to the 80's to 00's generation with the classic tunes of their era with the night's theme: "Mixed Tape." PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on November 27, 2013
Concerts, dance nights, and more brought tons of partygoers out on the town after dark. From the nights you'll never forget to the ones might have, here are just a few awesome memories of this year's nightlife here in the Twin Cities.
Possibility, whimsy, invention, and a sprinkling of a flavorful fairy dust known as furikake is what eating at Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard';s newest venture, the Rabbit Hole, is all about. This wonderland exists in the heart of Powderhorn, an area populated by restaurants but none quite so chic...