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Rybak or McLaughlin?

Okay wonks. The DFL City Convention will try to endorse a Minneapolis mayoral candidate this weekend. This CP interview with McLaughlin, combined with his wide manly jaw, makes me scared to leave my room. Rybak gets props for his M-SPIFF premiere appearance, but maybe that’s just the slick politician there to “inspire people and hold hands in tragedy.” What’s a city girl to do? Listen to their Midday debate and leave your comments.


We Rule Regional Theater

Theatre de la Jeune Lune (all French accent marks have been removed for your browsing safety) walked away with a Tony Award yesterday. It is the second time in three years that Minneapolis has won the Outstanding Regional Theater award (it went to the Children’s Theatre Company a couple years ago).


One Ross Who Knew Way Too Much

You probably know Ross Raihala as the new music writer at the Pioneer Press. However, you likely didn’t know he is also an obsessive masturbator… I mean, obsessive blogger. (Sorry, it’s so easy to confuse the two.) His blog, The Ross Who Knew Too Much (which is a spin-off of his SXSW blog, Ross By Ross West — that’s actually not a joke, though it should be), has been following the story about the Rolling Stones potentially booking a show at the Xcel. Ross reports that tix for the Sept. 6 show go on sale on May 21. (And the blog More Cowbell — don’t get us started on that name — has the entire Stones tour schedule.)


Boise Sucks

File under: Don’t Tell The Bloggers. Forbes has named the Twin Cities the 18th Best Place to Jump-Start A Business.


We Rocked With Them When…

The Hold Steady are reviewed in the New Yorker and are on the cover of The Village Voice.