Secrets Blog

Musical Hat Trick

First there was Minnie Driver, who at least had a recording contract prior to her career as a professional actress. Then there was Juliette Lewis, who is trying desperately to stay relevant following her stint as an actress. Now we’re getting the man who got his ass kicked for every panda that refused to breed: Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars. He’ll be live at the Ascot Room June 14.


Loons on the Loose

These loons aren’t staying long, but if you keep a watchful eye around bar close, you just might spot a different breed of loon: The Drunken Minneapolis Male.


20, 21, 22…

Wolfgang Puck! Wolfgang Puck! Wolfgang Puck!!!
Alright already! We already mentioned the PiPress interview, and now the Strib adds their own with such investigative zingers as “If a movie were made on your life, who would you choose to play you?” (What, not Tom Hulce?) And WCCO has two pieces: cooking with Bill Carlson and cooking with Jeanette Trompeter. And Kare 11 too. And… well, we’re tired of looking for links.


Rocketboom Activates in Minneapolis

Forget sweeps week. Hell, forget TV altogether — Manhattan-based videoblog Rocketboom is more entertaining in three minutes than most anything on the boob tube. Of course, I’m biased. Today marks my debut as their Minneapolis field correspondent, having too much fun at last weekend’s Living Green Expo.


Oh Yes He Did

Wear It, says the Strib, is a new men’s clothing boutique in St. Paul (1326 Grand) that sells not only contemporary fashions, but fashions made by local designers. A godsend to some, I’m sure. I complain about not having enough shops for women, but the guys really have it rough. With only a handful of stores in town, you trendier fellas must run a pretty high risk of “Oh, no he didn’t!” incidents at the club.