Your Morning Coffee

DailyBeast: “[FOX News Channel’s] first 2012 Republican debate was a disastrous clash among also-rans—and Tim Pawlenty, who looked the worse for showing up.” Wonkette also live-blogged the debate. Strib: Hennepin County withdraws from Viking stadium consideration, effectively ending any plans… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

Other, non-bin Laden stuff that happened this past weekend: WaPo: The Obama-Meyers tag team plant some zingers on Barbie and Ken. “Michele Bachmann is here. She is considering running for president. Which is weird, because I hear she was born… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

Strib: The Twin Cities’ exurbs: “We’re in a big hurt.” PiPress: What was your first album purchase? Local types and others respond. (OMG Jorma Kaukonen is 70?!) Daily Beast: Oregon’s legislature raises the stakes, Minnesota! You know the rules, and… Continue Reading →

嘿 Tambourine Man先生

Approval pending for Bob Dylan’s China concerts [PiPress] a year after the cancellation of previously-planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. It’s not exactly official; no mention of a China itinerary on Dylan’s official Web site, but the Bard will already… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

Strib: How to crash the Internet. Theoretically-speaking, of course. PiPress: Sara Jane Olson’s daughter makes a big splash on “American Idol.” Politico [via MinnPost]: Cover boy Pawlenty makes the National Review swimsuit issue. MPR: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Snow. Snow,… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Toffee

MinnPost: Y2K prep saves St. Cloud newspaper … 11 years later. MNpublius: Why does MNGOP hate the middle class? PiPress: St. Paul poet wins 2011 Kay Sexton award. LOL/OMG: Communist Daughter + Grey’s Anatomy =/= Socialized medicine. Strib: The Hecker… Continue Reading →

Your Morning “Kopi-O”

Strib: North Star report card: Ridership below projections. “‘We would have benefited from two Minnesota Vikings home games … except the Metrodome became the Metrodish,’ [MCTA spokesman Bob] Gibbons remarked.” The Atlantic [via MinnPost]: Andrew Sullivan dishes it out. “Here… Continue Reading →

We Rock Long Distance

We Rock Long Distance is a documentary by Justin Schell following the journeys of Minnesota artists M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiKo Lee from Minneapolis-St Paul to their homes in Ghana, Puerto Rico and Thailand, as they use hip hop… Continue Reading →

Local Music Legend Breaks into Visual Arts

I grew up listening to Curtis A playing all over town, Beatles Beatles everywhere (and then some), so when I moved back to Minneapolis five years ago, it was comforting to see him still around, his daughter in the audience,… Continue Reading →

Great Line up for Saturday’s Block Party

Tomorrow is the Pizza Luce Block Party. Here’s the line-up, thanks to North of Mpls: Noon: John Swardson & Get Gone 1:00: Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps 1:55: City on the Make 2:40: Wild Colonial Bhoys 3:25: Dessa from… Continue Reading →

Between the Event and the Music

A quick note from Max “Bunny” Sparber: You’ve probably heard of Steven Slater, the disgruntled flight attendant who responded to getting a suitcase to the head from an abusive passenger by cursing her out over the intercom, grabbing a beer,… Continue Reading →