Mayoral Candidate Promises Not to Go To Strip Clubs... Anymore

Meet Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Jeff Wagner, who has ambled out of one of Minnesota's 10,000 beautiful lakes to govern the fuck out of the bigger and stinkier of the Twin Cities. » 9/13/13 3:10pm 9/13/13 3:10pm

There’s a Cat Video Exhibit at a Minneapolis Art Museum and It Sounds…

At some not-so-distant point in the future, art history courses in college might spend as many as two whole lecture periods showing students cat videos from the internet's early adolescence, when domestic feline ribaldry was the pinnacle of high art. The Walker Art Center, "a well-regarded museum of modern art in… » 8/30/12 9:15pm 8/30/12 9:15pm

Kickass Openly Gay Native American Woman Elected to State Legislature

Nine Native Americans have served in the Minnesota state legislature since the state's founding, and all of them have been men. But on Tuesday, The Land of 10,000 Lakes chose via special election its first ever Native American woman to serve on its state legislature, and the first Native American lesbian to ever serve… » 1/12/12 1:30pm 1/12/12 1:30pm

Trans Woman Accused Of Murder After Alleged Harasser Dies

A trans woman is charged with fatally stabbing a man outside a Minneapolis bar early this month. But she says she and her friends were acting in self-defense after the man rushed them and called them derogatory names. » 6/28/11 10:31pm 6/28/11 10:31pm

Lesbian Teens Win Fight To Walk Together In Royalty Court

A Minneapolis school district tried to prevent two female students from walking hand in hand in a pep rally's royalty court — but then they changed their minds. Result: cheers and standing ovations for the pair. » 2/03/11 9:35am 2/03/11 9:35am

Las Vegas Named Worst City For Working Moms

Researchers at Forbes have compiled a list of places to be for working moms. Topping their Best Cities lineup is Minneapolis, followed by Washington, D.C. Where don't you want to raise your brood? Las Vegas and Florida get low rankings. » 7/27/10 10:44am 7/27/10 10:44am

"Titty" Competition Benefits Breast Cancer Research

A Minneapolis bar has launched a "Twin Titties Series," in which women enter their breasts for a chance to win gift certificates. But it's okay, because it's for breast cancer research! » 6/03/10 6:00pm 6/03/10 6:00pm

Love Is All Around

Next month, Minneapolis' Torch Theater will be presenting staged version of three classic episodes of the Twin Cities-set Mary Tyler Moore Show. Different cast, though. [StarTribune] » 8/26/09 6:40pm 8/26/09 6:40pm

The End Of The Conventions: What I Forgot To Mention During the RNC

So, speeches are over, the balloons have dropped, the Republicans have abandoned Minneapolis-St. Paul with almost as much alacrity as they once did New Orleans and it's time for another listicle of shit I wish I'd found a reason to write about before now.
  1. That protester that was above my head during McCain's speech
  2. » 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm
Phyllis Schafly, she who led the fight to make sure that the rest of American womanity wouldn't have the benefits of a constitutional amendment giving us equal rights, has her granny panties all in a bunch » 9/03/08 10:45am 9/03/08 10:45am because the McCain campaign canceled a scheduled appearance by Sarah Palin at Schafly's event yestserday.…

Conventional Crap: The Protests Are On And Randy Scheunemann Is Worse…

The thing about living in Washington is that you run into famous-for-DC people all the time because it's a relatively small place and everyone goes to the same 10 restaurants for work functions. Between that and being a lobbyist, I've met a lot of Republicans, big and small, and rarely are they ever less than… » 9/02/08 10:00am 9/02/08 10:00am

Conventional Crap: The Sun Is Already Setting On The RNC

The Republican National Convention hasn't even officially started and already it's being scaled back due to Republicans not wanting to look like insensitive assholes (again) when a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast. In the absence of hangovers, parties or Madonna concerts to discuss this week, Kay Steiger » 9/01/08 10:00am 9/01/08 10:00am of (still…