Local News Thinks Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Is in a Gang

If you feel shockwaves emanating from the Midwest, that's because Minneapolis is right in the middle of a Very Serious Local News Emergency. The ABC affiliate received a tip from their unnamed but presumably very credible law enforcement sources that Mayor Betsy Hodges was seen with a "known criminal," flashing gang… » 11/07/14 12:20pm 11/07/14 12:20pm

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

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

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…