If you haven’t already heard of The Black Keys you should probably get out from the rock you have been living under. Just kidding, but they are really good. The Black Keys are currently on a 50 city US tour and have rotating openers: Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg & St. Vincent. The Black Keys happen to be my boyfriend’s favorite band so I picked up some tickets for his birthday. It was on October 24th at the Target Center....
I have always been intrigued by Google’s self-driving car
-- this meant there was a possibility of a blind person like myself being able to travel by their own car to wherever they wanted to go. Or someone who was fully sighted could be doing other activities such as browsing the internet while the car takes them to their destination.
At the same time, I was also skeptical of the idea -- questions like: “What if the car fails to stop and runs into a person while...
Beer has always been important to us (Robert and Erik). Be it home-brewing, savoring a Bavarian masterpiece or just frothing our respective mustaches on pitchers of Hamms at a local dive bar, we think about, discuss and enjoy our ales and lagers all the time. So it's with great pleasure that we introduce the first of (hopefully) many articles (and podcasts!) on Minnesotan breweries. Not enough is being said about Minnesota beer! It's time to start navigating the yeasty, hoppy renaissance that is sweeping our state.
This week we take on ...
Despite news of more international competition
stepping onto the scene, Minnesota's Mall of America is not slowing down. New stores, restaurants and even a multi-stage expansion are combining to make a perfect buzz-storm for the tourist hot-spot.
#1 More Stuff for Kids... Literally
The colorful and classical landmark of the ...
It’s Friday night. It’s crisp outside. The sun, once warm and comforting, now sets beyond the horizon, leaving the world dark and cold. The wind rustles the leaves. Scratches against the window – just a tree branch, or something more sinister? Quiet hushes, once thought to be imaginary, suddenly possess an eerie realness in your ears. Laughter can be heard outside. A macabre combination of sick, twisted pleasure and uninhibited joy. The voices, the laughter, noises of all sorts draw ever closer. You peek around your blinds. Nothing. Nothing but the night and all the emptiness it supplies. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. The chime of the bells sends a rush through your body. You...
Hey, have you heard the news?! The game in London this week is going to be played at 8:30 a.m. central standard (our) time zone this week to give us FOUR (4) waves of (BONUS!) football this Sunday!
Attention: Wives of America! Prepare for your husbands settling in early this Sunday morning to watch TWELVE (12) consecutive hours of football!
(2-5) Minnesota @ (1-5) Tampa Bay
Set almost entirely inside and within the surrounding city block of a New York Broadway theater, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman
is every bit a story about place as it is about its satirically overblown characters. Starring such notables as Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, and Emma Stone, Iñárritu’s film is also an often darkly witty caricature of backstage theater life behind the curtains.
In a desperate attempt to revitalize his artistic relevance as an actor decades after his popular portrayal of comic book hero Birdman, wholly irrelevant Hollywood...!--more-->
If you’ve been hanging around Northeast Minneapolis in the last week or so, you may have had the following conversation:
“Wait a minute, is that a giant, pink and green Ferris wheel?! When did they build that, AND HOW SOON CAN I RIDE IT?”
After being overcome by a fit of childlike glee, you probably pulled out your smartphone to Google the latest developments in the construction of the soon-to-be restaurant extravaganza, Betty Danger’s Country Club. Leslie Bock, the owner of Minnesota’s favorite tiki bar, is at it again; she has re-purchased the former Psycho Suzi’s building and is planning another themed restaurant.
Eight years ago almost to the day an animal rescue was born that would someday save the lives of hundreds of dogs. This rescue is based in the Twin Cities area and opens its doors not only to Minnesotan dogs in need, but for dogs from depraved southern shelters as well. Safe Hands and its volunteers not only save the lives of these dogs, but help them to find loving homes and have amazing, full lives. I can attest to this myself as I have a dog I got through Safe Hands and she, like many other Safe Hands dogs, is an amazing beacon of love and affection in my life.
When I got Jeffrey two years ago, I was beyond satisfied with my...!--more-->
You know that cold, helpless feeling of pulsating regret when you're at a restaurant and you're absolutely torn between two dishes on the menu that both sound delicious and your mind is racing back and forth between the two and the pressure intensifies with each passing moment of indecision because when the server comes back to your table it's go time and you gotta make the call right then and there and live with the consequences for the rest of your life...
… and moments after you've made your order and the server is walking back to the kitchen, you suddenly have the most intense craving for the dish you didn't order and no matter how good the one you ordered...