A long time Minnesota tradition is returning to Minnesota in 2018 -- fans will once again tune into WCCO Radio, 830 on your AM dial to listen to Minnesota Twins baseball.
The Twins had been on WCCO radio since they moved from Washington D.C. back in 1961 until the end of the 2006 season. Broadcasters such as Ray Scott, Herb Carneal and John Gordon called the team’s games for 46 seasons on WCCO whose 50,000 watt signal boomed across the upper Midwest and could be picked up in more distant places at night.
In 2007, the Twins took their broadcasts in house and put the games on AM 1500 KSTP, who outbid WCCO for the rights....!--more-->
While cancer is always an awful thing, always, oftentimes good things can come from these dire circumstances. This is an example of one of those times.
Jerry Webbe was in the process of renovating his St. Paul residence with his family when he was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. Awful news for any family, especially nearing the holidays. Despite the home remodel already underway, Jerry and his family had pause the renovation to focus their energy and efforts on fighting the cancer. Sometimes tragedy brings out the best from a community.
The Home Depot Foundation and The Mission Continues ...
After the colossal failure of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
and Suicide Squad
, the execs at Warner Bros. knew they needed to right the DC ship immediately. Wonder Woman
’s success instilled a small hope all was not lost, making the anticipation up to the penultimate Justice League
that much more nail-biting.
Let’s be clear about something, everyone wants Justice League
to succeed. Everyone. In comics and pop culture, the Justice League
is iconic and resonates with so many people. Whereas few people understood why Batman and Superman would fight each...
Murder mysteries are as old as time. Indeed, perhaps the first murder mystery appeared in the Bible when God asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” Of course, we all know that mystery was quickly solved. Spoiler alert, Cain did it. Since then the stories grew more complex, leading all the way up to Agatha Christie's titular novel, “Murder on the Orient Express
.” A novel beloved and adapted many times before and likely will be again.
With the mass number of murder mysteries published and produced since Christie’s novel, its difficult to make the genre fresh, new, and entertaining. There’s nothing new under the sun and the tropes have their own tropes at this point. So, Murder...
After some time to really let this year's World Series sink in and hearing several fans and sports pundits gloat about 2017 being the best World Series fans had ever seen, I had to dig my heels and boast about 1991 still being the greatest display of championship baseball, ever
Sure, I'm biased. I'm from Minnesota, I'm a Twins fan -- but I'm sure most baseball experts would agree, the 1991 World Series, a championship bout which featured the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves, is still the greatest World Series of all-time. And it's not close.
If you want to get some chills and remember what championships feel like, ...
Of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor never quite took off the way Captain America and Ironman did. Thor
was not very memorable and barely had a villain. Thor: The Dark World
fixed the villain problem. He just wasn’t a very good one. In both of these films, and in all of his appearances, Thor plays the straight-man to Loki’s silly and mischievous antics. He may have cracked a joke here and there but for the most part, he played the brooding Norse god from Asgard and that was kind of it. So, the question leading up to Thor: Ragnarok
was, “Who really wants another Thor movie?”
To some degree, putting in a third...
Last year, a curious thing about Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster
was its flat, monotone dialogue. The characters spoke plainly, at times hilarious so, and it shaped the rest of the film and imprinted a style similar to Wes Anderson. While Anderson presents characters with wild eccentricities, Lanthimos’ characters are, simply put, mundane in comparison. For The Lobster
, this style came off as odd but it worked well with the themes and humor. It made their matter-of-fact statements that much more laughable.
Lanthimos continues this style with bizarre results in The Killing of a Sacred Deer