The Wild swept their two-game road trip, playing, and winning, back-to-back nights against the Edmonton Oilers (3 - 0) and the (hated) rival Vancouver Canucks (2 -1 SO). The Wild (especially Darcy Kuemper) are playing at an extremely high level. I bet Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are happy Mikael Granlund is back on their side -- Granlund's Finland stomped the US (5 - 0) in the Bronze Medal game. With some of the players rested from the Olympic break, and some still high on the Sochi competition,...
Chicago has its Lollapalooza. Austin, Texas is saturated with its outdoor-music scene. Even some field in the middle-of-nowhere in Tennessee has a huge music festival.
That's why it was so hard to hear about the plans to cancel
two major outdoor music festivals in the Twin Cities this summer.
Sure, it's crazy cold in the Twin Cities for a large chunk of the year. But come on, keep the outdoor music alive!
Starting at 2 pm Thursday, Feb. 27 and repeating until Costello's Bar and Grill closed its doors for the last time later that night, it was planned that the song "It's The End of the World" by R.E.M. would play nonstop from the neon-lit jukebox.
Concluding a 19-year run in St. Paul, Costello's officially closed just before 2 am Friday morning. The business, located off of Selby and Western, will not be relocating. For Costello's it was "the end of the world, as we know it."
An employee at Costello's, who wished to be identified only as "Rocky," said the R.E.M. was symbolic for many long-time...!--more-->
The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place this weekend and Minneapolis will provide a couple creative options to heat up what is sure to be another in a long line of cold Sunday nights.
Depending on how dressed up you'd prefer to get, here are two local Oscar parties you might consider checking out.
Option #1 — Brit's Pub Oscar Party
Ellen Degeneres’ fans are without a doubt the most enthusiastic and animated fans out there. They are beyond thrilled to be called upon for comical games and crowd-pleasing antics. Not only are we entertained by Ellen’s delightful sarcasm, we have found great pleasure in the audience members and TV viewers who love the show. One of the the show's most enthusiastic audience members, Marisa, who starred in a live commercial for the Food Should Taste Good chips, was no exception to this exuberant joy. Although Ellen’s intent was to endorse the Food Should Taste Good chips and snacks, the...
The snow and glaze of last week produced much despair and bellyaching across the Twin Cities. Driving, shoveling, salting, parking and pushing cars free were all part of our bitter medicine that somehow keeps us reserved and considerate for most of the year. Many of us know a place or two that helps us cope with winter, but few outshine the greenhouses of Bachman’s on Lyndale
; now, with the combined...
My niece attends Royalton High School and is a close friend to Alexis “Lulu” Martinez. She shared with me earlier in the week the news of her friend Lulu’s diagnosis with Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML). This brave, young lady has fought this battle once before (September 2005), and now she will do it again with the love and support of her family, friends, and community. Her story is making headlines
and we hope to continue to spread the...
After celebrating 2014's best movies at one of the coolest Oscar parties
in town on Sunday, why not go catch an all-time greatest film's rare return to the big screen on Tuesday?
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is screening the vintage 1942 film Casablanca
in 20 cities across America to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, and you're invited.
Our very own Minneapolis was chosen as one of those 20 cities, and Landmark Theatres Lagoon Cinema
will host the event this upcoming Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30...!--more-->
This is by far the most far-fetched article I have ever written, but I only ask for your consideration. Ready? Winter Olympics, Twin Cities! There, I said it, there is no turning back.
So I’m sure many are thinking something along the lines of: “Mountains! Mountains? We have no mountains. With no mountains there can be no downhill skiing; and without that there can be no Winter Olympics in Minnesota.”
This indeed is our limiting factor, our greatest flaw, the usual coup de grace to our dreams of shining on the international stage. It dismisses our minds to other hopes like...!--more-->
What is is that makes video games such a popular medium? There are plenty of people out there who are quick to oppose video games, for various reasons. Some say they are a waste of time, others say they promote violence. What then keeps people fighting for video games, even against strong opposition?
I can think of one good reason why video games can drive so many people’s passion: a video game exists in a realm of interactivity and storytelling that one just can’t get anywhere else. Board games are highly interactive, but tell no where near as great of a story as a video...!--more-->