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Obama to appear on The Daily Show tonight

October 18, 2012

President Barack Obama will appear on The Daily Show tonight two days after an aggressive performance at the second presidential debate.  This will be the president's sixth visit to...

St. Paul man sentenced to six months in jail for attacking youth hockey coach

October 16, 2012

A St. Paul man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for attacking the coach of his son's youth hockey team in Inver Grove Heights last December, the St. Paul Pioneer Press said.  Thomas...

Engeldinger’s parents say he was mentally ill

October 16, 2012

  Andrew Engeldinger, the man who killed six people and himself after he opened fire in his former work place, showed signs of mental illness for years, according to an MPR interview with his parents. In...

Taking Back Sunday: then and now

October 13, 2012

  Confession: When I was 16 years-old, I traveled across the Canadian border to see my teenage band obsession Taking Back Sunday play live in Winnipeg. As you can imagine, when I heard that Adam Lazzara...

The Replacements return, with two replacements

October 13, 2012

  After a twenty-one year hiatus (perhaps six years, depending on how you look at it—two tracks were released in 2006 to accompany a best-of release), Stereogum reports that The Replacements...

Unemployment rate drops to 7.8 percent

October 5, 2012

  The nation’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, according the jobs report released this morning by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.   According to the report,...

Critics slam debate moderator

October 4, 2012

  Jim Lehrer, last night's presidential debate moderator, has faced some harsh criticism after a shaky performance. The 78-year-old host of The News Hour on PBS has moderated 12 presidential debates...

MSA to host debate watch party

October 3, 2012

The Minnesota Student Association is hosting a presidential debate watch party tonight at 8 p.m. in room 175 of Willey Hall. The event is cosponsored by the Minnesota Young DFL and the College Republicans. Free...

The derailing of the DNC bump

September 23, 2012

The Democratic Party recently completed their convention where they had an array of speakers from across the nation making their pitches for why President Barack Obama deserves a second term. Apart from...

Romney calls Obama supporters “dependent upon the government”

September 18, 2012

A video surfaced Monday morning of Mitt Romney telling a small group of supporters that 47 percent of Americans will vote for Obama because they “are dependent on the government” and “believe...

Trash heaps pile up in Dinkytown

September 7, 2012

As University of Minnesota students move into their new Dinkytown homes at the beginning of the school year, it’s not uncommon to see a mountain range of old trashed items spring up along the curbs,...

Photos of the week, Feb 12-18

February 20, 2012

Attorney Jordan Kushner argues before the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of his client, former University student Amanda Tatro, on Wednesday at the capitol. Tatro sued the University over disciplinary...

Sleeping In The Aviary

September 8, 2011

Trump-ed up accusations

April 12, 2011

The 2012 presidential election is becoming a gossip extravaganza thanks to one man’s ridiculous claims. Donald Trump has no business in politics in the first place, but he is taking his quest for attention...

On hot dogs and football

April 8, 2011

On Thursday, the editorial board threw our support behind a small tax that could go into effect for the host community of a new Vikings stadium. I'll be honest, I thought we'd get more than a handful...

“I’ve Gotta Feeling” that we haven’t seen the last of Rebecca Black

April 1, 2011

Two questions: Have we had enough of Rebecca Black's "Friday"? Can you get enough of Rebecca Black's "Friday"? The hit song, for there is no other way to describe it, has been defended by Rolling Stone...

The gift of giving

March 24, 2011

Giving is a wonderful thing, especially when it can benefit an entire state that has a $5 billion deficit. Last week, Minnesota health insurance company UCare cut a $30 million check in an effort to close...

Evan Emory: sex offender?

March 23, 2011

The definition of a pedophile or sex offender is pretty self-explanatory but since people are complex and diverse, opinions differ. Someone who takes naked pictures of kids is most likely going to be labeled...

The high cost of University parking: take two

March 15, 2011

Hello Daily readers, Ashley Bray here. I am writing in response to a letter to the editor “The high cost of University parking” (03/08/11) that was published last week in the Daily.  Like many...

“go off the grid”

February 11, 2011

Monday. February 7,2011  A group of University of Minnesota students from the Energy Efficiency Student Alliance held a campout in front of Coffman at the temperature of below-zero wind chill to kick...

The beauty of the Beast

January 24, 2011

Got a chance to work with the local trio Gay Beast, cramped in their tiny practice place. They are currently on a European tour.

Motorola Devour

March 26, 2010

A box containing a collection of fancy new Verizon 3G smartphones arrived to our office last week for testing.  The Palm pixi + pre were quickly snatched up by my colleagues and I was given the opportunity...

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[Photo] Gophers squeeze past Orange

September 6, 2009

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Attorney Bob Colstad speaks at a press conference Tuesday near downtown St.Paul as Reese Hagy, a plaintiff in the case, looks on. JULES AMEEL, THE MINNESOTA DAILY

[Photo] 27 RNC arrestees file lawsuit against St. Paul

September 1, 2009

Attorney Bob Colstad speaks at a press conference Tuesday near downtown St.Paul as Reese Hagy, a plaintiff in the case, looks on. JULES AMEEL, THE MINNESOTA DAILY

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[Photo] The style section

August 11, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY PENGUIN

Lange’s album art and promo photos were taken by Sword, who he calls “a special lady” in his life.
PHOTO COURTESY KRISTI SWORD/ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

[Photo] Interview: Helado Negro

August 11, 2009

Lange’s album art and promo photos were taken by Sword, who he calls “a special lady” in his life. PHOTO COURTESY KRISTI SWORD/ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

Photo courtesy Sub Pop/David Belisle

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Uptown Art Fair, Fleet Foxes

August 7, 2009

Photo courtesy Sub Pop/David Belisle

Stanley Tucci as

[Photo] Mastering the art of blog to film

August 4, 2009

Stanley Tucci as "Paul Child" and Meryl Streep as "Julia Child" in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia.

After a tour with Wavves and a new album release, Vampire Hands do America product placement.
PHOTO COURTESY CARL WEDOFF

[Photo] Hands-on with Vampire Hands guitarist Chris Rose on the new album "Hannah in the Mansion"

August 4, 2009

After a tour with Wavves and a new album release, Vampire Hands do America product placement. PHOTO COURTESY CARL WEDOFF

PHOTO COURTESY SCRIBNER

[Photo] Interview: A.V. Club’s Nathan Rabin

August 4, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY SCRIBNER

Sandler: “I’m dying and don’t know what happiness means.” Rogen: “I’m awkward.”

[Photo] “Funny People” is an imperfect winner

August 4, 2009

Sandler: “I’m dying and don’t know what happiness means.” Rogen: “I’m awkward.”

All purveyors of hip dance music rest in caves to gather energy, duh.

[Photo] Show preview: Passion Pit at The Triple Rock

August 4, 2009

All purveyors of hip dance music rest in caves to gather energy, duh.

Mos Def performs this weekend at First Ave. PHOTO COURTESY DOWNTOWN RECORDS

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - The Fringe Festival, Mos Def, Warped Tour.

July 30, 2009

Mos Def performs this weekend at First Ave. PHOTO COURTESY DOWNTOWN RECORDS

Maryan Yusuf, left, and Merrie Benasatti from the CHANCE program discuss the future of the Somali community at the second annual Somali Youth Summit on Friday.

[Photo] Somali Youth Summit tackles tough problems

July 28, 2009

Maryan Yusuf, left, and Merrie Benasatti from the CHANCE program discuss the future of the Somali community at the second annual Somali Youth Summit on Friday.

PHOTO COURTESY LEARNING CURVE RECORDS

[Photo] Local CD round-up: The Blind Shake and Gospel Gossip

July 28, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY LEARNING CURVE RECORDS

Portugal. The Man are from Alaska. Maybe that’s why their Snuggie is so advanced.
PHOTO COURTESY EQUAL VISION RECORDS

[Photo] Interview: Portugal. The Man

July 28, 2009

Portugal. The Man are from Alaska. Maybe that’s why their Snuggie is so advanced. PHOTO COURTESY EQUAL VISION RECORDS

Transmission DJ (and snappy dresser) Jake Rudh
PHOTO COURTESY KATE IVERSON

[Photo] (Music) man-about-town

July 28, 2009

Transmission DJ (and snappy dresser) Jake Rudh PHOTO COURTESY KATE IVERSON

Betty and her lover Zorg in the first throes of twitterpation.
PHOTO COURTESY LANDMARK THEATERS

[Photo] The U.S. is finally ready for steamy “Betty Blue”

July 25, 2009

Betty and her lover Zorg in the first throes of twitterpation. PHOTO COURTESY LANDMARK THEATERS

Obits play at the Turf Club this Sunday. PHOTO BY JIM HERRINGTON.

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - 10K, comedy and local noise rock.

July 23, 2009

Obits play at the Turf Club this Sunday. PHOTO BY JIM HERRINGTON.

Really, really, ridiculously good-looking Ra’mon.
PHOTO COURTESY LIFETIME TV

[Photo] Project Ra’monFormer Minneapolis resident hits the airwaves on this season’s “Project Runway.”

July 21, 2009

Really, really, ridiculously good-looking Ra’mon. PHOTO COURTESY LIFETIME TV

University architecture senior Jon Bucholtz works Friday during one of the final days of building.  The solar-powered house will be presented at the 4th biennial Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C. this October.

[Photo] U’s Solar Decathlon team ready for international competition

July 21, 2009

University architecture senior Jon Bucholtz works Friday during one of the final days of building. The solar-powered house will be presented at the 4th biennial Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington,...