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Obama to appear on The Daily Show tonight

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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”

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published September 8, 2011

Trump-ed up accusations

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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...

The high cost of University parking: take two

Published 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”

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

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[Photo] Beikmann seeks national title

Published August 11, 2009

Photo courtesy Sub Pop/David Belisle

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

Published August 7, 2009

Photo courtesy Sub Pop/David Belisle

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

[Photo] Mastering the art of blog to film

Published 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"

Published August 4, 2009

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

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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.

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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”

Published 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.

Published July 23, 2009

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

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[Photo] McCallum hits the minors

Published July 21, 2009

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.”

Published 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

Published 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,...

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[Photo] Minneapolis celebrates sister cities

Published July 20, 2009

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Have a July party, or just a few cocktails before heading to the Aquatennial.

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Aquatennial, One Man Minneapolis and Potter, Harry Potter

Published July 16, 2009

Have a July party, or just a few cocktails before heading to the Aquatennial.

Floating necklaces always mean bad news
PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

[Photo] ‘Half-Blood Prince,’ not half-bad

Published July 14, 2009

Floating necklaces always mean bad news PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

One of Ruben Nusz’ series of tragic heroines, this time “West Side Story” star Natalie Wood.
PHOTO COURTESY RUBEN NUSZ

[Photo] Artist profile: Ruben Nusz

Published July 14, 2009

One of Ruben Nusz’ series of tragic heroines, this time “West Side Story” star Natalie Wood. PHOTO COURTESY RUBEN NUSZ

The glamorous power trio Eclecticoiffeur. Jahna Peloquin, fashion. Kelsy Osterman, hair. Di Medlock, makeup.
PHOTO COURTESY VANESSA MEADE

[Photo] Chatting with Eclecticoiffeur

Published July 14, 2009

The glamorous power trio Eclecticoiffeur. Jahna Peloquin, fashion. Kelsy Osterman, hair. Di Medlock, makeup. PHOTO COURTESY VANESSA MEADE


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[Photo] 'Brüno' ist wunderbar

Published July 14, 2009

Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy Br

University political science junior Lolla Mohammed Nur speaks outside Kolthoff Hall on Monday protesting the elimination of the civil rights complaint department out of the 2009 city budget.

[Photo] Students protest proposal to eliminate city civil rights unit

Published July 14, 2009

University political science junior Lolla Mohammed Nur speaks outside Kolthoff Hall on Monday protesting the elimination of the civil rights complaint department out of the 2009 city budget.

ca. 2004 --- The members of Green Day are, L-R, Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt. --- Image by

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Basilica Block Party and Green Day

Published July 9, 2009

ca. 2004 --- The members of Green Day are, L-R, Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt. --- Image by

Oh, look, the new Kat’s such a feminist! She’s wearing black! And a hat!
PHOTO COURTESY ABC FAMILY

[Photo] “10 Things I Hate” about this premise

Published July 7, 2009

Oh, look, the new Kat’s such a feminist! She’s wearing black! And a hat! PHOTO COURTESY ABC FAMILY

The current dining area of Chambers Kitchen
PHOTO COURTESY SARAH JOHNSON

[Photo] Food guru’s Chambers Kitchen shuts down

Published July 7, 2009

The current dining area of Chambers Kitchen PHOTO COURTESY SARAH JOHNSON

People enjoy cheeseburgers. Some of these places sell them.

[Photo] Preview: New T.C. eateries

Published July 7, 2009

People enjoy cheeseburgers. Some of these places sell them.

Former Jane magazine scribe Joshua Lyon on painkiller addictions, Michael Jackson
PHOTO COURTESY HYPERION

[Photo] “Pill Head” Nation

Published July 7, 2009

Former Jane magazine scribe Joshua Lyon on painkiller addictions, Michael Jackson PHOTO COURTESY HYPERION

I loved you on 3rd Rock!”
PHOTO COURTESY CHUCK ZLOTNICK/FOX SEARCHLIGHT

[Photo] ‘(500) Days of Summer’ not next ‘Garden State’

Published July 7, 2009

I loved you on 3rd Rock!” PHOTO COURTESY CHUCK ZLOTNICK/FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Jerry Moore was contracted to replace the windows in this north Minneapolis house. The fraudulent deal was used in a lawsuit against a man named Larry Maxwell.

[Photo] Legal battles plague Jordan neighborhood

Published July 7, 2009

Jerry Moore was contracted to replace the windows in this north Minneapolis house. The fraudulent deal was used in a lawsuit against a man named Larry Maxwell.

No Doubt not only got back together but is visiting here THIS weekend. Whoa. Source

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - July Fourth and No Doubt

Published July 2, 2009

No Doubt not only got back together but is visiting here THIS weekend. Whoa. Source

Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association

[Photo] Delays, decisions and details: A status report of on- and near-campus construction projects

Published June 30, 2009

Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association

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[Photo] Stars, stripes, drinks and jams

Published June 30, 2009

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Billy Mays has left this realm, leaving behind plenty of soundbites for wise-crackin hipsters. Source

[Photo] This week in A&E

Published June 30, 2009

Billy Mays has left this realm, leaving behind plenty of soundbites for wise-crackin' hipsters. Source

Larry David takes on Woody Allen. PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

[Photo] "Whatever Works" simply works

Published June 30, 2009

Larry David takes on Woody Allen. PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Salute and party for Pride Weekend. Source

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Pride Weekend and staying hydrated

Published June 25, 2009

Salute and party for Pride Weekend. Source

Sources: MPD, UMPD

[Photo] Robberies decline near campus, but are still prevalent

Published June 23, 2009

Sources: MPD, UMPD

Jennifer Foley (left) of Watsons recreational goods TV ads.  Source

[Photo] People we’re attracted to and shouldn’t be

Published June 23, 2009

Jennifer Foley (left) of Watson's recreational goods TV ads. Source

Will Pavement get back together? PHOTO COURTESY MARCUS ROTH.

[Photo] Indie rock break-ups, make-ups

Published June 23, 2009

Will Pavement get back together? PHOTO COURTESY MARCUS ROTH.

An image from “Fig Trees,” directed by John Greyson. PHOTO COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER

[Photo] Pride Week cinema

Published June 23, 2009

An image from “Fig Trees,” directed by John Greyson. PHOTO COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER

The band hits up Walmart for their big-shot portrait. Do you want diffusion lens with that? PHOTO COURTESY THE GOLDEN BUBBLES/WALMART

[Photo] Golden Bubbles on the horizon

Published June 23, 2009

The band hits up Walmart for their big-shot portrait. Do you want diffusion lens with that? PHOTO COURTESY THE GOLDEN BUBBLES/WALMART

University biology graduate student Hoda Saedi and her friend, pharmacist Jessica Reiter, attend a vigil Monday at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The vigil was to honor those currently part of the conflict in Iran.

[Photo] Protesters denounce Iranian violence

Published June 23, 2009

University biology graduate student Hoda Saedi and her friend, pharmacist Jessica Reiter, attend a vigil Monday at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The vigil was to honor those currently part of the...

Conrad visited Mall of America this weekend to speak about L.A. Candy.

[Photo] “The Hills” in hardcover

Published June 23, 2009

Conrad visited Mall of America this weekend to speak about "L.A. Candy."

The Brian Coyle Community Center takes a field trip to the Roller Garden on Friday.

[Photo] Programs hope to empower youth

Published June 25, 2009

The Brian Coyle Community Center takes a field trip to the Roller Garden on Friday.

Nostalgia alert! The Offspring are in town this weekend.. Source

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Dismal days and hot weather.

Published June 18, 2009

Nostalgia alert! The Offspring are in town this weekend.. Source

Dog of War is an example of art by James Paterson, who is featured in the Data Art Show. PHOTO COURTESY JAMES PATERSON

[Photo] Data Art Show a window to the future

Published June 16, 2009

"Dog of War" is an example of art by James Paterson, who is featured in the Data Art Show. PHOTO COURTESY JAMES PATERSON

COURTESY OF MATADOR RECORDS

[Photo] Sonic Youth don’t reinvent the wheel, but impress nonetheless

Published June 16, 2009

COURTESY OF MATADOR RECORDS

PHOTO COURTESY APPLE

[Photo] The new iPhone is coming! The new iPhone is coming!

Published June 16, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY APPLE

PHOTO COURTESY: Susstones Records

[Photo] Two Harbors proves to be too dull

Published June 16, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY: Susstones Records

Out of normal acting context but certainly in their element, Krasinski and Rudolph star in Away We Go. PHOTO COURTESY FOCUS FEATURES

[Photo] Big names, subtle themes in "Away We Go"

Published June 16, 2009

Out of normal acting context but certainly in their element, Krasinski and Rudolph star in "Away We Go." PHOTO COURTESY FOCUS FEATURES

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[Photo] Gophers compete in USA Nationals

Published June 30, 2009

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PHOTO COURTESY DOMINO

[Photo] Dirty Projectors' "Bitte Orca" excels

Published June 16, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY DOMINO

Hot band, hot venue, hot concert-goers this weekend at Metric. Source

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Metric, PJ Harvey and cheap shopping

Published June 11, 2009

Hot band, hot venue, hot concert-goers this weekend at Metric. Source

From left to right, Nikolay Kovalev, Daniel Gerbig, Alan Jacobs, John Olson, Adam Rudin and Jason Grimes are a part of the University of Minnesota’s Solar Vehicle Project team.

[Photo] U Solar Vehicle Project sees a sunny future

Published June 9, 2009

From left to right, Nikolay Kovalev, Daniel Gerbig, Alan Jacobs, John Olson, Adam Rudin and Jason Grimes are a part of the University of Minnesota’s Solar Vehicle Project team.

PHOTO COURTESY DEFINITIVE JUX RECORDS

[Photo] Interview: Mr. Lif

Published June 9, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY DEFINITIVE JUX RECORDS

PHOTO COURTESY HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

[Photo] Keeping up with the Jonases

Published June 9, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

Karl Lagerfeld also makes an appearance on Grand Theft Auto Vice City. PHOTO COURTESY THE HUFFINGTON POST

[Photo] The Fashionista is in – designer drama

Published June 9, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld also makes an appearance on Grand Theft Auto Vice City. PHOTO COURTESY THE HUFFINGTON POST

Grizzly Bear plays The Cedar this Sunday.

[Photo] Weekend Culture Compass - Grizzly Bear, Grand Old Day, what more could you want?

Published June 4, 2009

Grizzly Bear plays The Cedar this Sunday.

PHOTO COURTESY THE MEN OF PLAYGIRL

[Photo] Swing low, sweet phallus

Published June 2, 2009

PHOTO COURTESY THE MEN OF PLAYGIRL

Maria Isa – singer or aspiring auto show model? 
PHOTO COURTESY SOTARICO

[Photo] SotaRico finds its soundtrack

Published June 2, 2009

Maria Isa – singer or aspiring auto show model? PHOTO COURTESY SOTARICO