The Blindside

Sam Thomas

January 12, 2010

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

After gaining success with "The Rookie" in 2002, director John Lee Hancock succeeds in creating another sports drama––a feel-good movie based on the true story of Michael Oher, the Baltimore Raven's offensive left tackle. "The... Read more »

Sparks novel insightful, yet poorly written

Sam Thomas and Samantha Thomas

January 12, 2010

Filed under Book Reviews, Reviews

Author of "The Notebook" and "A Walk to Remember," writes another New York Times bestseller, but that's not to say that the novel is deserving of this bestseller title.  Nicholas Sparks tells a romantic plot in a predictable... Read more »

Twin Cities’ Best – Coffee Shop

Bernardo Vigil

January 11, 2010

Filed under Restaurant Reviews, Reviews, scene featured, Top Stories, Twin Cities Hot Spot

Whether it be to help get over a long, sleepless night of homework, to help make a person look more indie than they actually are or to help a genuine coffee lover’s quest for the perfect cup of joe, all coffee shops have their... Read more »

Twin Cities’ Best – Mac n’ Cheese

Margo Graff

January 11, 2010

Filed under Restaurant Reviews, Reviews

For everyone who is or might be a novice at picking out a great mac n’ cheese, there are three different variables to measure if a mac n’ cheese is up to par or not: what kind of cheese is the sauce composed of, the texture... Read more »

Songs Necessary for Your Ipod

Logan McMillen

January 11, 2010

Filed under Reviews

Buster Voodoo -- Rodrigo and Gabriela This song is perfect for doing homework to. This track keeps perfectly balanced between catchy Latin flair and meticulous guitar parts, this one is sure too keep you halfway between chair... Read more »

Folk-punk reemerges with Andrew Jackson Jihad’s latest album

Bernardo Vigil

January 11, 2010

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews, Top Stories

Ever since Billy Bragg made it okay for punk rockers to carry acoustic guitars in the 80s, a small fringe of musicians have followed suit in blending roots music with traditional three-chord punk with varied amounts of success.... Read more »

Smoothie shop is undoubtedly king

Meredith Gallagher

January 4, 2010

Filed under Around the Corner, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews

Instead of Jamba Juice like always, try going to Smoothie King for your after-school snack. This stop, located just on the corner of Cedar Lake Road and Parkdale Drive, offers more than 50 different flavors of smoothies. Since... Read more »

West End provides new theater option

Dann Fry

January 4, 2010

Filed under Reviews, Theater Reviews

For patrons of the west, options for movie theaters have always been limited. On November 21, however, ShowPlace opened a new theater in St. Louis Park as part of the extensive Shops at West End project. The new theater, officially... Read more »

Yum! Restaurant more than just a bakery

Addie Reine

January 4, 2010

Filed under Restaurant Reviews, Reviews

You peer into the bakery window and suddenly you're five years old. The swirled snowdrifts of frosting dusted with a touch of shining sprinkles top jumbo cupcakes by an inch, instantly engaging all of your senses. But no sooner... Read more »