On Wit’s End (Domino), Cass McCombs shows us all that songs about debilitating sadness and unrelenting hopelessness can make for some pretty catchy tunes. Having cornered the market on bumming people out with 2009’s heavily instrumented Catacombs, McCombs appears to have moved on to making mascara run from the cheeks with just the sound of his voice and some accompanying clicks and clatters. While Catacombs provided what can only be described as a more ... Read More
Just in time for summer, Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs deliver another round of dark Americana music perfect for your next moonshine tasting or impromptu back porch shindig—No Help Coming (Transdreamer). It has been four years, and four albums, since the duo consisting of Ms. Golightly and Lawyer Dave released their gritty 2007 debut, You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying, and the two don’t show any signs of slowing down. Originally ... Read More
As a lifelong Minnesota-Wisconsin border dweller, I’ve fearfully watched each step of Michele Bachmann’s ascent from Minnesota State Senator to Tea Party national celebrity. Perhaps it should be no surprise that the Republican Representative from Minnesota is now considering running in the 2012 Presidential race, but I continue to be shocked by how someone who has made so many false and uninformed statements regarding US history and politics can ... Read More
While looking at images from the Royal Wedding it was not Kate’s beautiful dress, nor the Prince’s charming smile that I noticed. No, it was the unique sculpture atop Princess Beatrice’s head that left a real impression on me. It's the most interesting hat I've ever seen, and I applaud the girl brave enough to wear it. You’ve probably seen it by now—the Philip Treacy creation inspired an internet meme featuring things like cats ... Read More
Do you love baking and wrestling? Here is a unique chance to combine your passions!  Bake and Destroy, a Chicago-based blog we featured in our recent food issue, is now accepting entries for the second wrestling-themed online bake off—SugarSlam. She’s looking for wrestling-themed baked goods of any kind. They don’t have to be decorated, they don’t have to be made from scratch, and they don’t even need to be that delicious. ... Read More
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