The A&E blog covers a span of cultural artifacts as wide, fascinating, and bizarre as the internet itself, from reviews of the cheapest coolers at the liquor store to the best concert to see at the Triple Rock, with a bit of speculation at the meaning of it all stuffed in between.
Sun, 1/25, 9:13am (7 hours ago)
It’s that time of year again, the impending reveal of Vogue’s It Bag. This year, in a fashionably democratic manner, Vogue is holding an election for this year’s top, lusty worthy accessory. Ten purses are in the running to win the title. Voting will begin on January 27 via online ballots. Once…
Sun, 1/25, 9:11am (7 hours ago)
If you remember last year’s pastry craze, the cronut, a croissant donut hybrid, get ready for this new fried delight. The wonut. Part waffle, part donut. Chicago’s Waffles Cafe created this delicious treat by frying a variation of waffle batter in vegetable shortening before dipping in marshmallow, maple, or chocolate glazes. To…
Mon, 1/19, 8:44pm (6 days ago)
(via Google Images)   “Inherent Vice” Directed & written by: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone Story by: Thomas Pynchon   This is a difficult movie to write about  —  probably because it’s a difficult movie to understand. Aside from the complicated, non sequitur plot, it’s aesthetically…
Sun, 1/18, 5:50pm (7 days ago)
After a wholesome five hours of sleep one morning last week, I tuned in to the Current’s morning show and endured 50 seconds of confusion and hilarity as the audio from this fantastic video played. I spent the rest of the day finding more where that came from.   Meet Dotflist:…
Sun, 1/18, 5:37pm (7 days ago)
                                                            (Via B.O.Y.F.)   After announcing their name change to B.O.Y.F. last week, it’s clear that the acronym (Before Others, Yourself Forever!) better…
Sun, 1/18, 1:56pm (1 week ago)
If you’re hankering for some cased meats, then Kramarczuk’s is the place to go. The eastern European deli shop is nestled in the northeast part of Minneapolis — not too far from the campus area.   From sausages to deli meats to pastries, Kramarczuk’s has a large assortment of eastern European food.…
Sat, 1/17, 4:01pm (1 week ago)
Rare is it that one can hear a hit or a star in the making.  Tobias Jesso Jr. is the exception to this rule, and if his song “Hollywood” is an indicator, his debut album “Goon” will rocket to the indie music stratosphere and will likely crack the mainstream.  While…
Tue, 12/30, 12:29pm (4 weeks ago)
There’s been enough elaboration on D’Angelo’s past and mystique upon the surprise release of his new album, “Black Messiah.” Yes, D’Angelo is a tortured genius. Tell me something I don’t know. Yes, the wait for “Black Messiah” was excruciating and long, but it breathes life into a genre that hasn’t…
Sun, 12/28, 12:02am (4 weeks ago)
Pop-Tart ads have become known over the years for their darkly humorous scenarios in which anthropomorphic pastries unexpectedly meet their fate.  They appear in various situations, whether as a closet yodeler, monster or treasure finder. Real life Kellogg's Pop-Tarts have also inspired experiments and art projects. For your viewing pleasure,…
Sat, 12/27, 11:52pm (4 weeks ago)
Whether you’re killing time on a boring Sunday afternoon or yearning to find something “before it was cool,” Forgotify and Petit Tube have got you covered.   According to the Forgotify team, they found that 20% of Spotify tracks - roughly 4 million songs - had never been played. “A musical…
Sun, 12/14, 10:18pm (1 month ago)
  The Broadway musical “Into the Woods” is well known among theater lovers, but to the non-theater world, it lurks in the shadows. With the screenplay and score by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway musical will premiere in its movie form on December 25. The musical movie is pure fantasy, said…
Tue, 12/9, 8:49pm (2 months ago)
  Award season is upon us, and with 2015 (and its Grammy awards ceremony) approaching, I thought I’d do something different to eschew the endless internet sea of 2014’s best albums retrospectives. With that in mind, here’s a list of the greatest albums that I first heard in 2014. “Donuts”- J Dilla This…
Mon, 12/8, 3:11pm (2 months ago)
    Megan Culverhouse helps Chives the puppet get in costume. Photo by Liam Doyle   On Tuesday night, I tagged along with one of our photographers, Liam, who was shooting photos for The Ridiculous Puppet Company story. Though the story was already locked in after deadline, witnessing the Ridiculous Puppet Company film their…
Sun, 12/7, 3:45pm (2 months ago)
On a recent episode of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show,” indie rock sweetheart Mac DeMarco became indie rock victim Attacked DeMarco when a gaggle of Asian warriors forced DeMarco’s face into a farting butt.   While I wish there was a more mature way to phrase that last part (okay, they’re…
Sun, 12/7, 3:41pm (2 months ago)
(via Film.com)   Despite it’s misleading name, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is a near-flawless film executed to perfection with stellar performances from its cast, director, and music composer.   In the film, aging superhero movie star Michael Keaton takes a legitimate stab at artful acting by portraying Riggan Thomson, an aging…
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