As the movie and music industries continue to bemoan internet piracy -- and push for internet-censoring laws like SOPA, PIPA, and the TPP to curb illegal file sharing -- a new academic study has come out that debunks a major belief about piracy and profit loss.
In "Reel Piracy: The Effect of Onlin ... More >>
viaIn what appears to be a case of Carrie Bradshaw-onomics, the New York Times reports that, even amid these current financial straits, Americans have been buying more things they don't actually need over the past year. But this doesn't mean anything is actually getting better in the economy ... More >>
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone wrote another of his highly entertaining, polarizing, acerbic, hyperbolic and metaphor-laden magazine features, online now, this time about Minnesota politician and presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who Taibbi, right out of the gate, calls "almost certainly t ... More >>
A new study out of the University of Minnesota claims that kids whose parents allow them to drink moderately in their presence are actually more likely to develop drinking problems later in life. This goes against the relatively common perception that uber-strict parents with zero tolerance polic ... More >>
John Hoff (via)A Minneapolis blogger was ordered on Friday to pay $60,000 in damages to an ex-community leader who lost his job because of the blogger's reporting -- even though that reporting was accurate. John Hoff connected Jerry Moore, who was employed by the University of Minnesota to study ... More >>
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we're rolling out a host of essays, videos, old Voice clips, and assorted fanfare. Here, professor, author, and critic David Yaffe explains why 1961 was the year Dylan could never forget, and never duplicate.
A simpler time ... More >>
Cox's Orange Pippin is one of the new apples being vended in the greenmarkets around the city.
Last year, we conducted our first annual Big Apple Apple Census, in which we discovered and cataloged 30 varieties of apples in area greenmarkets, and provided a handy alphabetized list that inclu ... More >>
The "sexy romper": Perfect for ovulating!Well, isn't this interesting? According to new research at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, women who are ovulating "unconsciously choose clothes and other items that enhance their appearance." They don't do this to snag men, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 24, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 19
Larger than Life, Less than Human
By Marlene Nadle
This is the age of pop sex. Of two dimensional relationships played out by comic strip people with comic strip emotions. Of sex that is larger than ... More >>
After a plane crash killed liberal Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, and several staff members in 2002, his friends and family held a memorial at the University of Minnesota attended by 15,000 people. The theme was "Stand up, keep fighting" for Wellstone's beliefs, and the expected D ... More >>