Movie Review – ‘Table 19’ is a Great Idea, But Never Lands

Unless you’re one of the lucky few who gets to parade around in the bride and groom inner circle, weddings are atrocious affairs, filled with sitting, waiting and talking with strangers you’d more than likely avoid in everyday life. And, much like the seven circles of hell, the further you get away from the wedding party, the more the torment increases until you’re just not sure why you showed up in the first place.

This is the genius behind the idea of Table 19, a quirky and awkward indie-wannabe comedy starring Anna Kendrick. Unfortunately, any initial greatness the idea possessed dies upon implementation and is tossed in its own leper colony along the way.

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A Traitorous Minnesota County in our Midst?

United States Baseball

The Upshot, a visual journalism project of the New York Times, released an interactive map showing the allegiances of baseball fans across the country. Using Facebook “likes” plugged into zip codes it was able to produce a percentage breakdown of favorite teams on a rather precise scale. As expected, the domain of the Twins covers Minnesota (or almost all of it, more on this), most of the Dakotas and snags hand-fulls of counties in the border regions of Nebraska, Iowa and of course Wisconsin. But there is one spot, one corner, one of our own beloved counties that dares to cheer for someone else.

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12 Possible Names for the New Stadium’s Plaza

A version of the plaza, with light-rail, facing toward the stadium

A version of the plaza, with light-rail, facing toward the stadium

The design for the new Viking’s stadium calls for a large open plaza. It will include a transit station for the light-rail, a wonderfully glassy entrance to the venue itself and a not so glassy view of the (also newly constructed) Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (which will be directly across from the doors). Yet a large question mark remains: what will this plaza be called?

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Kentucky Dale “Whiskey”

Kentucky Dale Label Information by Erik Bergs

How do you approach the unapproachable? How do you describe the indescribable? How do you comprehend a paradox, hold it in a glass and force it down? I don’t have the answers, but Kentucky Dale might.

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