University of Minnesota

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Married, Sort Of: The Legal Limbo of Being Gay and Married in Texas

    Jenn and Lizzie Wigle are wandering the halls of a bridal expo, searching more for ideas than products or services. Eventually they visit three of the events, looking at dresses, invitations, cake decorators and all the other trappings of the $40-billion-a-year American wedding industry. Most of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Let's Compare Alma Maters: The New US News Rankings (Texas Edition)

    The new U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out. For all their flaws, it's still the standard by which many anxious applicants rank themselves and their peers. Let me guess, the Top 5 universities are Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford? Boom, I nailed it. But you probably ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    University of Minnesota Horrible Promo Video Allows Me To Dust Off A Few Others (w/ VIDEO)

    YouTube. If you're a blogger or a talk show host (or someone like myself who is attempting to be both), it is the gift that keeps on giving. If you're trying to be a productive member of society or a contributor at your place of work, it's the silent killer, especially "Related Videos." If you ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Kanye, 0. Rice, 1: Study Finds Prospective Wifeys Not Gold Diggers

    Porsche.comExtra seating for harem, not family.​If you're a rich single man who owns a Porsche, chances are the dude in the pickup beside you is going to find a spouse sooner than you do. Don't blame the car. It's probably just you. So found a study released today by Rice University, UT-San ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science

    Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    NFL -- Bob McNair's Delusion, Twitter Madness And The Weekend's Best Bets

    Orange slices for the Texans!​"I wanted the team to know not only how close we think they are but how close our competitors think they are to being an outstanding team." -- Texans owner Bob McNair, presumably not being held at gunpoint nor under the influence of any drugs or alcohol What Bob ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    You Want a Piece of Me?

    Homeless Corey Black thought he'd struck gold when he says he was offered $10,000 to sell his kidney.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Get Lit: Sedaris, by Kevin Kopelson

    Known for his satirical, autobiographical stories, author-performer-playwright David Sedaris has captured the attention of countless readers since his “SantaLand Diaries” first aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. One of those readers is Kevin Kopelson, a professor at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    So That's Where It Was Hiding...

    This Just In: University of Minnesota astronomers have detected Houston commercial radio… ‘Cause I can’t come up with any better way to describe it than “an expanse of nearly 6 billion trillion miles of emptiness.” – John Nova Lomax

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    In the Sub-Prime of Life

    Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Tough Guys

    Full pads, full contact, no slackers allowed

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that thousands of times over.

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    New-World Diva

    Mexican-American singer Lila Downs learns to stop asking questions and start living

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Global Warming Is Good for You!

    Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound