I've flagged the Minneapolis entertainment website vita.mn for you before. As you know, it's now in a soft launch phase, and there are still some features (like good RSS feeds) to attach, but the reviews have already started to come in.
Believe me, you're gonna want this for your own sites. It's worth you while to pay attention now.
Ken Doctor puts it this way in his blog Content Bridges:
Maybe there's just enough time for newspapers to reclaim a fundamental "things-to-do" franchise and grow it in the age of citizen/eater involvement. One bright light that bears attention: the new stealth-mode, very tag-friendly, user-gen-oriented vita.mn product planned by the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.Here are a few other links worth following:
* gridskipper loves the use of the .mn domain. (It's Mongolia, btw.)
* A robust pro-and-con at mnspeak, where users debate vita.mn's utility.
* Another Minneapolis blog thread, likewise with mixed reviews, is here at Metroblogging Twin Cities.
The idea of content and commentary supplied by users is central to the vita.mn concept, and there haven't been that many users during this soft launch. So it's unspruising that early reviews won't reflect the whole concept.
As more users discover the site and the fabulous tools that let them customize and manipulate it, that will change. You heard it here first.