Let our editors tell you what to do Allison Kaplan may be coming to an office near you, specifically your office. After being invited to a party at the downtown offices of retail branding agency Fame, Kaplan came down with a serious case of office envy and has now made it her mission to document all the sleekest, chicest work spaces in town. We’re not anticipating making the list any time...
Summer party season is coming up. Now, what to eat, what to eat? What about…I don’t know, this: Stephanie March tells readers what the best go-to crowd-pleasing options are for your next big bash.
Haley Bonar is turning 29 and she’s heading back to the Cedar for her annual birthday bash. From Secrets, “We don’t need to tell you about her catchy alt country blend of Jenny Lewis and the versatility of someone like everyone’s favorite Bob Dylan. Unlike Dylan, however, after Bonar’s walk-about (a stint in Portland) she returned to the cold North and put out her...
Dara finally finally gets invited to the super exclusive, members only Minneapolis Club to sample chef Hakan Lundberg’s creations and the results are…weird? Just look at this sea creature/monster: That’s not to say she didn’t love it, she did. She’s already trying to bribe the next person to invite her. Any takers?
: Dirty Minneapolis →
mn70s: Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, c. Late 1960s On April 26, 1970, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article that sought to answer one of the burning questions of the day: “Is it still possible for an ordinary dirty old man to find fun and happiness when he comes to Minneapolis for a convention?”…
We review the best of TC cake pops, or for the less mature, cake balls. Aren’t they cute looking? Don’t you just want to wear them on a string around your neck?
For everyone who loved and now miss Marilyn Goodman’s boutique, Spirit, she’s baack. Sort of like a guest curator, Goodman brought all her spring purchases to Guild instead. Ali checked out the goods and reviewed the selection.
From the Walker, “FUTURITY tells the story of a soldier’s quest—inspired by Lord Byron’s brilliant daughter, Ada Lovelace—to save humans from themselves by inventing an omnipotent, steam-powered “brain.” Melding the Civil War with sci-fi and American folk with avant-rock, the Lisps have crafted a unique and compelling portrait of war, human imagination, and technological hubris.” From...
Tilia is so last season. Okay, that’s not true. But Steven Brown is on the move, opening his very own farmers market in June. Stephanie March has the details on the many great local purveyors whose goods will stock the market’s booths, including Bare Honey, Groveland Confections, and Red Wagon Pizza. So much num-numming is about to happen.
i am not a hipster and other shorts
More great stuff from the Int’l Film Fest, rocking our socks and all that. Wednesday shorts include I Am Not Hipster, a non-hipster, emotionally loaded look at a misanthropic musician learning to become a little less misanthropic. Have we turned the corner on this hipster business?
Well doesn’t this sound delightful? From Secrets, “Michael Baskin was just a normal (albeit Canadian) 11-year old boy. Then he had a spooky dream about some ghosts that caused him to lose his hair. Literally, it all fell out. This phenomenon (underreported) is known as The Fright, for obvious reasons. The ghosts apparently feel remorseful because they return to Michael with a recipe...
Because we know how you like it (hot) and where you like it (in the skyways), a review of Bamboo Shoot. Yet another great downtown lunch option.
Hold the phone. In fact, throw that phone off the tallest building around, because Nate Dogs is now available at home. Kind of. The super popular food cart and its super popular owner will be selling the Honey-Spiced Mustard for home use. No prescription necessary. Nice.
Listen to the newest track off Jack Klatt’s retro-sounding, Minnesota State Arts-funded album, Mississippi Roll. Happy Tuesday.
Another month, another great lineup at Salon Saloon. This time it’s the Tent Show, where historians, artists, and musicians will ponder the American myth and its frontier roots. Visiting artist Alison Pebworth brings her traveling show Beautiful Possibility along to chronicle her cross-country pilgrimage as she seeks to record what it means to be American. In the grand tradition of...
The Strib reviewed a handful of their fav baseball books, looking to the game’s past and future, including a biography on owner and eccentric Bill Veck whose son went on to found the St. Paul Saints. Apparently his son wasn’t as creative.
Let our editors tell you what to do Geek chic isn’t going anywhere. Everyone at the office is enamored of these geeked out glasses and now you can pick out a few to sample with Warby Parker’s five-day trial. Lucky you. We foresee a sudden increase in bespectacled coworkers. Get ready to eat, because Thursday is Dining Out For Life and Stephanie has the perfect itinerary planned:...
We’re celebrating our 40th Anniversary here at the mag and it’s nothing but Kanye and champagne all the way. Grab a drink, grab a glass…and check out this slideshow of 40 classic covers from over the years.
gastro non grata
It’s back and it’s not messing around this time: three courses, all dessert. Liz Lemon-style high-fiving a million angels seems appropriate.
Downtown shopping can be…frustrating, particularly if you remember the golden days of Dayton’s past. Ali gets it, she does, but she also says we have reason to be hopeful. She visited Macy’s Oval Room to take in some of the new designer duds headed our way.
But for all our citizens - audiences, artists, donors, volunteers, tax-payers,...– Leah Cooper, theater director and head of the Minnesota Theater Alliance, comments on the Guthrie’s upcoming season and its lack of plays written or directed by women or people of color. Read more from State of the Arts blogger Marianne Combs who asks, “Where’s the diversity in the Guthrie’s new...
You’re probably already aware of the very cool set of libraries we have here. Tonight, for instance, Minneapolis Central Library will be hosting “Everybody’s a Critic” with some great food writers, including James Norton and our own Dara and Stephanie. But did you know the Washburn branch has a New Yorker reading club? Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
The party is going down at MIA. Live music, improvisational classes led by Brave New Workshop, hilarious gallery tours—it’s like seeing the Mona Lisa without her makeup on, or something. It all gets going at 6 p.m.
Bridging the Gap: Local Hip-Hop x Local Press →
colleen-powers: I talked to four people who write about music and/or edit music publications in the Twin Cities about how they cover the local hip-hop scene. I’m still hesitant to draw any conclusions about hip-hop and the media, but I think and hope this interview accomplished what I wanted it to: making people outside the hip-hop community aware that there is a gap; offering people in the...
This is a bit of preaching to the choir for us, but in case you haven’t joined up yet, Stephanie sings the praises of Allie’s Deli. Let’s cut to the chase, order the #1 breakfast sandwich with chipotle mayo. For vegetarians, sub out the meat for mushrooms. Get addicted. Repeat.
Veggies, get over yourself. We get it, you’re virtuous, you’re beautiful, you’re recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Who isn’t? Dara tackles the green mystique and her CSA box with her most recent post. Be never again at the mercy of a weird vegetable.
From Secrets, “Go straight for sweltering with the Walker’s screening of 1980s neo-noir classic Body Heat. From affair to murder, Body Heat is just your typical steamy Florida Wednesday. Hot and bothered seems a succinct enough way to put it. William Hurt as Ned and Kathleen Turner as Matty play the couple plotting to kill Matty’s husband in order to be together at last. Not...
Want to know where to get ballet buff? Check out editor Emily Howald’s review of the new barre-based exercise phenomenon.
Guess who snagged some Pulitzers! That’s right, some very talented Minnesotans did. And also that 24-year old, come on, really? Back to Minnesota, congratulations to Kevin Puts and Tracy K. Smith.
Carnival racket at the Turf Club with Poverty Hash. That’s right folks, lap steel guitars and upright basses aplenty!
It’s here. Grand opening was yesterday. Hearts were warmed. Lynden’s Soda Fountain!