Dressing Room's top 10 most-read posts of the summer

As the Minnesota State Fair ends this weekend, so does the sun begin to set on the summer season. And while we're a little sad to see it go, it's always nice to take a moment to bask in the final warm rays and reflect on the past couple months, from the crappy summer anthems that wouldn't get off the radio, to the first sunburn of the season, to those epic festival nights that ended with a bike in the still of night.

We thought it would be fun to close this week with a post celebrating the top most-read posts of the summer. While some were controversial, others were simply hilarious, and some simply helped plan your damn weekend on the cheap. Revisit these posts, or enjoy reading them for the first time. And remember: Summer isn't over yet, so get out there and have a great weekend.


1) Freeloader Fridays

Our weekly list of free stuff to do this weekend is always a popular read. Check out what's happening on this weekend's list here.

2) 50 Reasons Minnesota is the best state in America

We shared our favorite things about the Twin Cities, and you shared yours.

3) "Wigger Wednesday": Black student sues school district alleging racism

A student sues his local high school for "Wigger Wednesday," a day of gangsta rap fashion.

4) Minnesota named 'Most Hipster State in the U.S.'

"Hipster" may be a derogatory term, but the reasons we made the top of the list are pretty positive.

5) MN bike season: Parties, festivals, rentals, paths, and more

Love your bike? Check out this link while the weather is still warm.

6) Aaron Hamm has Minnesota's Most Awkward Family

Awkward family photos are awesome.

7) Ren Fest on a budget: Tips and tricks

Huzzah! Here's how to plan your trip to the Renaissance Festival and stay on a budget.

8) Adam Turman's "Save Second Base" t-shirts: Sexist slogan or harmless fun?

Reader's shared their opinions.

9) TLC's 'What Not to Wear' coming to Minneapolis

Well, St. Paul was named one of the least fashionable cities by GQ...

10) Pride festivities dominate slideshows from the weekend

Twin Cities pride at its best.