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  • Pi Bar and Restaurant Trivia

    published December 19, 2007

    In days of yore, the lesbian bar scene was apparently pretty sparse. Though there were various Dykes Do Drag events throughout the year, few... More >>

  • Living Beyond

    published December 26, 2007

    According to Spectrum ArtWorks program manager (and local print artist) Amy Rice, one in four families in the United States is affected by... More >>

  • Mark Mallman

    published December 26, 2007

    Sure, it might seem like 2007 has been a low-key year for Mark Mallman, but the top marathon-musician of the Twin Cities is in training, "Eye... More >>

  • Acadia Cafe Moving Party

    published December 26, 2007

    Well, it looks like Starbucks and Jimmy John's have finally won. Those will be the two businesses left on the corner of Nicollet and Franklin... More >>

  • MV/VL

    published December 26, 2007

    Just because they rap like the Beastie Boys circa the 1980s doesn't mean MC/VL don't sound fresh now. Though MC/VL, a rap group composed of MCs... More >>

  • Jingle Bell Rock

    published December 19, 2007

    Holidays got you stressed? It's time to dance it off. This Sunday, 7th St. Entry hosts a very special holiday spin session with at least two... More >>

  • Biennial 3D-II

    published December 19, 2007

    The third in its series at the Minnesota Museum of America Art (the show alternates between 2- and 3-D art), this selective exhibition features 27... More >>

  • The 757s

    published December 19, 2007

    The 757s are on the musical fast track. Like a snowball that grows as it rolls down the hill, so did the band: Founding member Seth Zimmerman... More >>

  • Jenny Dalton

    published December 19, 2007

    As with many performers, music has always followed Jenny Dalton—even when she was not actively pursuing a musical career. As a young... More >>

  • Jewbilee

    published December 19, 2007

    For those who don't celebrate Christmas, hanging out around town on Christmas Eve can be a weird experience. "Lonely" isn't quite the right... More >>

  • I Couldn't Live at Home

    published December 5, 2007

    With many people traveling home for the holidays, it might be easy to forget that many don't have homes to return to. According to a Wilder... More >>

  • Jane Rhodes

    published December 5, 2007

    Regardless of what one may think of the '60s (was it a ridiculous experiment in hedonism or a time of genuine idealism and hope?), the decade was... More >>

  • Jeffrey Hertzberg; Zoe Francois

    published December 5, 2007

    Does the thought of making your own homemade bread terrify you? Do you still have a dusty, unused bread machine in your kitchen somewhere with... More >>

  • Café Scientifique: Tough Ceramics at the Seashore

    published December 5, 2007

    Gazing inside a twisted seashell at the beach can be a dodgy endeavor. Depending on the location of discovery, one might find a hermit crab, a... More >>

  • Macy's Holidazzle Parade

    published December 5, 2007

    What exactly is a Twinkle Bus? According to the Holidazzle press release I received, it's the heaviest float in the parade's history. Like a... More >>

  • Amy Jo 5 Year Poster Retrospective

    published December 5, 2007

    For some, rock 'n' roll and posters go together like peanut butter and jelly—when smashed together they cause undeniable nostalgia for... More >>

  • Glorious Monster EP-Release

    published December 5, 2007

    Quietly epic would be an appropriate description for Glorious Monster. Their sound features guitar, piano, mildly depressed vocals, and a bit of... More >>

  • Aesthetics or Utility? Art Engaging the Environment

    published December 5, 2007

    Can art be useful? Can practicality be art? This, of course, is a timeless conundrum frequently asked by scholars, students, and artists alike.... More >>

  • Naomi Klein

    published December 5, 2007

    Where many see disaster, some see opportunity. This is an admittedly simplistic summary of one theory brought forth in Naomi Klein's The Shock... More >>

  • 1850s Holiday PartyArd Godfrey House

    published November 28, 2007

    The house built by Ard Godfrey in 1849 has the distinction of being the oldest wood frame home in Minneapolis. Godfrey's wife, Harriet, is also... More >>

  • Eric Dregni

    published November 28, 2007

    There's something undeniably whimsical, tacky, and sometimes terrifying about tourist attractions. That said, lovers of Americana should find Eric... More >>

  • 2007 British Television Advertising Awards

    published November 28, 2007

    It's no secret that people are bombarded with advertising on a daily basis. Most of us probably attempt to tune out commercials on TV, change the... More >>

  • Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    published Nov 26, 2007

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations to see that in the past two years the man has truly become a globetrotter. Hardly a regurgitation of the Zagat-approve... More >>

  • Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    published Nov 26, 2007

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations to see that in the past two years the man has truly become a globetrotter. Hardly a regurgitation of the Zagat-approve... More >>

  • Anthony Bourdain

    published November 21, 2007

    Some say the subversive world of professional cooking is like running a pirate ship—you carry knives, you run a tight ship, you fight to... More >>

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