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2009 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • That's What She Said

    published February 25, 2009

    What exactly did she say? Find out this Wednesday as the best word mixers in the city (of the female variety, of course), come together to raise... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    published February 25, 2009

    Like many landmark publications, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance traveled a difficult course before becoming one... More >>

  • Minimum Wage: 40 Paintings by Lizardman

    published February 25, 2009

    How much is an hour of your time worth? According to the government, not very much. While life grows increasingly expensive, the minimum wage... More >>

  • Iceball Adventure Series 2009

    published February 25, 2009

    With snow still on the ground, it might be difficult figuring out exactly where the bases are, but that won't spoil the fun at this fundraiser.... More >>

  • Rejected!

    published February 25, 2009

    We're not going to lie; rejection can really hurt. Fortunately, pain fades with time, and often what we are left with are really funny stories... More >>

  • Cheap Date Night

    published February 25, 2009

    Can a bar and restaurant with the look and feel of a northern cabin lure a hipster crowd? After numerous visits over the past couple of years,... More >>

  • Kao Kalia Yang

    published February 25, 2009

    Kao Kalia Yang was born in 1980 in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand, a place that she called home for years. Her parents had somehow navigated the... More >>

  • MTV's The Real World 23 Minnesota casting call announced

    published Feb 20, 2009

    (photo of Real World Brooklyn courtesty of MTV)Remember when it was just Julie and Kevin and Eric and those other guys? Well, now the long-running series is in its 23rd season. PR reps at Bunim-M... More >>

  • Blitzen Trapper play First Avenue

    published Feb 20, 2009

    (photo courtesy of mashmal via Flickr)Originally scheduled to play the Cedar, Blitzen Trapper instead performed at the First Avenue Mainroom. Though you could tell the audience was rooting for the b... More >>

  • Mini Medical School at the U of M

    published Feb 20, 2009

    (photo courtesy of kokopinto via Flickr)Were you a doctor in another life? Are still watching ER even though it jumped the shark years ago? Do you have an interest in medical research even though your... More >>

  • James Michael Lawrence: Review=Reflect=Recycle

    published February 18, 2009

    James Michael Lawrence would like never to see his previous work again. Why, you ask? Is it because it's horrible? Absolutely not. Yet according... More >>

  • Merlove

    published February 18, 2009

    If there is one thing that moviegoers remember from 2004's Sideways it's the catchphrase: "I am not drinking any fucking merlot." But why... More >>

  • Dogsledding Winter Festival

    published February 18, 2009

    Sure, you might have tried to make your dog pull you in your wagon as a kid, but it's just not the same as actually doing it with trained dogs.... More >>

  • Gran Torino

    published February 18, 2009

    In 2008's Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a man in transition. His wife has recently passed away and his children would... More >>

  • Clive Murphy: Almost Nothing

    published February 18, 2009

    Those who have been to the Soap Factory know that the space is pretty big; the gallery alone is 12,000 square feet. So Clive Murphy's daunting... More >>

  • Bird x Bird 2009

    published February 18, 2009

    This yearly benefit is a fusion of science, nature, and art. Each season, artists read up on aviary information from the Audubon Center of the... More >>

  • Free Ink Day

    published February 18, 2009

    Today, the Highpoint Center for Printmaking is hosting Free Ink Day for the last time. Well, not really the last time, but it will be the last... More >>

  • Best Picture Showcase

    published February 18, 2009

    Are you the type who rarely goes out to the movies? Do you often find yourself with nothing to contribute when friends chat about the latest... More >>

  • Best Picture Showcase

    published February 18, 2009

    Are you the type who rarely goes out to the movies? Do you often find yourself with nothing to contribute when friends chat about the latest... More >>

  • Best Picture Showcase

    published February 18, 2009

    Are you the type who rarely goes out to the movies? Do you often find yourself with nothing to contribute when friends chat about the latest... More >>

  • JägerCon: Sci-Fi Tuesdays

    published February 18, 2009

    It's sometimes hard to find your place on the barhopping circuit when you are a geek, a freak, or a nerd. But that doesn't mean we don't enjoy a... More >>

  • Knit Out: The world's largest gathering of knitters

    published Feb 13, 2009

    (photo courtesy of mikewade)This weekend the Mall of America hosts the 3rd Annual Knit Out, the world's largest of its kind. Last year the event drew over 100,000 knitters each day.But this event isn'... More >>

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation wants to be your Valentine

    published Feb 13, 2009

    Tired of giving your sweetheart clich├ęs like roses and chocolate? Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Make-A-Wish fundraiser.For Valentine's Day when you donate $25 to the organization that grants w... More >>

  • Valentine's Day round up

    published Feb 13, 2009

    (photo courtesy of ButterflySha)The most loathed and emotionally-loaded holiday is upon us. Let me help you dodge the misery. Looking for love? Looking for a good time with your lover? Looking for so... More >>

  • History of Hip: The Big Pitch: Advertising in the 50s

    published February 11, 2009

    They say that the 1950s was a more innocent time. Whether or not that is true (the Baby Boom phenomenon seems to suggest otherwise), the era was... More >>

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