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2009 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • Eco-Boudoir Bash

    published October 7, 2009

    When thinking of organic products, one's mind probably doesn't jump to things like underwear and sex toys. But that is precisely what Twin Cities... More >>

  • Burlesque of North America, Renegade Book Sale this weekend

    published Oct 02, 2009

    ​(Photo by Lin Pernille Photography) Are your walls bare? Or are you tired of looking at that boring Monet poster you bought in college ten years ago? Perhaps you are looking to purchase some intere... More >>

  • Up in Arms, a benefit against police brutality

    published Oct 02, 2009

    ​(Photo by Mac Users Guide)In July 2006, unarmed teenager Fong Lee was shot nine times in the back by a Minneapolis police officer in front of an elementary school. Last May, officer Jason Anderson ... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: David Hasselhoff, chocolate explosions, and underground comedy

    published Oct 02, 2009

    ​(Good art is "Contagious." Check out works by Jennifer Davis, Tara Costello, and Amy Rice)This week we've got tasty chocolate, standup comedy, and photography from artists who have been workshoppin... More >>

  • Locally filmed flick Nobody screens tonight

    published Oct 01, 2009

    ​The film is called Nobody. It's a movie about an art student that wants to become somebody. Along the way he discovers that it's okay to not be somebody as long as he is someone. It's written and d... More >>

  • Nightmare Halloween Hayride and Haunted House

    published September 30, 2009

    Now that it is October, we are fast approaching the holiday season. And it's fitting that we get things started with a holiday that celebrates... More >>

  • Fall Arts Tour

    published September 30, 2009

    This evening gallery hop around (mostly) the Grand area of St. Paul features art shows by local students and teachers, plus nationally traveling... More >>

  • N.M. Kelby

    published September 30, 2009

    It might seem counterintuitive to release a book composed of short stories filled with road trips, vacations, and pools now that it is fall.... More >>

  • Wing Young Huie's Salon: 2009 Group Photography Exhibition

    published September 30, 2009

    In case you haven't heard, Wing Young Huie is an award-winning photographer working in Minneapolis. And when he isn't snapping pictures of Lake... More >>

  • Drinking With Ian Live TV Bonanza

    published September 30, 2009

    Earlier this week, I emailed host Ian Rans, asking him what is up with the season premiere of his show. First Avenue had been referring to it as a... More >>

  • Art for Choice

    published September 30, 2009

    For over 42 years, Pro-Choice Resources has fought locally to provide Minnesota youth and women with information and services. Each year they help... More >>

  • The Roaring '20s

    published September 30, 2009

    Given our current economic climate, a party celebrating the 1930s might seem more appropriate. However, something tells me standing in line for... More >>

  • Zombie Bar Crawl at Mall of America

    published Sep 28, 2009

    ​(Will the food court sate them? Photo by Eric Ingrum)You know something is approaching saturation overload when MOA is getting in on the action. And while there will be at least a dozen zombie even... More >>

  • ComedySportz turns 20 this weekend

    published Sep 25, 2009

    ​ (Photo by Jessica N. Diamond)Did you know that September 24 was officially declared ComedySportz Day in Minneapolis? Neither did I, but yesterday Mayor R.T. Rybak made it so. You can belatedly cel... More >>

  • Freeloader Friday: Breakdancing, rock photographer Darin Back, and burlesque at a bowling alley

    published Sep 25, 2009

    ​ (A dramatic representation of the money you will save with my Freeloader schedule. Photo by aresauburn™)This week for Freeloader Friday we have yoga, scantily-clad (but always sassy) ladies at M... More >>

  • Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider

    published September 23, 2009

    Haegue Yang's greatly varied work has a uniquely personal and political edge to it. "Integrity of the Insider" will be her first solo museum... More >>

  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

    published September 23, 2009

    We are fast approaching the time of the year in which the moon is at its brightest. In China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam, families... More >>

  • Dating for Nerds

    published September 23, 2009

    Do you get blank stares when you talk about your Ph.D. thesis? Does a Saturday spent gaming in your basement sound like heaven? Does your job... More >>

  • Sever's Corn Maze & Fall Festival

    published September 23, 2009

    You know the J.R.R. Tolkien saying, "Not all who wanders are lost"? That mantra probably doesn't apply at this corn maze, now in its 13th year.... More >>

  • The Atlantis Exhibition

    published September 23, 2009

    You know that dancing-fish number in The Little Mermaid? This party is going to be nothing like that. And unless he has a really good... More >>

  • '80s Zombie Prom

    published September 23, 2009

    This year there have been several '80s dance nights. There will be some zombie-related events early next month. And you've probably been to prom,... More >>

  • Where the wild beers are

    published Sep 24, 2009

    ​ (Classic Gueuze, a dry and slightly sour beer. Pic by Bernt Rostad)Never heard of wild or sour ales? These unique and somewhat rare beers are created by relying on endogenous, or "wild" yeast and ... More >>

  • Breakdancing with the Minnesota Shubert this weekend

    published Sep 24, 2009

    ​(photo by NickNguyen)Last year marked the debut of the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and Education Center's Groundbreaker Battle. The celebration of hip-hop music, dance, and artistry drew a la... More >>

  • New Belgium Urban Assault Ride returns to Minneapolis

    published Sep 23, 2009

    ​ According to their site, New Belgium Urban Assault Ride is the biggest bicycle scavenger hunt not only in Minnesota, but the world. This year's quest asks that participants form teams of two and t... More >>

  • Free Geek is coming to the Twin Cities

    published Sep 23, 2009

    ​(picture of an Intel D945GCLF2D, Mini-ITX Atom 330 motherboard by Karl-Martin Skontorp) Based on a successful program out of Portland, Oregon, Free Geek Twin Cities is set to open its doors mid-Oct... More >>

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