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  • Story SlamMN!: Ice Cold

    published December 15, 2010

    When you live in Minnesota, it isn't just Grandpa who has those stories about walking through a foot of snow every day. Most of us have at least... More >>

  • Policy and a Pint: The Line Between News and Opinion

    published December 15, 2010

    While there has always been a fine line between news and opinion, that border has shrunk to a hair's breadth in recent years. And while people are... More >>

  • SantaCon

    published December 15, 2010

    Now in its third year, the Lowertown SantaCon is your chance to party it up holiday-style, without the awkward moments of a holiday office party... More >>

  • Ice Chamber

    published December 15, 2010

    While some Minnesotans look forward to ogling the lovely ice sculptures during the Winter Carnival, others will be more enchanted by this frozen... More >>

  • Wing Young Huie: 100 Creatives

    Wing Young Huie: 100 Creatives

    published Dec 14, 2010

    ​Number 86: Wing Young Huie City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN:  All my life. I was born and raised in Duluth.You don't have to spend an afternoon in a museum to view the work of Wing... More >>

  • 'Icon' and World (Craft) Fair rescheduled after Snowpocalypse cancellations

    published Dec 13, 2010

    ​While snow days are awesome when you are 12 they can be a major bummer for grownups. Between digging out a car to avoid being towed, shoveling the sidewalk, and trying not to get frostbite during t... More >>

  • Blacklist Vintage, a shitty Christmas party: Freeloader Friday

    Blacklist Vintage, a shitty Christmas party: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 10, 2010

    ​ This time of year isn't kind on the wallet or the social calendar. Fortunately, there are still plenty of free parties and happenings around town to help you forget about that pending credit card ... More >>

  • Winter Guide: Christmas tree farms

    Winter Guide: Christmas tree farms

    published Dec 08, 2010

    ​Some people keep their Christmas tree in a box in their basement, others shop for theirs in a nearby parking lot, and yet others make a day of it. For those looking to travel a little bit for the p... More >>

  • Winter Guide: Outside Adventures and Sports

    Winter Guide: Outside Adventures and Sports

    published Dec 08, 2010

    ​ While some cower under the covers during our colder months, others relish their time spent outdoors in the snow. For people who fall in the latter category, these listings are for you. After the j... More >>

  • Winter Guide: Arts & Culture

    Winter Guide: Arts & Culture

    published Dec 08, 2010

    ​Looking for a little history this holiday season? Our Winter Guide listings are filled with happenings around town to entertain the history buff in your social circle from grandpa to inquisitive ki... More >>

  • TV Party with Girl Germs: My So-Called Life

    published December 8, 2010

    Girl Germs is a Radio K program that plays groundbreaking music created by female artists. While folks love to jam out to hosts Dana and... More >>

  • Rock Your Frock

    published December 8, 2010

    Planning your holiday party wardrobe and tired of relying on your little black dress? This Thursday's Rock Your Frock should be loaded with looks... More >>

  • Never Mind Rogue Citizen

    published December 8, 2010

    While most artists paint in a studio, or perhaps even out in nature, these are not the only settings where one can create art. A select few... More >>

  • Icon

    published December 8, 2010

    For those familiar with the paintings of Louisa Greenstock and Erin Sayer, the name of this gallery show should come across as extremely... More >>

  • Mighty Swell: A Vintage Pop-Up Shop

    published December 8, 2010

    Shopping vintage can be a tricky endeavor. Garage sales are sparse this time of year, road trips to small towns loaded with antique stores can be... More >>

  • Rogue Citizen: 100 Creatives

    Rogue Citizen: 100 Creatives

    published Dec 07, 2010

    ​Number 87: Rogue Citizen (Shawn Dalsen, Eric Mattheis, Matt McGorry, and Matt Wells)  City: Minneapolis  Years spent living in MN: Shit ton, YUP!There's a reason so many bands break up ju... More >>

  • Fancy Ray McCloney responds to Comcast's ad ban

    Fancy Ray McCloney responds to Comcast's ad ban

    published Dec 06, 2010

    ​Fancy Ray McCloney is more than just the best looking man in comedy; he is also a man on a mission. Many Minnesotans know the local comedian best for his bombastic, late-night television commerci... More >>

  • No Coast Craft-o-Rama, Prints on Ice: Freeloader Friday

    No Coast Craft-o-Rama, Prints on Ice: Freeloader Friday

    published Dec 03, 2010

    ​ The month of December is certainly not cheap. Between traveling expenses, Christmas parties, gift lists, and the ever-rising heat bill, the merriest season of all is not kind on the wallet. Thankf... More >>

  • J. M. Culver: 100 Creatives

    J. M. Culver: 100 Creatives

    published Dec 02, 2010

    ​Number 88: J. M. Culver City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 11 yearsThough much of J. M. Culver's artwork is inspired by childhood memories her paintings, collages, and drawings are certa... More >>

  • Bunny Sparber to helm MinnesotaPlaylist

    published Dec 01, 2010

    ​MinnesotaPlaylist, an industry publication that supports the local performance community, recently announced that man about town Max 'Bunny' Sparber will be moonlighting for three months as its g... More >>

  • Three Cartoonists. Two Graphic Novels. One Night.

    published December 1, 2010

    It's not every day that the Twin Cities gets to celebrate the release of a new local graphic novel, let alone two in the same day. However, that... More >>

  • Mrs. Kelly's Tea Tasting

    published December 1, 2010

    A couple of weeks ago the Twin Cities hosted Coffee Fest, a daylong celebration offering dozens of coffee-themed treats. This weekend tea drinkers... More >>

  • Grand Meander

    published December 1, 2010

    How do you get some holiday shopping done while spending time with the family without entering a mega mall? Grand Avenue's Grand Meander should... More >>

  • Toys in the Attic 2010: A Celebration of Toys

    published December 1, 2010

    Looking for something a little more unique than the average toy drive? This yearly happening is part art show, part holiday benefit. For the past... More >>

  • 2010 British Advertising Awards

    published December 1, 2010

    Remember decades ago, when commercials simply featured a bunch of kids eating cereal and proclaiming that the picky kid liked it? Well, those days... More >>

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