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  • Desdamona Ross: 100 Creatives
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    Desdamona Ross: 100 Creatives

    published Mar 01, 2011

    ​Number 71: Desdamona Ross City: St. Paul Years spent living in MN: 14 yearsMaking it in any scene is a difficult task, but breaking into hip hop as a female performer is especially hard. Local wo... More >>

  • Polar Bear Plunge

    published March 2, 2011

    While some will spend today cowering under their down comforters, others will go looking for a wacky snow adventure. One such spectacle always... More >>

  • Gastro Non Grata art, party at Smitten Kitten: Freeloader Friday

    Gastro Non Grata art, party at Smitten Kitten: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 25, 2011

    ​Folks searching for free things to do this weekend shouldn't have a problem regardless of what type of event floats their boat. If you like sports, there's the Red Bull Pond Hockey Tournament. If y... More >>

  • Red Bull Open Ice

    published February 23, 2011

    Those who prefer their sports a little rough around the edges will enjoy this pond hockey tournament featuring competitors from around the world.... More >>

  • Literary Death Match

    published February 23, 2011

    Now in its fifth year, Literary Death Match, the popular performance-beer-author event, is hitting the road again, making a pit stop in Minnesota.... More >>

  • Black Blondie, art from Iraq: Freeloader Friday

    Black Blondie, art from Iraq: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 18, 2011

    ​ While it's wet and foggy outside, there are plenty of places to visit this weekend that are warm, dry, and free. As usual there's a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for an ar... More >>

  • Smitten Kitten closes its Denver store

    published Feb 16, 2011

    ​It's a sad day when a female-friendly, sex-positive store can't make it work. Smitten Kitten's satellite store in Denver closed its doors this Monday. Despite hosting fun events, including a DIY ... More >>

  • Chris Hajny: 100 Creatives
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    Chris Hajny: 100 Creatives

    published Feb 16, 2011

    ​Number 72: Chris Hajny   City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 11 yearsOriginally from Stoughton, WI, Chris Hajny moved to Minneapolis to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design. S... More >>

  • Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon

    published February 16, 2011

    You see his face on the dollar bill every day, have heard the infamous (and most likely fabricated) cherry tree morality tale, and perhaps have... More >>

  • History of Hip: Your 5 O'Clock Friends

    published February 16, 2011

    There will always be something exciting about the unpredictability of live television. But thanks to taped segments and the 10-second delay, live... More >>

  • Passion for Flashin'

    published February 16, 2011

    For some, the climb to victory is as literal as it is metaphorical. This is definitely the case for the athletes who are planning to partake in... More >>

  • Walker Art Center's Music & Movies in Loring Park returns this summer
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    Walker Art Center's Music & Movies in Loring Park returns this summer

    published Feb 15, 2011

    ​Due to a super-busy schedule filled with new projects, including the Open Field, the Walker Art Center's Music and Movies in the park took a break last year. Though this was a major bummer for fi... More >>

  • Polar Bear Plunge

    published February 16, 2011

    While some will spend today cowering under their down comforters, others will go looking for a wacky snow adventure. One such spectacle always... More >>

  • Augie's Strip Club pimps reality web show '99 Problems'
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    Augie's Strip Club pimps reality web show '99 Problems'

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​What's the easiest way to create a reality show filled with plenty of scantily-clad ladies, crazy fights, and binge drinking? Set it directly in a strip club. That is the gist of 99 Problems, a w... More >>

  • Northrop's revitalization project approved and underway

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​Last Friday the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota gave the thumbs up on plans to give the Northop a facelift. The building, central to the university's campus, closed today and will... More >>

  • Valentine's Day horror stories: Readers share their tales
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    Valentine's Day horror stories: Readers share their tales

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​Last week Patrick Strait shared his tales of Valentine's Day woes and we invited you to share your worst experiences with us. And share you did. We received letters of bodily injury, misinterpreted... More >>

  • Valentine's Day weekend: Freeloader Friday

    Valentine's Day weekend: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​ So, Valentine's Day weekend is finally here and you're completely broke. No worries. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have tons of things to do that won't cost you anything other than time,... More >>

  • MN Notness features regular folks looking (cr)happy
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    MN Notness features regular folks looking (cr)happy

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​Some say good looks make it easier to get ahead in life. At the very least, winning the genetic lottery helps people get cast on reality television shows, accrue high rating on sites like Hot or ... More >>

  • Umber Studios to move to Oregon, throw one last party

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​While it's always sad to discover that a gallery is closing, at least Umber Studio's exit will be bittersweet: Though studio owner and artist Jessica Helvey will be leaving Minnesota in a matter ... More >>

  • Nerds at Heart's First Annual Love Fest

    published February 9, 2011

    While it can be much easier for shut-ins, geeks, and the socially awkward to meet people now that we have reached new heights in social media,... More >>

  • Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show: I Love You

    published February 9, 2011

    While chocolates and flowers are nice, sometimes the clichés of Valentine's Day can drown out the more randy, visceral experiences and... More >>

  • The Nature of Romance

    published February 9, 2011

    Romance is a strange and mysterious beast that relies on human nature, feelings, and psyches in ways that we may never understand. Perhaps this is... More >>

  • SlamMN! Erotica Slam

    published February 9, 2011

    While many Valentine's Day celebrants will be unloading sugary-sweet poetry worthy of Pepé Le Pew onto their significant others via... More >>

  • Spoil Your Sweetie Happy Hour

    published February 9, 2011

    So you haven't yet purchased a gift for your significant other. Or perhaps you don't have a sweetie but would like some retail therapy.... More >>

  • Sincerely Yours: Personal Perspectives from Tamarind

    published February 9, 2011

    For "Sincerely Yours," artworks normally on display at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will travel to Minnesota. The show is... More >>

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