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2011 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • Rock the Cause: Hunka Burnin' Love

    published February 9, 2011

    It's not every day that one gets an opportunity to party in a mansion. It's even rarer to find a party in a mansion that isn't stuffy. For this... More >>

  • Art Shanty Party: De-Iced

    published February 9, 2011

    It's been a long, sad, harsh winter this year. And while this is mostly due to the cruel temps and insane amounts of snow that Minnesota has... More >>

  • Anthology

    published February 9, 2011

    Concert photography is an unusual art form. Rather than creating an abstract piece or grand personal statement, these camera-equipped artists aim... More >>

  • 'Glee' is coming to the Twin Cities this summer

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​If there's a hot iron out there somewhere, the folks behind Glee are striking the shit out of it right now. The show recently hit a ratings high with its post Super Bowl screening, exposing drunk ... More >>

  • Ken Avidor: 100 Creatives
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    Ken Avidor: 100 Creatives

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​Number 73: Ken Avidor  City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: I moved here end of 1986... that's 24 years?While many artists dabble in newsprint/magazine illustration work, few can inclu... More >>

  • Ruff Love, Curtiss A: Freeloader Friday

    Ruff Love, Curtiss A: Freeloader Friday

    published Feb 04, 2011

    ​ Who needs money when so many great things are free? This week in Freeloader Friday we have a sex-positive art show, a benefit for our furry, four-pawed friends, a Chinese New Year celebration, and... More >>

  • Today is Intergalactic Tutu Day. How will you be celebrating?

    Today is Intergalactic Tutu Day. How will you be celebrating?

    published Feb 02, 2011

    ​For some folks--many of them five-year-old girls and ballerinas--the tutu is a wardrobe necessity. For others, it hides in a closet each year until Halloween. Whatever your reason for owning one ... More >>

  • World’s Toughest Rodeo

    published January 26, 2011

    It's interesting to think about how something that began as a cattle-farming necessity has become an insanely popular, intensely dangerous... More >>

  • Ruff Love

    published January 26, 2011

    They say that canines are man's best friend, but can the same be said for the opposite? While workers at overcrowded animal shelters may wonder,... More >>

  • Gizmonic Institute: Operation Double 007

    published January 26, 2011

    No, this is not a long-forgotten James Bond movie. Operation Double 007 is actually a terrible knock-off that should have been banished... More >>

  • Online (Dis)connect

    published January 26, 2011

    Like it or not, the internet is embedded in the way that we live our day-to-day lives. Most of us use it at work (be it for professional reasons... More >>

  • Shred the Love: An Un-Valentine's Day

    published January 26, 2011

    So, it didn't work out. Hearts were laid bare, but the guy or girl of your dreams turned out to be a douchebag. Now your therapist says that it's... More >>

  • Vanessa Voskuil: 100 Creatives
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    Vanessa Voskuil: 100 Creatives

    published Feb 01, 2011

    ​Number 74: Vanessa Voskuil City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 14 yearsIt takes a special talent to create a compelling dance piece using mostly volunteers with little or no training, but... More >>

  • Caterpillar Lounge returns, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

    Caterpillar Lounge returns, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

    published Jan 28, 2011

    ​ This weekend the city of St. Paul is alive with all the happenings attached to the 125th Saint Paul Winter Carnival. There will be ice and snow sculptures, free ice skating, dance parties, sportin... More >>

  • Lars Martinson: 100 Creatives
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    Lars Martinson: 100 Creatives

    published Jan 27, 2011

    ​Number 75: Lars Martinson City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: I was born in Saint Peter in 1977, and have lived in Minnesota my whole life, except for a year in Michigan, three years in ... More >>

  • MNfashion plans two runway shows for Spring MNfashion Week
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    MNfashion plans two runway shows for Spring MNfashion Week

    published Jan 26, 2011

    ​Exciting news for Minnesotan fashionistas: This morning MNfashion announced that the organization would be putting together a series of runway shows highlighting local designers during Spring MNf... More >>

  • Polar Bear Plunge

    published January 26, 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 >>

  • Beer Dabbler Showcase

    published January 26, 2011

    While oil is often referred to as liquid gold, partiers at this Winter Carnival event may agree that this term can also be applied to beer. Upon... More >>

  • Winterfest mit Euro Dance Party

    published January 26, 2011

    The Saint Paul Winter Carnival provides a wealth of winter fun both indoors and out, one excellent example of both being this daylong party at the... More >>

  • Winter Foods

    published January 26, 2011

    At this first in a series of events promoting local and seasonal foods and healthy living, the Midtown Global Market will be offering recipe and... More >>

  • International Ski Jumping Competition

    published January 26, 2011

    Although the Minneapolis Ski Club does its best to dispel the myth that ski jumpers are crazy people who hurl themselves down an impossibly tall... More >>

  • Avoid the Grey

    published January 26, 2011

    Just because the skies are gray and the ground is slushy doesn't mean everything in our lives has to be colorless. This evening of local fashion... More >>

  • Laura Fulk: 100 Creatives
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    Laura Fulk: 100 Creatives

    published Jan 25, 2011

    ​Number 76: Laura Fulk  City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN:  8In recent years fashion designer Laura Fulk's career has taken off as the Minnesota fashion scene blossoms. This is no... More >>

  • Belongings

    published January 26, 2011

    Are we what we own? How do our personal possessions alter the way we view ourselves and how others perceive us? These are a few of the questions... More >>

  • Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

    Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

    published Jan 21, 2011

    ​ Now that it's the dead center of January, people are starting to get cabin fever. And that's when the weird and adventurous parties begin. Fortunately, many of them are totally free. This week we ... More >>

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