TD Mischke

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  • 5 years ago | Media

    Driving through Lowertown in St. Paul, bored by political talk radio, I allowed the dial to drift aimlessly to the land of eternal Christmas music and settled in comfortably with my Styrofoam cup of hot chocolate and Super America hot dog. The moo...

  • 5 years ago | Media

    The bar had closed early due to the blizzard, and Nathan Greer was holding court in the wee hours. "The stuff is alive, man," he said to the bartenders and waiters who'd gathered around him." I don't mean alive in the way all nature is alive, I me...

  • 5 years ago | Essays

    Micheal Larsen, known to many as the hip-hop artist Eyedea, died two months ago, three weeks shy of his 29th birthday. He was found in bed, in his St. Paul apartment, the victim of an accidental drug overdose. His death made national news: One of ...

  • 5 years ago | Media

    At the end of this month, this publication will come out with its annual "Artists of the Year" issue, a celebration of those industrious souls who, over the past 12 months, have unlocked a myriad of wonders from the right sides of their brains, le...

  • 5 years ago | Media

    Pink paraphernalia was strewn about near the trash bin. Nancy hadn't had the strength to drag it all out to the curb since Breast Cancer Awareness Month had ended last October. "We sure have 'em 'aware' of cancer now, don't we?" she said to her mo...

  • 5 years ago | Media

    At the end of each November, the Phillipsons toss a single desk lamp high into the lone pine tree in their front yard in south Minneapolis. Then they toast their outdoor holiday light display with a round of hot toddies. The family embraces the se...

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