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2010 Stories by Ward Rubrecht

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  • Tellabration!

    published November 24, 2010

    Whether it's a dirty joke for the happy-hour crowd or a tamer tale of Anansi the trickster for the kindergarten set, there are stories for... More >>

  • The Greenway Challenge

    published September 15, 2010

    Originally scheduled for early June, the Greenway Challenge is back on, and is an excellent event to demonstrate why Minneapolis was named the... More >>

  • 32nd Annual Irish Fair of Minnesota

    published August 4, 2010

    The Twin Cities population is 13.2 percent Irish (that percentage climbs to about 76.4 percent on St. Patrick's Day). Harriet Island will host... More >>

  • 2010 National Poetry Slam

    published July 28, 2010

    Every year, hundreds of poets descend upon one city for the Olympics of competitive spoken word: National Poetry Slam. This year NPS has chosen... More >>

  • Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls' Naughtybilly Hoedown

    published July 28, 2010

    Courtney McClean and the Dirty Curls do not take themselves very seriously, and this is a good thing—raunchy hillbilly tunes don't really... More >>

  • The Grand Ole Orgy

    published July 14, 2010

    You'd think the Dirty Curls would be content just to write the filthiest bluegrass music in existence, featuring prurient lines like "Maybe my... More >>

  • BFF10: Bicycle Film Festival Opening Night Party

    published July 7, 2010

    Bikes: They're not just about gears and wheels, pedals and chains. They're not even just about getting around town. Bikes are symbols of many... More >>

  • BFF10: Bicycle Film Festival

    published July 7, 2010

    Bikes: They're not just about gears and wheels, pedals and chains. They're not even just about getting around town. Bikes are symbols of many... More >>

  • Twin Cities Zinefest

    published June 30, 2010

    Zines as we think of them today—grungy little photocopied booklets alternately filled with schizophrenic scribbles and profound cultural... More >>

  • Dragon Festival

    published June 30, 2010

    Lake Phalen is a pretty sleepy place most of the year, but every summer it's the site of one of the most colorful festivals in the Twin... More >>

  • Stand-Up Comedy Slam

    published June 23, 2010

    You should all be familiar with poetry slam by now: timed rounds of poets judged by randomly selected audience members, eventually whittled down... More >>

  • CONvergence

    published June 23, 2010

    There's simply no bigger or better party all year for Twin Cities nerds than CONvergence. More than its constituent events, CON serves as... More >>

  • Deutsche Tage Weekend Celebration

    published June 3, 2010

    For German-Americans proud of their heritage, life can be tough. It's easy to make fun of our monochromatic food, ridiculous costumes, and... More >>

  • Two Chairs Telling: Kevin Kling, Larry Long

    published June 3, 2010

    Way back in 1983, members of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater traveled south down the Mississippi River all the way to New... More >>

  • Twin Cities Rockabilly Presents: Black Mass Car Show

    published May 26, 2010

    The third annual Black Mass Car Show isn't just about the cars on display, though they're a big deal: sleek, colorful retro machines (both cars... More >>

  • Puppetry of the Penis

    published May 19, 2010

    Some lean lazily to the side, some sport a rakish curve. Some tower over the landscape, some cower in the shadows. Sometimes, they have names... More >>

  • Punch Out Poetry: Finals

    published May 19, 2010

    Despite the fact that the Twin Cities are home to a high concentration of slam poetry talent, a complaint that's been heard repeatedly both from... More >>

  • Two Chairs Telling: Jenifer Strauss, Wonder Dave

    published May 12, 2010

    Jenifer Strauss is a true spoken-word professional, performing as many as 300 times a year across the country. Her style is upbeat and simple,... More >>

  • 2010 National Poetry Slam Fundraiser

    published May 5, 2010

    "A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof," said French poet Rene Char. By that measure, in August St. Paul will be covered in poet... More >>

  • Two Chairs Telling: Leslie Ball, 6 is 9

    published April 14, 2010

    This spring's series of Two Chairs Telling is proving to be the best yet of its modern incarnation, as the artists paired onstage become more... More >>

  • Two Chairs Telling

    published March 10, 2010

    Dean Johnson has been funny for a long time. In his teens, he wrote monologues while working at a department store, and he's still at it (even... More >>

  • Punch Out Poetry: An All-Women's Slam

    published February 24, 2010

    It's been an oft-repeated complaint from all corners of the local slam-poetry scene that we don't see enough of the ladies —and we're not... More >>

  • Two Chairs Telling: Courtney McLean, John Berquist

    published February 10, 2010

    Two Chairs Telling reopens at the cozy Open Eye Theatre tonight after a mid-winter break, bringing a couple of excellent local storytellers... More >>

  • The Rockstar Storytellers: Erotica & Romance

    published January 27, 2010

    Storytelling isn't an art form most of us typically associate with getting it on. But if hearing young, hip, well-dressed artist types telling... More >>

  • Free Bacon Wednesdays

    published January 6, 2010

    The Triple Rock is always a great place to grab a beer and chow, with a good selection of booze and some of the best diner food in town. Portions... More >>

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