You can blame it on the chilly August weather or elastic pants that allow room for seconds, but styles at the State Fair this weekend were much more subdued than the typical tacky getups that make you raise an eyebrow fellow Minnesotans. Hopefully, for gawking's sake, people let their eccentricities flow for final week of the great Minnesotan get together.† PHOTOS BY EMILY UTNE / CAPTIONS BY STACEY TUTHILL
Despite the poop smell, our favorite part of the State Fair has always been the animals. They're just so cute and cuddly, and you can buy your very own! (And take it home, slaughter it, and grill it for dinner. It's the Minnesota way!)
It's State Fair time, and you know what that means: time to make art using 500 pounds of solid-state dairy product! Whee! The maxim "if you can carve it out of butter, you should carve it out of butter" is normally one we can get behind, but here's a few pieces of statuary that are a little off.
Are you loviní the way those big tomatoes are finally turning red and showing up in gardens and farmers markets near you? Me too. Right here, right now, check out our step-by-step homemade bloody mary mix and homemade ketchup recipes that utilize those freshly harvested beauties. MICHELLE LEON
In a quest to find out what ya'll are listening to, we set up at Rock The Bells last weekend and asked you. Even the Slaughterhouse crew (Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5"9') and freestyle maniac Supernatural let us know! PHOTOS BY B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY
This unique exhibit showcases visual art with a unique canvas: the bus transfers that are a daily part of many of our lives. The show's on for one night only (August 29th) and will additionally feature live music and short films.