Book Dabbler: Returning to an adventure classic, Into Thin Air

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Seventeen years after the release of Jon Krakauer’s best-seller, the tragic tale is still as gripping as ever After a recent snowfall, I watched the kids across the street climb on the snow piled at the end of their driveway. The wind chill was biting at something like -20°F, and though the kids looked to […]

Eaux Claires Music Festival Lineup Makes Waves, Tickets on Sale

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Last year, Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Volcano Choir announced they would collaborate on a project new for each of the accomplished artists—organizing a music festival. Dessner and Vernon connected while recording Dark Was the Night, a compilation album benefitting HIV / AIDS research, and quickly became friends after writing the song “Big Red Machine” by […]

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Louie the Loon: Crowds Are Becoming a Problem

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Craft Culture: Arms & Armor

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Story & Photos by Gregory Fitz & Michael Dawson According to the physics of swordfights in movies and the illustrations of every D&D manual ever published, it looked as if Craig Johnson was holding his practice sword all wonky and with no power. But sure enough, after we delivered a Hollywood-style, chopping-wood attack, his blade […]

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5 Minnesota Comedians to Watch in 2015

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The Twin Cities are known for attracting the best stand-up comedy talent in the country. Every week, clubs from all over the area bring in top-notch headliners, who constantly mention Minnesota as one of their favorite places to perform. But most nights, comedy fans leave the club saying things like, “The headliner was good, but […]

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A U of M Design Class Crafted Tap Handles for Three Minnesota Breweries

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Photos by Warren Bruland If you were at the University of Minnesota’s Campus Club on December 16, 2014, you got a firsthand look at an exciting collaboration between some of Minnesota’s best craft brewers and designers. If you weren’t, don’t worry: You can see the fruits of the collaboration at Excelsior Brewing Company and Fair State […]

Books & Beers: ‘Inappropriate Behavior: Stories’

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Inappropriate Behavior is a free fall into the depths of debt, violence, and dishonesty with no rock bottom in sight. In one of the short stories from Murray Farish’s debut collection Inappropriate Behavior: Stories, a woman named Ms. Willet wants to get away from her wreck of a husband, Buck, and keep her occasional lover, […]

Remembering Comedian and Actor Gus Lynch

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Last week, the Twin Cities comedy community lost one of its most talented up-and-coming performers when Gus Lynch passed away while on vacation with his family in Mexico. Officially, his cause of death was cardiac arrest that took place following injuries sustained while walking among ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. However, as his friend and […]

Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards Winners 2014

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We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-of-a-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and support. Thanks […]

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Louie the Loon and the Surprisingly Versatile Umbrella

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