Style and Substance with Jeremy Messersmith

Notables at the Nomad: Jeremy Messersmith

Notables at the Nomad with Dessa and Musician Jeremy Messersmith By Dessa Photos by Aaron Davidson Each issue, Dessa sits down at the Nomad World Pub with a notable Minnesota figure. This issue, she chatted with the man, “…widely regarded as one of the best songwriters in the Twin Cities.” In his press photos, Jeremy […]

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Flipping It on Dessa

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Notables at the Nomad Puts Dessa in the Hot Seat By Gabriel Douglas Photography by Brian Kaufenberg Dessa. She is an artist. She is a wordsmith. She is in a hip-hop collective called Doomtree. She hosts a TPT & MN Original TV show called The Lowertown Line. She’s into hoop earrings. She’s reading poets you will learn […]

Dessa Dishes with Chef Alex Roberts

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Photos by Stacy Schwartz There are few professions in which a trim physique could be considered a liability. Alex Roberts is a clear-eyed, dark-haired chef who looks like a Crossfit devotee (which he is). During Obama’s first presidential run, Roberts’ soul food restaurant Brasa, was a regular destination for the campaign volunteers. Stately older black […]

Chris Kluwe Fields Some Questions

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Notables at The Nomad with Dessa and Vikings’ punter Chris Kluwe. By Dessa [photos by Stacy Schwartz] According to the New York Times, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is “the most interesting man in the NFL.” The press is magnetized to him, usually portraying him as the guy who violates our every expectation of a pro […]

Going Native with Steve Marsh: Secrets, Vanity and the Irrepressible Truth

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Notables at the Nomad with Dessa By Dessa Each issue, Dessa will sit down for beers at the Nomad World Pub with one guest of her choosing. For this issue, she chatted with Steve Marsh, a Minneapolis-based writer whose work has appeared in Grantland, GQ, and Mpls.St Paul Magazine, among others. Steve is in his […]

Chatting Up Mayors R.T. Rybak and Chris Coleman

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Notables at the Nomad with Dessa by Dessa Each issue, Dessa will sit down at the Nomad World Pub with guests of her choosing. For this issue, she chatted with the mayors of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. People who are often interviewed develop particular and recognizable habits. They’ve already told their best stories, hundreds of […]