Arts & Entertainment

5 Minnesota Comics to Watch in 2019

Between the internet, Netflix, and HILARIOUS co-workers, it can often feel like comedy is all around. Which is literally the case in the Twin Cities. … [Read More...]

‘Out There’ Experimental Performances: A Q&A with Philip Bither, performing arts curator at the Walker Art Center

Rising visa costs, international airfare and freight, scouting and booking artists from around the world: these are essential obstacles for Walker Art … [Read More...]

The Past, Present, and Future of Minnesota Hip-Hop: Part 2

Four local artists on collaboration, creative barriers, and the future of rap in the North Star State This is part two of a two-part conversation … [Read More...]

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Makers

Carpentry and Community at Women’s Woodshop

In a world that seems to be growing increasingly unstable, Jess Hirsch sees Women’s Woodshop as a much-needed escape for the community. “I think that … [Read More...]

How It’s Made: Behind the scenes at Woodchuck USA

This post and video is sponsored by Woodchuck USA You may know who took home the gold in this year's Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers' Choice Awards, but … [Read More...]

Next Gen Limb Design

For 130 years, Winkley has helped make Minnesota a hub for prosthetics and orthotics Inside a glass cube, Robert grinds away at a leg, swiveling … [Read More...]

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Sports & Outdoors

Frontside 180: JXTA Arts turning vacant lot into a youth-designed art plaza and skatepark

At the corner of Emerson and Broadway in North Minneapolis lies a small vacant lot in an otherwise bustling neighborhood. Though it may look empty and … [Read More...]

WWE legend Jake ‘The Snake’ returns…with stories

When people think about the glory days of professional wrestling, they think about guys like Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, and Andre the Giant. … [Read More...]

Let’s Play (Bubble) Hockey: The iconic bar game inspired by the Miracle on Ice

When your favorite Gen X relative finally shuts up about how underrated Mudhoney is, ask them about the Cold War. They’ll get a faraway stare, pop a … [Read More...]

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Heritage

How a Two-Cent Postcard Inspired Dr. Cora Johnstone Best to Climb the World’s Greatest Mountains

The world’s first postcard was issued nearly 150 years ago in October 1869, according to the internet. Nothing more than a card mailed without an … [Read More...]

New book on Duluth and Superior’s brewing history sets the record straight

There are lots of stories that people want to believe about history,” says Tony Dierckins, publisher at Zenith City Press in Duluth, Minnesota. “Like … [Read More...]

Taking a deep-dive into Somali culture at the Minnesota Historical Society  

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. Roughly 57,000 people live here, according to the latest census figures … [Read More...]

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Travel

Why the Smell of Locker Rooms Trigger Panic Attacks in Musicians: An essay by Rob Morgan  

I’m told your sense of smell is linked more closely with your memory than any other sense, and I’ve never wished that that wasn’t true more than I do right now. I’m sitting backstage in Yokohama, Japan, listening to the muted sounds of the opening … [Read More...]

There’s Something About Hallock: One town’s pitch for why you should want to be their neighbor

The gurgling shriek of a milk steamer and smell of fresh pour-over coffee fills the air of Bean and Brush Creative Coffee. Vintage-inspired asterisk-shaped chandeliers illuminate the art on the walls. Four children chase each other, dodging brightly … [Read More...]

Bayfield or Bust: Our 10-Stop Dining Roadtrip to Wisconsin’s South Shore

If you’re one of the thousands of people heading north and east to Wisconsin’s famous Bayfield Apple Festival this weekend, wear some stretchy pants—the crescent-shaped land of Chequamegon Bay has a lot more than fruit to offer its visitors. The … [Read More...]

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