Style and Substance with 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 … [ Read more]

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Dessa Dishes with Chef Alex Roberts

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 … [ Read more]

Chris Kluwe Fields Some Questions

Notables at The Nomad with Dessa and Vikings’ punter Chris Kluwe. 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 athlete. He’s a gay rights advocate; … [ Read more]

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

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 … [ Read more]