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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Free State of Jones”

A compelling story of not-so-well-known men during the Civil War is diminished to a dry, dragged out, mind-numbing history lesson in Free State of Jones. After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth, poor Mississippi farmer […]

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When Spirit & Senses Reawaken at Midlife — “The Bridges of Madison County” Musical at the Orpheum

The Bridges of Madison County (novel, film, and musical) is a subtle, if not a sublime inquiry into infidelity. Set in rural Iowa, 1965, it is the story of Francesca, a middle-aged wife of a callous […]

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2016 Pride Weekend What To Do

Let’s face it: Pride weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and if you don’t plan accordingly, you might just end up missing an event that you really wanted to go to. Use […]

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Adore Delano: Taking Us There

Singing from a bathtub full of candy hearts, shooting water guns, kicking back cans of PBR, and puking glitter all along the way, Adore Delano’s music video for “Take Me There” is a reflection of […]

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Black Label Movement & Contempo Physical Dance Collaboration Through June 25 Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 612-206-3600 www.thecowlescenter.org The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts has become the teens equivalent for dance what the […]

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2016 Pride Weekend What To Do

Let’s face it: Pride weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and if you don’t plan accordingly, you might just end up missing an event that you really wanted to go to. Use […]

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A Word In Edgewise: In the Long Run II

I recently wrote about Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb who sneaked into the 1966 Boston Marathon after being told that women were not physiologically capable of running the 26.2-mile course (issue 547). She ran it in 3:21:40, […]

At-Large: High Turnover

My work history is a running joke among my friends, particularly from the age of 19 to 24. You could say I’ve lived a colorful life. I worked a total of ten jobs in my […]

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GSA: A Support System for GLBT Youth

What may not be common knowledge is that every high school in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts has a GSA. And most of the middle schools do as well. The widespread nature […]

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Books: 549

Blood Money Murder Jessie Chandler Bella Books, Inc. $16.95 Shay O’Hanlon, back in Chandler’s fifth mystery novel, finds her world rocked when secrets from the past provide answers to questions perhaps better kept in the […]

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06.12.16 OutFront Minnesota: “Vigil to Unite” Orlando Florida Shooting Minneapolis MN

 

Policemen Open Up About Pride In London Proposal

Pink News reports that two police officers have opened up about getting engaged at Pride at London. Read the full story from Pink News 

Turkish Police Use Tear Gas, Detain German Politicians At Gay Parade

France 24 reports that Turkish forces on Sunday briefly detained two German politicians who joined demonstrators defying a ban on Istanbul’s Gay Pride parade. Read the full story from France 24 

Obama Designates National Gay Rights Monument

USA Today reports that President Obama designated the area near the Stonewall Inn – the New York tavern where a police raid in 1969 inspired the modern gay rights movement – as the first national […]

Thousands In Puerto Rico Remember Orlando Massacre Victims In Gay Pride March

Fox News Latino reports that thousands of people turned out Sunday for the annual Gay Pride March in San Juan, where special remembrance was paid to the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre, almost half […]

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Our Lives

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2016 Pride Weekend What To Do

Let’s face it: Pride weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and if you don’t plan accordingly, you might just end up missing an event that you really wanted to go to. Use […]

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Dateland: On Bea Arthur and Men in Underpants

Confession: lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at men in their underpants. It all began when I was searching for news on Bea Arthur. Although she died several years ago, she’s still […]

At-Large: High Turnover

My work history is a running joke among my friends, particularly from the age of 19 to 24. You could say I’ve lived a colorful life. I worked a total of ten jobs in my […]

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The Road to Hell…and Back: Out & Sober Minnesota Defeats Addiction with Connection

We’ve been told the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but all English majors know the road to hell is paved with statistics, and the Pride Institute would agree. The Pride Institute tells […]

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Kathy With the Good Hair

As the center of controversy and someone unafraid to cross the line, say what you will about Kathy Griffin, but she’s also in a league of her own. She’s half an EGOT, for goodness sake! […]

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Recipe: Pride Pasta

June is Pride Month and I just love a good reason to try out some artistic recipes. In the past, Lavender has featured Pride recipes by Ross Sveback and I hope you go back to […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Dodge Charger

Over the years, I have openly admitted having a soft spot for certain automobiles. I understand the consequences of making this known publicly. It may challenge my credibility as a journalist. It may peg me […]

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Recipe: Bacon Granola

You read that right: bacon granola. Last year, I was surprised by how easy it is to make granola rather than buy it. What’s more, there are countless ways to modify your homemade granola, from […]

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The Grass That’s “Greener”: Sustainable Landscaping for City Living

With summer right around the corner, most Minnesotans are in full lawn-maintenance mode. The hiss of sprinkler systems is starting to join the chorus of morning birds, and the roar of lawn mowers disrupts the […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Audi TT

This car is a leap of faith. Oh? What audacity did I have to make that statement? I mean, compared to what, really? Let me explain: this car is the Audi TT. And, it had […]

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