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Max (Brandon Brooks) and the Grinch (Reed Sigmund) decide to steal Christmas
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5Q: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

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An Astonishing “Duchess of Malfi” Reveals the Inner Workings of Institutionalized Misogyny

Few plays in theater history reveal so powerfully the nefarious ways in which women can be oppressed psychologically and institutionally by men as The Duchess of Malfi. The Jacobean tragedy is now in a spellbinding […]

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Hauptmann Controversy Remembered in Compelling Stage Production

In 1934 Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the baby son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It is still referred to as the Crime of the Century. In 1935 […]

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Identity Politics Themes Exceptionally Well Written in Playwright Marisa Carr’s “Reconciliation” / An Indigenous Voices Presentation by Intermedia Arts and Pangea World Theater

A major pitfall of plays written about identity is that they fall into sloganeering and simplistic generalizations about the oppressed v. the oppressor. The paradox within that is that serious complex issues of bigotry and oppression […]

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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 8

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 8

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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Skirting The Issues: TGDOR

In a week—on November 20—it will be Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual day to honor trans people who’ve been killed because of their gender identity. I’ll be in Kansas City on November 20 to […]

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The Talk Show Joe Wenke Trans Über $9.99 Author of the previously reviewed You Got to be Kidding: A Radical Satire of the Bible and Papal Bull: An Ex Catholic Calls Out the Catholic Church, Joe Wenke […]

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Playing For the Other Team: Q & A with Kye Allums

While the Minnesota State High School League has been making the news preparing to vote on a policy for transgender students who wish to play sports, one of the nation’s pioneer transgender athletes has returned […]

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A Word In Edgewise: “Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself?”

Or, to quote FDR’s 1933 first inaugural address precisely and in context, “…Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed […]

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Max (Brandon Brooks) and the Grinch (Reed Sigmund) decide to steal Christmas
Photo by Dan Norman

5Q: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

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BigGayNews for Friday, November 21, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Transgender Pioneer And Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Has Died First Gay Marriage Licenses Issued In South Carolina Jason Collins To Retire From NBA Human Rights Campaign Says Barilla Has Turned […]

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An Astonishing “Duchess of Malfi” Reveals the Inner Workings of Institutionalized Misogyny

Few plays in theater history reveal so powerfully the nefarious ways in which women can be oppressed psychologically and institutionally by men as The Duchess of Malfi. The Jacobean tragedy is now in a spellbinding […]

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters reports that a federal judge struck down Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Wednesday, handing gay rights advocates the latest in a wave of legal victories as the nation awaits a potential […]

Human Rights Campaign Says Barilla Has Turned Around Its Policies On GLBT

The Washington Post reports that not long ago, pasta-maker Barilla was just one more major company that had run afoul of the gay rights movement, a distinction it earned last year when its chairman said […]

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EllenKrug

Skirting The Issues: TGDOR

In a week—on November 20—it will be Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual day to honor trans people who’ve been killed because of their gender identity. I’ll be in Kansas City on November 20 to […]

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Fitness: Gym Profile – The Firm

By Bradley Traynor When you walk through the bright, 12-foot floral planter-framed glass doors of The Firm on a hot summer night and make your way to the sprawling all-White Corian front desk longer than […]

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Through These Eyes: On Romantic Masochists & Inactive Facebook Users

You didn’t intend it to go as far as it did, unless, of course, it turned out well, in which case you planned it all along. We risk our hearts when they’re on the line. […]

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Dateland: Oboe! I’m In Love

Yesterday I met a gang of harbor seals; an ancient, braless woman with very long pink eyelashes; and a professional oboist. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, Jennifer, why do you have all the luck?” […]

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The Ideal Home Gym

By Von Gillette Don’t you love driving to your local gym in the winter to drudge through the slushy parking lot, realize you forgot your shoes, then find the piece of equipment you want to […]

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Ride Review: Chevrolet Traverse

Back in February, we witnessed something extraordinary in the history of television advertising. We saw ourselves. We had commercials featuring same-sex couples and as GLBT individuals. Commercials began airing presenting with us as a family […]

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Holiday Décor: Tips from the Professionals

The holidays are upon us and, no matter which holiday you celebrate this season, the Twin Cities has a plethora of retailers with items for your decorating needs. Covering a wide base of heritages and […]

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Winter Gardening: Decorating for the Holidays

By Tom Kerby and the team at Phillips Garden It may be November, but the gardening season is not quite over. Keep your place looking beautiful during nature’s downtime by decorating your planters, window boxes, […]

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Holiday Entertaining: Out with the Scary, In with the Merry

By Ryan Kroening Candles lit: check Beverages chilling: check Food ready to be served: check Guest arrival: commence Let’s get this party started! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or this is your first soirée, holiday party […]

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Fall Cocktails

The sophisticated drinker has more options for drinking about town with every restaurant opening. This year alone has included more openings than ever. Unfortunately, not every menu touting “craft” cocktails is worth the price of […]

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