Our Scene


Lav.fash Recap: Cherry Bomb

Arena Bikini Cherry Bomb 7th Annual Swimwear Fashion Show Photography by Dan Norman, courtesy of Arena Aria Minneapolis | Friday, March 21 Produced & Designed by Style Architects Produced by Idea Factory Models by Arquette […]


A Brazenly Comedic Window Into Swinging Sexual Attitudes of Four Centuries Ago

London’s Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was known for his ‘city plays’ written during and after the time of William Shakespeare. His was the time of King James I aka the ‘Jacobean’ era. In this time issues of […]


Once, An Extraordinarily Intimate Broadway Show

The problem with being totally and mutually in love is with one person is when the mutuality ends with one of the pair. This is something that creeps up on the couple in the musical, […]


In Style: Meet Mayda

Mayda Miller, born in Incheon City, South Korea, and adopted at just under one year of age, has been bobbing her head and swaying to music since she was able to stand in her crib. […]


In Style: Meet Ben Meents

With a background in PR and marketing, Ben Meents has transitioned into media/analyst relations for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Ben and his fiancé, Chet, live in St. Louis Park with their three kids (Emma, 12, […]


Our Affairs

On Loving Women

Books: 492

On Loving Women Diane Obomsawin Translated by Helge Dascher Drawn & Quarterly $16.95 Obomsawin’s stark line art, her animal and bird characters, skim the deceptive surface of deep, emotional waters. The ten short stories each […]


A Word In Edgewise: Bill 1062: “Controversial Anti-Gay” or “Pro Religious Freedom”?

At this writing, Arizona governor Jan Brewer has vetoed State Senate Bill 1062, a piece of legislation supposedly designed to add protection for the religious freedom of individuals and businesses by allowing them to refuse […]


Skirting The Issues: Oasis

My day job involves running a Twin Cities nonprofit that helps low-income (read: poor) people connect with lawyers and legal resources. Recently, our accomplishments were featured in a local newspaper article that quoted me repeatedly. […]


Camp Heartland Fundraiser for Kids with HIV/AIDS Offers Visual Arts

Great strides have been made in the healing process of HIV/AIDS in recent years. However, not everyone can get access to that process - like children, especially those who are disadvantaged, in particular. And that is […]


Getting Married?—Seriously Consider An Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreement

By Marty Swaden I have been a divorce attorney for 38 years, so I have heard all the reasons as to why a couple decides against executing an antenuptial agreement. “We are in love, let’s […]


Recent Stories

Bill Russell, Boston Celtics Veteran, Sounds Off On Gay Athletes

The Huffington Post reports that NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the […]

‘2 Of Us Are Gay…’ – Wonderful Message Of Diversity From University Of Virginia Swimmers

OutSports reports that students at the University of Virginia wanted to show that ‘diversity’ is more than a buzzword and to make the campus more inclusive. Read the full story from OutSports 

Obama Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast, Chooses Openly Gay Bishop To Lead Prayer

UPI reports that President Obama hosted 150 Christian leaders for the fifth annual Easter Prayer Breakfast Monday. Read the full story from UPI 

Oregon Students Protest Day Of Silence With “Gay Not OK” Shirts

The Huffington Post reports that four students at a high school in Oregon City, Oregon caused controversy after wearing shirts in protest of the National Day of Silence, an event meant to draw attention to […]

Some Cleveland Hopkins Cab Drivers Refuse To Drive With Gay Games Signage

Cleveland.com reports that some drivers of the zone-based taxis operating out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have notified their companies they don’t want to drive the cabs for religious reasons, citing rooftop placards that are […]


Our Lives


10 Tips for Being a “10″ by Summer

By Benjamin Loehrer Finally! Summer is just around the corner and soon everybody will be showing some skin! Here are ten simple things you can start doing today to be ready for a day at the […]


Push Your Limits With AX Fitness

Most people who work out have some insecurity they face every time they set foot in a gym. Some people are self-conscious about their weight or the type of exercise they’re capable of performing. Some […]


Through These Eyes: Flashes of Light

I don’t know how old I am. Maybe three. I’m sitting on shaggy carpet in a dark bedroom. Light pours over me from a bathroom. My mom and dad are there, arguing. She’s backed up […]


Leather Lens: Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014

This year’s Mr. Twin Cities Leather Contest weekend, held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, was packed with something for everyone. The weekend started Friday with a Meet-and-Greet-the-Contestants evening and a Red & Black […]


Dateland: Swedish Sex Pond

Ever since I got a hot tub, my friends have wrongly assumed that I want to see them naked. When I have a party, they immediately flock to the deck and begin disrobing. “Stop this […]


Our Homes

2014 Lexus LX 570

Ride Review: Lexus LX 570

Big. Luxury. SUV. Take these three words/acronyms and think for a moment. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Cadillac Escalade is one. The Range Rover is another. These sit on top of […]


Ride Review: Acura MDX

When the world throws a lot of stress in your face, you simply need some luxury in your life. This is life. A job that pays fine, but not without a few contingencies to make […]

2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

Ride Review: Toyota 4Runner

Thirty years ago, Toyota introduced the first SUV that was not a Land Cruiser. Not that there was anything wrong with the Land Cruiser. They had been an integral part of Toyota’s history since after […]

2014 Honda Civic EX-L sedan

Ride Review: 2014 Honda Civic

Do you remember seeing your first Honda Civic? It is not a question most often asked, but we often forget how long the Civic has been around – albeit many generations old. In my case, […]


Out Reach: Extend Your Personality To Your Yard

By Robert Kramer Even though the proverbial “cold day in hell” has shown its icy countenance more than once this winter, it’s time to start thinking outdoors. There’s a growing trend (forgive the pun) toward […]