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Food & Dining

Eat the Menu: Mercy

“Wait, did Marin close? That’s the restaurant downtown inside the Chambers Hotel, right? Isn’t something else there now? Oh, you’re going to Mercy for dinner tonight? Where is that again?” It can be hard to […]

A Day in the Life: John Sugimura

Name: John Sugimura Age: Older…but young enough not to be bitter. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the north metro and migrated to the city of Minneapolis early on in my life. Where […]

Neighborhood Guide: North Loop and Uptown

Minneapolis: a city of many hats — or should I say neighborhoods. From Central to Northeast, the neighborhoods of Minneapolis are just as diverse as the people in them. With so many neighborhoods and so many […]

Because We Can, Can, Can!

Remember the scene in the movie Moulin Rouge when Ewan McGregor is experiencing the cancan dancers for the first time? Jim Broadbent starts the action and song by Fatboy Slim by yelling “Because we can, can, […]

2017 Dining Out for Life

Whether we’re celebrating with friends and family, going out for date night, or just simply too lazy to make dinner at home, dining out is an important part in all of our lives. And how […]

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Travel & Recreation

2017 Pride Weekend What To Do

Pride Weekend is here and here is a sampling of what you can do, see, hear, and experience. Events are happening in both Twin Cities, so you can be sure to find fun things to do […]

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In the Land of Vlad the Bad

Well, that’s my politically correct nickname for the Romanian bigshot who founded the country’s present capital, Bucharest, in the 15th century. He went on to rule from his Transylvanian castle, where he earned the even […]

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Upwardly Mobile

Welcome to the home of Mardi Gras, held in Louisiana’s capitol city. No, not that town. Borders and rulers have changed, and Mobile now belongs to Alabama. Founded by French settlers in 1702, a year […]

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ASAPtown: Why a Trip to the Tip of Cape Cod is a Must

By Mike Marcotte Provincetown, Massachusetts holds a pivotal part in America’s history. It was there that pilgrims made their first landing (yep, not Plymouth) back in 1620. In the 20th century, it served as a […]

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Pride Isn’t Over Until the Europeans Say It Is!

by Eric Poole In most U.S. cities, Pride is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots that sparked the modern gay pride movement. But in Europe, the dates vary widely over the summer, from […]

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Clubs & Music

2017 Minnesota Leather Pride

Photos by Andrew Bertke Photos by Steve Lenius

TCGMC – All You Need Is Love

Photos by Paul Nixdorf

MiX: The Pride Parade at Mercy

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

MiX at Bar Lurcat

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Pride at the Gay 90’s

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Style & Entertaining

Fashion: Denim Distilled

We’re celebrating summer at Norseman Distillery with Raul Osorio’s latest menswear collection. This local designer and Project Runway alum is noted for his ability to tailor hard lines with soft textures and create innovative ready-to-wear […]

The Wedding Guys: “Classic Is Always On-Trend”

Tulle and chiffon as far as the eye can see! March 5 marked the eighth time the large-scale Twin Cities Bridal Show was produced in St. Paul by The Wedding Guys. All eyes were on the […]

Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

Fashion: Sweater Weather

Photography, styling, and art direction by Taylor Hall O’Brien Hair by Whitney Vermeer / Skin by Andrea Hotline Models: Ricky Graham and Tay Godsey at Ignite Models Produced by John Mark Vintage sweater from Bearded […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Shane Lueck

My favorite part about holiday gift giving is the excuse to buy family and friends those things that they wouldn’t normally buy themselves. They’ve talked nonstop about how much they want something but can’t seem […]

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