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Puppet Master Bart Buch Explores the Wonders of Mr. Rogers and the Neighborhood

At In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, theatrical artist Bart Buch has created and directed Make Believe Neighborhood, inspired by the legacy of Mr. Rogers, the beloved icon of children’s media. His […]

Skillfully Kooky Performances Drive the Wacky “Toxic Avenger” at the Phoenix

Minneapolis Musical Theatre continues its focus on irreverence with a sharply executed production of The Toxic Avenger, directed by Ryan McGuire Grimes at Phoenix Theatre. When “nice guy” Melvin (a likable Tristen Sima) falls into a […]

Tovah Feldshuh Gives a Gritty Cross-gender Performance as “Yussel the Muscle” in Illusion’s “Dancing With Giants”

Tovah Feldshuh has triumphantly returned to Minnesota in a vibrantly gritty turn in the role of a man: Joe Jacobs, the American Jewish manager of German heavyweight champion, Max Schmeling. Dancing With Giants by her brother, […]

Pamela Reed and Richard Thomas Lead an Astonishing Cast – “The Humans” at the Orpheum

Pamela Reed and Richard Thomas are most widely known for their television performances in popular series—Parks and Recreation, and The Waltons. However, Reed and Thomas are living legends of the American stage. Their legend lives on […]

A Wrenching Tragedy of Lesbian Love in Uganda – “Cardboard Piano” at Park Square

Lesbian love is portrayed with devastating beauty in Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung at Park Square. The romantic lead actresses Adelin Phelps and Kiara Jackson create a chemistry that might just take your breath away. The play […]

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Our Affairs

A Word In Edgewise: A Good Man Is Hard To Tell

From middle school on, I read science fiction, but somehow, though I did read two of this prodigious author’s autobiographical tomes, I neglected Isaac Isamov’s fiction; the iconic Caves of Steel, Foundation series, et al. Only recently, […]

Skirting The Issues: Idealist or Naïve: Part I

My official biography lists that I’m a “hopeless idealist.” Often when I’m introduced to audiences, the person making the introduction points this out about me, smiling as they do so. I’m never quite sure whether […]

Books: 592

The Sparsholt Affair Alan Hollinghurst Alfred A. Knopf $28.95 The novel revolves around David Sparsholt, a magnetic creature who in the opening pages (around 1940) has captured the attention and physical attraction of Oxford students […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Winter Getaway When You Can’t Get Away

There are those who thrill to ice and chill—exploring ice caves on Lake Superior—and others yearning to immerse themselves in Caribbean warmth. The getters-away are further divided into those with the means to do so, […]

2017 World AIDS Day Breakfast – December 1

All photos courtesy of Kareem Murphy.

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Recent Stories

Puppet Master Bart Buch Explores the Wonders of Mr. Rogers and the Neighborhood

At In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, theatrical artist Bart Buch has created and directed Make Believe Neighborhood, inspired by the legacy of Mr. Rogers, the beloved icon of children’s media. His […]

Skillfully Kooky Performances Drive the Wacky “Toxic Avenger” at the Phoenix

Minneapolis Musical Theatre continues its focus on irreverence with a sharply executed production of The Toxic Avenger, directed by Ryan McGuire Grimes at Phoenix Theatre. When “nice guy” Melvin (a likable Tristen Sima) falls into a […]

Tovah Feldshuh Gives a Gritty Cross-gender Performance as “Yussel the Muscle” in Illusion’s “Dancing With Giants”

Tovah Feldshuh has triumphantly returned to Minnesota in a vibrantly gritty turn in the role of a man: Joe Jacobs, the American Jewish manager of German heavyweight champion, Max Schmeling. Dancing With Giants by her brother, […]

BigGayNews for Thursday, February 22, 2018

Today’s Top Headlines Bermuda Lawyer Goes To Court To Challenge Gay Marriage Reversal Korea Has Just Approved PrEP But Who Can Afford It At That Price? Gay Man ‘Raped, Whipped And Covered In Feces In […]

Gay Man ‘Raped, Whipped And Covered In Feces In Homophobic Attack’

Pink News reports that a South African gay man has said he was raped, whipped and covered in human feces in a homophobic attack. Read the full story at Pink News 

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Our Lives

Leather Life: Clubs, Organizations, and Community

This issue’s Leather Life column has been based on, and inspired by, a recent community discussion about the many clubs and organizations that are such an important part of the leather/BDSM/fetish community both in the Twin […]

Let’s Get Crafty

The annual American Craft Council show will make its return to St. Paul from April 20-22. The American Craft Council (ACC) will be bringing the work of local and national crafters to St. Paul at […]

From the Editor: There’s No Place Like Home… And Garden

I’ve counted Minneapolis as my home for nearly a decade now, and being the obvious millennial that I am, I’ve been more acquainted with the apartment life rather than owning my own home. Not to […]

Dateland: Women I Don’t Like, Vol. 1

A few months ago, my spouse, C, was invited to dinner by a woman of some renown in their shared profession. I do not like this woman—let’s call her Horrible (not her real name). In […]

Skirting The Issues: Idealist or Naïve: Part I

My official biography lists that I’m a “hopeless idealist.” Often when I’m introduced to audiences, the person making the introduction points this out about me, smiling as they do so. I’m never quite sure whether […]

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Our Homes

Let’s Get Crafty

The annual American Craft Council show will make its return to St. Paul from April 20-22. The American Craft Council (ACC) will be bringing the work of local and national crafters to St. Paul at […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Toyota Camry

Would you believe that someone has called the car you are seeing on this page “sexy?” Over a year ago, someone very prominent declared the 2018 Toyota Camry as “sexy.” That person is known to […]

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Home Sweet Garden

The annual Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back–bigger and bolder than ever before. Minneapolis in March, April, sometimes even May is quite a sight. While people around the country are enjoying the fresh spring […]

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In Full Bloom

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum melts the winter blues with the Spring Flower Show through Feb. 28. In the middle of a Minnesota winter, it can be nearly impossible to remember what spring flowers even look […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Volvo XC90

What you are looking at is “the most awarded SUV of The Century.” This is truly an audacious statement, given that this century has just had its 18th birthday. However, it is not without some […]

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