Arts & Culture

A Problematic Gay American Icon – The Bedazzling “Halston” Comes to Lagoon Cinema

Frederic Tcheng’s documentary about fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) is a film that may well have you going back and forth about what you think of the man known simply as “Halston” while watching […]

Breaking the Rules of the Game – Pro Rata’s “My Sister in this House” Mines the Lesbianic & the Mystifying

The Papin sisters of France are perhaps the two most notorious live-in housemaids in history. Their brutal 1933 murder of the wife and adult daughter of their employer in Le Mans was the source of legendary […]

“To Let Go And Fall” Crystallizes the Era of AIDS in Free Fall

Finally. An AIDS play that gets to the heart of the matter. To begin with, there is a tendency in plays and films about the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ’90s to be heavily […]

Pride What To Do 2019

Pride Season is finally here! The Twin Cities is playing host to an incredible gay array of fabulous parties, events, and festivals to celebrate the GLBT community. The following is a mere sampling of all […]

LUSH For Life

Northeast Minneapolis’ venerable GLBT institution rolls out a brand new look in time for Pride. As beloved as it is as an inclusive GLBT bar and party space, even the legendary LUSH needs a revamp […]

Amanda Costner on Comedy and Coming Out

Local comedian Amanda Costner has always been funny, but it was a brief golf career that helped spur her on to make comedy happen. Her foray into the comedy scene ten years ago more or […]

A Q & A with Mamma Mia! Actor John-Michael Zuerlein

John-Michael Zuerlein is an actor with quite a story. Born and raised in Omaha, the youngest of seven children and the only boy, he went on to Clark College in Dubuque. From 1999-2004 he located […]

Talvin Wilks on Two Lavender African-American Creative Geniuses

Playwright Talvin Wilks has garnered rave reviews for his direction at the Penumbra Theatre for the Emmett Till tragedy, Benevolence, and the 1960s experimental classic, The Owl Answers. However, Wilks’s rich overview of African-American experience […]

Quantum Quilting: Experiential Art Merges Magic And Mathematics

“It’s like a unicorn hitting the cosmos. His work is pure joy. You can’t look at his pieces and not smile,” said Cassie Garner, director of Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis. She is describing the latest […]

In Conversation with Sandra Bernhard

The beloved performer discusses her new stage show Quicksand, which arrives at Parkway Theater on June 22. Sandra Bernhard is a legend in her own right. After first gaining noteriety in the 1970s as a […]

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