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Our Scene

A Word In Edgewise: What’re the Odds?

Damon Runyon (1880-1946) wrote eighty short stories, of which twenty, including Little Miss Marker (Shirley Temple), Lady for a Day (story “Madame La Gimp”), Pocket Full of Miracles, 40 Pounds of Trouble, and, of course, Guys and […]

Arts Spotlight: 630

Fiddler on the Roof July 30-Aug. 4 Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 800-982-2787 www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org Former Guthrie Theater company director and Tony-winner Bartlett Sher directed the 2015-16 Best Revival Tony-nominee of that cultural phenomenon by […]

2019 Pride Weekend at LUSH

Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland, and no Guinness mugs, no clover t-shirts? Good on ye, as they say around here. We’re traveling throughout the island’s Ancient East, a landscape punctuated by massive medieval castles (in which we bed and […]

Patrick Scully’s Guthrie Remount of “Leaves of Grass – Illuminated” was Both Enormously Popular and an Artistic Work of Beauty

                                                  Writer-performer Patrick Scully’s inspirational remounting of Leaves of Grass – […]

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Our Affairs

Skirting The Issues: Two Things

A few years ago, I received an email from a woman in Christiansburg, West Virginia (yes, it’s a real town) who shared about the death of the relationship between her twenty-something transgender daughter and husband. […]

A Word In Edgewise: Too Close To Home

There are so many disturbing news bytes spewing forth daily from the myriad devices that often one simply eye-rolls, mutters an expletive and scrolls on. Another red face demanding punishment be meted out to those who think/look/act/differently […]

Books: 629

These Truths: A History of the United States Jill Lepore Norton $39.95 Lepore, whom many have read in the pages of The New Yorker, has written a prodigious, one-volume history of the United States, carefully explaining […]

04.25.19 LGBTQ Lobby Day 2019 Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul MN

 

Books: 627

Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation Donald R. Laub, M.D. ECW Press $24.95 Laub, now 83, has written a memoir embodying the energy and maverick personality that fueled his many activities over the […]

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Our Lives

From The Editor: Of Pride And Cheesesteaks

Seeing how jam-packed with gay frivolities our Pride season was this year, it made sense to split our usual Pride in Pictures issue into TWO colorful time capsules of Pride parties past, and with Part […]

06.23.19 Leather Pride at Pride Weekend, Pt. 2

06.22.19 Leather Pride at Pride Weekend Pt. 1

Leather Life: IML/IMBB Weekend 2019: Tradition and Evolution

Jack Thompson, Leatherman of Color 2019 from Baltimore, Md. and, in his own words, a “proud biracial, transgender, HIV-positive man,” became the 41st International Mr. Leather titleholder at the International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack (IML/IMBB) […]

Skirting The Issues: Two Things

A few years ago, I received an email from a woman in Christiansburg, West Virginia (yes, it’s a real town) who shared about the death of the relationship between her twenty-something transgender daughter and husband. […]

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Our Homes

Our Rides: Mercedes-Benz…at The Mall of America?

Sometimes, automotive consumers really want a space to look and, possibly, shop for their next vehicle. While most dealerships offer a hassle-free, no-pressure environment, some customers hate the process of car shopping altogether. They are […]

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Garage Doors and Showroom Floors

Jewelry By Johan has come a long way from its garage days. If you look at the products sold by Jewelry By Johan, one word would come to mind: glamour. Which is why you might […]

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Un Appétit Pour La Vie

Twin Cities chef extraordinaire Bret Bannon discusses life in the kitchen and being his authentic self. “I try to inspire people to have joy in their lives,” Bret Bannon smiles across the table. We are […]

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Our Rides: Riding Along With Metro Transit

Every week, Metro Transit’s buses and trains welcome over 264,000 riders on average. That comes out to more than 80 million riders a year. It serves as the core of our transportation system here in […]

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The Lift That Keeps On Giving

When it comes to home renovation, you want a contractor that you can trust. Sarah Gaskill and Dominica DiPiazza turned to their neighbors for a recommendation when they began thinking about making changes in their […]

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