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Our Scene

Arts Spotlight: 598

Five Points Through May 13 Ritz Theater, 345 Thirteenth St. NE, Minneapolis (612) 339-3003 www.latteda.org The new musical, Five Points, is set in a Manhattan neighborhood during the Civil War—a location where newly freed African-Americans […]

Ain’t No Party Like A D’Amico Party

D’Amico caters to all of the Twin Cities’ Italian cuisine cravings. The Twin Cities food scene is definitely something to boast about, especially when it includes a catering service with recipes straight out of Italy. […]

Some Sass to Kick Trivia Lass

Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events gives game night a whole new meaning. Founded by an Irishman in 2010, Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events has become notorious for its playfulness, laughter, and sincere interactions with clients. […]

Portland, Where the Livin’ Is Easy

Welcome to Portland. You’ve heard the hype? How its pastoral life is paraded by its smart, eco-conscious, bearded, tattooed, forward-thinking, public-minded, mellowed-out citizenry? Well, it’s all true. A lot like Minneapolis, but with more pines, […]

Lavender Orientations at MSP International Film Fest

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is offering various lavender-oriented films. Artists connected to some of them will be in attendance and they can be seen at various locations. St. Anthony Main is the primary location […]


Our Affairs

Books: 597

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton UMN Press $24.95 Snorton’s divisions of Black on Both Sides, “Blacken,” “Transit,” and “Blackout,” should alert the reader that this book is not simply […]

Skirting the Issues: Two Humans

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had two conversations that have impacted me greatly. In each instance, the person I spoke with was a black man. One conversation followed a talk I gave at a […]

A Word In Edgewise: Going Home Again. And Again.

Like wine pairings, a theater’s juxtaposition of plays presented can enhance enjoyment and understanding of both works. Here, I look at what the Guthrie Theater has on stage. Familiar (through April 14) was written by Danai […]

Roll Out the Rainbow Carpet

GLBT films bring pride to the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is returning to celebrate 37 years of talented international filmmakers. MSPIFF has something for everyone, and […]

A Word In Edgewise: Youth Isn’t Wasted on the Young

History was not driven solely by bearded elders—a fact we tend to forget, looking at portraits of the bewigged and edentulate, that the subjects started in youth and vigor. Benjamin Franklin, born in 1706, had a […]


Our Lives

From The Editor: Putting The “Gay” In “Gala”

As a wise man once said, “When it’s time to party, we will always party hard,” and with the summer season fast approaching, that seasonal prime time for partying is almost here. Whether it’s a […]

The Most Spectacular Senior Shindigs

How to throw the ultimate retirement party with help from some Twin Cities party services. If anyone deserves a party, it’s someone who’s dedicated the majority of their life to the workplace and now—finally—gets to […]

A Word In Edgewise: Happy Birthday, to Me!

April is the cruelest month. Or is it? Every time I see it come around and I’m still breathing, that’s a plus. I was thinking recently about how folks assume some things are always and inevitably so […]

Leather Life: Sam Carlisle, 1946–2018

Samuel W. “Sam” Carlisle, a leader in Minnesota’s leather community for many years, died on March 27, 2018, in Minneapolis. At the time of his death he was surrounded by friends and family. Carlisle was born March […]

Dateland: The Fairy Tale Continues

Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to read a compilation of all the people who have been killed by alligators in Florida since 1990. Especially not right before we headed to an alligator-rich area to […]


Our Homes

Ride Review: 2018 Volvo XC60

It was early in the morning inside Cobo Center in Detroit on a typically cold January. The Media Days for the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) just kicked off. All in attendance scrambled […]


Ride Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

One of our favorite vehicles is still going strong. It first appeared here as a 2011 model. Since then, we had plenty of them to go around. It has evolved since with new front ends, […]


Big Gay Food: French Onion Tart

Here’s a simple but impressive recipe for a French Onion Tart from Big Gay Food. Flaky crust, rich onions…enjoy!  


Ride Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

In 1968, one of our favorite automotive brands arrived in our country. A gentleman named Malcolm Bricklin, along with his business partner Harvey Lamm, started distributing small vehicles, such as the Fuji Rabbit scooter and […]


Big Gay Food: Peach Melba

Looking for something fresh and peachy even when peaches aren’t in season? Here’s an easy recipe for Peach Melba from Big Gay Food.  

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