A Televangelists’s Legacy: An Interview with Randy Roberts Potts, Part 1

Randy Roberts Potts is the grandson of Oral Roberts, a televangelist from Tulsa who was famous for many reasons, not the least of which were his conservative values and faith healing.  Randy grew up carrying […]

Lavender’s New Website: Our Community – Online, Part 1

Lavender developed a new website with multiple goals at the fore, the most important of which are 1.) organization, 2.) accessibility, and 3.) space.  Really, space is what dictated the entire project as now that […]

From the Editor: Lavender’s Land of Oz

  Fab.  I’m feeling fab today.  It’s Friday.  We’re sending the second half of the Fab 50 issue to press.  The weekend is next.  And I’ve got so much to tell you. I realize that […]

On the Record: Erasure, Feist, Tori Amos, and Dessa

Erasure Tomorrow’s World Erasure seems to have to been on the scene for millennia (OK, technically they have, but that’s not my point), unleashing synth-based hit after hit for more than 25 years. Their latest […]

Skirting the Issues: My Achilles’ Heel

I walked up to the bar and caught the eye of the bartender, a fifty something man sporting a graying beard and receding hairline. “A Chardonnay, please,” I said, smiling. I was wearing an age-appropriate […]

Dateland: Behave Yourself!

It’s late at night and I just finished cleaning up after yet another dinner party where my guests behaved badly. I spent weeks preparing for this party and my sorry-ass friends rewarded my efforts by […]

Arts Spotlight: 429

Silent Night Nov. 12-20 Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul (612) 333-6669 www.mnopera.org  The World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 between German soldiers and soldiers from France and Scotland has become more widely known over the past […]

A Word in Edgewise: “Protecting” Marriage by Denying it to Others

Touring the Minnesota Historical Society’s Treasures of the Vatican exhibit in 2008, it didn’t occur to me that the power behind that gilt and guilt would be marshaled against my having the right to marry […]

Nordic Ware: Family Affair

I grew up watching Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, and first run Brady Bunch on television.  Entrepreneurship was a regular premise with dad sitting at his work bench in the basement inventing or […]

Gardening: Jack Frost is knocking. Let him in!

November signals the end to our enjoyment of the heat loving gardens of summer. The psychological reality sinks in that fall is upon us and winter is near. For some, this brings about sadness that […]

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