From the Editor: My Pet Monster

He’s 48 pounds with the sturdy build of a wrestler. A bow-legged juggernaut.  Blonde-haired and blue-eyed.  Black eyeliner, nose, and paw pads.  He’s my little monster, Grendel. I was celebrating a significant birthday a while […]

Books: 437

Gay Lives Robert Aldrich Thames & Hudson $29.95 Aldrich’s portraits span centuries and cover the countries of the world. He includes, of course, many of the usual suspects, but has in addition mined a rich vein […]

Janet McTeer, Oscar-Nominated for Crossgender & Lesbian Portrayal in Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs is nothing less than a groundbreaking vision about crossgender and lesbian consciousness in 1890s Ireland. It has received richly deserved Oscar nominations for Glenn Close for Best Actress (who also co-wrote the superb […]

Lavenders Pet Guide

Chilly Dog Handmade Wool Sweater, $40.00; Chilly Dog Handmade Wool Sweater Hoodie, $40.00; Bone Adventure   Classic Plaid Party Dress, $78.00; Pure Country Pet Boutique Wool Dress Coat, $30.00; Hip Doggie Classic Coco Dress, $40.00; […]

Through These Eyes: Leaving the Library

For JVC & JTP.  This is Joel. He just left the library. He was there to study for an exam. To take in the smell of worn books. To people watch. To text message. To […]

Gay Marriage Amendment: Commentary

By David Hancox In case you missed it. Minnesota HF1613, passed in the 2011 Minnesota legislative session, would ask the voters in 2012, “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union […]

Slice: Sweet Things

There is no reason to skip dessert, not in this town.  We boast some of the best pastry chefs in the nation right here in our little Twin Cities.  One is a James Beard award […]

Travel: It’s Greater at the Equator

I’m standing at the Middle of the World. To clarify, I’m straddling the equator, just 20 miles from Quito, Ecuador, at the so-named museum of phenomena unique to this global belt.  At 0 degrees, 0’ […]

Ms. Behavior

Dear Ms. Behavior: I am a 54-year-old nurse and the mother of a lesbian.  I suspect lesbianism runs in my family. I have a sister who is gay, and two “spinster” aunts on my mother’s side […]

Downtown Doggies Delight in Metro Dogs

Amy Rosenthal knows how downtown doggies deserve to be treated. As the owner of Metro Dogs, the newly opened dog daycare and boarding facility located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Rosenthal is passionate about […]

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