From the Editor: A Journey, A Dance

Jin Xing pauses in telling her personal story, admitting that for a time she questioned why there was such a fascination with her as a transgendered person, as opposed to an accomplished dancer. She answers […]

Spring Arts Preview: On Campus

The Laramie Project April 5-14 Macalester Theatre and Dance Macalester College Mainstage, 1600 Grand Ave, Mpls 651-696-6359 www.macalester.edu/theatreanddance Created in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard, The Laramie Project explores […]

Million Dollar Memphis

Memphis is the city of the Three Kings—no, not those guys on camels, but three 20th-century fellas with miraculous stories of their own: B.B. King, Martin Luther King, Jr.—and Elvis. The city’s identity is carved […]

Minnesota Orchestra 101

Think that the Minnesota Orchestra is just for blue bloods, all duded up in white tie and pearls? That you have to have had decades of music lessons under your belt to tell one dead […]

Word in Edgewise

“Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.” D. Parker I’ve learned a new word: doxa. According to author Hanne Blank in her most informative new, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, “When anthropologists talk about this […]

Skirting the Issues: Self-Disclosure

The nonprofit leadership retreat at a fancy conference center started out easy enough. The twenty of us stood and introduced ourselves. We drew pictures with our non-dominant hand. We shaped multi-colored pipe-cleaners into flowers. Then […]

Through These Eyes: A Letter From Your Son

Dear Dad, I’m never sure when you’re listening. You have an ability, mom used to say, at surprising us when we least expected it. But it always seemed like more times than not, you ran […]

Ms. Behavior

Dear Ms. Behavior: A while ago I met a guy online and it seemed like he and I might have some things in common. When we talked on the phone he just didn’t sound right […]

Slice: Butcher & the Boar

Butcher & the Boar on first glance is elegant, nice; easy.  The copper-colored wall that faces the street glitters.  The penny floor, made from over 12,000 pennies, catches the early afternoon sunlight that glints off […]

Spring Arts Preview

Memphis Mar.13 – 25 Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul (651) 224-4222 www.ordway.org The 2010 Tony-winner for Best Musical recalls the time when interracial love was perilously taboo. National tour ensemble member, Evan Autio, shares that it “takes you to […]

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