Holiday Shopping Hotspots

Each of the stores featured here have opened within the past year and offer something fantastic to the community. Owned by either members or allies of the community, each has created its own niche while […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Local Gift Ideas

Fierce Mally Cards Simple and cute dog-themed cards made locally in Lowertown St. Paul by Fierce Mally Cards, for any occasion. $4 each Cocobear Pet Care Gold Paw Fleece Pullover Super soft microfiber fleece […]

Anthony Sorensen: From Martha Stewart to Minneapolis

What reason would the only hairstylist to touch Martha Stewart’s hair since 2009 have to pack up everything, leave it all behind, and move to Minneapolis? “I think Martha thought I’d be back,” jokes Anthony […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Joy Summers

1. Border Bourbon Hot on the heels of the craft beer boom comes the craft spirits boom. Small distilleries are just beginning to show up in the metro area, but the crew at 45th Parallel […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Andy Lien

1. Ruth Hunt Candies Cream Candy and The Cocoa Co. Hot Cocoa Smooth and sweet, these delectables are new to my palate and sure to become mainstays. When I was little, I thought Divinity was […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Ellen Krug

Holiday wish list, 2013. Hmmm. Most of my past wishes and gift requests have gone unanswered. Remember last year, when I hoped for something simple like world peace? That was 50,000 dead Syrians, 67 murdered […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Steve Lenius

1. Photo Shoot Two gifts in one: photos to treasure and the memorable experience of creating them. Choose photographers Everett Allen (, starting at $200) or Marlen Boro (, holiday options start at $250).   2. Custom […]

Dateland: The Lost Art of Stalking

“I know more about you than you know yourself,” said the woman sitting across from me at the bunch. She was wearing mirrored sunglasses and had her arm casually slung around the empty chair next […]

Fiddler at Chan – Tradition, Underscored by Change

Here’s one “Tradition” I wholeheartedly endorse: the return of “Fiddler on the Roof” to the Chanhassen stage. This is its fifth production here, returning for the 50th anniversary of its Broadway debut after an absence […]

From the Editor: The Easy Season

‘Tis the season for hustle and bustle. I look forward to the holidays with both excitement and dread, knowing that it’ll be all about the go, go, go on top of the snow, snow, snow. […]

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