The [Curb] Appeal of John Gidding

The path to one’s dream career isn’t always straightforward. There are often loops and turns and if a line was drawn along the career path, it would more often resemble a scribbled mess than a […]

Omforme: Restyle, Revamp, Redo Home Design

Omforme, Norwegian for “To Transform,” is a perfectly suitable name for Carter Averbeck’s recently launched design store. And “transform” is exactly what he manages to do with previously owned furnishings, taking each piece and restyling […]

Louisville: Where Queer Is Dear

“I’m James, and I’ll be your God,” drawled the leader of Churchill Downs’ backside tour in honeyed southern tones.  Why not? For worshipers of horse racing, Louisville—the track’s home—has long been synonymous with heaven. The […]

coup d’état: Uptown’s Classy Coup

When I moved to the Twin Cities 20 years ago, I can’t believe it’s been that long, one of the first places I felt at home was Uptown.  From the diversity of food to its […]

Décor for Entertaining, Original Charms, and Minnesota Micro-brewed Beer

By Lynn Nelson, Pamela Diamond, and Grace Agbor Every April, Midwestern followers of the American craft art movement look forward to the American Craft Council (ACC) show at the St. Paul RiverCentre, where more than […]

Our Lavender Family: The Boeser-Hutton Globetrotters

“Home is where the heart is.” Most people have experienced this familiar adage to some extent, but the phrase holds added significance to Minnesota-born Shawn Boeser, Australian-born Josephine Hutton, and their two young children, Emmeline […]

Children & Family Quarterly: Rainbow Resources

1. The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out by Robb Forman Dew $13.99 Many books available for parents concerning their child’s announcement of his or her homosexuality are cast as “self-help” […]

Arts Spotlight: 489

Otro Teatro Feb. 27 – Mar. 1 Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Av., Mpls. (612) 375-7600 Just a brief note before I proceed. The Walker Art Center was a place that was very special […]

A Word In Edgewise: America: Land of the Free, Home of Zero Tolerance for Diversity?

I didn’t watch the recent Super Bowl and its attendant commercials, and so was dumbfounded to read a number of violent reactions to Coca-Cola’s ad, titled, “The Beautiful,” in which people of different ethnicities sang parts of […]

Barometer: Gay 90’s Trans Exotica Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Weekly Wednesday Event Is Unique Locally and Nationally Trans Exotica, a weekly event every Wednesday, 9 PM-2 AM, in the Men’s Room bar downstairs at the Gay 90’s in Downtown Minneapolis, celebrates its one-year anniversary […]

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