Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 496

Saints & Sinners May 30-31 • 8pm Ritz Theater • 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis Have you been naughty or nice? Is that an angel on your shoulder or a little devil? Either way OutLoud! […]

Through These Eyes: Wishing and Hoping and Planning and Dreaming

I pucker my lips into a duck face. My face looks better like this. My cheekbones are more prominent this way. I’m in front of my bathroom mirror, shirtless and doused with hairspray. My hair […]

BigGayNews: 496

BigGayNews from the United States: Michael Sam To Become First Openly Gay NFL Player NBC Bay Area reports that Michael Sam waited and waited as hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually there were […]

Ride Review: Summer Getaways

You are planning a getaway. Let me be the first to congratulate you for doing so. No, seriously, we love to travel. It is our way to participate in what the world offers us. When […]

A Word In Edgewise: Anthropomorphism: A Two-Way Street

Anthropomorphizing–attributing human characteristics to beings that are not human–hides a darker implication. By dismissing any legitimacy of animal feelings, you label those beings as “non-us,” and justify their exploitation. This reasoning is applied to other […]

On The Record: 496

                  Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road This arrives as a deluxe reissue 40 years after its original release, as fresh and beguiling as the day it […]

Ottawa: Capitol of Cool

Ottawa tries harder. Although it’s the capitol of Canada, it’s number four in size (and image), trailing cosmo Montreal, Vancouver’s laid-back lotus eaters, and Toronto’s MBAs making good. The Ottawa River separates the nation’s seat […]

Arts Spotlight: 496

Crimes of the Heart Through June 15 Guthrie Theater, 818 So. 2nd St., Mpls. (612) 377-2224 The Guthrie has staged its funniest production in years with the 1980 contemporary classic Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. When […]

Philadelphia: Fashionable Philly

If you’re like me and have been to before, you will have already gotten a glimpse into the history of the storied town. There’s Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Elfreth’s Alley, Rittenhouse Square, and so […]

Leather Life: Leather and Social Capital, 2014

Your humble columnist, you may recall, is currently a student at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. For a course titled “Ethics in the Age of the Internet,” I wrote a paper concerning the […]

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