Dateland: Death By Cards, Part 1

I have made many enemies over the years in the competitive bridge world. But the one I made last night just might kill me. Before I identify my prospective murderer, let me back up a […]

From the Editor: 2014 Lavender Community Awards

The Lavender Community Awards edition is one of my favorite issues of the year. Have I told you the story yet? The one about how we got to doing it this way? When I came […]

All the World’s a Stage, and Your Home is the Star

All of the steps have been completed: the real estate agent listed the property, the house has been cleaned, the lawn has been mowed, and numerous families have come through to tour the nest. Why, […]

Lavender’s Fall New Restaurant Roundup

Shocking to no one, I’m not a math major. The check arrives and I stick to a straight percentage on that tip because I suck on a very basic level. No, I’m not proud. However, […]

Shining a Light on Home Design

It’s common knowledge that functional spaces need enough light for the given activity. A chair needs a lamp to read by and a desk needs a desk lamp for office-type tasks. It’s even come out […]

Hot Topic: Solar and Fire as Alternative Heat

The tremendous growth in the industry surrounding solar power in the U.S. is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Over the past few years, the cost of a solar […]

Italian Flair: Kitchens for Who You Are

Cabinets can devour the bulk of a budget during a kitchen remodel because they are a major investment (and one that’s not likely to be made again anytime soon). This type of decision isn’t one […]

Arts Spotlight: 504

Middle Brother Through Sept. 28 Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. 651-789-1012 www.muperformingarts.org The issues of Korean adoptees have become the subject of various dramatic works generated in the Twin Cities in recent years. […]

From the Editor: When Time Stops

September 11 always brings with it social networking posts and conversations of people remembering where we were and what we were doing when the United States was attacked by terrorists that day in 2001. I […]

Leather Life: Twenty Years Ago: International Mr. Drummer Memories

On Saturday, September 24, 1994, I competed as Great Lakes Mr. Drummer 1994 in the International Mr. Drummer contest in San Francisco. That was 20 years ago this month and, amazingly, the people I met […]

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