2015 New Restaurant Guide & Preview

Joy Summers is the go-to for what’s new and to be known on the Twin Cities’ restaurant scene. Here she’s culminated a list of eateries for you to put on your radar, some of what’s developed in […]

Arts Spotlight: 519

Detroit ’67 Apr. 23 – May 17 Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul (651) 224-3180 www.penumbratheatre.org Penumbra’s Womansong series continues with Detroit ’67, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize-winner for Drama by Dominique Morisseau. The […]

Barometer: Twin Cities Gay Pool League Annual Year-End Tournament

March 21 at Bar Zia, Downtown Minneapolis

Playing For the Other Team: Sami Grisafe’s “Brand New Fairy Tale”

I remember my initial introduction to Sami Grisafe vividly, as one does most painful experiences. Flat on my back in the dirt and grass, I was staring up at a blue sky, breathing hard and […]

On The Record: 519

                    Madonna Rebel Heart Quoting your own music is always a dangerous game for an artist, and Madonna goes down that path on “Holy Water,” a […]

Dateland: What a Beaut!

A few weeks ago I turned on the TV and found myself at the very beginning of the Miss Universe Pageant. My first reaction was: “There’s still a Miss Universe Pageant?” My second reaction was: […]

A Word In Edgewise: Slouching Towards Theocracy: House Bill 1125

Everyone wants religious freedom — at least for one’s own faith. The Pilgrims fled England for the Netherlands seeking it, for even in the early seventeenth century Amsterdam was known as a city of culture and religious […]

Skirting the Issues: Bathrooms and Boardrooms

There are two kinds of rooms where business gets done: bathrooms and boardrooms. This is about both. As I pen this column in mid-March, there are at least four state legislatures debating bills that would […]

Books: 519

Operation Stop Hate: Book One in the Operation Series Jessie Chandler Train Wreck XPress $14.95 Local author Chandler (Shay O’Hanlon Caper series), plunges into darker waters with Operation Stop Hate. Protagonist Cailin McKenna, of the […]

Through These Eyes: The Incubus & The Old Hag

Wide-eyed but falling to sleep, unable to move, unable to breathe, consumed in fear. Your night was like every other moments ago: lights off, eyes closed, waiting to drift away. But you’ve noticed something in […]

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