Vertical Endeavors: Climbing to Fitness

You look up. The wall in front of you is covered in colorful pegs, which you understand to be hand and food holds. Suddenly you notice the harness you’re hooked up to, for safety, naturally. […]

Metro GLBTA Sports

The GLBT sports scene in the Twin Cities is alive and well. There are numerous opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports, either within GLBT-focused leagues or through many other opportunities that welcome […]

Through These Eyes: Nostalgia: A Demonic Possession

People write down things they want to remember. Buy milk. Clean garage. Find a man. Have kids. Pay Comcast, and f*ck Comcast. Doctor’s appointment on Thursday. Some people write down more complex things they’d like […]

Dateland: The Elephant In The Room

Last night, I attended a lecture on how to clone a mammoth. It was given by a beautiful-but-icy lady scientist with a suspicious accent. She sounded like a James Bond villain, lushly overemphasizing her vowels […]

From the Editor: The Lavender Sports Page

The Twin Cities area is often cited as having the best of the best in our people. We’re forward-thinking, we’re cultured, we’re active. This community tends to carry a lot of weight on those scales […]

Food & Dining: Revival

We were promised fried chicken. Up until now, the fried chicken selection of the Twin Cities was sparse. There were some broaster birds, the addictive breast strips at The Rabbit Hole, several good wings, but […]

Playing For the Other Team: Catch-22

So it’s Lavender’s sports issue. You should write a piece about the GLBT population, and why and how sports are important, they said. You know, like your other columns, but more broadly, they said. It’ll […]

Arts Spotlight: 520

Mr. Burns: a post-electric play Through May 10 Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. (612) 377-2224 www.guthrietheater.org The first act of this post-apocalyptic comedy occurs after a nuclear catastrophe has destroyed the grid we […]

A Word In Edgewise: Driving Out or Welcoming In – We Make the Choice

We live in a country where homelessness is penalized, even criminalized. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for example, is about to pass a law forbidding homeless persons to store possessions publicly. Ft. Lauderdale police would be required […]

Tennessee Williams’ “One Arm”: A Powerful Gay Screenplay Rejected by Hollywood Finds a Home on Stage at the Lab

Tennessee Williams looms as arguably the greatest gay and the greatest American playwright. But he also wrote remarkable fiction. In 1942 he created a jolting short story before The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire shook […]

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