Dateland: Go To Hell, Science

Some days I get very mad at science. Some days I feel like telling science to go straight to hell. Like today, for example. It was announced that scientists have decided that Brontosaurus was a […]

Interior Design for Exterior Spaces

by Kate O’Hara Summer is quickly approaching and with the occasional perfectly sunny day already upon us, it’s time to open our homes to the outdoors. So how to design our exteriors to be as […]

Spa Day for Your Landscape

by Tom Kerby Spa day…a time to recharge and rejuvenate. Anyone who has ever had a spa day knows you come back refreshed and relaxed with a new outlook on life. After a Minnesota winter, […]

Container Gardening: A Step-by-Step Approach

by Frank Bohlander Container gardens are a great way to add a splash of nature to any outdoor space. Decks, patios, and porches are all perfect choices. Step 1: Site Selection The first step is […]

Galena — Take It For Granted

For history buffs, it’s party time: the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The spidery handwriting weaving across the fading document General Grant penned for General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox in April 1865 […]

Urban Growler: Science and Art Create Craft Brew and Congeniality

Urban Growler Brewery’s creator-owner-operators, Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak, talked with Lavender about their seven-year path to becoming Minnesota’s first woman-owned and -brewed packaging microbrewery. When did you decide, as one might put it, “Hey, […]

A Word In Edgewise: Yes, Virginia, There Is Evil

He used as justification for anything he wanted done, writes Amsterdam author Russell Shorto, that it be performed “in God’s service and mine, which is the same.” Not a 2016 presidential candidate, but Habsburg ruler […]

Through These Eyes: King of the Bullies

Logan Kinlaw. Seventh grade bully, bully to the gods. I was quiet and awkward; Logan was obnoxious and powerful. We were equally unpopular, me for my social ineptitude, Logan for his tyranny. He humiliated teachers […]

Arts Spotlight: 521

All-Female Hamlet May 16–31 JSB Tek Box at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls (612) 206-3600 www.theatreunbound.com William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is generally considered to be his best play and by many multitudes as the […]

Lav.fash™: Fierce into Sunrise

Somewhere in the past, a little girl in tiny denim overalls kneels in loose garden soil, hard at work on a miniature harvest. One after another, she pulls potatoes from their patch, brushes them on […]

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