America’s First Gay Marriage, 44 Years Later

Jack Baker and Michael McConnell sit at their solid oak dining table in their south Minneapolis home. An advance copy of Michael’s memoir (to be released in January) sits in front of them. The memoir, […]

Hosting the Holidays with Ikea

The holidays have the potential to be the most wonderful time of the year: friends and family all gathered around the table, sharing stories, laughing, and creating memories. But the holidays also have the potential to […]

Personalize Your Walls

It’s no secret: adding artwork to your home is the easiest (and best) way to personalize your space. What hangs on your wall is a reflection of you; it tells your guests a little bit […]

‘Tis the Season for Fall Gardening

By Tom Kerby Take a moment to enjoy fall’s beauty and bounty. Take it all in. Breathe deeply. Then start planning for next season’s gardens. As the daylight grows shorter and temperatures cool, our landscapes […]

Through These Eyes: Bedroom Eyes

In what was perhaps the best pick-up line I’ve heard in the past six months (coincidentally, the only pick-up line I’ve heard in the past six months), a man at a bar, after regaling me […]

Dateland: Front Window

Last week, I was hobbled with a terrible injury! I strained my Achilles tendon! As a result, I’ve been limping around, pouting, and nursing a bottle of beer like a big baby. OK, so it’s […]

From the Editor: Go ‘Round and ‘Round and ‘Round

I was working in my editorial logs the other day and noticed that there are only three regular issues left this year, before our year-end Yellow Pages Edition. We’ve got this one, the Holiday Gift […]

Joseph Haj — The Guthrie Theater’s New Artistic Director Shares His Vision

Joseph Haj recently took the reins as the Guthrie Theater’s new artistic director, succeeding Joe Dowling who held that position for 20 years. Haj comes from the PlayMakers Repertory Company, the resident theater at the […]

Grand Rapids Grand Slam

If this town were in our home state, we modest Minnesotans might call it Above Average Rapids. But, in Michigan, they call it Grand. Q: Why? Three guesses: 1) Grand Rapids is big (Michigan’s second […]

Ride Review: 2016 Mazda CX-3

One would presume that the number of new subcompact crossovers being introduced these days would translate onto the streets of our communities. Well…honestly, it’s hit or miss. Around here, some of the more established models […]

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