2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually www.walkerart.org Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

2016 Winter What To Do

Wells Fargo Winter Skate St. Paul Through February 7 $4 skate rental (free with Wells Fargo check card or credit card) www.wellsfargowinterskate.com The historic Landmark Center creates a beautiful backdrop for the outdoor rink in […]

Hungry for the Title: U.S. Figure Skating National Championships

“It’s a unique type of pressure because I think that any time you’re going for a repeat title, the weight on your shoulders is enormous.” So says current reigning women’s U.S. figure skating national champion, […]

The Reign In Spain

I joined a long line of visitors to this corner of Southwest Spain called Cáceres: Romans claimed the site in 34 B.C., followed by Moors, who protected the city with brawny stone walls spliced by […]

Arts Spotlight: 538

The Best Brothers Jan.15–24 Open Eye Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis 612-643-1231 www.loudmouthcollective.com After Kyle and Hamilton’s mother is killed in a strange way at a gay Pride parade, the sons are left to […]

Shamir: More Than a Hot Mess

Sound check was over, but Shamir was still seated on the edge of the stage, tinkering on his guitar. A less familiar First Avenue, spacious, empty, and lit brightly with fluorescents, was a quiet space […]

From the Editor: Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016. I hope the end of 2015 was satisfying and the move into 2016 hasn’t been too jarring. I always like to take this first issue and look at what’s coming up for […]

Ride Review: 2016 Nissan Maxima

In 1988, Nissan introduced what they called the “Four-Door Sports Car.” That car (the 1989 Nissan Maxima SE) changed Nissan’s fortunes at a time when they were known for reliable cars and trucks with lackluster […]

Dateland: Oh, Just Shut Up!

Sometimes I just want people to shut up. Last night, I was at a party with a group of intellectuals and they would not stop talking. It wasn’t conversation. Rather, it was like being held […]

A Word In Edgewise: Sticks and Stones and Words — Can Kill You

No doubt bipedal humanoids have used hateful speech to harm others as soon as they learned to to communicate with grunts and clicks. That’s how voodoo really works. Plant a dark suggestion in a pliant mind, […]

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