A Word In Edgewise: Have You Been Carefully Taught?

After serving in the Navy in the South Pacific, James A. Michener’s short stories were published in 1947 as Tales from the South Pacific. Rogers and Hammerstein (and Joshua Logan) created South Pacific in 1949, the year president […]

Buck the Trend: Alternative Bridal Hair

Hair up? Hair down? Dyed? Highlights? Natural? Deciding on bridal hairstyles for the nuptials brings a surprising amount of stress for many brides. Therefore, it goes without saying that finding the right stylist can be critical […]

Wedding Attire Advice from an Insider

From a timeline on ordering suits to how to avoid looking like Tia and Tamara circa 1995. Whether you’re attending the wedding of your boyfriend’s freshman year roommate or tying the knot yourself, we all […]

Favorite Things: Wedding Style

Lavender asked Mike Marcotte to share what he wears to a wedding along with a gift idea he loves to give newlyweds. Bonus for you: keep reading for Lavender exclusive discounts on these picks! Magnetic […]

Minnesota Fringe Festival Offer Insights Into Gender, Identity, and Same-Sex Love

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is packed with an abundance of stage presentations lasting no more than an hour at various local venues. As usual, many shows look into queerness, sexuality, gender, and identity. Fringe is a portal […]

Wedding Gift Etiquette: How To Properly Show You Care

When it comes to people you care about, it’s a given that — any time money enters the equation — things might start to get a little sticky, especially when it comes to the act of giving gifts […]

Skirting the Issues: The New Normal

“I’m so tired of hurting.” The words, spoken by Emily, a mid-twentyish former work colleague, came as she and I sat at a downtown bar catching up. Our conversation was unremarkable until we both spied […]

From the Editor: Celebrating with Style

Cultures around the world embrace the pomp and circumstance of weddings, and I revel in how a day can be transformed to celebrate the love of two people in ways that incorporate clothing, florals, venue, […]

Leather Life: The Surprising Art of Leslie J. Anderson

Leslie J. Anderson is a classically trained artist. She also is a bootblack who has been involved in the leather community for over 25 years. She has combined these two passions into what is perhaps […]

At-Large: The Power of Arts Learning

It wasn’t very large for a high school, but it was just right for me. Dance technique class for 90 minutes daily, a small teacher-to-student ratio, and a freedom of expression beyond compare. It was a […]

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