From the Editor: Endless Love

I went to a wedding a couple weekends ago. It was an idyllic cusp-of-fall day at Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester. The whole afternoon and evening seemed like it granted the couple an extra-long golden […]

A Word In Edgewise: Boys Will Be Boys — For How Long?

However tacky or tawdry, one might see glossing over high jinks of actual youngsters, say, 16- to 18-year-old athletes, who are far away from home, and hyped from their Olympic competitions. Over-imbibing, a hangover — that’s how we […]

2016 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines & Shane Lueck Arts Pairings by John Townsend & Shane Lueck Dining Pairings by Bradley Traynor Passing Through Pig’s Eye Boss Stage, Park Square Theatre www.parksquaretheatre.org Through Sept. 11 This new […]

A Word In Edgewise: America’s Black Olympians: I

Mighty deeds were done in Rio’s Summer Olympics, many by black women athletes of Team USA, in what one source termed “usually predominantly white sports.” Unfortunately, there are shameful historical reasons, notably swimming, for white […]

From the Editor: See Me, Feel Me

The arts. Crucial and omnipresent aspects of our civilizations for all of time. May we experience them, may we fight for them, may we be makers of them. In this issue, we put the primary […]

Ride Review: 2017 MINI Clubman

Back in 1959, Sir Alec Issigonis developed a revolutionary vehicle that would change the automotive business. His big contribution was to create a driveline that we now take for granted, moving the engine to a […]

At-Large: 5 Female Heroes Over 50

The building I work out of is shared with a summer camp program called Sisters of Sound, part of a larger nonprofit called She Rock, dedicated to empowering girls, women, and female-identified folks through the […]

Books: 555

A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press $19.95 In the author’s words, “I couldn’t let go. I’d spent two years writing a novel about her, vampirizing her letters […]

Leather Life: “Lessons From an Epidemic,” Revisited

I recently discovered a personal time capsule of sorts. An article I wrote many years ago suddenly resurfaced. And its reappearance has given me a chance to revisit a dark time in my life, and […]

Skirting the Issues: Laramie

I’ve written before of how the Twin Cities is a GLBT “bubble” where the sight of two mommies or two daddies pushing a baby stroller along the Stone Arch Bridge produces strangers’ smiles and cooing […]

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