Ride Review: 2017 Porsche 911

What is it like to be an icon? Many things go into being an icon. It all depends on many factors: legacy, longevity, class, style, grace, achievement, attraction, and untouchability. One cannot simply be an […]

What is Your Fantasy…Drive?

What is your fantasy? Before you answer that, consider that this question only applies to an automobile fantasy. It is about stepping out of a comfort zone and onto a different plateau. The everyday routine […]

The Lift Garage: Mending Cars and Lives

Working with people experiencing homelessness, longtime social worker Cathy Heying repeatedly saw how devastating the prohibitive cost of commercial car repair could be. As she describes, in a domino effect, people who couldn’t afford to […]

From the Editor: Autoreminder: Of Autos and Reminders

The Year End Auto Issue. As often happens with vehicles, they can seem as though they’re more like  gift ideas than utilitarian tools for life. What we want versus what makes sense. I’ve been happy […]

A Few Words: Hook-Up In Amsterdam

Overheard at a coffee shop: “Gay men these days are just about hooking up. If only they could learn to be emotional. There’s nothing emotional or meaningful about hooking up with a stranger.” I remember […]

Travel: Lutherland

Sometimes you just wanna use those golden vacay days baking in the sand, never leaving the all-inclusive until it’s time for the airport taxi. But more and more, travelers are seeking to expand their minds […]

Travel: Milwaukee Eats: Beard Bingeing

Back in the day, I was given a cookbook by connoisseur of all things yummy, James Beard. I traded it in for one by Betty Crocker. What did I know? Times have changed, and so […]

Dateland: Pan-demic

Yesterday I was at the zoo with my girlfriend’s tween son, Horace, desperately searching for the otter exhibit. (Note: Horace is not his real name, but it should be. He’s amazingly old-timey. He goes to […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Tale from the Dark Side

Some time ago, well, several decades now, back in the early 1970s, though it seems like yesterday, I witnessed an event that has remained with me to this day. An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call her […]

Arts Spotlight: 560

A Raisin in the Sun Through Nov. 20 Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage, 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul 651-291-7005 www.parksquaretheatre.org Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965) is considered by many to be the greatest playwright in […]

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