2017 New Restaurant Guide

In the past year, we’ve had a whole lot of turnover in the Twin Cities dining scene. Here is a fairly comprehensive list of the restaurants that have opened (or reopened as a new venture) […]

A Day in the Life: Paul Bigot

Name: Paul Bigot Age: Is this necessary? Okay, fine. 30ish. Where did you grow up? The Redneck Riviera: a small beach town in Florida called Fort Walton Beach. Where do you live? I’m an Uptown […]

Books: 571

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow $15.99 Before electronic computers, human computers (usually mathematically gifted women with slide-rules, pencils, and paper) crunched the numbers and ran the equations that made America’s airpower — then […]

Arts Spotlight: 571

Battlefield Through April 23 Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis 612-377-2224 www.guthrietheater.org Peter Brook looms as one of the world-class figures of 20th century theater. His 1968 book, The Empty Space, is like a […]

A Word In Edgewise: New Wine in Old Bottles

A beguiling giraffe face — calm, sloe-eyed — gazes languidly from the cover of the March Smithsonian above a blurb asking, “Will the beloved giant disappear before scientists even begin to understand it?” Also offered […]

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

Ride Review: 2017 Lincoln Continental

The name is synonymous with American luxury. The combination of Lincoln and Continental has been a part of the finer things in this country since 1939, when Edsel Ford signed off for a European-inspired version […]

Leather Life: It’s A New Day

With all the media attention being given to presidential speeches lately, I thought I’d give some attention to a recent speech by another president: Randy Ingram-Lile, president of the Atons of Minneapolis. Ingram-Lile delivered his […]

Dateland: Step It Up

When I married last year, I became stepmom to two boys, one in middle school and one in high school. At age 50, it’s been a tricky transition venturing from the shallow delights of a […]

From the Editor: Building Longer Tables

When I look back at 2017, I know that it will be far from a golden year. There will be no rose-colored glasses or waxing poetic over these first few months. But, what I hope […]

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