2018 Summer in the Cities

Soundset- May 27 Minnesota State Fair Grounds St. Paul, MN $94-204 www.soundsetfestival.com Spend Memorial Day weekend the right way at the Soundset Festival. Gates open at 11 a.m., but fans start lining up around 6 […]

Ride Review: 2018 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has always been a success here in the U.S.A. When it arrived in 1976, the sporty hatchback gave Honda a much-needed boost thanks to its solid engineering, a larger version of its […]

Arts Spotlight: 600

An Enemy of the People Through June 3 Guthrie Theater, 818 S Second St., Minneapolis 612-377-2224 www.guthrietheater.org 42 years ago, the Guthrie Theater produced its last production of Henrik Ibsen’s political drama masterpiece, An Enemy […]

Good Times With Rainbow Sports

Twin Cities prepare to host North Star Classic and North American Gay Volleyball Association tournaments. Calling all sports lovers! The Twin Cities are going to be the place to be this month as we prepare […]

On Golden Pride

The Golden Valley Pride Festival will take place on Sunday, June 10 at Golden Valley’s Brookview Park. The third annual Golden Valley Pride Festival is going to be heating up the summer this June to […]

Dateland: Shanghai Madam

Last week, I received the following email message from my friend Scott: “New bio of Wallis Simpson released. Read immediately. Then discuss asap.” Even though Scott is only ten years older than me, he prefers […]

A Word In Edgewise: It’s Too Darn Hot!

When I moved from Alabama to Minnesota I gloated, “Now the summers will be cool and I won’t live in fear of deadly tornados!” As Bogart remarked to Claude Raines in Casablanca, “I was misinformed.” In the […]

From The Editor: Here’s To 600 More

With Pride Month coming up, there’s already plenty of reason to celebrate. But for us here at Lavender, we’re giddy already, and that’s because we’ve just hit a major milestone with our 600th issue! A lot […]

Memphis, Soul of the South

What makes hearts beat in Memphis? Is it the rich heritage of America’s favorite music, or its forefront push for civil rights? Trick question, because the answer is yes, because the two are forever intertwined. […]

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