Issue 343

Queer as Folks

Local women’s band Sick of Sara goes National

With a growing fan base in the Twin Cities, local band Sick of Sara has booked one of their most notable gigs to date. Olivia Cruises has scheduled the group as an ongoing act starting in November and going through next April. The cruise line promotes itself as the premier travel and entertainment company for lesbians. Read the rest of this entry »

Letters

Depth Comes to the Archbishop?

Good one! [“A Word in Edgewise,” Lavender, July 3]

A question I’ve always wanted to ask those who think homosexuality is a “lifestyle choice” is, “What are the attractions of the gay lifestyle that would lead someone to choose to be gay?” I do want to know. Read the rest of this entry »

The Page Boy

Breaking My Silence: Confessions of a Rat Pack Party Girl and Sex-Trade Survivor
Jane McCormick with Patti Wicklund
Rapfire Press
$19.95

Vadnais Heights great-grandmother Jane McCormick lets down her hair about her days as a “party girl,” and companion to the rich and famous—her induction into the Rat Pack Circle (Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra; crooner Dean Martin; actors/singers/comedians Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop). Read the rest of this entry »

Techline Twin Cities: Reinvented Wall Beds Allow Homeowners To Maximize Space

Home & Yard Blvd. Section
We buy it. We sell it. We trade it. We explore it. We even war over it. It’s space, and in these efficiency-obsessed times, maximizing it is key to modern life. Recently, the canniest of designers have imposed a specific brand of schizophrenia on living space, reinventing that toothless, redheaded stepchild of ergonomics, the wall bed.

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Matt’s Tree Service: Trimming Your Tree into Health

Home & Yard Blvd. Section
Summer may have taken a while to get here, but now that it has, it’s here with force. Hot, muggy weather accompanied by Minnesota storms doesn’t make for a good time on the lake, but for companies like Matt’s Tree Service, it’s welcome. With well more than half of business coming from private citizens, the employees have their work cut out for them. Read the rest of this entry »

Editorial Cartoon

BigGayNews.com

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Solar Midwest: Dude! That’s so Tubular

Home & Yard Blvd. Section
No longer a massively popular way of saying awesome like it was in the ’80s, the term “tubular” now is being applied to an updated way of bringing outdoor lighting inside your home or business. Awesome, right? Read the rest of this entry »

Tangletown Gardens Hosts Annual Garden and Art Tour

Home & Yard Blvd. Section
Minneapolis’s Tangletown Gardens has dedicated an entire page of its Web site to the inspiration that the Mother of Us All can provide: “As gardeners and visual beings, we sometimes become all too comfortable with the same plant choices we’ve made time and time again.” Read the rest of this entry »

Soderlin Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning: Routine Maintenance Is Crucial

Home & Yard Blvd. Section
For almost 100 years, Soderlin Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning not only has been a fixture in the Twin Cities area, but also has worked on various fixtures. In fact, it’s what the company does best. Read the rest of this entry »

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