Issue 369 and the Minnesota Lynx Team Up

Lavender’s Photo Gallery of the Lynx’s basketball games and other events covered by photographer Sophia Hantzes. Check out and enter to win Lynx merchandise and more!

Doggone Tasty: K-9 Nation Biscuit Book: Baking for your Best Friend

Most of my best friends have two legs and furry bodies. One or two are German or Norwegian hairless. My good friend, Master Chef Klecko (Dan McGleno, or “Danny,” as one of our corner market store clerks calls him), wrote an incredible book on baking for man’s best friend, titled K-9 Nation Biscuit Book: Baking for your Best Friend. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Gay News

Wisconsin Budget Includes Domestic Partnership
In June, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed the state’s budget, which includes the creation of a domestic partnership system for same-sex couples. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Townsend

Momentum / Through July 25 / The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. / (612) 340-1725 /

This year, the annual Momentum Series choreographers sharply address factors that thwart human interconnection. Read the rest of this entry »

Page Boy

Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad

Bob Morris/Harper/Collins/ $14.99

If you think your old man can be an embarrassment when you’re 16, wait till you’re 46, he’s 80, and he’s urging you to give cringe-making advice to the lovelorn. Far too soon (in Morris’s opinion) after his mother’s death, his eccentric father, Joe, is asking his “assistance” in finding another mate. Read the rest of this entry »

Bartender Spotlight


Recipe: Minnesota Nice
1 1/2 oz. Stoli Razberi
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
Dash of Sour
Dash of Cranberry Juice Read the rest of this entry »

Saloon Hosts Comedy Show

On July 25, comedian Scottie Romfo and his troupe are partnering with the Saloon on a unique show presenting diverse talent. Doors open at 6 PM, with entertainment running from 6:30-9 PM. Read the rest of this entry »

Pride 40 Years After Stonewall

I’m writing this during the afterglow of both the 2009 Minnesota Leather Pride Celebration and the 2009 Twin Cities GLBT Pride Celebration. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that was the beginning of the modern gay-liberation movement, and it was the 37th local Pride Celebration. In 1972, the first Twin Cities Pride consisted of approximately 50 people walking down Nicollet Mall with handmade signs, and then hanging out in Loring Park with a cooler of sodas. Now, 37 years later, according to organizers, Twin Cities Pride is the third-largest Pride celebration in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Porter & Frye

When Porter & Frye opened this past year, it sparked an epic food-critic war. One panned, the other raved. Still others hung back, waiting to see if the restaurant would find a consistent stride past some jittery opening weeks. Once the lot dissected the establishment, they turned their lusty pens on each other. Read the rest of this entry »

Santa Fe: Western Horizons

They don’t call this the Land of Enchantment for nothing. The luminous landscape of Santa Fe, a magnet for painters, similarly seduces visitors with its powerfully austere vistas, punctuated by adobe walls and the scent of chilies roasting in the open air. Read the rest of this entry »

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