Issue 369

Out in the Stars

Horoscope for July 17-30 Hold on to your hearts and heads during the solar eclipse on July 22. Emotions can run high and amok. Count ten days before and three days after the eclipse before you react. If it’s still a match made in heaven, then strike a pose, and start a raging fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Business Profile: Homes by Architects

My father designed the house I spent most of my childhood in. I remember him sitting at the table with my mother, trying to figure out how to incorporate certain features: a hinged laundry hamper that swung between our bathroom and theirs; a wood storage bin that opened to both the garage and the living room, so it always would be dry and available in the winter; and a main entrance that took advantage of the quirky landscape. Growing up in a home with a floor plan specifically designed for our family’s needs, I became almost too accustomed to it. Now in my own space in Minneapolis—which leaves much to be desired—I miss the more intuitive structure. I’m more than homesick—I’m design-sick. Read the rest of this entry »

Brief: Tangletown Farm Market “Fresh from our farm to your table”

Beginning their seventh season with a fresh take on gardening at their renowned Tangletown Gardens, owners Scott Endres and Dean Englemann have launched a daily Tangletown Farm Market, adding sustainably grown fresh produce to their garden center. Read the rest of this entry »

Rampant Lesbianism: An Investigative Report Part 1

Senator Tom Coburn (Republican-Oklahoma) recently warned of “rampant” lesbianism in the Oklahoma public high school bathrooms. When I read this report, I immediately phoned my editor. Read the rest of this entry »

Torn Between Past And Present

Dear Ms. Behavior:
I’m not sure where to draw the line with my ex. Ronnie and I broke up several years ago, but we’ve remained friends. She is prone to depression. Read the rest of this entry »

Washed-Up

Determining whether you’re a success in life is simple: You either own a washer and dryer, or you don’t. Read the rest of this entry »

Massachusetts Courts Uncle Sam

As far as I’m concerned, the gay marriage thing is a done deal, and it’s just a matter of time. The latest: On July 8, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts sued the US government over the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), maintaining that the law violates the US Constitution by interfering with Massachusetts’s right to define the marital status of its citizens. Read the rest of this entry »

Tangletown Gardens 5th Annual Garden & Art Tour

The happy comingling of art and landscape once again is on the horizon. Hosted by Tangletown Gardens, the fifth annual Garden and Art Tour take place July 25 at a variety of beautifully crafted gardens throughout the Kenwood and Lowry Hills area in South Minneapolis. As in the past, it spotlights the work of a mix of contemporary artists through installations set up within various garden showcases. Read the rest of this entry »

Triple Threat: Minneapolis Art Weekend Takes Center Stage

The momentum of summer winds down after the Fourth of July. Once August hits, you can’t escape the sense that the season is over, and so is the party. But no summer can be complete without Minneapolis’s Uptown Art Fair, Loring Park Art Festival, and Powderhorn Art Fair, all taking place the first weekend in August. The three are connected by free transportation circuiting among them. Read the rest of this entry »

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