Issue 389

The Local

Offers Tasty Food to Accompany Jameson Drinks

I had been to The Local before, grabbing a few drinks with friends, either during happy hour or while watching a soccer game. It’s an enjoyable place to hang out for either occasion. The pub-appropriate decor instantly whisks you away from the Midwest, and the patronage is wonderfully diverse. You can’t get much better for a game-watching venue. But I never had considered it a place one would go specifically to eat, and in that sentiment, I believe I am in good company. Read the rest of this entry »

MensDept. Cuts Its Way Into Minneapolis

Kurt Kueffner Goes Back to Basics with His Barbershop

The economy slowly is recovering after one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. But the effect still can be felt, with unemployment rates hovering around 10 percent, and many businesses closing after months of trying to stay open. So, it would seem like a bad time to start a new business from the ground up, but that’s exactly what Kurt Kueffner decided to do. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Gardening Three Gardeners Share Insights

If you know a gardener, then you know it’s spring. Get a gardener started, and he or she can’t stop talking about what to plant, how to do so, and what to try next. Read the rest of this entry »

Fat Cat

Well, kids, Mama has the swine flu. Having struck about a week ago, it has been kicking my ass ever since. I’ve been treating it with liberal doses of aspirin and champagne. I call this cocktail the Jackie O, because I’m pretty certain I’ve stumbled on the secret of how high-society types make it through their days. Read the rest of this entry »


Biting Girlfriend

Dear Ms. Behavior:
I am 17-year-old gay girl. I want to have muscles or at least just be fit for my senior year in high school and for college because I want to play basketball and probably many other sports. I do not want a whole lot of muscles though. I’m emailing you to get pointers and tips. Can you please help me?

—Elizabeth T. Read the rest of this entry »

Parking Lot Art

Help! I’ve fallen into a BarcaLounger and I can’t get up.
But it’s not just any BarcaLounger. It’s the first parking lot/lawnchair BarcaLounger, plopped in my apartment building parking lot like a giant Naugahyde weed. Needless to say, I love it and intend to keep it forever. Read the rest of this entry »

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