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Sun, 1/31, 12:18pm (2 weeks ago)
By Brenda Tran I’ve been obsessed with omelettes ever since I learned how to cook. They're quick and easy and you never get sick of 'em because you can customize the dish in so many ways. While making a good omelette is a piece of cake, making a unique, high quality…
Wed, 1/27, 12:15pm (3 weeks ago)
By Austen Macalus Here's the thing — I loved season one of “Transparent”. That is by no means an unique statement; the show was unanimously praised by critics and nominated at last year’s Emmys for tons of awards, including “Outstanding Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Supporting Actress…
Mon, 1/25, 2:24pm (3 weeks ago)
By Brenda Tran Eric Hanson is an illustrator and writer based in Minneapolis whose career spans decades. His artwork has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, to name a few. He has designed product lines for Pottery Barn, illustrated books and his writing has appeared…
Sun, 1/24, 3:21pm (3 weeks ago)
By Yena Lee If you’ve been out of the Instagram game, then it’s time for you to get yourself in it. A lot of local Minnesotan brands carefully curate their Instagram feeds, and it’s being noticed by a lot of people. Local businesses, notably coffee shops, have extremely well-curated Instagrams. What’s a…
Wed, 1/20, 12:46pm (4 weeks ago)
BY AUSTEN MACALUS Almost as soon as the Oscar nominations were released last Thursday, conversation emerged around the surprising lack of diversity, the biggest snubs (Where is Paul Dano’s nomination?), and whether Leonardo DiCaprio will finally bring home the statue for his work in “The Revenant.” This kind of talk is typical…
Tue, 1/19, 12:55pm (4 weeks ago)
By Danylo Loutchko I’ve had a lot of movies on my “To Watch” list for a long time, and over winter break I drove with my family to the mountains in Montana and just watched movies the whole time, like some kind of hipster film hermit. Here are some of my favorites…
Fri, 11/13, 9:35am (3 months ago)
I love Aziz Ansari. I loved him on “Parks and Recreation,” I love his standup and from his appearances on Jimmy Fallon, he seems like a great guy. With my love for Ansari, I was excited for his new Netflix original series, “Master of None.”   After I watched the first episode,…
Mon, 11/9, 3:43pm (3 months ago)
One of Netflix’s greatest features is its vast collection of documentaries. While binge-watching TV shows and watching Netflix original series can be enjoyable, Netflix documentaries are unbeatable.   Here are four must-watch Netflix documentaries.   Life Itself This documentary tells the story of esteemed Chicago film critic Roger Ebert. From his early college years…
Wed, 11/4, 3:25pm (3 months ago)
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts named Robert Cozzolino its new curator of paintings Monday, according to a press release from their website.   Cozzolino will be leaving his current position as the curator of modern art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, where he has worked since 2004, according to…
Thu, 10/29, 1:17pm (4 months ago)
For some, Halloween means months of preparation and excitement. For others, Halloween is an afterthought, something that sneaks up the week of the 31st.   For those that are laying in bed October 30 realizing they don’t have a costume for the following day’s festivities, don’t worry! Here are five easy costumes…
Thu, 10/8, 8:25am (4 months ago)
I love to cook, but generally I want my home cooked meals to taste like my favorite restaurants. I have a feeling that my attempts at recreating restaurant food from my kitchen aren’t technically cheaper than going out to eat, but at least it’s not an added expense. Groceries are…
Wed, 10/7, 5:05pm (4 months ago)
Many performance artists interact with their audience, but rarely does that ever register as authentic.   Whenever a musician tells the crowd he is so happy to be performing in this beautiful city, you always get the sneaking suspicion he says that to all the cities, and his thank yous begin…
Wed, 10/7, 4:58pm (4 months ago)
Tonight, the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) returns to the St. Anthony Main for another round of fun and subversive films.   MUFF doesn’t seek out of the independent Oscar bait of other festivals. Many of the films that bill themselves as “independent” still have big studio dollars backing them up and…
Thu, 9/17, 6:23pm (5 months ago)
Nothing pairs with the beginning of a new school year like a few freshly-pressed albums. The newly released work of artists new and old serves as a soundtrack to fall and makes the deceivingly long walk between West Bank and East Bank slightly more enjoyable.   That good news is this…
Fri, 8/28, 3:45pm (6 months ago)
Nooky Jones are no strangers to the sensuous elements of life. The Minneapolis neo-soul powerhouse embodies the sound of seduction, making music designed for nighttime trysts and wining and dining. This Thursday, they brought their talents to the world of beer, debuting their Nooky Nectar at their Beer Release Party…
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