Column 10/19/2017, 1:07am

McCarthy: Theater Mu reflects experiences onstage

One of the biggest reasons I came to the Twin Cities for college is the vibrant theater scene. West Bank alone is home to The Southern Theater, Theatre in the Round and Mixed Blood Theatre Company. In the long list of amazing companies here, there’s one I’m just getting to know that I hope has been written about many times over: Theater Mu.

Column 10/16/2017, 1:38am

Haasch: New gender-neutral emojis are small, but crucial representation

Last Monday, Apple released iOS update 11.1. Typically, I don’t pay attention to iOS updates — my phone is too full of photos, apps and music to even think about downloading them. However, this update caught my attention, and not because of its bug fixes and the return of the iPhones 3D multi-task feature. Rather, I was intrigued by a slew of new emojis such as a fairy, a curling stone, a broccoli and perhaps most notably, three gender neutral emojis at various ages.