Maddy Folstein


A&E’s guide to summer events

Don’t let the grind of finals get you down — the season of outdoor concerts, street festivals and farmers markets is just around the corner. 

College Kitchen: Spring produce

Thanks to those late bursts of wintery snow, fresh produce seems like just a dream now.  It might still be, but A&E put together a few recipes that will keep you dreaming of all the spring produce you can enjoy (soon). Think greens, artichokes, peas and strawberries.

Twins in blogging, Instagram and zero waste living

Twin sisters Geevie and Sophia Wood are both students at the University of Minnesota. Although they have followed zero waste lifestyles for about a year, the two have always aspired to live sustainably. 

The new MN Nice Cream brings Insta-worthy cones to Northeast

MN Nice Cream, the colorful soft serve truck that’s been seen everywhere from Twin Cities block parties to the Eaux Claires music festival since 2016, has found a new home in Northeast as of March 16. Its brick-and-mortar location is filled with rainbow stripes, succulents and a fluorescent ice cream cone sign. In other words, it’s Instagram heaven, and owner Katie Romanski has designed the business as such since she opened her first truck. 

UMN alumna Allison Quinnell launches new clothing line

While on a trip in Paris, local fashion designer Allison Quinnell, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, visited the National Museum of Modern Art in the Centre Pompidou. When she walked past a painting by contemporary artist Joan Mitchell, Quinnell couldn’t take her eyes off the artwork. 

Review: 'Isle of Dogs' is a messy world filled with cute dogs

When Chief, a growling stray banished to Trash Island in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” asks why he should help a young boy searching for his dog, a well-trained show dog named Nutmeg tells him: “because he’s a 12-year-old boy. Dogs love those.” Audiences love dogs too, and director Wes Anderson is keenly aware of this. Combining the famed director with a pack of animated puppies seems like a simply perfect collaboration. Maybe it is, but “Isle of Dogs” doesn’t quite play out with such perfection.