“It’s that feeling when you finish a set and someone looks at them and they go, ‘Oh my god! What is this?!’ and you know you … made [them] feel like a whole different person,” she said. “It’s just rewarding," said nail technician Emmallyn Blomberg.
“It puts a little wedge in the consumer worship of the pristine auto,” said artist Ruthann Godollei. “It defiles the sacred consumer object of the car and personalizes it, ... transforming an ordinary, everyday utilitarian thing and making it something completely unique, [which] is a wonderful thing to contemplate.”
“[At Lady Elegant] there’s no TV, no wifi, so in the moment people will sit down and concentrate on being with each other,” said Wubitu Ayana Sima, who owns the shop with her husband.
Q&A: “Genre-fluid” band 26 BATS! talks numerology, the creative process and the importance of shaking conformity
The air was heavy and humid as people settled into a green space outside the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a free concert featuring 26 BATS! last Thursday. Before their show, 26 BATS! chatted with A&E.
To help you combat the heat wave, A&E visited a few ice cream shops near campus to scout out the shops with the most unique flavor combinations.
“Our industry is really filled with a lot of toxic masculinity,” said owner Emi Nijiya. “Getting tattooed is such an intimate experience, so we wanted to make sure that our clients felt safe coming here.”
Offering foods like fried green tea ice cream, papaya salad, Thai-style hot dogs and Japanese raindrop cakes, the market showcased the delicious diversity of Twin Cities cuisine.
The team will perform “Hot Air,” a film noir style comedy, at the Southern Theater this weekend, two years since its original opening at the University One Act Festival and preceding a sold-out show at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
“All the stereotypes that we may have about incarcerated men and women — they don’t match up to this deeply nuanced, practiced, crafted poem that is being presented to me," said Mike Alberti, Managing Director of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
Overall, the festival featured a good variety of alternative, indie and rock and ultimately fulfilled its role as an iconic outdoor venue where Minnesotans could come together and enjoy some music. I just hope next year it won’t be as muggy.