Ksenia Gorinshteyn


Judging a book by more than its cover

Rare booksellers and collectors have created a culture where the copy-specific story of a book is what gives it value, not just what is written in the pages.

A&E’s summer concert guide

Summer in the Twin Cities brings some incredible acts. If you’ve been studying hard this past year, it’s finally time to let loose. Fear not, A&E did all of the research for you. Here are some concerts you won’t want to miss this summer.

Ricky Lagoon croons his tunes

For one night only, the comedy concert “Ricky Lagoon: He Croons!” will include classic swing and jazz tunes with never before heard jokes, performed for the first and last time at the Cedar Cultural Center. 

Blythe Baird has more to slam

She is dressed in pastel pinks and purples. Lace is draped across her arms. The image is gentle — but the story she tells is candid and cutthroat. Her words invoke a processing of emotions and exclamations of survivorship. Blythe Baird writes her poems to aid understanding within herself, and to help others understand what it’s like to have the experiences she’s had. 

Just give them a guitar and a week

The word “challenge” frequently follows the word “creative” when a tight deadline is involved. For five Minneapolis musicians, a recent creative challenge included writing and recording a brand new song in one week, all using the same guitar.