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Our Scene

Biz Buzz: Costumes Plus

By Lavender / October 7, 2021

Business: Costumes Plus Your Name(s): Luis Berocay, Dian Lowe & Lucia Berocay Job Title(s): Owners/Manager Give us a brief overview of your business and what services you provide the community:  We are a…

Announcing the Arts

By Brett Burger / October 7, 2021

Over the last few months we’ve been excited to see continuous press release after release to see the newest seasons announced, the return of live theatre. In the coming weeks…

Liv Garber: I Thought You Said This Would Pass

By Andrew Stark / October 7, 2021

Some years ago in Los Angeles, there was one iteration of the Jon Braver production Delusion, which is a seasonal “interactive horror theatre” series—in short, audiences sort of become characters in…

Walking Shadow Theatre – “Gilgamesh” and “Beowulf”

By Holly Peterson / October 4, 2021

I didn’t expect to find myself blinking back tears less than five minutes into John Heimbuch’s performance of Gilgamesh, but that is exactly what happened. I can’t tell you exactly…

Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) take the stage in the Frozen North American Tour

5Q: Frozen

By Shane Lueck / September 30, 2021

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to…

Stalkin’ the Balkans

By Carla Waldemar / September 23, 2021

It’s breakfast time, but I can’t smell the eggs Benedict. And where’s the cappuccino? Oh, that’s right. That was yesterday—and every morning on Viking River Cruises’ meander down the Danube.…

Our Affairs

Books: 687

By E.B. Boatner / September 23, 2021

Afterparties: StoriesAnthony Veasna SoHarper Collins$27.99 So died last December before the publication of his first book, a stunning set of short stories of Cambodians who fled their ravaged country, their…

Skirting The Issues: Osseo

By Ellen Krug / September 9, 2021

There are many ways to change the world. For example, some take to the streets and march with sheer numbers demanding change. Others stand on soapboxes, yelling into microphones with…

A Word In Edgewise: Another “Sorry” Situation

By E.B. Boatner / September 9, 2021

Some people can say egregious things and be remembered warmly for decades, quoted with a chuckle like Yogi Berra’s sage advice, “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t…

Books: 685

By E.B. Boatner / August 26, 2021

Why Are There Still Creationists?Jonathan MarksPolity$22.95 Despite overwhelming evidence that humans are descended from among the apes, though branching long, long ago, many want no part of that story. Anthropologist Marks aims…

A Word in Edgewise: A Profile In Courage

By E.B. Boatner / August 26, 2021

Simone Biles pulling out of scheduled exercises was not “letting down” her team, as some critics asserted. It would, in fact, have been pure hubris to have assumed that she…

Serve Our Society: Mossier

By Mike Marcotte / August 12, 2021

Minneapolis-based nonprofit ensures LGBTQ individuals feel empowered at work A 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation survey of employees across the nation found that 46% of LGBTQ workers remain closeted…

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Our Lives

Skirting the Issues: Speed Bump

By Ellen Krug / October 7, 2021

In less than three months, my life will take a distinctive shift—I’ll move from the “under-65-years-old” category to “65-and-older.”  For myself and many others, the age of 65 represents a…

A Word In Edgewise: Brief Notes on a Long Life

By E.B. Boatner / October 7, 2021

Jeanne Louise Calment was born 21 February 1875 in Arles, France, and died there August 4, 1997. One hundred twenty-two years and 164 days. Some naysayers since have asserted that…

Kiss and Tell

By Terrance Griep / October 7, 2021

The Centre for Sexual Wellness Offers a Forum To Let It All Hang Out “I don’t ever have sex with my clients,” Dr. Courtney Padjen casually asserts, “nor do I…

October Something

By Andrew Stark / October 7, 2021

Our favorite time of year, when day and night are equal  so we feel our dreams in the afternoon. Wasted tamarack jut like fishbone among cattails from highwayside bogs flush…

Health Hussy

By Holly Peterson / October 7, 2021

Putting the “Ho” in Holistic “If the pandemic offered me anything positive, it was to reconnect to my love of coaching—and to finally develop the program,” says Tawnya Konobeck, more…

Pop-Up Weddings: Love More, Stress Less

By Shane Lueck / October 7, 2021

Smaller gatherings. Lower cost. Less logistical stress. More intimacy. There are a lot of reasons why couples have gravitated toward the idea of a “pop-up” wedding or vow renewal. “Couples…

Our Homes

The Outlander Outdoes Itself

By Randy Stern / September 23, 2021

Our favorite automotive brand among LGBTQ Minnesotans has pulled out all of the stops on their newest offering—the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Why the enthusiasm? Consider the journey Mitsubishi has undertaken…

Acura: Tuned Into the Community

By Randy Stern / September 9, 2021

We like to see ourselves in social media doing the things we love. That includes automotive enthusiasm and how we express our love for our vehicles. During June of this…

Our Rides: The Bucking Bronco Is Back!

By Randy Stern / July 29, 2021

A few years ago, Ford announced that it would bring back the Bronco name for a new off-road ready vehicle. What transpired afterwards was a series of spinning heads, fan…

Southside Vintage: A Showroom of Stories

By Andrew Stark / July 15, 2021

Photo by Lilly Andrew Not long ago, Southside Vintage was one of the best-kept secrets in Minneapolis. Now there’s a line around the block. Let’s start at the beginning: Originally…

Making Home Buying Better

By Holly Peterson / July 15, 2021

Image courtesy of Ryan Weyandt Buying a home is an exciting milestone, though not without its difficulties. Finding the right neighborhood, a real estate agent who understands your needs, and…

Coming up Roses at Rosenthal

By Kassidy Tarala / July 15, 2021

Photo by Rosenthal Interiors The popular furniture store has opened a new location in Minnetonka, which is dedicated to delivering the very best to the local LGBTQ+ community. Sometimes, all…

Online Exclusives

Walking Shadow Theatre – “Gilgamesh” and “Beowulf”

By Holly Peterson / October 4, 2021

I didn’t expect to find myself blinking back tears less than five minutes into John Heimbuch’s performance of Gilgamesh, but that is exactly what happened. I can’t tell you exactly…

Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) take the stage in the Frozen North American Tour

5Q: Frozen

By Shane Lueck / September 30, 2021

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to…

Reboot: Live Theatre 2.0

By Holly Peterson / August 11, 2021

Live theater is currently in a period of serious recalibration, and Walking Shadow Theatre has come up with one of my favorite approaches to safely providing an enjoyable theatrical experience.…

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Prepare to be Inspired

By Lavender / July 7, 2021

Photo courtesy of Spacecrafting The Internet is a hub for home design, boasting millions of images of beautiful homes to sift through, stare at, and save for another day. It’s…

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Big Gay News

Activists Want Gay Rights On Agenda As Biden Meets Kenya’s President

By Linda / October 15, 2021

Erasing 76 Crimes reports that a section of Kenyan human rights defenders want US President Joe Biden to raises the issue of safety and security of homosexuals in Kenya when…

Dallas Man Sentenced In Plot Targeting Gay Men For Violent Crimes Using A Dating App

By Linda / October 15, 2021

CNN reports that a Dallas man has been sentenced in a scheme to target gay men for violent crimes using the dating app Grindr, according to the Department of Justice. …

Bourne School Board Member Fired From Teaching Job After Controversial TikTok Posts

By Linda / October 15, 2021

Boston.com reports that the Bourne School Committee member pressured to resign over her comments on gender identity was fired from her new teaching position at Hanover High School. Read the full…

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