Ryan Patchin

Meet Lavender’s 2021 Cover Contest Winner – Sarah McPeck

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

Sarah McPeck was raised with one foot in the city, the other planted firmly in rural Northwestern Wisconsin. Feeling isolated…

Paisley Park Museum: A Deep Dive into the Life and Legacy of the Purple One

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

Photo by Ryan Patchin I’d driven by the place hundreds of times; I’d always wondered what was happening within those…

Inn-Town Stay: The Elliot Park Hotel

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

Photo by Ryan Patchin A proper getaway doesn’t always have to involve putting many miles between you and your home.…

QUEERSPACE Collective: Creating “Space” for LGBTQ+ Youth To Feel Safe and Empowered To Be Their True Selves

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

Sometimes you just need a place you can go, or someone you can talk to. For LGBTQ+ youth especially, that…

North Shore Quarterly: Visit Duluth

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

In need of a weekend away? Set your navi north, toward Duluth. Following a year’s worth of canceled events, I…

From the Editor: 2021 Pride Edition – Back to Pride

By Ryan Patchin / June 3, 2021

Not long ago I was researching the early days of Twin Cities or Minneapolis Pride, and I came across some…

Twin City Bicycle Pit Stops

By Ryan Patchin / May 20, 2021

Minneapolis loves bikes. Often considered “the best cycling city in America,” we have a long, storied relationship with our two-wheeled…

The Wheels of Summer

By Ryan Patchin / May 20, 2021

Summers are spent on wheels. Eight; two; four—each new set of wheels leading to the next. A new, extended dose…

Lakewood Cemetery: The Haven in the Heart of the City

By Ryan Patchin / May 6, 2021

Construction of Lakewood’s Memorial Chapel was completed in 1910. Photo by Ryan Patchin 150 years of history spread over 250…

From The Editor: Making a Home Away From Home

By Ryan Patchin / May 6, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/IvanSpasic Hitting the road in 2020 proved to be a desolate, self-driven experience. I loved every minute.…

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