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COVID Work Life: Careers Created in 2020

By Holly Peterson / April 22, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/neuravnoveshenui COVID upended almost everyone’s life. People lost jobs, switched industries, and found unique ways to pivot…

Graduating To What?

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Graduating college is a big deal. Typically accompanied by a celebration, a red-inked bank statement, and shiny new career. Right?…

Downtown Exodus: Stark Skyways

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/SkyNext In 2008, I moved into the hip, forever up-and-coming Steven’s Square neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis. Sitting…

From the Editor: Lots of Jobs

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Photo by Nikki Landis As a teenager, I couldn’t wait to be employed. I didn’t know what kind of work…

A Word In Edgewise: Look For – Whom?

By E.B. Boatner / April 22, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Interpas As Fred Rogers so famously shared with his small Neighbors, “When I was a boy and…

What A Time To Be Alive And Dine

By Kassidy Tarala / April 8, 2021

Photos courtesy of The Aliveness Project The Aliveness Project has been helping Minnesotans deal with both pandemics, COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.…

Keeping in Spirit(s): Du Nord Craft Spirits

By Holly Peterson / April 8, 2021

“We make five products. We only make what we like…We like our gin. We like our vodka. We like our…

A Word In Edgewise: Never Too Early to Adult

By E.B. Boatner / April 8, 2021

Max Brooks’s novelization of Minecraft: The Island, and Julie Lythcott-Haims’s Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, target widely differing…

Books: 675

By E.B. Boatner / April 8, 2021

Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University Matt Brim Duke University Press $26.95 Brim foregrounds a problem seldom considered…

“Katy Has Two Grampas”

By Holly Peterson / March 25, 2021

Photos by Julie Schanke Lyford Katy, an imaginative elementary-aged girl with a speech impediment, is thrilled when her teacher announces…

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