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From the Editor: On Mortality and Borrowed Time

By Andrew Stark / December 2, 2021

The other night, in Uptown, I parked my car, ran across the street (northbound traffic was at a standstill; I…

On James Patrick Martin

By Jamez L. Smith / December 2, 2021

Death, faced with Dignity, Grace, and an awe-inspiring expansive Awareness. Inevitability embraced with the curiosity of a precocious child. Wisdom…

Home for the Holidays: A Survival Guide, in Brief

By Andrew Stark / November 18, 2021

I was raised in a culture of alcohol, violence and firearms. A man’s merit was based around these things. Substance…

The Rainbow Lullaby – How One Son’s Grief Became a Groundbreaking Album of Queer Parent Experience

By Conlan Carter / November 18, 2021

Over the past 18 months of global pandemic, millions of Americans, stymied from their regular work, were abruptly tasked with…

2021 Lavender Gift Guide

By Lavender / November 18, 2021

Authentic Gibeon Meteorite RingJewelry by Johan Give your special someone a slice of the stars with this Gibeon meteorite ring!…

Seniors Helping Seniors – Help Is Not A One-Way Street

By E.B. Boatner / November 4, 2021

We are relieved when someone reaches out a helping hand in our time of need, but the giver gains as…

From the Editor: Home & Garden

By Andrew Stark / November 4, 2021

I live in an old shoe factory.  Just above me, there’s a billboard supported by enormous steel beams and joists…

LGBTQ+ Under 40: Luminaries Making This Community a Better Place

By Lavender / October 21, 2021

Nur-D – Hip Hop Artist/Activist/Disseminator of Impossibly Good Vibes Nur-D has been a rising star in the Twin Cities music…

At This Age

By Jamez L. Smith / September 23, 2021

I need new memories My regrets are haunting me of late The things I could have done The turns I…

Every Month Is Pride Month

By Kassidy Tarala / September 9, 2021

This year’s East Central Minnesota Pride will be unlike any other—for more reasons than one. Of course, June will always…

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