Issue 416

Quad Cities, Iowa and Illinois

By Carla Waldemar / May 5, 2011

It’s all about the river in the Quad Cities—the quartet of river towns straddling the Mississippi where Iowa meets Illinois.…

Journeying Toward Pride

By Steve Lenius / May 5, 2011

June will be here soon, and with it come both Twin Cities Pride and Minnesota Leather Pride. My usual Pride…

Your Wayside Restaurant

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

Before the era of the drive-thru, wayside stops served a basic need. Signs pointing out picnic spots (with restrooms!) dotted…

I Saw You!

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

“I Saw You!” is the newest way to rekindle fleeting romances, and make up for missed opportunities. Saw him at…

Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

Patrons return often to enjoy their favorite dishes at this authentic Trinidad restaurant. Marla Jadoonanan and her husband, Ian, tried…

Food Bites

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

Lyn-Lake Eateries Park once, eat globally. No passport needed, and not much damage to your credit card. That’s the draw…

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Hit Parade 2: Censored!

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

On May 14, the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Concert features three “hits” that have experienced some type of public censorship,…


By Lavender / May 5, 2011

The Family Sign Atmosphere The first sound you hear on the latest Atmosphere disc is a slightly out-of-tune piano playing…

STD Rates Surge Among MSM

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

Sexually transmitted disease. Ooo, doesn’t that sound exciting? Usually, when you start talking about STDs, people turn the page, turn…

Three Theaters Coproduce In the Brown and Red Water

By Lavender / May 5, 2011

Lorca’s Yerma and Yoruban folklore inspired this first installment of a trilogy. When Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays trilogy opened…

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