Issue 686

Channeling That Inner Fire

By Linda Raines / September 9, 2021

Fire. There’s something magical, primal about it—the foremost element, the impetus for humans taking that first important step into civilization. The ancient…

Sidebar 2.0

By Carla Waldemar / September 9, 2021

I’ve heard of people being put into a medical coma….but—a restaurant? Covid’s the culprit. Last September the Surdyk clan opened…

Mangina Monologues I – V (Talking Out My Ass)

By Jamez L. Smith / September 9, 2021

MM-V   “Are you a top, or a bottom?”   OK … you need to get new reading material, hon,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Serve Our Society: Queer Grace Community

By Mike Marcotte / September 9, 2021

A church for queers, by queers. Religious trauma is real, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community.  Queer Grace Community, based in…

Coming Attractions: Touring Broadway Is Back!

By Brett Burger / September 9, 2021

While we continue to see many of our own local theatres reopen, the return of touring Broadway is imminent. Hennepin…

My Safe Word Is Onomatopoeic: Fast Times at Rubber Ball USA

By Andrew Stark / September 9, 2021

After watching a grown man willfully disrobe in front of a gathering group of strangers, most of whose body parts…

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