Issue 712

Meet Mark Valdez, Mixed Blood Theatre’s New Artistic Director

By Holly Peterson / September 8, 2022

After a nearly two-year-long national search, Mixed Blood Theatre has announced Mark Valdez as their new Artistic Director. Although Valdez…

Revival Smoked Meats – That Ol’ Time Religion

By Carla Waldemar / September 8, 2022

If you adhere to that ol’ time religion of the South—the gospel according to barbecue—sing “Glory, Halleluiah,” because Revival has…

The State of Charge

By Randy Stern / September 8, 2022

If you’re going to go electric, why not do it with something this good.  Oops…spoiler alert…let me rewind this back……

From the Editor: Are We Entertained?

By Randy Stern / September 8, 2022

For our community, we love the arts and the entertainment world. We consume as much as we can – from…

Maria Isa Takes Us Outside With Her New Album

By Isaac Johnson / September 8, 2022

“I’ve been involved in cultural arts since I took my first breath on this planet,” says Maria Isa, a proud…

The Twin Cities Leather Weekend Returns 

By Terrance Griep / September 8, 2022

“Thank you, sir—may I have another?”   The Saloon, having assumed the position, made that request of the universe in February…

Inside Out – Style Consultant DeX Santillan Mixes AFAB Matches

By Terrance Griep / September 8, 2022

“They’re uncomfortable,” DeX Santillan laments, describing a group of people who somehow feel both invisible and inhibited, who sometimes even…

A Word In Edgewise: Safe Haven No More?

By E.B. Boatner / September 8, 2022

When I was a kid, my folks had a study lined with books. It had some easy chairs, a world…

Exploring the Land of the Banned

By E.B. Boatner / September 8, 2022

Book banning precedes our First Amendment by more than a century. In 1634, pre- Massachusetts Plymouth Colony, Thomas Morton critiqued…

She’s Got it Made! Local Writer Hired to do Marketing for American Craft Made

By Elise Marin / September 8, 2022

After years of engaging with a national nonprofit known as American Craft Council by attending marketplaces and reading articles in…

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