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 Photo by Trista Marie McGovern. Courtesy of Dionne Sims. 

UMN grad looks to bring only Black-owned bookstore to Minnesota

Nina Raemont
July 9, 2020

When Dionne Sims realized that there wasn’t a Black-owned bookstore within state lines, she knew she would have to be the one to change that.  Sims, a University of Minnesota graduate, took a week...

University of Minnesota Theater Majors Reilly Arena, left, and Sabrina Diehl play two queer characters with anxiety disorders in a story of Zoom romance amid the pandemic.  The short film is available for free viewing on YouTube.

UMN theater students create short film on finding queer love — via Zoom

Meg Bishop
June 4, 2020

Video calls became the new “Want to grab coffee sometime?” to maintain social distancing guidelines and other coronavirus safety precautions that have been in place for the last three months. Amid...

Demonstrators gather near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street at a memorial established for George Floyd on Friday, May 29.

Minneapolis artists memorialize George Floyd in murals

Norah Kleven
June 2, 2020

Though the Twin Cities has fallen on dark days, local artists are offering a beacon of hope through public works of art in remembrance of George Floyd. “I Can Breathe Now” By now, many have seen this...

Sarah Mai

Student-led theatre fields short plays about pre-COVID living

Meg Bishop
June 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s hard not to get nostalgic about the way things were just a few months ago. University of Minnesota students Mac Scheldt and Katelyn McLane of Little Red Theatre...

Courtesy of  Elise Radspinner.

Directing duo keeps film Coool

Alex Strangman
May 7, 2020

In a field less than a mile northwest of Scandia, Minnesota, Jess Shoman from the Chicago-based folk project “Tenci” slowly rides a horse toward the camera. She’s under direction from two guys with...

St. Paul Art Crawl goes virtual

St. Paul Art Crawl goes virtual

Frankie Carlson
April 25, 2020

Back in mid-March, as large group gatherings began getting canceled and businesses were forced to shut their doors, the members of the St. Paul Art Collective could see little hope for hosting their semiannual...

Frankie Miller, left, and Sophia Balabanova-Gebreab, right, the creators of Kaleid Zine, pose for a portrait in Honour Cafe on Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Kaleid Zine: a colorfully creative outlet for young artists

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
February 24, 2020

With an Instagram feed as bright and lively as they are, Sophia Balabanova-Gebreab and Frankie Miller are in pursuit of a platform for young artists. They’ve curated and created themes and colors, bands...

Morgan La Casse and Hailee Schievelbein

Coldplay releases thought-provoking eighth studio album, “Everyday Life”

Norah Kleven
December 2, 2019

After a four year hiatus, Coldplay has reminded the world that they are indeed still here. The acclaimed British rock band, which built a name for itself with tracks like “Viva La Vida," ”The Scientist”...

Marisol Herling gets ready for prom on Saturday, June 15 in Minneapolis.

A night to remember: “Queer Prom” reclaims the high school tradition

Becca Most
June 19, 2019

Editor’s note: this piece does not adequately represent members of the 20% Theater Company responsible for Queer Prom. Marcela Michelle, Chair of the Board of Directors for the 20% Theater Company, played...

Natalie Deeble and daughter Saniya watch as the Pride Parade marches down Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis on June 24, 2018.

A&E’s Twin Cities Pride Guide

Becca Most
June 18, 2019

As Pride month comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the LGBTQ community than to attend events that highlight (and financially support) local queer artists in the Twin Cities? Here’s A&E’s...