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Students keep momentum alive for Black Lives Matter movement

A protester holds up a Black Lives Matter sign in front of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Minnehaha Avenue on Tuesday, May 26. The protest was in response to the killing of George Floyd. 

Meg Bishop

August 1, 2020

Activists and supporters for social justice movements have shouted on the streets and across social media platforms over the last two months. As coverage of protests wanes, student activists continue to fight the good fight, determined to keep momentum going. Student-led protests have been a staple ...

Students are giving up (their unsustainable fashion habits)

From the wealth inequities that the pandemic has exacerbated to the heightened awareness of where our dollars go during such a difficult time, University of Minnesota students are giving up their unsustainable fashion habits.

Nina Raemont

July 31, 2020

Kaleigh Strong, an incoming third-year retail merchandising and supply chain operations double major, was like many students who thought their spring break at home would only last a week.  But, when President Joan Gabel announced that classes were to be finished online for the spring semester, Strong was left in South Dakota with the suitcase of clothing she had pac...

Underground update: Sarah Walk – Indie musician, Minnesota native and dream achiever

Sarah Walk, a Minneapolis musician now based in Los Angeles, will release her new album “Another Me” on August 28. (Image courtesy of Sarah Walk, photo by Daniel Smith Coleman)

Meg Bishop

July 30, 2020

Sarah Walk, a 29-year-old Minneapolis musician turned Los Angeles indie-music scene local, is set to release her new album “Another Me” on August 28. A&E had the chance to chat with Walk about her Minnesota beginnings and musical aspirations.  Walk grew up in Plymouth and didn't know much...

Quarantunes: A&E’s top ten albums from the first half of 2020

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Nina Raemont

July 29, 2020

10. “La Vita Nuova” by Christine and the Queens (EP)  If your semester abroad in Paris got canceled, perhaps this French pop EP can fill the void. “La Vita Nuova,” Christine and the Queens’ EP, released in late February, teems with perfect melodies and synth. The EP perfectly blends irresis...

Twin Cities storytellers compete for best personal story

The show consisted of eight storytellers, each with a personal story that was five to six minutes long. This year’s theme is “do-overs.” 

Meg Bishop

July 29, 2020

Readers, writers and artists across the Twin Cities tuned in to StorySLAM, a virtual storytelling competition, on July 22.  The Moth, a New York based storytelling production organization, brought its storytelling competition show to the Twin Cities. StorySLAM is a touring storytellers extravaga...

College Kitchen: Farmers market finds

Homemade Perfect Summer Tomato Toast made during the College Kitchen segment on Wednesday, July 22. The dishes were made with ingredients from Minneapolis Farmers Markets.

Nina Raemont

July 24, 2020

There are myriad reasons to patronize your local farmers market – from the open-air environment that lends safety and peace of mind to coronavirus-conscious patrons to the produce-related tips and conversations shared between vendors and shoppers. But today, we focus on one reason: the quality of fa...

Minneapolis t-shirt pop ups showcase student artwork on police brutality

Ursula Arhart, Kristina Johnson, Cecily Bohman, Jaime Candia, Rebekah Nygard, and Nico Sardina,  from back left to front right, pose for a picture while working at the People's Library T-Shirt pop-up shop. (Photo courtesy of The People’s Library)

Meg Bishop

July 24, 2020

Once a week for the last month, art-activism collective The People’s Library has asked community members to donate money to the organization in exchange for a t-shirt. One popular design depicts the Looney Toons character Porky Pig dressed as a police officer with his head in a guillotine. Printed be...

South Minneapolis contemporary art gallery opens two new indoor exhibits

Kristin Van Loon, left, and Ryan Fontaine, owners and operators of Hair + Nails Contemporary Art Gallery, pose for a portrait in front of the gallery in Minneapolis on Monday, July 20. The gallery, located on East 35th St., has a new exhibit about queer love opening on Saturday, July 25. 

Nina Raemont

July 21, 2020

After weeks of staying home, yearning for those Sunday afternoons spent at art exhibits, a safe and inspirational space for art viewing is necessary – and Hair + Nails, the South Minneapolis art gallery, plans to deliver just that with its new exhibits.  Premiering July 25, Hair + Nails opens t...

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum nominated as Best Botanical Garden

Flowers in the Annual Garden surround a small pond with a fountain statue at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska on Monday, July 13.

Meg Bishop

July 16, 2020

Lilacs, tulips, redbuds and more, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum houses priceless plant collections, catching the eyes of botany enthusiasts across the nation. It reopened for drive-through viewing in May, just in time to be nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice botanical garden contest.&...

Q&A: Jennifer Melin Miller, co-producer of “Hadestown” and Carlson MBA alumni

Courtesy of Jennifer Melin Miller. Photo by Amy Melin.

Nina Raemont

July 15, 2020

Jennifer Melin Miller, a University of Minnesota alumni, became involved in investing and producing Broadway shows over five years ago. She’s found great success in her investments and even has some Tonys to show for it.  A&E talked to Miller about Broadway, investing in theater and the f...