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UMN Medical School promotes storytelling through medicine with new arts initiative

UMN Medical School promotes storytelling through medicine with new arts initiative

Frankie Carlson
February 13, 2021
Amid a global pandemic, the Medical School emphasizes the importance of the arts and humanities in STEM careers with the recently launched Center for the Art of Medicine.
Ice sculptures displayed in St. Paul's Annual Winter Carnival on Thursday, Jan. 28. This year marks the 135th Anniversary of the first carnival.

Neither cold nor COVID-19 can stop the St. Paul Winter Carnival

Nina Raemont
February 11, 2021
This year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival was a celebration of the city and the 135-year-old winter festival.
Design student Chong Xiong's collection currently on display in the exhibit Breaking Silence: Design in a Changing World at the Nash Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 9. She describes her collection as inspired by the colors and textiles of the Flower Hmong Tribe located in Northern Vietnam, and by her mother.

Students debut progressive fashion collections in new exhibit

Megan Phillips, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 10, 2021
The featured collections from 12 apparel design students focus on comfort, sustainability and the need for wearable technology.
Physician and author Courtney Burnett poses with her memoir

UMN grad and physician recounts battle with brain cancer in new memoir

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 8, 2021
University of Minnesota graduate and Internal Medicine Chief Resident Courtney Burnett prepares for the release of her memoir “Difficult Gifts: A Physician’s Journey to Heal Body and Mind.”
Heat of the Week: Food Hugs, speed dates and lava cakes

Heat of the Week: Food Hugs, speed dates and lava cakes

Nina Raemont, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
February 8, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Alison Kirwin stands in Al's Breakfast as she gets ready to get 20 plus orders out the door on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Al's new menu option is a weekly meal deal allowing customers to choose two meals for $50.

Skip the usual: Al’s Breakfast switches up menu with weekly staff meals

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 5, 2021
Typical food is for typical times, and the past year has been anything but typical.
Local artist Mama Rose poses for a portrait at Lake Nokomis Park on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Rose is releasing her debut solo EP which combines many music and art styles such as Neo-jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry.

Underground Update: Local artist Mama Rose prepares for debut release

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 4, 2021
Charlotte “Mama” Rose channels her experiences, personality and eclectic musical influences in her first EP, “drink More water.”
From left to right, Katie Fischer, Taylor Kraemer, KT Branscom, and Kate Kanfield, members of the local indie-punk band VIAL, pose for a portrait on Sunday, Jan. 31 in Minneapolis. VIAL was named City Pages'

Q&A: Everybody’s favorite ‘honk rock’ band, VIAL

Megan Phillips, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
February 3, 2021
A&E spoke with the femme-punk outfit about new music, pandemic life and their favorite TikTokers.
The finished dish of bariis iskukaris, a traditional Somali rice dish, prepared for the Sharing Food series on Sunday, Jan. 31. The recipe was shared with the Minnesota Daily by the Somali Student Association.

Sharing Food: Bariis iskukaris (Somali-style rice)

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 2, 2021
Sharing Food, a series by A&E, hopes to bring together students and their own cultural cuisines, letting no meal go unshared.
The Republic building November 2016 via Google Maps.

Republic bar and restaurant closes with plans to relocate

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
February 1, 2021
The West Bank restaurant shuttered last November with an uncertain timeline for reopening.