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Review: Juice WRLD’s ‘Legends Never Die’

Meg Bishop

July 14, 2020

In a 2018 interview with Sway on MTV’s TRL, Juice WRLD talked about the meaning of 999, a number constantly referenced in his music. The Chicago MC explained how as an inversion of 666 — the biblical mark of the beast — 999 represents taking the worst parts of life and turning them into something po...

Muralists team up to paint a brighter future

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

Meg Bishop

July 13, 2020

Murals centered around the Black Lives Matter movement can now be found all over Minneapolis since the police killing of George Floyd. One group of artists is using these murals to picture a better future. Creatives After Curfew is a collective of artists taking to the streets to paint murals around Mi...

Summer Lovin’: Pandemic edition

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Nina Raemont

July 10, 2020

Love is in the air but so is COVID-19. From Zoom dates to quarantining together, University of Minnesota students’ love lives are being put to the test. These are their stories. At a distance Emerson Martin, a fourth-year student studying global studies and sociology, began her relationship with her b...

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Caroline Skoog

July 9, 2020

Content warning: sexual misconduct, harassment Yelling jokes at indifferent Tinder dates who are just trying to enjoy a drink at the bar is unfortunately a skill that takes years to develop. When I started stand-up in 2016 as a first-year college student, I was not good. No first-timer is. I was lucky to...

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

 Photo by Trista Marie McGovern. Courtesy of Dionne Sims. 

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 off of work as a user experience designer after the killing of George Floyd to support her Twin ...

Eating well: Professional chef provides insight on managing stress through food

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

Nina Raemont

July 6, 2020

It’s easy to feel like we’ve lost control of our eating habits during a pandemic. From the lack of a schedule that turns 1 a.m. into dinnertime to binging food to pass the day as we sit at home, eating well is yet another challenge we have to face during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In light of ...

More than 20 new skate parks slated for Minneapolis

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Meg Bishop

July 3, 2020

Construction of a fully renovated skate park in the heart of downtown is set to begin later this year.  On July 1, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved plans for a new and improved Elliot Skate Park, one of the most frequented skate parks in Minneapolis. There are currently six small...

Minneapolis photographer creates virtual art gallery to showcase work

Mark Khan wearing Universal Rejects from his new collection, which is inspired by his Nigerian and American background, on Monday, June 29 in Minneapolis.

Nina Raemont

July 2, 2020

Like the rest of us, Minneapolis photographer and recent University of Minnesota graduate Mark Khan missed the feeling of art galleries and exhibits, so he paired up with tech enthusiast Jacob Boll to create a virtual art gallery of his own. Featuring work that highlights the Black community, the vir...

Review: Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher’

By Luis Mendoza

Nina Raemont

June 29, 2020

There are few pieces of music that feel so intimate, so softly spoken, that the listener feels as though they are the voyeur of a private conversation. But Phoebe Bridgers, in her sophomore album, "Punisher," released on June 18, accomplishes this exact sentiment. With her gentle voice and lyrics th...

Union Restaurant resumes beloved rooftop drag brunches right in time for Pride

Julia Starr performs at the Pride Drag Brunch at Union Rooftop on Saturday, June 27. With the venue at half-capacity and with face masks required for all patrons, the celebration of Pride continued amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nina Raemont

June 29, 2020

The event that celebrates queens of all kinds is back at the Union Restaurant rooftop in Minneapolis. Reopening right in time for Pride weekend, the Union rooftop’s beloved drag brunches, produced by Flip Phone Events, began again on Friday, June 26 with a few socially distanced twists.  After...