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The Girls celebrate the holidays

December 3, 2015

Many years ago the Minneapolis-based musical group the Girls planned on retiring. The group consisted of six women who performed interchangeably in smaller groups.   Before retirement, the Girls...

American Swedish Institute celebrates Nordic Christmas traditions

November 25, 2015

As an annual holiday tradition, Lena Norrman sets out a bowl of porridge to please the tomte —  a folkloric elf-like character who visits children on Christmas Eve. Norrman, who is the University...

Photo of the Guthrie: The Guthrie Theater in the winter. Photo by Lisa Bond.

The Twin Cities from behind the lens

November 23, 2015

Four artists, four subjects, angles and styles — each one trying to let the audience see the world through his or her eyes. For four Minneapolis-based photographers, the city is more than skylines...

Unpopular Opinion: I didn’t like the first episode of “Master of None”

November 13, 2015

I love Aziz Ansari. I loved him on “Parks and Recreation,” I love his standup and from his appearances on Jimmy Fallon, he seems like a great guy. With my love for Ansari, I was excited for...

City Girl Coffee launches in metro

November 12, 2015

Alyza Bohbot’s family owned and operated Alakef Coffee Roasters for 25 years. When her parents retired last January, Bohbot took over and decided it was time to put a new spin on the roasting company.   In...

Netflix docs you need to watch

November 9, 2015

One of Netflix’s greatest features is its vast collection of documentaries. While binge-watching TV shows and watching Netflix original series can be enjoyable, Netflix documentaries are unbeatable.   Here...

Grad students Julia Duvall (left) and Crystal Compton (right) organize several of their wearable technology garments. One of Duvall and Compton's pieces , named

University creates fashion of the future

November 3, 2015

Graduate students Crystal Compton and Julia Duvall sat in the UMN Wearable Technology Lab surrounded by sketches, notes, sewing machines and mannequin parts. What looked like regular articles of clothing...

Easy college Halloween costumes

October 29, 2015

For some, Halloween means months of preparation and excitement. For others, Halloween is an afterthought, something that sneaks up the week of the 31st.   For those that are laying in bed October...

Attendees fill the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union during Food Day UMN in 2013.

Fifth annual Food Day comes to Coffman

October 20, 2015

College diets are often associated with outrageous amounts of ramen noodles and microwave-friendly meals. Food Day UMN wants to challenge those ideas and prove to students that healthy eating in college...

File Provided By Mick Sterling Presents

Celebrating rock ’n’ roll legends

October 15, 2015

Mick Sterling started his Twin Cities music career in 1980. For a few years, he fumbled around in different bands until he hit his stride in 1988 and started performing 200 gigs a year. Now, 35 years later,...

Onlookers walk around the

‘Suburbia’ hits the Twin Cities

October 8, 2015

To many, the word suburbia produces ideas of a generic, “Stepford Wives” way of living. Suburbs are often associated with simplicity and accessibility not offered in the city.     “One...

Whosah hits the Student Sound stage

Whosah hits the Student Sound stage

September 29, 2015

Pressured to name their band in order to compete in a high school competition, Spencer and Dave Grimes turned to a game of Bananagrams. Vowing that the first six letters pulled would be the band’s...

Local artist Andrew Forbes plays the bagpipes for participants at the Interact Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Interact Center participates in Art Access Chautauqua

September 24, 2015

For almost 20 years, Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts has challenged preconceived notions of what it means to be a disabled artist.    Consisting of disabled artists from the...

Local artist Megan Moore poses with her paintings outside her home on Monday. Moore's work will be featured as a stop on the League of Longfellow Artist's art crawl taking place this Saturday, September 19.

Local artist featured in Art Crawl

September 17, 2015

Drawing inspiration from nature, Megan Moore’s artwork is simple, calming and beautiful. Starting with a wood canvas and oil paints, Moore paints scenes of birds perched on treetops and the changing...

Culture Compass 9/17/2015 – 9/24/20156/2015

September 17, 2015

Friday Hannibal Buress   Comedian Hannibal Buress returns to the Varsity Theater for three days and five shows of laughter. Buress is currently on his tour, “The Comedy Camisado.” Back...

Art created by incoming first year students hangs in the Coffman Art Gallery as a part of the

Incoming students create their own First Year

September 8, 2015

This summer, incoming freshman received a white rectangle containing a single “M” logo in the center. Given full creative license, the new students took on an artistic task: to create a design...