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Calamity Janes

May 4, 2010

Calamity! WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday, May 20 WHERE: The Lab Theater, 700 First St. N. TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door (Sold at Cliché boutique) Collectives are so hot right now. Think La Nouvelle...

The Fashionista is in - Advice before heading out

The Fashionista is in – Advice before heading out

May 3, 2010

So this is it, ladies and gentlemen âÄî my final column as your handy-dandy Minnesota Daily Fashionista. WeâÄôve been together for a little more than a year, which is quite a bit longer...

PHOTO COURTESY UNIQUE ART PENDANTS

The wonderful world of Etsy

April 28, 2010

Ets y, an online marketplace for handcrafted gifts and vintage treasures, is a treasure trove of sweet trinkets and one-of-a-kind finds that you can brag about snapping up before your hipper-than-thou...

The Fashionista is in - Walk of Shame Survival Guide

The Fashionista is in – Walk of Shame Survival Guide

April 26, 2010

Last weekend was Spring Jam, wasnâÄôt it? IâÄôd completely forgotten until I happened to notice more than a few hot messes stumbling home on Sunday morning from whatever salacious activities...

Solving a mystery with the Harty Boys

April 21, 2010

âÄúThe Harty Boys in The Case of the Limping PlatypusâÄù WHERE: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 Lake St. W. WHEN: Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. TICKETS: $12 A priceless work of art has been stolen...

Battle of the bánh mi

Battle of the bánh mi

April 14, 2010

Move over muffulettas and poâÄô boys. Báhn mi, a French baguette sandwich with a French-Vietnamese twist, is having its 15 minutes of fame in Twin Cities cuisine. The sammy is so popular even the...

The baby-sitters are back

April 14, 2010

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Claudia Kishi. Kristy Thomas. Cathy Dollanganger . No, these aren't pop stars or the hottest new members of the Disney clan, but to a certain generation of young women,...

The Fashionista is in – Fashion Week

April 14, 2010

Major âÄúfashionâÄù cities like New York City and Paris have Fashion Week, a crazy period during the spring and fall when designers present their collections to the press. Obviously, youâÄôre...

From Jeremy Messersmith's Twitter

Local Celebrity Twitters

April 7, 2010

When Twitter was developed all the way back in 2006, who would have known that its succinct manner of condensing life and self-promotion into 140 innocent little characters would have become so incredibly...

The Fashionista is in – Talking Beauty with Beauty Bets

April 5, 2010

Elizabeth Dehn has an impressive resume: stints with Target and [beauty company] Kiehl's, writing for national publications like Rachael Ray's magazine and formerly serving as lifestyle editor at local...

Cooking with in-season ingredients

March 31, 2010

With the arrival of 50-degree weather comes the University Avenue barrage of grills boasting greasy burgers and hot dogs. While each has its merits, adding a few new ingredients to your usual routine can...

PHOTO COURTESY RICOCHET KITCHEN

An art party with a bang

March 31, 2010

Ricochet Kitchen WHERE: Bedlam Theatre WHEN: April 3, 8:30 p.m. TICKETS: $5 (21+)/$10 (18 and under) On a typical night at the Bedlam Theatre, bands, plays and community events fill up the sprawling space....

The Fashionista is in – Spring Beauty

March 30, 2010

The temperature is climbing, and that means itâÄôs time to change up your beauty routine and freshen up! Be gone, winter blues, and with you your red cheeks/noses, chapped lips and frozen fingers....

ROBOTLove is movin’ on up

March 26, 2010

Watch out, Uptown, N.E. is gunning to be the new arts mecca of Minneapolis. What was once a relatively blah neighborhood, save for the presence of Lunds and SurdykâÄôs, has recently blossomed into...

PHOTO COURTESY MUTE RECORDS

Review: She & Him, Goldfrapp

March 25, 2010

ARTIST: She & Him ALBUM: âÄùVolume TwoâÄù LABEL: Merge Records Confession: I am not a Zooey Deschanel fan. In fact, as of late I have come to detest all that Ms. Deschanel stands for:...

Cake Eater creators Emily Harris and Sheela Namakkal
PHOTO COURTESY KATE IVERSON

Let them eat (Surly-flavored?) cake

March 24, 2010

I am drinking coffee with the ladies of Cake Eater Bakery, and though IâÄôve only known them for about three minutes, I already know that their soon-to-open shop may become my new favorite hangout....

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club visit First Ave. this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY TESSA ANGUS

Weekend Culture Compass – “Wizard of Oz” and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

March 23, 2010

Thursday, March 25 Music âÄî Bella Koshka, Me & My Arrow, the Alpha Centauri 7th St. Entry 701 1st Ave. N. 8 p.m. $6 Fresh off of a stop at AustinâÄôs SXSW music festival comes darkly...

Local photographer Jenn Cress tells A&E about Paris fashion week.

The Fashionista is in – Profile: Jennifer Cress

March 23, 2010

IâÄôd been emailing back and forth with local photographer Jennifer Cress, 32, about chit-chatting with me for a Fashionista column and she was all for it âĦ except at the time,...

PHOTO COURTESY BEN CLARK

The “Yo Gabba Gabba!” dance train makes a stop in Mpls.

March 10, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! WHERE: U.S. Bank Theater at the Target Center WHEN: March 13, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. TICKETS: $17-45 Way back in the summer of 2007, Aidan, the 3-year-old I nannied, used to race to the TV...

Guest sexpert Robyne Robinson, at your service

March 10, 2010

Possibly because most of A&E has such a burning love and blistering desire for the lovely and talented Ms. Robyne Robinson, FOX9 anchor, art enthusiast and designer of Rox jewelry, we couldnâÄôt...

Fashionista beauty endorsements: Spring 2010

March 9, 2010

 Hello darlings! Can you believe my makeup-obsessed self completely neglected to endorse anything for winter? I can't! So, without further ado, here's my list of passionate loves for springtime, which...

The Fashionista is in - Oscar dish

The Fashionista is in – Oscar dish

March 8, 2010

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, but the majority of Hollywood starlets nixed Dior and Chanel for the Oscars, in what was not necessarily a wise choice. I can't imagine what it's like to choose a dress...

The fashionista is in - DIY: Spring Break Bronze

The fashionista is in – DIY: Spring Break Bronze

March 3, 2010

Last year at this time, I was a Darque Tan devotee. How can you not be? Have you visited the place? ItâÄôs clean, sparkly and certain beds even come with aromatherapy. ItâÄôs heaven in...

Ms. Handler and Chunk.
PHOTO COURTESY GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

Turning the pages with Chelsea Handler

March 3, 2010

âÄúChelsea Chelsea Bang BangâÄù AUTHOR: Chelsea Handler PAGES: 247 PRICE: $25.99 Chelsea Handler is a funny lady. SheâÄôs funny when sheâÄôs not-so-secretly making mad fun...

Non-infected residents of Ogden Marsh survey the damage.
PHOTO COURTESY OVERTURE STUDIOS.

They’ve got “The Crazies,” and you should too

February 27, 2010

âÄúThe CraziesâÄù STARRING: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson DIRECTED BY: Breck Eisner RATED: R PLAYING AT: Area theaters "The Crazies" had me so unnerved about silent, empty...

Oberstar with Michelle Kwan, who had a cameo in the remake of “Ice Castles.”
PHOTO COURTESY MOLLY OBERSTAR

U student acts in ice skating film

February 25, 2010

As Twitter trending topics and incessant âÄúTodayâÄù show coverage would suggest, Americans are fascinated by figure skating. Maybe itâÄôs the glittery costumes and romance of it,...

Fro-yo war: Fru-Lala vs. DIY

February 24, 2010

There have been many enduring rivalries in history: the Hatfields and McCoys , the Montagues and Capulets (who cares if theyâÄôre made up?), Leno and Letterman , Pepsi and Coke âĦ...

Get smart on campus with Trivia Mafia

February 17, 2010

Question: WhatâÄôs the best way to spend a drunken night on campus that doesnâÄôt involve screechy karaoke at Blarney or weak dollar rails at the Library? Answer: Playing trivia, duh! And...

PHOTO COURTESY SHAWN VRIEZEN

All-deaf cast takes on “Vagina Monologues” at the Ritz

February 17, 2010

âÄúThe Vagina MonologuesâÄù WHEN: Feb. 19-20, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. WHERE: The Ritz Theater, 345 13 Ave. NE TICKETS: $19 Playwright/actress/activist Eve Ensler had to have known that âÄúThe...

The Fashionista is in - Alexander McQueen: A Tribute

The Fashionista is in – Alexander McQueen: A Tribute

February 15, 2010

Aside from the blue gingham âÄúDorothy dressâÄù I wore daily from ages three to five, the first time I was ever truly enchanted by fashion came courtesy of Alexander McQueenâÄôs...

Last minute valentine’s day guide for the ladies

February 10, 2010

Hey ladies, itâÄôs almost ValentineâÄôs Day and youâÄôre screwed. YouâÄôve made zero plans with your significant other (if you have one) or with your trusty band of girlfriends...

GAULTIER FOR TARGET

The Fashionista is in – Designer lines at Target

February 10, 2010

February is a tough month. The weather is frigid, the sky is gray and everyone is relatively miserable, myself included. IâÄôm already hankering for March, mainly because of what TargetâÄôs...

PHOTO COURTESY OHNOTHEYDIDN'T

The Fashionista is in – Fashion marketing

February 7, 2010

Before I dive into this edition of Fashionista, I have to mention that I completely neglected to mention one of my favorite models, the gorgeous Crystal Renn, in last weekâÄôs âÄúModels...

PHOTO COURTESY HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

Baby Jonas goes it alone

February 4, 2010

NICK JONAS ALBUM: âÄúWho I AmâÄù LABEL: Hollywood Records I have very little shame in admitting my Nick Jonas fascination. The kid is the musical mastermind in his sibling three-piece,...

Minne Tonka helps make the Midwest best in Burlesque.
PHOTO COURTESY MINNIE TONKA

The art of the tease

January 27, 2010

Best of Midwest Burlesk WHEN: Jan. 28-30 WHERE: Varsity Theater (Thursday)/The Ritz Theater (Friday-Saturday) WHEN: 9 p.m. âÄî Thursday/7 & 10 p.m. âÄî Friday-Saturday Burlesque, just...

PHOTO COURTESY ID MAGAZINE

The Fashionista is in – Models 101

January 25, 2010

I talk a lot about fashion designers, runway shows and celebrities in this column, but I rarely talk about one of the most vital parts of fashion in general: Models. WeâÄôre not going to get into...

PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSAL RECORDS

Put the guitar down, Lil Wayne

January 20, 2010

Lil Wayne ALBUM: âÄúRebirthâÄù LABEL: Universal RELEASE DATE: Feb. 2 âÄúRebirthâÄù may just be Lil WayneâÄôs âÄúChinese Democracy .âÄù Granted, the...

PHOTO COURTESY RDUJOUR

The Fashionista is in – New York Shopping and Golden Globes

January 20, 2010

Shopping in New York Nothing beats winter break âÄî endless hours of âÄúJersey ShoreâÄù reruns, spending all my days in my frigid apartment and, best of all, taking a trip to New...

Oh no! Prince Naveen needs a princess kiss to transform back into a real boy.
PHOTO COURTESY DISNEY

Disney’s New Orleans fairy tale fails to enchant

December 11, 2009

The Princess and the Frog STARRING: Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard RATED: G PLAYING AT: Area theaters YouâÄôd like to think going to see a Disney film at the ripe old age of 22...

Weekend Culture Compass - Mates of State, Lookbook and Christmas stuff

Weekend Culture Compass – Mates of State, Lookbook and Christmas stuff

December 9, 2009

Thursday Music âÄî Andrew Bird St. MarkâÄôs Cathedral 519 Oak Grove St., Mpls. 8 p.m. $29-32 Andrew Bird is an ace whistler and a fantastic fiddler. HeâÄôs doing a tour of churches...

Winter break workouts

December 9, 2009

Tallying up everything you eat during the holiday season will only result in a cold, nervous sweat. If your family is anything like mine, there will be potatoes swimming in butter, calorie-laden fudge...

PHOTO SOURCE SEQUINS AND BANGLES

The fashionista is in – get that holiday glow.

December 9, 2009

The end of the semester means the end of four glorious months of me spewing out my opinions on everything from runway shows to Bumpits. But despite losing my soap box, it also means holiday parties. And...

My picks for best of the decade — Kara

December 3, 2009

I spent most of the 2000s in a teeny tiny town up near Fargo, population approx. 243. The only way we got "indie" music was from "The O.C." soundtrack.   My Personal Favorite Movies...

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The hot list

December 2, 2009

Any good âÄúend of the decadeâÄù list must mention the people who raised our blood pressures by power of sheer hotness alone. Here are our favorites. LADIES 1. Olivia Wilde We kicked Angelina...

Top journalistic start-ups of the 2000s

December 2, 2009

In the past 10 years, Minnesota journalism has expanded more than we could have ever dreamt in 2000. The prevalence and popularity of both the Internet and blogging started a revolution amongst both journalists...

PHOTO COURTESY SEPHORA

The Fashionista is in – Holiday shopping guide

December 1, 2009

How was your Thanksgiving? I eschewed Black Friday shopping (rare for me) in favor of my bed and turkey leftovers. (Plus thereâÄôs nowhere to shop in North Dakota. Bebe just made its way to Fargo.)...

PHOTO COURTESY NEXTMODELMANAGEMENT.COM

The Fashionista is in — News update

November 24, 2009

Model Daul Kim dies Things are not always glamorous and gorgeous in the fashion world. There are drug overdoses, murders and other horrible tragedies that sometimes cancel out the glitz. On Friday, it...

Holiday party DIY

November 24, 2009

Face it âÄî weâÄôre getting older. Soon weâÄôre going to have to helm our own holiday cocktail hours and assorted feasts, so we better start learning now. Perhaps the spirit of...

PHOTO COURTESY HARPERCOLLINS

Interview: Mary Karr

November 18, 2009

Razor-sharp sentence-wielding writer Mary Karr has lived such a life that itâÄôs allowed her to pen not one, not two, but three gripping memoirs. Her latest is âÄúLit,âÄù the story...

The dish on Gastro Non Grata

November 18, 2009

GASTRO NON GRATA WHEN: Nov. 22 WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 6 p.m., $5 I met Craig Drehmel and Jeff Mitchell of Gastro Non Grata one gloomy Friday afternoon at the Wienery on the West Bank. Over Upsetter...

The Fashionista is in — Waste your time fashionably

November 16, 2009

Looks like the weather will be in the mid to high 50s for the rest of this week, so take advantage of it and dress up! IâÄôll probably be out with the camera again. Last year, I recommended several...

Hobble skirt. PHOTO COURTESY LIBRARY.THINKQUEST.ORG

The Fashionista is in – A short history of fashion

November 16, 2009

Since 2009 is almost over, IâÄôve been thinking affectionately of the golden years in which I came of age, and felt a fashion history column was in order. (Plus my editor failed a quiz on fashion...

PHOTOS COURTESY EMILY BRYNGELSON

Designer profile: Tender Cuts

November 11, 2009

Each year, talented designers are busy stitching and draping away over at the St. Paul campus. Sometimes, all that hard work gets them noticed in a big way âÄî take senior Emily Bryngelson , whose...

PHOTO COURTESY FEROCITER JEWELRY

Shop local design at Shoppe Local

November 11, 2009

WHAT: Shoppe Local WHERE: 813 50th St. W. Mpls. As the Twin Cities become more and more celebrated for their burgeoning local design scene, plenty of people are taking notice and itching to get involved....

You are (and you write) what you eat

You are (and you write) what you eat

November 4, 2009

Food scribes Rick Nelson and James Norton go out to eat âÄî a lot. They estimate that they fill a booth or take a seat at various restaurants around the metro anywhere between four to five times...

Amelia Laura Franceschi.

The Fashionista is in – On the street

November 4, 2009

In this past week, I indeed managed to find some fantastic fashion lurking on our campus. Check out your sartorially minded peers and learn from their success. Name: Cinnamon Janzer Year/major: senior,...

Cinnamon Janzer.

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November 4, 2009

Cinnamon Janzer.

Alexandra Baldwin and Adrian Pansch.

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November 4, 2009

Alexandra Baldwin and Adrian Pansch.

New Britney video “3” premieres

October 30, 2009

 BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS. Why can't you dance? I'm sick of this parading around, that's not dancing. Where are you, "Slave 4 U" Brit? Your body is awesome, your hair is not an obvious...

Designer profile: Kathryn V

Designer profile: Kathryn V

October 28, 2009

MNFashion WeekâÄôs SCENEaSOTA event was a bevy of inventive, impressive designs from a diverse pool of local designers. One line of particularly sophisticated pieces came from Kathryn Sterner,...

First-rate pasta comes to the North Loop

October 28, 2009

Bar la Grassa ADDRESS: 800 Washington Ave. N. PRICE: $6-$80 Before I begin to sing the praises of the new North Loop eatery, which fills the real estate left by Cuban-themed Babalu , I have one very important...

PHOTO COURTESY ZIMBIO.COM

The Fashionista is in – Recreating celeb looks

October 22, 2009

When I saw Leighton Meester at the recent Louis Vuitton S/S 2010 show, I thought one thing and one thing only: I absolutely must duplicate that outfit. A click of my mouse sent it into my inspiration folder,...

Kings takes the crown

Kings takes the crown

October 21, 2009

Kings Wine Bar WHERE: 4555 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis ItâÄôs Friday night and Kings, a teeny little enclave housed comfortably within a placid South Minneapolis neighborhood, is packed. The overflowing...

Shopping St. Paul

October 14, 2009

The Twin Cities and their surrounding suburbs are shopaholic dream cities. Not every metropolis can lay claim to the largest mall in America, nor can they brag about swanky boutiques like St. Louis ParkâÄôs...

Fashionista beauty endorsements: October

October 9, 2009

 Another month, another batch of beauty products/services I've given the A-OK to and therefore, so should you.  I'm fresh off a lovely (and relatively painless) brow wax at Miyagi salon...

The Fashionista is in - Jumping the gun for spring 2010

The Fashionista is in – Jumping the gun for spring 2010

October 7, 2009

You know I wanted to write this column about the epidemic that refuses to cease âÄì leggings as pants âÄì but IâÄôve made my opinion on this subject perfectly clear. (If youâÄôre...

Guilty pleasures from Hell’s Kitchen

Guilty pleasures from Hell’s Kitchen

October 7, 2009

âÄúDamn Good Food: 157 Recipes from HellâÄôs KitchenâÄù AUTHOR: Mitch Omer, Ann Bauer PUBLISHER: Borealis Books PAGES: 214 PRICE: $27.95 Recipe follows story Mitch Omer is the 6-foot-5-inch...

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Sweet cocktails, pin-up girls at Lyndale Tap House

October 7, 2009

The Lyndale Tap House ADDRESS: 2937 Lyndale Ave. S. PRICES: $5-15 My brother, my companion to the newest addition to Lyndale AvenueâÄôs ever-changing lineup of restaurants, the Lyndale Tap House,...

Coco (Audrey Tautou) in self-designed costume.
PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Behind the seams of Chanel

October 7, 2009

âÄúCoco Before ChanelâÄù STARRING: Audrey Tautou DIRECTED BY: Anne Fontaine SHOWING: Landmark Edina (opens Oct. 16) The legendary Coco Chanel was a chain-smoking, tweed suit-wearing grande...

Store opening: BlackBlue

September 30, 2009

WHAT: BlackBlue WHERE: 614 Selby Ave. If fashion blogger the Sartorialist ever photographed Steve Kang and Claudette Gacuti, the stylish minds behind new Selby Ave. store BlackBlue, he wouldnâÄôt...

The fashionista is in - Fashion folks to know

The fashionista is in – Fashion folks to know

September 30, 2009

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not the only fashion mogul on the planet, folks, despite what the media might tell you. She alone does not dictate the entire world of fashion. ItâÄôs a big...

24-year-old Naturi Naughton plays high schooler Denise in 2009's version of

“Fame” flops

September 27, 2009

âÄúFameâÄù DIRECTED BY: Kevin Tancharoen STARRING: Naturi Naughton, Asher Book, Megan Mullally RATED: PG SHOWING: Area theaters Though none of its stars turned out to light up the sky like...

Your guide to MNfashion Week

Your guide to MNfashion Week

September 23, 2009

New York Fashion Week might be over, and LondonâÄôs is in the midst of happening as we speak, but Minnesota has a fashion week of its own. It might not attract the Olsens or KanyeâÄôs hot...

Designer Profile: Emma Berg

Designer Profile: Emma Berg

September 23, 2009

I met MPLSart founder/Target corporate employee/first-rate local fashion plate Emma Berg for lunch at Masa âÄî an airy, modern Mexican restaurant owned by the DâÄôAmico partners on Nicollet...

PHOTO COURTESY VINCENT PICTURES

Barrymore’s roller derby debut

September 23, 2009

âÄúWhip ItâÄù STARRING: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig RATED: PG-13 PLAYING AT: Area theaters No one thought that perennial flower child Drew Barrymore could ever add âÄúfilm...

A quick, albeit late VMA reaction update from Kara & John

September 14, 2009

 We're too stunned by the beauty and wonder that was Gaga's performance to even blog about anything else, so we'll leave you with a few reactions. "My life dream is to become half-Beyonce, half-robot."...

PHOTO COURTESY ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Prada-wearing “devil” Anna Wintour is surprisingly likable

September 13, 2009

âÄúThe September IssueâÄù STARRING: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington DIRECTED BY: R.J. Cutler PLAYING AT: Landmark Edina Cinema, 3911 50th St. W., Edina To the outsiderâÄôs eye, the...

Miles Mendenhall gallery opening at Fox Tax tomorrow night

September 11, 2009

 Local artist Miles recently graduated from the U and is now showing his first solo exhibit of modern, geometric patterns at Fox Tax Gallery (foxtaxservice.com/gallery/) The pieces speak...

Fashionista beauty endorsements: Fall 09

September 10, 2009

 Hope the third day of school is going as smoothly as the first two (probably) did for all of you. Me, I don't have class MWF, so I have lots of time to spend browsing local stores, trying out new...

The luminous ladies of La Nouvelle Femme
PHOTO COURTESY LA NOUVELLE FEMME

Interview: La Nouvelle Femme ladies

September 9, 2009

La Nouvelle Femme WHERE: Varsity Theater WHEN: Sep. 18 TIME: 8 p.m. TICKETS: $8 pre-show, $10 at door If you pay the $8 to attend the upcoming MNFashion event La Nouvelle Femme, an all-girl artist collective...

PHOTO COURTESY RANDOM HOUSE

Inside the Collyer brothers’ mansion

September 9, 2009

âÄúHomer & Langley: A NovelâÄù AUTHOR: E.L. Doctorow PUBLISHER: Random House PAGES: 224 LIST PRICE: $26 In 1947, New York City police received a call saying there was a rotting corpse...

ScarJo & Pete Yorn team up – and score.

September 9, 2009

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson ALBUM: âÄúBreak UpâÄù LABEL: Rhino Records History has trained society to have low expectations for actors branching out into recorded music, and for...

The Fashionista is in

The Fashionista is in

September 8, 2009

OK, so it might sort of suck that school is already upon us âÄî summer came and went in a flurry of blasé weather that rarely reached 85 degrees. But I donâÄôt really mind;...

“Time Traveler’s Wife” caught in Hollywood ether

August 11, 2009

âÄúThe Time TravelerâÄôs WifeâÄù STARRING: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams RATED: PG-13 PLAYING AT: Area theaters This bastardization of beloved bestsellers has got to stop, Hollywood....

Help Jake Rudh represent MPLS on “Mad Men”

August 9, 2009

 Transmission DJ and former A&E profile Jake Rudh is in the top-10 running for a walk-on role on AMC's uber-popular "Mad Men." Jake loves the show and is hosting the Aug....

John Hughes dies

August 6, 2009

John Hughes, director of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty in Pink," "Sixteen Candles," "Breakfast Club," among others, and produced/wrote...

Nickelodeon wipes away the slime logo

August 2, 2009

 The beloved "splat" Nickelodeon logo of our childhoods is no more. First Camp Snoopy, now Nickelodeon's more "streamlined" look - what's next, Sesame Street? Let's...

Talking style with DJ Jake & some more from Glamorama

July 29, 2009

 Here's a little bit with Jake that didn't make the print version. ME: You're a stylish guy; do any musicians have influence on that style? Easily. Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and David Bowie,...

JCPenney creates clothing I actually like?!?!

July 25, 2009

 What is the world coming to? I'm attracted to designs from the mall store of all mall stores, JCPenney? I hate JCPenney! I haven't been in the store since I quit wearing...

Fashionista special report: skin saving at Uptown Dermatology

July 24, 2009

 I have a confession to make: this fashionista has bad skin, and I'm finally so tired of these stupid zits that I made an appointment at the Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa. (1221...

More with Eclecticoiffeur

July 15, 2009

Here's a little one-on-one I did with the ladies that was a teeeeeny bit too big to make it into the print version. DI -Where does your inspiration come from?  We like to tell stories about our...

More with “Pill Head”‘s author Joshua Lyon

July 13, 2009

[on rehab] I went to rehab in MN and I packed shorts and tee shirts, froze my ass off! I liked the city a lot, we had outings, so I did get a chance to see a bit of the city. It seems a little...

I gave up on the Gosselins, but. . .

July 13, 2009

 I used to be a "Jon & Kate Plus 8" fan. Well, to suit the changing times and their impending divorce, I've decided now I am a "Kate + 8" fan, but I refuse...

Scott Seekins changes to white suits on Sunday at Nick & Eddie–you should do the same

April 20, 2009

 John & I are totally obsessed with local artist Scott Seekins. You probably know who he is subconsciously, since he walks around town more than I do. Read John's story in A&E...

MORE with Bob Gruen–the Alice Cooper beer plane, climbing mountains with the Clash

April 9, 2009

You have taken very enduring photographs of some figures who have since passed away, like [Sex Pistols bassist] Sid Vicious and [New York Dolls/Heartbreakers member] Johnny Thunders. What can you tell...

Fashionista special report: beauty endorsements

March 31, 2009

I looove to introduce people to new beauty products, perfumes, and stores, even if that means they'll swipe them from me. It's OK, it's called sharing the wealth. So, without further ado, and to hopefully...

Fashionista special report: do good with your denim

March 28, 2009

 The ladies at one of my favorite local boutiques, Covered, are hosting a charity denim event through tomorrow and I encourage all of you to participate--do you have any old designer jeans (defined...

Kittens Inspired by Kittens girl is from Edina. Who knew?

March 16, 2009

 Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all thought that "Kittens inspired by kittens" YouTube video was sooo funny and sooo weird and wacky like three weeks ago, and we're mostly all over it.(However,...

Worldwide premiere of Britney’s “If You Seek Amy”

March 12, 2009

Here's the video for Britney's third single off "Circus," the cleverly-titled "If You Seek Amy." She looks good, duh.   www.britney.com/us/blog/worldwide-video-premiere-if-u-seek-amy