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All content by Kara Nesvig

Perfect timing: new singles & albums for spring break

March 11, 2009

First of all, I have to give a shout-out to my girl Barbie (ha!) who turned 50 on Monday! Looking great for half-a-century, B! Anyway, I spent the better part of last night filling up my...

Fashionista Special Report: McQueen is not so royal

March 3, 2009

 Forgive the lame pun, but I've just returned from Nicollet Target a little bit crestfallen, but not entirely surprised. The McQ for Target collection is indeed out, and has drawn many onlookers,...

Michael Cera IN for “Arrested Development” movie

February 26, 2009

 Well FINALLY. Snot. Okay, so it's not SET IN STONE, per se, as of right now, but Ron Howard told Seacrest that it's pretty much a go, and since dumb old Michael Cera though he had better...

Things we considered covering. . . but didn’t (pt 2)

February 26, 2009

 Just when we think spring is about to be, well, sprung, winter comes blowin’ on back and snows on our parade. Oh well, even though the weather might have changed for the colder, it’s...

More with Kill to Kill

February 18, 2009

 A minor Myspace error (icky Myspace) kept me from including Chad & Sylvia's answers in my Kill to Kill story from earlier this month. Here they are, a little bit later than expected, because...

Oscar Noms are Out

January 22, 2009

 The Oscar nominations were released this morning, and I'm really surprised by a few of their omissions and submissions. Take for example Leonardo DiCaprio, who was basically a shoo-in for "Revolutionary...

New arrivals at Target

December 29, 2008

One of Michelle Obama's favorite designers, Thakoon, has just debuted his Target Go! International line---it was supposed to hit the stores yesterday, but I'm sure the Minneapolis Targets had it out...

The Nesvig siblings take on Fall Out Boy

December 22, 2008

 I admit, my young brother Dylan and I listened to “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” in my 1993 Cadillac every morning on our way to Climax-Shelly school in the fall of 2005, but we...

Staying warm without sacrificing style

December 14, 2008

 As a companion to John's male-centric "Dressing for the Cold" piece a few days ago, I thought about its female equivalent. Ladies, I know you have leggings, but for winter, why...

Finals week fun

December 7, 2008

 As finals week is looming upon us like a big heavy cloud of O-Chem and Marketing, and since I'm currently stationed in the Biomedical Library (I feel like a serious outsider, but the Sevareid...

How to Talk to Girls

December 4, 2008

Move over, Mystery--the real "Pick-Up Artist" is nine-year-old Alec Greven, a kid from Colorado who wrote this adorable book about, you guessed it, talking to girls. I saw him on the...

The Elvis Encyclopedia gets me all shook up

December 3, 2008

When I was 14, I became totally obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. I devoured her movies, her music, and most importantly, every single book that's ever been written about the blonde bombshell. Every single...

American Apparel to MOA

December 2, 2008

American Apparel has done so well in its Uptown location shilling t-shirts and Slim Slacks that it's opened another location in the Mall of America. It's located by Puma on the first floor of the mall,...

More with Camille. . .

November 20, 2008

A minor email fault caused my interview with the ever-stylish Camille from Childhood Flames, the subject of my fashion blog story appearing on this site in about two hours, to be sent after my Sunday deadline....

Britney Bits

November 12, 2008

No, Brit hasn't been flashing her chach again. . .instead, superfansite Breathe Heavy has got 8 minutes of clips from her upcoming, eagerly-anticipated new CD "Circus" (US release...

Sex & the City Sequel?

November 7, 2008

Kim Catrall was on the Today show (I think it was the Today show, anyway. . . my mid-morning TV watching starts to blur together, what with all the "Let's Choose a Puppy for the Obama Girls!"...

Alexander McQueen for Target?!?!

November 5, 2008

I loooove the Go! International lines that zip through Target every three months, and I own a piece from pretty much every collection from Luella to the current, Jonathan Saunders. (If you don't know,...

I’m Obsessed

November 1, 2008

Confession: I'm obsessed with Victoria's Secret. Well, that's not entirely true---I'm obsessed with the Uptown Victoria's Secret, the one that slid into the spot vacated by Gap right in the middle of Calhoun...

Gossip Girl drops my jaw. . .a little

October 28, 2008

Wow, "Gossip Girl." Way to take things to the next level in "teen" programming, though everyone knows it's 20something girls and their boyfriends watching the show--most...

Let it Die SNL

October 24, 2008

Let it die, SNL. Honestly. (Sorry about the barrage of blog-age, I'm just on a roll as of late.) Bringing back Will Ferrell was all like, "DUDE WILL FERRELL IS TOTALLY ON SNL! DUUUUUUUDE BEST NIGHT EVER!",...

The Trouble With Macy’s

October 23, 2008

If this is a day ending in "y" I have probably been shopping. If you guessed that I have been shopping today, you're right. Yes, folks, today was payday and mine usually ends up doing its part to reinflate...

Piper Palin Loves Louis Vuitton

October 23, 2008

Piper Palin, Sarah P.'s 7-year-old daughter, has been snapped by photographers toting a Louis Vuitton bag all over while Mommy (who got $150,000 worth of clothes for her family while the Palin clan was...

John & Kara on Diaper Commercials

October 21, 2008

We are sitting on my couch watching "The Doctors" on NBC and just happened to witness our favorite commercial concerning babies and 1960s music---we love all commercials about babies, especially that one...

Gwen Stefani’s Perfume Smells Like Bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S)

October 20, 2008

I'm totally obsessed with perfume, and I'm so glad I'm not alone in my obsession. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can often find me at Neiman Marcus having a nice little chat with the salesladies about...

Behind the seams

May 8, 2008

Forever 21 is a college girl's one-stop dream shop for cute, cheap and fashion-forward dresses and outfits appropriate for nearly every imaginable occasion, from summer wedding to cocktail hour downtown....

French kissing

May 1, 2008

."Priceless" is as weightless as a silk chiffon dress, as fizzy as a flute of pink champagne, as sparkly as a diamond bracelet and as sweet as a box full of macaroons. Therefore, it's everything a French...

Happy feet

April 24, 2008

Forget George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and even that classic 1980s movie "Fame," because a brand-new generation of talented kids with some seriously happy feet are right...

Flawed families foryour reading pleasure

April 24, 2008

To better explain the demented, dysfunctional wealthy family behind Katie Arnoldi's new novel, "The Wentworths," I'm going to attempt something no journalist should ever try: arithmetic. What one must...

Looking lovely, keeping it local

April 17, 2008

Hang up your parka and dust off your dancing shoes, because it's time again for Voltage: Fashion Amplified, a celebratory fashion-forward local event that happens just once a year, like a really fashionable...

Dinkytown denim

April 10, 2008

Take a look at the butts on that flock of pretty girls walking down the street. Chances are you see a round-faced Buddha beaming above horseshoe-emblazoned pockets, the trademarks of True Religions or...

Thoroughly modern moping

April 10, 2008

Reading Keith Gessen's first novel, "All the Sad Young Literary Men," is a lot like listening to your most neurotic friend fretting over the phone line. Now, imagine that fretful friend multiplied by three,...

Minneapolis’ most artistic zip code

April 3, 2008

There's no questioning the fact that Minneapolis has been home to some incredibly talented people. Think about it - we've seen such gems as Prince, Bob Dylan and Sinclair Lewis under our collective urban...

Sexy sisters can’t create sizzle

March 6, 2008

King Henry VIII: precursor to Hugh Hefner? Perhaps, if you're to believe "The Other Boleyn Girl." Everyone's heard the stories about ye olde Tudor king and his penchant for harems of ladies, and his tendency...

Who gets the gold? Oh, the suspense!

February 21, 2008

The Oscars are kind of boring, right? Anyone with an attention span comparable to that of a normal college student's knows this. While of course we respect the Academy's exalted golden history, we're not...

Smart girl builds a house ‘Made of Bricks’

January 24, 2008

Kate Nash is quintessentially British: adorably round cheeks, a sweet girlish face, quirky, colorful fashion sense, eyes twinkling with an inner mirth and, of course, a tendency to be described as "cheeky."...

Play it again, Chan

January 24, 2008

A dive bar regular, slumped over the dull countertop on a rickety stool and nursing a strong glass of something intoxicating, might describe indie darling Cat Power like this: "She's got a voice that goes...

Deck your halls, friends and family

November 29, 2007

Forget "A Christmas Carol," stockings all hung by the chimney with care and the nativity scene outside the local truck stop: 'Tis the season to be spending! And where better to drop your dollars than in...

Saccharine planet

November 21, 2007

Ah, the hokey, heartstring-tugging family drama ... a mainstay of holiday-season releases, one that raises the stock of the Kleenex brand and aims to be the proverbial chicken soup for your soul with its...

Road trip through the afterlife? Dude, let’s totally go!

November 15, 2007

Who doesn't love the notion of a road trip? Endless ribbons of highway, windows open, the breeze blowing through your hair, images of Kerouac, Steinbeck and Thelma and Louise dancing through your head...

Not black and white, not wrong or right

November 8, 2007

If we could reimagine our world as a Norman Rockwell painting, our nighttime news would look a whole lot different than it does today. There would be no intolerance, no hatred, no murder; the news would...

Yes, Britney did it again!

November 1, 2007

In 2003, Ms. Britney Jean Spears was on top of the world. Not only was she the most sought-after pop tartlet in the universe, but she'd just released her fourth album, "In the Zone," a full-blown, slinky...

Bier ablaze in tears, again

October 25, 2007

You know what it's like when your hands are full of books, cups of coffee, an iPod and an umbrella and you just can't fathom how in the world you're going to open the door to Starbucks without causing...

Kentucky fried secrets and lies

October 18, 2007

Secrets are, like, so hot right now. You know everybody's got one. And with the popularity of gut-spilling Web sites like PostSecret, thought-provoking art exhibits packed to the hilt with those dirty...

Wes Anderson and the infinite sadness

October 11, 2007

If you're contemplating hopping on a train and taking an ambitious, spiritually-driven quest to "find yourself," you've got a lot of work to do. Said journey involves meticulous planning, excessive list...

Unkempt, Urban, Ubiquitous.

October 4, 2007

>"I'll take a cranberry Flex-Fleece hoodie and a Hangover Hat with a side of '70s soft-core porn, please," ... is what one would order at the American Apparel Café, should such a wonder exist....

Come together for ‘Across the Universe’

September 27, 2007

>"Oh, I'll tell you something I think you'll understand, when I say that something's 'I wanna hold your hand!' " It's pretty likely you know those lyrics instantly; you've probably heard that swinging...

Little ladies, big voices

September 20, 2007

It's tough being young and female, seeking to claim your rightful place in this big, bad world all on your own. Even harder is trying to illuminate that quest with words, but University sophomores Breanne...

Sartorial Splendor, Twin Cities Style

September 13, 2007

Attention all you trendsetters, fashionistas and stylephiles! Are you feeling a little burnt out on the Mall of America and its hordes of screaming children and camera-wielding tourists? Is Nicollet Mall...