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Daily reopening guide: Three places for a night out when a college bar isn’t the move

Daily reopening guide: Three places for a night out when a college bar isn’t the move

Published July 30, 2021
The Daily’s guide to chill, smaller-scale music venues reopening in Minneapolis.
The installation for every one have some thing by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds displayed in the exhibit on June 9.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts releases new virtual exhibit with plans to reopen in the fall for in-person viewing

Published July 12, 2021
The exhibit centers around the climate crisis and features a variety of visual and text art from local and international artists.
Vibia Fagdalene poses on the album cover for “Urban Queens”

Q&A with recent University graduate Vibia Fagdalene about her upcoming drag album release

Published July 1, 2021
Fagdalene released the first single “Urban Queens” off of the album on June 25.
Agriculture communication major Elaine Dorn in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 24. Dorn was planning to show her sheep at this year’s fair before it was canceled due to COVID-19.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is back for summer 2021

Published June 21, 2021
The fair returns a year after its 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns.
Photos courtesy of Lamar Ballinger of Imani Jackson, executive chef at Chopped and Served.

Recent UMN graduate’s catering company feeds underserved communities across Minneapolis

Published June 18, 2021
Chopped & Served is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious food to those without access to consistent quality meals.
Mural at Robert’s lot on Lake Street in Midtown, Minneapolis on Friday, June 4.

The Graves Foundation wants the people to decide

Published June 11, 2021
The foundation purchased Roberts Lot in March 2020 to hold the property until residents decide what the space should be used for.
Minneapolis-based pop-punk band VIAL poses for a portrait on Monday, June 7.

‘Shit is starting and it will not be stopping’: A big summer of new music ahead for indie punk band VIAL

Published June 8, 2021
The “honk rock” band’s new songs debut amid the return to live performances, highly anticipated by their newfound TikTok following they gained over the months of lockdown.
First Avenue venue sits empty on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Minnesota chapter of the National Independent Venue Association was founded by First Avenue, along with other local music venues, to advocate for relief in the form of the SaveMNStages bill.

First Avenue is back: live music returns with massive summer lineup

Published June 2, 2021
The announcement comes amid the lifted Minneapolis city mask mandate as COVID-19 cases decrease and vaccinations increase.
Cait Gottschalk, the owner of We the Starborne Metaphysical Shop, poses for a portrait.

New metaphysical shop brings ethically sourced crystal magic to St. Paul

Published May 8, 2021
We the Starborne, a new St. Paul metaphysical shop, opened its doors in March and offers shoppers ethically sourced crystals, tools and more.
Review: Demi Lovato’s “Dancing with the Devil...The Art of Starting Over”

Review: Demi Lovato’s “Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over”

Published April 16, 2021
Lovato’s first album release since their 2018 overdose combines emotional piano ballads with upbeat pop tracks to remind fans of their vocal power.
Heat of the Week: Bad Trip, Dad Bod and local delicacies

Heat of the Week: ‘Bad Trip,’ Dad Bod and local delicacies

Published March 29, 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.
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Riot grrrls and ghouls: Revamping third wave feminism with zines

Published March 25, 2021
Local zine makers, artists and musicians reflect on inclusive feminism in 2021 during Women’s History Month.
Thomasina Topbear poses for a portrait in front of her mural in the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in St. Paul on Monday, March 15. Topbear is a part of City Mischief Murals, a BIPOC artist collective that plans and creates murals in the Twin Cities area.

Indigenous Roots presents new “Reclaimed Spaces” graffiti exhibit

Published March 17, 2021
The exhibit will be on display starting April 3 at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Art Center in St. Paul.
Zoom University: a year in review

Zoom University: a year in review

Published March 13, 2021
UMN students and faculty reflect on a year of online learning.
2021 Loring Awards nominees showcase queer Como talent

2021 Loring Awards nominees showcase queer Como talent

Published March 3, 2021
Vote for your favorite artists before polls close on March 5 at midnight.
Heat of the Week: Futebol, mind games and nonprofit chai

Heat of the Week: Futebol, mind games and nonprofit chai

Published February 23, 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.
A full bookshelf in the Coffman bookstore on Wednesday, Feb.17. Some professors at the University, such as Douglas Kearney, an English professor and poet, are releasing books this spring.

University professors prepare for flurry of spring book releases

Published February 19, 2021
Releases include historical nonfiction, contemporary poetry and personal essays.
Design student Chong Xiongs 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

Published February 10, 2021
The featured collections from 12 apparel design students focus on comfort, sustainability and the need for wearable technology.
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 Best New Band in 2020.

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

Published February 3, 2021
A&E spoke with the femme-punk outfit about new music, pandemic life and their favorite TikTokers.
Co-owner and art director Cassie Garner speaks with gallery patron Sam Morgen at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis on Sept. 29, 2018.

Annual lobbying day for the arts goes online

Published January 28, 2021
Amid a state budget deficit, advocates lobby for “essential” art funding as part of Arts Advocacy Day.
The Como Congregational Church in the Como neighborhood on Sunday, July 5.

Southeast Como church may become historical landmark

Published November 22, 2020
Debates and plans for the church have circulated in the neighborhood for years.
An empty lot stands across from the Cargill building, on the Universitys St. Paul campus, on Monday, Oct. 19.  The lot will be the site of a proposed research facility.

UMN six-year capital plan supports new bioengineering labs on St. Paul campus

Published October 26, 2020
The campus upgrades come amid federal funds and the establishment of a new public-private partnership for sustainability research.
A voter enters the polling place at the Grace University Lutheran Church early in the morning on Tuesday, March 3.

A look at who’s running to represent the University area

Published October 15, 2020
Live on or near campus? Here are the candidates you can expect to see on your ballot come Election Day.
Secretary of College Democrats at the University Abdinasir Nourkadi, 19, fills out his absentee ballot on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Coffman Memorial Union.

What UMN voters can expect this year

Published October 9, 2020
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services recommends that individuals apply for a mail ballot by Oct. 20, at least two weeks before Election Day.