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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

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.
Heat of the Week: 'Bad Trip,' Dad Bod and local delicacies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 19, 2021
Releases include historical nonfiction, contemporary poetry and personal essays.
Design student Chong Xiong's 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

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'

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

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

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

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 University's 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

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

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

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.