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Sophia Zimmerman, A&E Reporter

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10 Twin Cities events to attend this August

10 Twin Cities events to attend this August

Published August 9, 2022
End your summer on a high note with lawn parties, vintage sales, drive-in movies and more.
The Plastic Rapt: A History of Designing Forever exhibit located in the Goldstein Gallery, captured on Tuesday, July 26. This exhibit explores the origins, uses and impacts—both environmental and social—of this versatile and permanent material.

Design museum exhibit examines our relationship with plastic

Published August 5, 2022
The Goldstein Museum of Design’s new exhibit, which is on display until Sept. 25, highlights the omnipresence of plastic in modern life and analyzes its duality as a useful yet damaging material.
MNDaily table with food

Loose guidelines for a 20-something’s budget-based dinner party

Published August 3, 2022
The dinner party isn’t dead — it’s just different.
Tomatoes, both a fruit and a vegetable, serve a multitude of purposes in the kitchen.

A&E Summer Produce Guide: Tomatoes

Published August 2, 2022
Hate it or love it, tomatoes are a vegetable and filled with fiber.
The Reflections on Reality: Drawings and Paintings from the Weisberg Collection exhibit is currently on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The exhibit runs from May 14, 2022 to December 10, 2023 and is free to the public.

UMN professor discusses personal collection at MIA

Published August 2, 2022
“Look and you will find”: a simple motto for aspiring art collectors, as explained by Gabriel Weisberg.
Review: “Where the Crawdads Sing” misses the murder-mystery mark

Review: “Where the Crawdads Sing” misses the murder-mystery mark

Published July 20, 2022
Even a Taylor Swift original is not enough to salvage the bestselling novel turned YA-esque feature film.
The interior of Grays, a restaurant and cafe in Dinkytown on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.

Gray’s closes its doors July 17

Published July 20, 2022
Farewell to “the lovers, the maestros, the muses.”
Kava Bar Mpls Founder Morgan Jaros poses for a portrait at the Kava Bar pop up at Puris Foods in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 10.

Morgan Jaros’ Kava Bar aims to acquaint Minneapolis with kava

Published July 15, 2022
Jaros touts kava, an edible root that can be mixed into drinks, as a healthy alcohol-alternative and has begun serving it at the Plant Based Pop-Up Market.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

New MIA exhibits show relationships among art, nature

Published June 29, 2022
“Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan” and “Van Gogh and the Olive Groves” respectively provide an in-depth look at Japanese textiles and a glimpse into the end of the renowned painter's life.
A&E Summer Produce Guide: Radishes

A&E Summer Produce Guide: Radishes

Published June 21, 2022
A closer look at the root vegetable that belongs in your recipe repertoire.
Live your best life in the Twin Cities this summer

Live your best life in the Twin Cities this summer

Published June 21, 2022
Between free yoga classes, alleyway-accessible speakeasies and movies beneath the stars, there’s a little something for everyone in the cities.
A&E’s Twin Cities Pride guide

A&E’s Twin Cities Pride guide

Published June 14, 2022
Stroll through Loring Park, assemble a trivia team or break out your best dancing shoes to celebrate Pride in the Twin Cities this month.
College beer guide: Nix the Natty Light and elevate your brew game

College beer guide: Nix the Natty Light and elevate your brew game

Published December 16, 2021
How it’s made, which to choose and where to get it.
Courtesy of MGM

Q&A: Paul Thomas Anderson talks “Licorice Pizza”

Published December 14, 2021
Between debut performances, the complexities of platonic romance and the logistics of shooting a 70’s era film, the director’s latest is cementing its spot among coming-of-age classics.
Soundtrack of a City Council

Soundtrack of a City Council

Published December 10, 2021
From musical mashups to indie pop hits, Minneapolis’s incoming city council members have a wide range of recommendations to add to your playlists.
The 10 best things I ate this year

The 10 best things I ate this year

Published December 7, 2021
From savory-sweet gnocchi to guava-laced ice cream, it’s been a tasty year.
“House of Gucci” is a glamorous and gloriously inconsistent watch

“House of Gucci” is a glamorous and gloriously inconsistent watch

Published December 1, 2021
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and more work to tell the story of the Gucci family’s steady fall in the luxury fashion industry.
Students participating in the fall 2021 lettuce eating competition raise their heads of lettuce in the air. The meeting, hosted by the University of Minnesota Lettuce Club, is semi-annual.

By the strength of the mighty iceberg, University of Minnesota Lettuce Club brings heads together at semi annual meeting

Published November 29, 2021
The Lettuce Club’s fall 2021 meeting was marked by fierce competition and a shared appetite for leafy greens.
Exterior of the Indigenous Roots Culture Arts Center on Saturday, Nov 13. The center is currently hosting the Spirit Dolls exhibit, created to honor the 215+ Indigenous children that were discovered in residential and boarding institutions.

Reclaiming seeds for change, Indigenous Roots presents “215+” exhibit

Published November 24, 2021
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 30 at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in St. Paul.
Dinkytown Restaurant Guide: Taste your way through a college town staple

Dinkytown Restaurant Guide: Taste your way through a college town staple

Published November 18, 2021
Where to grab pizza by the slice, vegan dumplings, pancakes and more.
Dayglow lead singer Sloan Struble performs in the band’s show at First Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Dayglow sold out their entire Harmony House tour.

Dayglow brings ‘80s-esque indie-pop to Minneapolis

Published November 3, 2021
The vibes were immaculate at Dayglow’s Oct. 27 concert at First Ave.
Josh Peterson

Street Style: Halloweekend: University students celebrated the holiday in style

Published November 1, 2021
From movie stars to Mr. Clean, University of Minnesota students brought their costume A-game to the streets of Dinkytown.
Butternut Squash in a Marcy Holmes community garden on Friday, Oct. 8.

A&E Fall Produce Guide: Squash

Published October 12, 2021
Why they should become part of your rotation, how to choose the right one and what to make with them.
Around and around we go on the Campus Connector

Around and around we go on the Campus Connector

Published October 11, 2021
On the happenings of the campus chariot.
Photo of apples captured on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

A&E Fall Produce Guide: Apples

Published October 9, 2021
How to pick the right apples, why you should be consuming more of them, and what to make with them.
Michelle Zauner, lead singer of Japanese Breakfast, looks out into the crowd during the opening song of the band’s concert at First Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is a part of the band’s 2021 Jubilee tour.

Japanese Breakfast brings joyous sounds of “Jubilee” to Minneapolis

Published September 29, 2021
The indie-pop band played the Mainroom at First Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Looking into the distance, Anthonia Fania poses during Golden Magazine’s fashion show at Aria, Thursday, Sept. 16. Golden Magazine’s show, titled “Golden Runway,” was apart of Fashion Week Minnesota.

Review: Golden Magazine’s Golden Runway

Published September 21, 2021
From tulle mini dresses to custom leather jackets to fluffy fur coats, Golden Runway brings it all.
University students Jack Foley, Luella Langlinais and Kathleen Zhang.

Street Style: First week looks

Published September 17, 2021
Back in person, students showcase their outfits beyond their Zoom screens.
How to navigate your first year of living with a roommate

How to navigate your first year of living with a roommate

Published September 9, 2021
Often missing from the introductory celebrations of Welcome Week is any real explanation on how to live with a stranger for the first time. To solve that problem, the A&E desk pieced together some of that essential advice.
Owner of Saba Dhaba Do poses outside of the Curie Food Hall. The Currie Food Hall has a variety of restaurants to chose from, including two that are run by Saba.

Saba Dhaba Do-check out this Pakistani ghost kitchen

Published July 12, 2021
Sabahat Imran works to bring her take on Pakistani cuisine to the Twin Cities food scene.
Oromo Student Union holds long-awaited annual cultural celebration

Oromo Student Union holds long-awaited annual cultural celebration

Published June 29, 2021
Five months later than usual, students gather to showcase a multitude of talents, cultural displays and tributes dedicated to the late Hachalu Hundessa.
People gather in the PlantyQueens parking lot for the Twin Cities Houseplant event on Sunday.

PlantyQueens host parking lot plant pop-up

Published June 21, 2021
The women-owned shop aimed to bring the community together at the Twin Cities Houseplant Event on Sunday.
Mykela Jackson poses for a portrait at the Black Business Pop-up Shop’s second annual Juneteenth event.

Keiko’s Kitchen cultivates community with free vegan food

Published June 21, 2021
23-year-old Mykela (aka Keiko) Jackson serves “real food for the soul” at Juneteenth pop-up.