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Known for his outrageous take on style and runway, Grant Whitaker once again graced the stage literally and figuratively for the 5th Annual Fashion Ball
, a fundraiser performed by Ballet of the Dolls at the historic Ritz Theatre.
Choreographed by the legendary Myron Johnson and styled by Grant Whitaker Style, this year’s theme “Dollnation” followed a troupe of dancers through diverse depictions of dolls — from voodoo to super galactic to clowns. It was an energetic mix of theatre, dance, and fashion.
It may not feel like it, but winter's end is in sight! Outdoor events (that aren't purposefully meant for cold weather) will soon be returning to the Twin Cities and the Belgian-Beer master of Minneapolis is leading the charge. With a combination of beer, food, music and art, the 3rd Annual Sol Bock Revival at Harriet Brewing (April 26th) promises to be a full day of everything awesome.
Harriet Brewing is the unquestioned beer-lord of all that is east of the light rail and west of the river, but some consider it to rule the entirety...!--more-->
What makes beer so awesome? Is it the hops? The amount of yeast? Or is it something else? If you’ve ever wondered what’s actually going on inside that cold glass of frothy relaxation, check out The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Fermentational Informational: The Science of Beer, coming up on Thursday, April 3.
Get to the museum at 6:00 pm for a quirky, interesting evening, and a new way to wind down your week. As it is part of the museum’s Social Science event series,...!--more-->
There's a goose roast going on in Minnesota and the whole world is invited. Not a real goose of course, it's totally figurative. For we, as a people, are undertaking the prolonged and laborious effort of explaining what seems like common sense to us, but comprises a mind-blowing revelation for those outside our borders. What revelation you ask? That the game "Duck, Duck, Gray (or Grey) Duck" is decidedly more awesome (and beneficial) than "Duck, Duck, Goose."
Though sweeping statements have been issued (like ...
After 12 years as the Gopher Women's Basketball Head Coach, Pam Borton was fired this past Friday.
The announcement reportedly
came the day after the Gophers' 70 - 62 NIT loss to the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State University last Thursday.
Borton, 48, finished her tenure with an overall record of (236 - 152) -- however, her greatest success with the Gophers occurred in her first few years with the program.
In her first three seasons as the head coach of the Gophers, Borton lead the team...!--more-->
It is very evident that Minnesotans are in dire need of a taste of spring after this long winter season. Even though we may have to wait several more weeks until we get what we want, the Macy’s Flower Show has presented a little fresh air for us all.
For five decades, the downtown Macy’s 8th floor auditorium has held this spectacular show. Each extravagant display was designed by Bachman’s that showcases...!--more-->
In case you haven't noticed, the Gopher men are still playing basketball.
In fact, they've won three straight games — at home against High Point
, St. Mary's
and Southern Missisippi — they now find themselves headed to New York City.
Last Tuesday, Austin Hollins — who has now
played in more games (139) than any player in U of M basketball history — scored 32 as part of the Gophers 81 - 73 win over the visiting Golden Eagles from Southern Miss.
The win allows the Gophers to join Clemson, Florida State and SMU as the last teams standing in the NIT,...!--more-->
How much money do you make in one year? Take that number, and divide it by four
— that'll give you an idea of what the average Minnesota farmer dealt with in 2013.
In 2012, the net median income for a Minnesota farm was $189,679.
In 2013, it was $41,899 — down 78% from the previous year. That's also the lowest it's been since 2009 according to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities annual report which was released last week and reported
on by the Star Tribune.
An almost 80% year-over-year...!--more-->
Have you ever wondered what Minnesota looks like from space at night? After the jump, you can see a GIF image that flips between a map of Minnesota and how the state looks under the cover of darkness -- of course, the bigger metropolitan areas aren't dark at all, they are marked by their abundance of light. While light pollution can be off-putting, it does hide the night sky from citizens, it sure looks cool through the lens of seeing human ingenuity overcome the darkness of night. The image is below.
How many times will you watch this image change? I personally saw it go back and forth about 30 times...!--more-->
Millions tuned into Sunday's season 4 finale of AMC's The Walking Dead
, a wildly popular show
which chronicles the lives of post-apocalyptic survivors struggling against swarms of roaming zombies.
A fun, creative — if also a bit fatalistic — recent post
at Estately's blog carefully considered the unique challenges depicted on The Walking Dead...