The sign marking Georgia Totto O’Keeffe’s birthplace is even more unremarkable than the corn and soybean fields surrounding it. Discreetly tucked away near the intersection of Town Hall Drive and County Highway T, some three and a half miles southeast of downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, it is dark blue with plain white lettering and so modest that I don’t notice it the first time I drive by.
Walking around Indeed Brewing Company’s barrel house, tucked just off Territorial Avenue between MN-280 and University Avenue, assistant brewer Cristina (Tina) Spurr points to chalk markings on a few of the hundreds of barrels racked four high and two deep along the walls. The numbers and letters are arranged in what look like unsolved algebra equations to the untrained eye but tell Tina exactly what she needs to know about each barrel.
The sounds, composed and designed by Cliff Caruthers, and set, designed by Michael Locher, of Guthrie Theater's “Frankenstein" don’t immediately register as ominous precursors to the impending performance. They are simply there, lurking in the background as people take their seats, flip through their programs, and chat while waiting for the play to begin. But both are just as important as any other player involved in bringing to the production to life.
It takes more than putting on a dress and squeezing into nylons and high heels to be a true drag queen. You have to know the history of it, the community of it, the art of it. You have to know who you are and who you’re hoping to become. You have to commit to being part of a larger family—a larger message—heart, soul, mind, and, (certainly) body. Most importantly, you’ve got to have balls—at least figuratively speaking.
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A three-day road trip through southern Minnesota reveals unexpected insights into the towns, people, and realities of life in the Heartland.
In Minnesota, the average age of a bride is 26.9. It's just not socially acceptable to be unmarried past age 28. I'm 30, and I'm unmarried. But I'm not unhappy.
If you’d told Witch Hunt co-founders Sarah Williams, Rose Picklo, and Barb Gettel a couple years ago that dozens of women would show up at 9am on a Saturday to brew beer and learn about the history of women in beer, they wouldn’t have believed it. Not because the interest wasn’t there, but because, until late 2017, Witch Hunt was just friends getting together to see step-by-step how beer is made, ask a lot of questions, and swap stories about what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated i...
How Minnesota's top arts institutions are tweaking their programming to reach a broader audience
Twin Cities-based actors, painters, musicians and composers explain why they came to and/or stayed in Minnesota instead of fleeing for the coasts.