The last days of the Minnesota State Fair and the re-opening of The Turf Club are among the major events this Labor Day weekend.
In a special report, Todd O’Dowd waxes rhapsodic on his love of pop-up restaurants in light of the recent Saint Dinette pop-up preview party.
Excited about new Prince? Us too! So while we wait, here’s an entirely subjective Prince top 20!
This week in The Shopping List, Junket: Tossed and Found looks forward to expanded hours, HDH Basics launch, shop openings, and more.
With equal parts trepidation and enthusiasm, Anthony Enright dips his toe into the rising tide of luxury sweatpants.
A great new Doctor. An on-point companion. Dear Old Friends. A surprise return villain. All of which are nearly thwarted by an uneven script in this extended series premiere.
The State Fair’s opening leads our list of great events in the Cities this weekend
Juleana Enright catches up with visual artist Kristi Abbott to chat about “Peep Show,” her upcoming art show at TractorWorks Gallery, and her work with A=RT, a non-profit bringing local art into business that have limited resources for an artistic budget.
In honor of the release of Ace Frehley’s new album Space Invader and the recent KISS / Def Leppard extravaganza in Minneapolis, here’s our erstwhile music writer’s tribute to the greatest band in the land. KISS, don’t you know it?
Susan Woehrle takes in an outdoor production of the classic Shakespearean comedy at Kelley Park in Apple Valley by award-winning Minneapolis Company Theatre Coup D’etat.
This week in The Shopping List, Red Stamp launches a new party collection, a&bé bridal shop’s grand opening, Velvet Moon’s first birthday, and more.
Niles looks at the idiosyncratic formal properties of Steven Soderbergh’s new television show “The Knick” and how they’re integral to how the show functions as a medical drama.
The Rugue Epicurean explores unusual suspects in a search for the best (reasonably priced) cuts of beef for Summer grilling.
Continuing his examination of classic television works, Todd O’Dowd looks at the British television pioneer and his greatest work, “The Singing Detective.”
Tavi Gevinson just brought aqua eye shadow back. Except that it never left. Beth Hammarlund explains.
This weekend, the Twin Cities hosts the third annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival, a 24-hour bike race, Lush’s fifth birthday party and Jake Rudh’s return to the First Ave Mainroom.
Ah yes, it is THAT TIME again, l’etoile readers — another “I Listen To The Top 20 (So You Don’t Have To).” Come with us on another frabjuous exploration of the pop charts, but be warned: our nemeses Maroon 5 are back. Dammit.
In this week’s String Theory, Beth Hammarlund discusses the most important party of the legacy of actress, humanitarian, and style icon Audrey Hepburn in the wake of her grand-daughter on the the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar
This week in The Shopping List, Twin Cities Premium Outlets holds their grand opening celebration, heels are hot at the 5th Annual High Heel Dash and Meals on Heels, and more.
Emily Chang reviews the site-specific rock-inspired fashion show produced by Cult Collective.
The Rogue Epicurean highlights cocktails made with the highly variable but always Summer appropriate spirit, rum and there’s not a pirate joke to be found (other than the title).
In an exclusive interview, Preston Rogosheske chats with the acclaimed local folk singer on the many twists and turns of his career, and his upcoming performance at this year’s Pizza Luce Block Party.
As the summer begins to wind down, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to get out and explore our blossoming arts scene, with block parties, art showings and outdoor music, to boot.
This week, Juleana Enright chats with Jodi Bee, owner and founder of Vagabond Bodywork, a local touring massage and bodywork business whose services are specifically focused on musicians and performers.
In this special omnibus review, Susan Woehrle and Todd O’Dowd share their reviews of what they saw at this year’s edition of the nationally-acclaimed festival, continuing in town through August 10.
Blake Lively really wants you to like her. And she kind of wants you to want to be her. In this week’s String Theory, Beth Hammarlund talks about Lively’s August Vogue cover and her new lifestyle project, Preserve.
Yes, it’s still 1987, and just like in that heady year, all the truly GREAT albums are psychedelic albums. Let us give you the rundown, from Temples to Syd Arthur to the Dum Dum Girls to — yes — Miley Cyrus singing Sgt. Pepper. And blow your damn minds, folks.
This week, music, fashion and film come together in one unforgettable show at ICONS, plus Rewind’s semi-annual Get Pretty Sale, Laurie Kottke’s Pearl Party, and continuing August sales.
In a special report, Emily Chang takes in the annual fashionable benefit for The Children’s Cancer Research Fund at the State Theater.