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Weekend What’s What: 7/24-7/27

This weekend we welcome back local music heroes Poliça for City Pages’ second annual 10,000 Sounds Festival, also featuring some other promising local up-and-comers.

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Thursday, July 24th


String Theory: Fall 2014 Couture, Part Two
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Get more of your couture fix here with Beth Hammarlund’s round-ups of Valentino, Schiaparelli, Alexis Mabille, and Vionnet.

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Thursday, July 24th


Weekend What’s What: 7/24-7/27
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This weekend we welcome back local music heroes Poliça for City Pages’ second annual 10,000 Sounds Festival, also featuring some other promising local up-and-comers.

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Wednesday, July 23rd


The Shopping List: 7/22-7/28
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This week in The Shopping List, Velvet Moon reveals new pop up shop schedule, Bella Boutique hosts an accessories workshop, tons of summer sales continue, and more.

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Wednesday, July 23rd


We Will Rock You: The Most Interesting Record I’ve Heard This Year
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This week, something actually, legitimately new — this is, as our erstwhile critic says, some “next level shit;” the second album by Australian rockers Closure In Moscow. He’s calling it the “most interesting record he’s heard this year” — what do you guys think?

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Tuesday, July 22nd


We Want YOU!
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Are you clued into the local fashion scene and looking to get more involved? Are you looking for the chance to get your voice (and name) featured as part of a reputed local media site? Are you obsessed with finding out the latest band or artists or party and want to share it on a widely-read platform? Do you go out (a lot) and talk about it (A LOT!)? Do […]

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Tuesday, July 22nd


The Idiot Box: Of (Talking) Moose and (Prehistoric) Men
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Continuing his examination of classic television shows, Todd O’Dowd looks at two animated shows that forever altered primetime television landscape.

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Friday, July 18th


In Review: “Crazyface” At Shadow Horse Theatre
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In this special review, Susan Woehrle takes in Shadow Horse Theatre’s compelling production of horror icon Clive Barker’s rarely-produced play.

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Thursday, July 17th


Weekend What’s What: 7/17-7/20
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This week is a busy one with Canterbury Park hosting zoo racing animals on Saturday followed by the longstanding Vans Warped Tour on Sunday. Additionally, the weekend also plays host to a few fashion events, a variety of art showings, quite a few theatre openings and closings, screenings of two iconic films, and a pair of concerts for the classic rock bucket list.

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Thursday, July 17th


String Theory: Fall 2014 Couture, Part One
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Beth Hammarlund reviews Christian Dior, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, and Elie Saab in the first of her Fall Couture 2014 wrap-ups.

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Wednesday, July 16th


The Niles Files: “It’s Old Fashioned.”
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Niles looks back at the ultimate anti-summer movie with an in-depth analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s sexual drama “Eyes Wide Shut,” released 15 years ago today.

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Wednesday, July 16th


We Will Rock You: Review Quick Bites #1
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Featuring a series of brief capsule reviews — a great way to address claims of “long-windedness” for our erstwhile critic and tackle the ten thousand backlogged reviews all in one shot! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 15th


The Shopping List: 7/15-7/21
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This week in The Shopping List, food and fashion pair perfectly at FGI’s Network + Connect: Culinary Fashion presentation, Hot Mama changes its name to Evereve, A MANO holds a trunk show, and more.

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Monday, July 14th


The Rogue Epicurean: Bag End
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The Rogue Epicurean finds stylish backpacks and messenger bags for a functional active commute.

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Monday, July 14th


In Review: Free Piano Concert by Dylan Spoering
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Our Mike Jones took in the free concert by an 8 year old on his porch that became a viral sensation.

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Friday, July 11th


A Convention Where Fandoms Converge
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A brief overview of CONvergence, the Midwest’s largest sci-fi and fantasy convention, with a photo gallery!

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Thursday, July 10th


Weekend What’s What: 7/10-7/13
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This week we prepare for the MLB All-Star game with a variety of art exhibits, concerts and comedy shows. We also welcome back the Basilica Block Party for its 20th anniversary! Read on for the best of what’s happening this weekend.

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Thursday, July 10th


The Culturator: Media Hungry
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In anticipation of Friday’s Opening Party for new record-slash-book-slash-poster shop, Dead Media, The Culturator’s Juleana Enright chats with co-owner, Paul Dickinson about the experience locals can get from the new store and the concept of “dead media.”

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Thursday, July 10th


The Idiot Box: And The Nominees Are…
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The 2014 Emmy Awards nominees were announced. Herein are our reactions (including who is missing).

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Wednesday, July 9th


Crush with Eyeliner: Turn That Frown(ie) Upside Down
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Freaked out by Botox? Guffawing at the price of expensive skin creams? Beth Hammarlund recommends this good old-fashioned wrinkle-fighting product that’s been around for over a century.

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Wednesday, July 9th


We Will Rock You: We Are All Racists
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We’re going to talk a little bit about the giant, ugly elephant in the room — the decreasing influence of black music on radio and the popular charts. This, folks, is terrible. We should probably figure out why it’s happening (Spoiler: RACISM).

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Tuesday, July 8th


The Shopping List: 7/8-7/14
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This week in The Shopping List, Tess + Tricia hold a trunk show at Kisa Boutique, the MLB All-Star Week holds Fields of Fashion, Madewell hosts local artist Ashley Barlow, and more.

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Monday, July 7th


The Rogue Epicurean: Lightweight Knits
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The Rogue Epicurean showcases lightweight knits that show Summer sweater is not an oxymoron.

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Monday, July 7th


The Idiot Box: In The Name Of The Moon…
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In this special report, we look at the importance of the Sailor Moon franchise on fandom and review the debut episode of the rebooted new series.

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Monday, July 7th


What’s What: Continuing Art Exhibits
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Our guide to continuing Twin Cities art exhibits, as recommended by l’étoile’s staff.

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Thursday, July 3rd


Weekend What’s What: 7/3-7/6 – 4th of July Edition!
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This week, the weekend kicks off early thanks to everyone’s favorite summer holiday, the 4th of July! Read on for all the best dance parties, live local music shows, annual nerd fest CONvergence, and even a fireworks roundup.

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Thursday, July 3rd


The Culturator: The Thrifting Sensation
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The Culturator catches up with local fashion blogger, thrifting maven and zine founder, Holly Hilgenberg to chat about her fashionable new project Double Peace Studio, this weekend’s summer vinyl and vintage sale with Yeti Records, the thrill of thrifting and the vintage fashion scene in MPLS.

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Wednesday, July 2nd


The Idiot Box: Oh, Mary!
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Continuing his look at classic influential shows, Todd takes a look at the work of MTM Enterprises and its namesake show.

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Wednesday, July 2nd


We Will Rock You: Local Review Roundup feat. Leisure Birds, Allan Kingdom, Frankie Teardrop
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Three straight-up unbelievable local records this week, including my first “BEST OF THE YEAR” candidate from Leisure Birds, a forward-thinking album from Allan Kingdom, and a magnificent EP from Frankie Teardrop.

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Tuesday, July 1st


String Theory: Season of the Witch
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In the wake of The Craft debuting on Netflix, Beth looks at ways of adding that old black magic to your summer wardrobe.

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Tuesday, July 1st


The Shopping List: 7/1-7/7
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This week in The Shopping List, local designer Lily Harris launches an online shop called Lily Stan Studio, Cliché hosts their annual Fourth of July sale, 331 Salon finally opens, see my picks for what to wear this weekend, and more.

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