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The Shopping List: 1/27-2/1

This week in The Shopping List, Nobel Creations: Inspired by the Nobel Prize opens in its American debut at ASI, Rewind and B. Resale hold mid-winter sales, Black Spoke Leather Co. launches, and more.

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Tuesday, January 27th


The Shopping List: 1/27-2/1
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This week in The Shopping List, Nobel Creations: Inspired by the Nobel Prize opens in its American debut at ASI, Rewind and B. Resale hold mid-winter sales, Black Spoke Leather Co. launches, and more.

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Monday, January 26th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 4
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Everyone at the house that Lord Crawley built has gone lovesick! Literally!

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Thursday, January 22nd


Weekend What’s What: 1/22-1/25
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This weekend is full of an eclectic array of events that will take you to art galleries, theaters, concerts, and even the great outdoors!

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Wednesday, January 21st


We Will Rock You: Review Round-Up feat. Belle and Sebastian, Mark Ronson
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A couple start-of-the-year reviews from the first batch of new albums, including the newest by Belle and Sebastian and the fourth album by über-producer Mark Ronson. 2015 is off and running, folks!

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Tuesday, January 20th


String Theory: Anatomy of an Off-Season Vogue Cover Story
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Vogue wants to make Dakota Johnson a star. Really badly. In String Theory, Beth Hammarlund discusses just how they plan to do this.

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Tuesday, January 20th


The Shopping List: 1/20-1/26
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This week in The Shopping List, Hackwith Design House launches a new swimwear line with all bodies in mind, the Art Outlet returns with the help of Omforme, Cliche’s Friends and Family event, and more.

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Thursday, January 15th


Weekend What’s What: 1/15-1/18
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Based on this weekend’s brimming schedule of events, 2015 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year across the Twin Cities.

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Wednesday, January 14th


We Will Rock You: A Hipster’s Guide To Steely Dan
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When Steely Dan were announced as major players at Coachella, there were some voices of “WHAT THE HOLY HELL?” from folks who maybe didn’t know the Dan as well as they should. We’re here to help.

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Tuesday, January 13th


The Shopping List: 1/13-1/19
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This week in The Shopping List, we check out new Mavenhaus Collective’s January designer proposals, Gumball Collective hosts a women’s clothing swap, top notch menswear clearance sales ensue, and more.

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Monday, January 12th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 2
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This episode is brought to you by the letters on everyone’s minds at Downton: S, E, and X

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Friday, January 9th


The Culturator: Girl Germs – Celebrating the Badasses
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In the second part of our spotlight on this year’s Girl Germs’ Live Tribute to Women in Music, Juleana Enright talks to the bands performing about their musical muse for Saturday’s tribute set and why this artist remains a powerful influence in modern music.

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Thursday, January 8th


The Culturator: Another Bout of Girl Germs
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Juleana Enright chats with Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt about the second edition of their Live Tribute to Women in Music, happening this Saturday at the Turf Club

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Thursday, January 8th


Weekend What’s What: 1/8-1/11
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Even when temperatures dip below zero, events throughout the area continue with fervor. Read on for all of the exciting events this weekend that can help keep you warm.

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Thursday, January 8th


The Idiot Box: “Empire” Building
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Todd O’Dowd takes in the compelling debut of the new hip-hop soap opera.

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Wednesday, January 7th


We Will Rock You: The Best Band You’ve Never Heard In Your Life: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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A primer to the works of Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, your new favorite country/psych/sunshine/pop group from the late ’60s. Chances are you’ve never heard of ‘em — now’s your chance!

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Tuesday, January 6th


The Shopping List: 1/6-1/12
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This week in The Shopping List, Wind and Willow Home launches a stellar new collection, Grethen House is making house calls, winter clearance sales continue, and more.

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Monday, January 5th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 1
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The Crawley clan and their legion of servants returns in a strong season opener

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Thursday, January 1st


Weekend What’s What: 1/1-1/4
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Start 2015 off right with a brace of great events throughout the Twin Cities!

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Wednesday, December 31st


We Will Rock You: Year-End Local Top Ten
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Ah, the top 10 local albums list — always a blast to write. There are a few places where I intersect with my fellow critics, but in a lot of cases I feel like I’m on Mars, listening to a different batch of amazing albums than they are. Check out some of the ones you may have missed on the first go-round!

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Tuesday, December 30th


What’s What: New Year’s Eve 2014
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Whether you’re looking to laugh, dance or get wild to cap 2014 this Wednesday, the Twin Cities scene has your New Year’s Eve celebratory needs covered.

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Monday, December 29th


In Review: Betty Danger’s Country Club
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Allison Shilinski reviews the opening of the new sister venue of Psycho Suzi’s and Donny Dirk’s; complete with mini-golf course and mechanical tree!

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Friday, December 26th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Christmas Special 2014
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This year’s Christmas Special goes off like a dream. Literally.

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Friday, December 26th


The Shopping List: Holiday Sales Edition
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In a special holiday edition of The Shopping List, take advantage of 25+ post-Christmas sales during one of the deepest discount times of the year, and check back as we add more throughout the week.

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Tuesday, December 23rd


Weekend What’s What: 12/23-12/28
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A lot of venues throughout the Twin Cities have their own longstanding holiday traditions, so if you need some time away from the in-laws this week, be sure to check out our list of What’s What over the holidays.

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Tuesday, December 23rd


The Shopping List: 12/23-12/29
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This week in The Shopping List, Proper & Prim holds a Pre New Year’s Eve sale, shop massive discounts the day after Christmas, fall markdown sales, and more.

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Monday, December 22nd


A Few of Our Favorite Things: The Best of 2014
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l’étoile presents its list of the best people, events, and things in the Twin Cities in 2014!

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Monday, December 22nd


The Idiot Box: The Well-Read Television Viewer
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In his column, Todd O’Dowd offers up some great last-minute gift ideas (namely books) for the television fan in your life.

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Thursday, December 18th


Weekend What’s What: 12/18-12/21
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Events this weekend include a few sublime visual art showings, numerous theater finales, and plenty of holiday inspired events to close out the waning weeks of 2014.

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Wednesday, December 17th


We Will Rock You: The Top 10 (okay, 11) Albums of 2014
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It’s always a struggle to whittle my best-of list down to just ten items. So I didn’t — I came up with a perfect eleven. From D’Angelo to Closure In Moscow to Future Islands, this has been one hell of a year, and here’s the best of the best.

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Tuesday, December 16th


The Shopping List: 12/16-12/22
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This week in The Shopping List, Cobra Society comes home for the holidays, The Bow Tie Shoppe launches a little something for the ladies, holiday parties pick up, and more.

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