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Thursday, March 26th


Weekend What’s What: 3/26-3/29
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This weekend features a powerful symposium on the Culture Wars of the ’90s, conventions for anime and video game cultures, and Stevie Wonder’s return to Minneapolis.




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Wednesday, March 25th


We Will Rock You: The Archies Fucking Matter
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Listen — do not dismiss the Archies in front of our writer. It gets him mad. It gets him writing, too, as you see — if you’re not convinced the Archies are important at the end of the article, we don’t even know what to say.




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Tuesday, March 24th


String Theory: A Spring Color Story
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Marsala is out! Periwinkle is in! At least according to Beth Hammarlund, whose opinion totally holds tons of sway all over the world. We swear, she’s super influential.




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Tuesday, March 24th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 4
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A parody-driven musical episode ends with a surprising elimination.




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Tuesday, March 24th


The Shopping List: 3/24-3/30
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This week in The Shopping List, local line Winsome Goods debuts a new collection with select items available at Cliche, two massive spring cleaning pop ups by local boutiques, hats galore, and more.




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Thursday, March 19th


Weekend What’s What: 3/19-3/22
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Whether you’re still hurting from St. Paddy’s and looking to take it easy or looking to keep the party rolling, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your springtime fancy this weekend.




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Wednesday, March 18th


We Will Rock You: Kendrick Lamar’s Astonishing “Butterfly”
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Kendrick’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” is the latest salvo in a two-or-three-year run of ever-better hip-hop albums, personal and experimental and amazing. We call it the genre’s “Revolver.” After you hear it, we dare you to disagree.




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Tuesday, March 17th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 Episode 3
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Brush up on your Shakespeare as the first acting challenge sees a breakthrough for local queen Max and RuPaul breaking out her reading glasses.




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Tuesday, March 17th


The Shopping List: 3/17-3/23
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This week in The Shopping List, Richard Anderson’s Springtime Punch stylist sale will be one for the books, Target Collective cashes in on Minneapolis heritage style, new shops open, and more.




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Thursday, March 12th


Weekend What’s What: 3/12-3/15
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This weekend features all sorts of anniversaries, openings, viewings and sales for your springtime leisure.




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Thursday, March 12th


In Review: “The Manchurian Candidate”
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Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s adaptation of the iconic political thriller gets a stirring world premiere at Minnesota Opera.




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Wednesday, March 11th


We Will Rock You: Review Round-Up feat. Al Church and Noel Gallagher
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This week: the best local album so far this year (okay, it’s only March, but still) — Al Church’s amazing “Next Summer,” plus another Noel Gallagher record that sounds like Noel Gallagher (but that’s okay).




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Tuesday, March 10th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 2
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After a lackluster season opening, the show takes off with an inspired challenge.




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Tuesday, March 10th


The Shopping List: 3/10-3/16
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This week in The Shopping List, Kisa Boutique pops up downtown, Minnesota sees its first 3D printed fashion show, AlwaysMod’s grand opening, and more.




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Thursday, March 5th


Weekend What’s What: 3/5-3/8
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From fantastic dance shows to world premieres to vita.mn’s annual “Are You Local?” showcase, the Twin Cities comes alive this first weekend in March.




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Wednesday, March 4th


We Will Rock You: I Listen To The Top 40 (So You Don’t Have To) 2015
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The first edition of “I Listen To The Top 40″ of 2015, and folks, a few actually decent songs in here amongst the usual chaff. Including one by Kanye West, and we will fight you if you disagree.




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Tuesday, March 3rd


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 1
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Even a slightly lackluster season opening can’t completely quash the for the beloved reality television competion.




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Tuesday, March 3rd


The Shopping List: 3/3-3/9
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This week in The Shopping List, Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection returns with another supremely stylish lineup of local designers, Showroom gets ready to switch for the season, spring cleaning sales, and more.




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Thursday, February 26th


Weekend What’s What: 2/26-3/1
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Even though the unpredictable Minnesota winter has a tendency to overstay its welcome, this weekend’s events offer a lineup that will make you feel as though spring has indeed sprung!




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Thursday, February 26th


The Niles Files: Screwing the Middle Class
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Looking at “Fifty Shades of Grey” as a subtly derisive and class conscious critique of the phenomenon surrounding the film.




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Thursday, February 26th


OMG! Allan Kingdom performing with Kanye West!!
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The acclaimed Twin Cities hip hop artist was thrust into the international spotlight at last night’s BRIT Awards.




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Wednesday, February 25th


We Will Rock You: Hooray, Another Late-Career Brian Wilson Triumph!
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People keep expecting Brian Wilson to fail. And on paper, an album featuring Zooey Deschanel and Nate Reuss duets sounds like a terrible idea. But it should really be no surprise: No Pier Pressure, his latest, is just terrific.




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Tuesday, February 24th


The Shopping List: 2/24-3/2
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This week in The Shopping List, Ruby3 by St. Paul milliner Anna Lee pops up for a trunk show at the American Swedish Institute’s Museum Shop, a Foat and Post- trunk show at Showroom, Oscars inspiration, and more.




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Thursday, February 19th


Weekend What’s What: 2/19-2/22
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Forget fiscal equalization — the Minneapolis Miracle resides within our arts and music scene as much as anything else, with this weekend as proof.




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Tuesday, February 17th


The Shopping List: 2/17-2/23
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This week in The Shopping List, Carrier Pigeon becomes NEAL Jewelry and launches a new line, Junket: Tossed and Found kicks off a digital scavenger hunt, final clearance markdowns all over the Twin Cities, and more.




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Monday, February 16th


The Idiot Box: “Saturday Night Live” Turns The Big Four-Oh!
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The iconic television institution celebrates four decades on the air with a messy yet fitting tribute with moments of sheer brilliance.




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Thursday, February 12th


Weekend What’s What: 2/12-2/15
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Whatever your relationship status during this Valentine’s Day weekend, one thing is for sure: the Twin Cities will always spoil you with some of the best events of the year.




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Wednesday, February 11th


In Review: “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark”
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Lynn Nottage’s poignant Hollywood farce is getting a pitch-perfect production at Penumbra Theatre.




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Wednesday, February 11th


We Will Rock You: On The Continued Critical Primacy of the White Male Auteur
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Beck is better than Beyonce because he played all the instruments and wrote everything himself, right? Uh, right? What do you mean WRONG? Good god, what possible argument could you have for such a thing?




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Tuesday, February 10th


String Theory: Spring Couture & Its Red Carpet Debuts
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Spring Couture 2015 wasn’t ground-breaking, but it sure was pretty. Just ask any of the celebrities who have already brought these brand new looks to the red carpet.




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