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Tuesday, September 2nd


The Shopping List: 9/2-9/8
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This week in The Shopping List, local designer Caroline Hayden holds a sample sale, a trunk show at Kisa Boutique, anniversary sales, and more.




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Monday, September 1st


The Rogue Epicurean: Maybe I’m Amaized
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In this week’s column, Anthony Enright helps you find new and unique ways of using the late summer bounty of fresh corn.




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Thursday, August 28th


Weekend What’s What: 8/28-9/1
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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.




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Thursday, August 28th


In Review: Saint Dinette Pop-Up Preview
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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.




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Wednesday, August 27th


We Will Rock You: Souli-A-Colia (A Prince Top 20)
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Excited about new Prince? Us too! So while we wait, here’s an entirely subjective Prince top 20!




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Tuesday, August 26th


The Shopping List: 8/26-9/1
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This week in The Shopping List, Junket: Tossed and Found looks forward to expanded hours, HDH Basics launch, shop openings, and more.




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Monday, August 25th


The Rogue Epicurean: Gonna Make You Sweat
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With equal parts trepidation and enthusiasm, Anthony Enright dips his toe into the rising tide of luxury sweatpants.




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Monday, August 25th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 1
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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.




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Thursday, August 21st


Weekend What’s What: 8/21-8/24
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The State Fair’s opening leads our list of great events in the Cities this weekend




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Tuesday, August 19th


In Review: Theatre Coup d’Etat’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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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.




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Tuesday, August 19th


The Shopping List: 8/19-8/25
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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.




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Tuesday, August 19th


The Niles Files: Where Soul Meets Body
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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.




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Monday, August 18th


The Rogue Epicurean: Skirt-ing The Issue
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The Rugue Epicurean explores unusual suspects in a search for the best (reasonably priced) cuts of beef for Summer grilling.




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Monday, August 18th


The Idiot Box – The Musically Lurid Dreams of Dennis Potter
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Continuing his examination of classic television works, Todd O’Dowd looks at the British television pioneer and his greatest work, “The Singing Detective.”




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Thursday, August 14th


Weekend What’s What: 8/14-8/17
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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.




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Wednesday, August 13th


We Will Rock You: I Listen To The Top 20 (So You Don’t Have To) #456: Electric Boogaloo
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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.




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Tuesday, August 12th


String Theory: The Real Legacy of Audrey Hepburn
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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




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Tuesday, August 12th


The Shopping List: 8/12-8/18
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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.




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Tuesday, August 12th


In Review: ICONS – Film, Fashion, Rock ‘n’ Roll
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Emily Chang reviews the site-specific rock-inspired fashion show produced by Cult Collective.




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Tuesday, August 12th


The Rogue Epicurean: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of…
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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).




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Thursday, August 7th


Weekend What’s What: 8/7-8/10
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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.




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Thursday, August 7th


The Culturator: Vagabond Bones
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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.




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Wednesday, August 6th


In Review: The 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival
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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.




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Wednesday, August 6th


We Will Rock You: All The Good Music Right Now Is Psychedelic
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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.




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Tuesday, August 5th


The Shopping List: 8/5-8/11
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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.




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Tuesday, August 5th


In Review: Macy’s Glamorama 2014
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In a special report, Emily Chang takes in the annual fashionable benefit for The Children’s Cancer Research Fund at the State Theater.




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Monday, August 4th


The Rogue Epicurean: Make Yo Bed
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The Rogue Epicurean suggests a bedding refresh for the warmer months with stylish suggestions for clean modern bed linens.




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Thursday, July 31st


Weekend What’s What: 7/31-8/3
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This is weekend, Minneapolis hosts the Minnesota Fringe Festival, one of the largest theatrical events of the year, which will include a variety of skits, shows and musicals.




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Wednesday, July 30th


Le Talk: Jeff D. Larson of the Minnesota Fringe Festival
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On the eve of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, we talk to its new executive director on his goals for the largest non-juried performance festival in the United States; running July 31 – August 10.




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Wednesday, July 30th


We Will Rock You: Local Review Roundup feat. The Persian Leaps, Rivers and Mark Mallman
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Three terrific local things this week, including a gorgeous baroque-folk album from Eau Claire’s Rivers, a great guitar-pop album from Persian Leaps, and a cocaine-inflected banger from Mark Mallman.




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