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Wednesday, September 17th


We Will Rock You: How A Shitty Breakup Almost Cost Me The Monkees
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You know that thing of when you go through a breakup, and suddenly certain music becomes…like totally untouchable to you? Just totally, utterly ruined? That’s what this week’s column is about. If you’ve been there, you know what we mean.




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Wednesday, September 17th


In Review: Envision Fall 2014
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The Fall 2014 Envision fashion presentation showed the season’s top trends and gave audience members a great party to boot. Beth Hammarlund reviews.




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Tuesday, September 16th


We Want YOU!
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l’étoile and LOL/OMG! is growing and we are looking to add to our all-star staff.




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Tuesday, September 16th


The Shopping List: 9/16-9/22
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This week in The Shopping List, MN4MN Fashion Weekend spotlights local style, Ooh La La Live! puts on a fashion show, visit fabulous fall trunk shows, and more.




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Monday, September 15th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 4
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A time-twisting chamber piece might just be the best Doctor Who episode of recent vintage.




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Monday, September 15th


The Rogue Epicurean: Hell Bent For Leather
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In his column, Anthony Enright looks at the versatility of the leather motorcycle jacket.




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Thursday, September 11th


Weekend What’s What: 9/11-9/14
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Tons of theatre, tons of fashion, and tons of art dominate the weekend. On, and there’s this band called The Replacements…




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Thursday, September 11th


The Niles Files: September Whine
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The doldrums of September means Niles is bored and whiney about the fun people are having in Toronto and Telluride.




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Wednesday, September 10th


We Will Rock You: The Surprise U2 Record Nobody Saw Coming
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Hey, did you guys hear U2 released an album on the DL yesterday for free to every iTunes customer? Uh huh. S’true, and here’s our review of the free-but-quite-lovely thing.




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Tuesday, September 9th


String Theory: NYFW Spring 2015, Part One
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New York Fashion Week is in full swing and promises to breathe a breath of fresh air into your wardrobe and inspiration board. Today: Carolina Herrera, Thakoon, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, and Altuzarra.




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Tuesday, September 9th


The Shopping List: 9/9-9/15
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This week in The Shopping List, Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week kicks off with Envision Fall 2014 runway show, Avant Garden at the Walker, pop-up sales, and more.




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Monday, September 8th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 3
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Legends collide as the Doctor comes face to face with the “impossible” Robin Hood




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Thursday, September 4th


Weekend What’s What: 9/4-9/7
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Theatrical farces, new work by tons of local artists, can’t-miss gigs, and more fill up this weekend’s agenda!




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Thursday, September 4th


The Culturator: Clay Shapes – Q&A with Erin Smith
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This week, in honor of an awesome nod in NYLON magazine for her ceramic works, Juleana Enright checks in with SHIP&SHAPE co-founder and local ceramics maker, Erin Smith.




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Wednesday, September 3rd


In Review: “The Mystery Of Irma Vep” at Jungle Theater
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In this special review, Todd O’Dowd takes in The Jungle Theater’s hilarious remount of Charles Ludlam’s ridiculous masterpiece.




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Wednesday, September 3rd


We Will Rock You: Your Favorite Artist Is A Shitty Human Being
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So if your favorite musician — Wayne Coyne or Cee-Lo Green, say — turns out to be a terrible human being, does it color your enjoyment of their art? Should it?




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Tuesday, September 2nd


String Theory: Altuzarra Designs for Women, Not Girls
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Target’s newest designer collaboration with Joseph Altuzarra features strong fierce designs for women to wear for work and for cocktails. This collection is definitely 21+.




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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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