Yesterday it was announced that Nicolas Ghesquière is taking the helm at Louis Vuitton. Beth Hammarlund revisits his years at Balenciaga and tells us what we can expect from the designer’s new gig.
This week, the famed NorthernGrade Market comes home to Minneapolis. Also in store, MartinPatrick3′s expansion celebration, Hammer Made’s MOA grand opening party, Galleria’s holiday open house, and more.
The Rogue Epicurean helps you find a use for the abundant harvest produce with rustic ideas for satisfying and healthy vegetable gratins.
This week in Local Lenses, Jen Hughes proves just how powerful hair can be: It’s not just a platform for beauty — it functions as a time machine, too.
Halloween weekend #2 is upon us, and there’s no lack of spooky, creepy and divinely dark things to do this weekend. Craft your itinerary with offerings ranging from haunted basements to Victorian ghost stories.
From flash cooking tiny birds, Samhain rituals, collapsed lungs and the supernatural, The Culturator highlights four creative locals whose craft leans toward the macabre. BONUS: a l’étoile-exclusive Halloween mix from The Nightstalker.
The ’90s are still back. Beth Hammarlund re-visits some of the decade’s trends that still have the potential to return, but have not been re-embraced quite yet.
To celebrate Halloween, we asked l’étoile’s staff writers — many of which are noted horror geeks — about their favorite scary movies. From modern Japanese thrillers and Lynchian mind-benders to horror classics, our tastes run the gamut.
Instead of waxing poetic or crafting some kind of artsy-fartsy eulogy for Lou Reed (they’ve been done!), Jon Hunt goes straight for the music — here’s a list of his favorite Reed albums, from top to bottom.
The Walker highlights the world of visual artist-turned-narrative filmmaker Steve McQueen, whose new film “12 Years a Slave” brilliantly displays how changing circumstances lead individuals to a different experience of the world around them.
This week in The Shopping List, Hammer Made pops up at the MOA and builds buzz with a giveaway. Also in store, a Halloween bash at The Foundry Home Goods, a jewelry mart at The Walker, and more.
Minneapolis-by-way-of-Atlanta designer Lindsey Hopkins has us thinking spring with her just-released spring/summer 2014 collection lookbook.
Beth Hammarlund reviews Time/Travel, a runway show held at St. Paul’s historic Union Depot featuring looks from eight designers and two boutiques.
This weekend kicks off one of two spooktacular weekends in the Twin Cities, with events ranging from haunted basements, a kung-fu zombie musical and an horror-movie-themed art show.
Beth Hammarlund previews tomorrow night’s fashion event, Time/Travel, with sketches from the designers.
This week, St. Paul’s historic Union Depot hosts its first fashion show. Also in store, a Vera Wang trunk show at L’atelier, Top Shop’s launch party, and more.
The Rogue Epicurean helps you preserve the mood of our fleeting Autumn with style picks in the rich hues of the season.
Let l’étoile plan your (spooky) weekend! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Scaredy Cat ride, the Haunted Basement, the House of Gore and new play “Kung-Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals.”
The Culturator chats with Springboard for the Arts’ Access to Healthcare Director Nikki Hunt about what artists can expect from Saturday’s Artists’ Health Fair and why it’s so important to get involved.
Sure, Paul McCartney’s an old guy — he’s over 70. But damned if his latest album isn’t just as vital and righteous as some of the newest psychedelic artists.
It’s time to clean out those closets. Beth Hammarlund gives you your best options for selling, trading and donating your gently used clothing.
This week, Red Wing Heritage celebrates the North American launch of its Ice Cutter boot at Askov Finlayson. Also in store, an FGI event at D.NOLO, Roam’s Blu Dot soiree, and more.
Rocktober continues this weekend with a slew of diverse live music to choose from, including Father John Misty, Minus the Bear and the Melismatics, plus a rockin’ Zombie Pub Crawl and other spooky delights.
This week we look at campiness on television as exemplified by the first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the film “House of Versace.”
Before the Replacements and Husker Dü, Minneapolis’ own The Litter held the crown as the finest punk rockers the city ever produced. This week, We Will Rock You takes a look at their astonishing debut, re-released this week.
The Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement is back, with the welcome addition of a Spooky Speakeasy. Beth Hammarlund rings in the Halloween season by allowing herself to be thoroughly creeped out, and then drinks craft cocktails to soothe her shattered nerves.
This week, Madewell celebrates its MOA grand opening with a style-minded bash featuring Kate Arends of Wit and Delight. Also in store, MidModMen’s first anniversary party, a sale at Danish Teak Classics, and more.
The Rogue Epicurean helps you pick out a signature scent and shares his picks for fragrances appropriate for the chillier Fall weather.
This weekend, we say farewell to summer and hello to fall — and there are plenty of spooky happenings in town to get us into the mood.
Jon Hunt reviews Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz,” and finds one of the worst and most cynical albums ever released — sound of drug-fueled America, so numbed by stupidity that it lacks even the vestiges of taste.