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‘Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle’ proves worthwhile

Elena Ortiz-Fishman March 1, 2021

Displayed digitally, Jacob Lawrence's depiction of American history was all-encompassing. By the end of the virtual tour, the point he was trying to make was clear. By reiterating the same sentiment...

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‘Locked Down’ reflects society accurately

Ben Sanford January 28, 2021

Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it is inevitable for quarantine-related movies and TV shows to become produced for the next decade. That being said, “Locked Down” is the first of the bunch...

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Virtual exhibitions prove insightful, engaging

Ben Sanford January 27, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts have taken some of the biggest hits financially. With live theater put on complete hold and museums and art centers being empty for months, it's clear COVID-19’s...

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, poses with one of many tigers he owned. Maldonado-Passage is the main subject of the Netflix series

Top three docuseries on Netflix

Izzy Kanne, Broadcast editor May 6, 2020

As time at home drags on, an obvious solution to boredom is Netflix. I’ve found myself looking for more informational pieces lately in hopes of merging education and entertainment. A streaming platform...

This ice castle luminary was located in the Icecropolis display on Lake of the Isles. The Luminary Loppet was hosted as a part of the 2020 City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival Feb. 1.

Luminary Loppet illuminates city

Sofia Seewald February 4, 2020

Lake of the Isles was an illuminated scene Feb. 1. Fire throwers, giant glowing penguins and polar bear figures, bustling hot chocolate stands and an ice band were all featured at the 2020 Luminary Loppet.  The...

2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Prime Minister Christine Quandt speaks during the opening ceremony of the carnival Jan. 23. After the ceremony, people gathered in the Baileys Warming House.

St. Paul Winter Carnival celebrates tradition

Noah Orloff January 28, 2020

While reflecting on the importance of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation event coordinator Alyssa Klahsem said the St. Paul Winter Carnival creates unity.  “It’s...

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its way to St. Louis Park for the third year in a row 6 p.m. Dec. 12. The train stopped right outside of STEP, south of Lake Street, so people could bring in money and food donations while enjoying music at the event.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns

Sofia Seewald December 12, 2019

While the Dec. 11 temperature dropped below zero, hundreds of people in the St. Louis Park community still gathered for an evening of free hot chocolate, music and holiday lights at the Canadian Pacific...

Reactor No. 4 at Chernobyl, which blew up due to inadequately trained personnel, creating devastating nuclear fallout. Cleanup efforts where under equipped leading to high fatalities.

Chernobyl exhibit proves valuable investment of time

Henry Brettingen December 7, 2019

The exhibit “After the Explosion: Documenting Chernobyl” is a unique experience, revealing rare insight into the historic tragic explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Through the exhibit, the...

Photo fair use from Hennepin Theater Trust. Henry VIII's six wives pose as part of a pop group that forms the basis of the musical.

Six stars for ‘SIX’

Marta Hill December 3, 2019

A pop concert, a history lesson and an empowering story all combine into one breathtaking performance, "SIX," at  the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The premise of the show is comprised of Henry...

New vegetarian Impossible Burger comes to Burger King Aug. 8. Impossible Foods works to cut back on meat consumption by offering plant-based alternatives.

Impossibly delicious

Tobias Khabie October 10, 2019

I was thrilled when I heard Burger King had released the Impossible Whopper, a burger with a patty that is 100% vegan. The patty is mostly made out of soy, potato protein, and food starch, among other...

Volunteer kneels down to greet excited dog and is embraced with a lick on her face. Interacting with dogs proved to be yet another fun activity for visitors to take part in at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Dogs day event enlivens owners, pets

Lucy zumBrunnen May 8, 2019

I was curious in what going to “All About Dogs Day” would entail, excited to participate and meet all the dogs present at the event. In all honesty, it wasn’t exactly what I expected, there was...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff April 9, 2019

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects...

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