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March 2006

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Faces in the crowd at March events.

Displaced Persons

Jila Nikpay’s new photography book celebrates breast cancer survivors, revealing the reality behind a once-shrouded subject.

Vive le Tamarack!

March 2006 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers regarding the last issue of Minnesota Monthly.

Let's Talk About Sex*

*Sex troubles, that is. And while we’re at it, let’s break the silence on mental illness and drug abuse. Incontinence? Now there’s another taboo topic women are only beginning to discuss with their doctors. Open up. Don’t be embarrassed. Honest, you’ll feel better if you’re frank with your physician—and with other women—about such verboten subjects.

Honeydogs' Life

Their mastery of music stands in direct, inverse proportion to their commercial success. Yet the Honeydogs, formed in 1994, have soldiered on, committed to their sound and to staying local, even as their peers—the Replacements, Hüsker Dü—have gotten the glory. Will the ’dogs’ next recording finally bring them their due?

Maverick's Wood Grill

A Champlin eatery goes classic—with a twist.


A coffee shop turns bistro in Uptown.

Wilde Irish Pi

March Madness numerically expressed.

Q&A with State Legislators Geoff Michel and Joe Atkins

Rx for Relief

An Ashby pharmacist slashes his drug prices. But will lower costs alleviate the financial pain of his customers on fixed incomes—or simply bleed his small business dry?