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December 2007

Features

Cold Blooded

Cold Blooded

When journalist Walter Liggett was gunned down in the alley behind his house in 1935, his family pointed fingers at the mob—and one of Minnesota’s most popular politicians

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Our critic’s wish list for the local dining scene

The Next Starchitect?

The Next Starchitect?

Certainly, talent helped James Dayton win several plum architectural commissions. But it doesn’t hurt to have one of the most famous last names in Minnesota.

Best of the Cities 2007

Best of the Cities 2007

From sushi to shopping, pizza to pub crawls, we’ve compiled 101-plus reasons to celebrate life in the Twin Cities

Departments

The Agenda

Stepping Out: The Agenda

Art, music, dance & more—your best bets for December

Nights of Noël

Arts: Nights of Noël

Our guide to the season’s best performances and festivities

Culture Clubs

Arts: Culture Clubs

How local arts organizations are courting Gen-X as patrons and philanthropists

Object of Desire

The Look: Object of Desire

Adder, gal! A bag that’s pure temptation—in shades of pinot.

Party Favors

The Look: Party Favors

Toast the host: gift suggestions for the holiday-party circuit

White Bear Lake

The Look: White Bear Lake

Carriages and candy chews: Holiday cheer in White Bear Lake’s downtown

December 2007 Retail News

The Look: December 2007 Retail News

The latest products, store opening, beauty buzz and more

December 2007 Letters to the Editor

Mail-Archived: December 2007 Letters to the Editor

Mail from the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Media

Talk: Media

Books and music reviews, plus holiday gift ideas

Talk: I'm No. 2 (or thereabouts)

My quest for non-excellence

Art Priced to Move

Talk: Art Priced to Move

The MCAD Art Sale, Schulz & Peanuts, Luxe Lodging, and more

Cos Bar

Counter Culture: Cos Bar

A beauty boutique hits the 'burbs

Via Cafe and Bar

Quick Bite: Via Cafe and Bar

The fare lives up to its slick surroundings at this new Edina eatery

Jasmine 26

Quick Bite: Jasmine 26

An Eat Street icon goes upscale

Personal Bests

Foreword: Personal Bests

The Best of My Office: The Essential Guide to the Editor's Workspace

Special Advertising Sections

Your Guide to Holiday Gifts