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December 2009

Features

Dog Fight

Dog Fight

Our pets have everything from day care to yoga, and now lawyer Marshall Tanick wants to give them legal rights. But is this a good idea?

Chardonnay Uncorked

Chardonnay Uncorked

An excerpt from our food editor’s new book, Drink This.

Pet Show

Pet Show

Your friends. Your neighbors. The humans who love them.

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Please Your Pet

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Please Your Pet

Services, shops, and stuff that will have Fido and Fluffy begging for more

Departments

Holiday Happenings

Stepping Out: Holiday Happenings

Whether you’re celebrating with the Messiah or the Chipmunks, we’ve got seasonal shows for every style

December 2009 Party Pics

Scene: December 2009 Party Pics

The Ronald McDonald House celebrated 30 years at its Fam Glam event, the annual Opera Gala benefiting the Minnesota Opera, the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities' annual benefit gala, and Wolf...

Puppet Master

Arts: Puppet Master

Inside the workshop of Father Nathanael Hauser, a crèche-doll-maker at St. John’s University.

The Gift Guide

The Look: The Gift Guide

We’ve found unexpected gifts for everyone on your list. Best of all, everything here is locally made. Because it is the thought that counts.

Star Underperformer

Twin Cities Taste: Star Underperformer

Chef Isaac Becker’s new Bar La Grassa delivers lots of comfort, but few thrills

The Anchor Fish & Chips

Twin Cities Taste: The Anchor Fish & Chips

Good fish, good beer, let’s eat!

Sue Z. Says

Twin Cities Taste: Sue Z. Says

Local food news

Lyndale Tap House

Twin Cities Taste: Lyndale Tap House

The new Lyn-Lake pub offers pit beef and pork—with pinups

Holiday Pheasant with Lentils

Twin Cities Taste: Holiday Pheasant with Lentils

If you ever wanted to know what a haute bluff-country Christmas would taste like, now’s your chance.

Mail-Archived: December 2009 Letters to the Editor

Notes from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Jesse the Journalist

Talk: Jesse the Journalist

He’s got questions—about 9/11, global warming, and more. But will Jesse Ventura’s new TV show find the answers?

MNMO Recommends

Talk: MNMO Recommends

Art About Town, The Lutefisk King & more

Ann Prentice

My Favorite Things: Ann Prentice

Personal-style consultant Ann Prentice shares her favorite things

StyledLife

Now Open: StyledLife

Now open: StyledLife at Galleria

Dutch Treat

Foreword: Dutch Treat

I’ve always envied people who grew up with holiday traditions.

Special Advertising Sections

Holiday Gift Showcase 2009