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July 2012

Features

The Geeks Get Loud

The Geeks Get Loud

3M may be the greatest idea factory in the world, but has Minnesota modesty been holding it back?

A Foodie's Guide to Cheap Eats

A Foodie's Guide to Cheap Eats

Everybody likes eating out: the excitement of trying a new restaurant, the ambiance of a starlit patio. But the giant bill at the end of the night can ruin the mood. Here's how to make the most of...

Departments

Go Social

Editor's Letter: Go Social

At root, social networks allow us to maintain existing bonds with friends and families. And at best, they allow us to build new ones

Celebrity Cabins

Ripple Effect: Celebrity Cabins

The rich and famous need to relax, too. Here’s where to invite yourself over for cribbage.

Mill City

Trending: Mill City

Creatives are finding new ways to get their products made—together

A Shorts Story

Trending: A Shorts Story

The key to looking polished in shorts is making sure your ensemble has a beginning, middle, and end

Tote-ally Perfect

Trending: Tote-ally Perfect

Talin Spring—who was born in Istanbul, and has an Armenian and French background—has designed a new collection of totes.

The S Word

Wellness: The S Word

Strong, Sexy & Stylish are going to help your self-esteem, one podcast at a time

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Life Style: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The woes and joys of backyard gardening

Simply Superior

True North: Simply Superior

Michigan’s Eagle Harbor abounds in peace, quiet, and natural beauty

The Mystery of Mona

Taste: The Mystery of Mona

A good restaurant plays real-estate roulette

The Not-Very-Irish Irish Pub

Taste: The Not-Very-Irish Irish Pub

If you’re looking for conventional Irish pub fare, you’re not going to find it here. And that’s good news.

July 2012 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: July 2012 Arts Calendar

What you need to do, see, and hear this month

Continuing Education

Scene: Continuing Education

The Talmud Torah of Minneapolis continues its 118-year mission to educate and support the Jewish community

Make Way for Macaws

Scene: Make Way for Macaws

The Minnesota Zoo’s Beastly Ball raises money to protect one of the world’s most beautiful and intelligent birds

MN Moments: Roughing It

Why do we keep going into the wild?

Rembrandt or...Not Rembrandt?

Arts: Rembrandt or...Not Rembrandt?

The largest collection of Rembrandts ever assembled in the United States visits the MIA this month. Now if only we could tell which ones are real.

A Weighty Matter

Makeover: A Weighty Matter

In the last 16 months, Lori Schaefer lost more than 200 pounds—and found a new identity

Maya Moore Takes London

Profile: Maya Moore Takes London

10 reasons why the Lynx star will make Olympic gold a slam dunk

Overruled!

Q&A: Overruled!

U of M law professor Dale Carpenter’s new book claims that everything we thought we knew about a landmark 2003 Supreme Court case is wrong—and that same-sex marriage makes sense, even to...

Dean Phillips

Q&A: Dean Phillips

On 100 years of keeping America in good spirits

Uncommonly Good

Shops: Uncommonly Good

Minnesota’s most iconic storyteller opens up the second iteration of his library-gone-wild bookstore

Sue Z.’s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.’s Finds

The farmers’ markets are bursting with fresh-picked veggies, fruit, baked goods, and more.