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June 2011

Features

Women's Work

Women's Work

How the dreams and determinations of these women forever transformed the Twin Cities from farm towns into cultural meetings.

Radio Days

Radio Days

After running Minnesota Public Radio for 45 years, Bill Kling leaves the nation's largest public-radio network—as well as his legacy.

The Shore Thing

The Shore Thing

Once a rustic retreat, the secret is out on Brainerd. But among its ritzy resorts and upscale restaurants remain a few hidden gems.

Departments

The Gold Standard

Editor's Letter: The Gold Standard

Mr. Show

Ripple Effect: Mr. Show

He’s been a Hollywood hoofer and a dancer for Michael Jackson. Now John Command is reviving razzle-dazzle.

Sun Strategies

Wellness: Sun Strategies

Follow these sun-safe tips from a Twin Cities dermatologist and you’ll be made in the shade.

Get Growing

Wellness: Get Growing

Garden plotting and urban planning are improving Twin Cities neighborhoods, one seed at a time

June 2011 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: June 2011 Arts Calendar

10 best bets for this month

Current Fashion

Scene: Current Fashion

MNFashion week wraps with the seventh-annual Voltage: Fashion Amplified show

Celebrating Children

Scene: Celebrating Children

The Thank God For Kids Gala raises awareness and support for the Cancer Kids Fund

Beating the Odds

Scene: Beating the Odds

The Children’s Defense Fund provides scholarships to students who have succeeded in the face of adversity

A State Affair

Scene: A State Affair

The Page Foundation spring gala supports education with Minnesota flair

MN Moments: Slices of Wonder

Squarely in the middle of the sandwich generation, a daughter turned mother feels the squish

Queen of Baguettes

Twin Cities Taste: Queen of Baguettes

Talented baker Solveig Tofte opens her own shop, Sun Street Breads—and the results are tasty and unexpected

Going Native

Expert: Going Native

Local horticulturalist Matt Phillips will get your yard back to its roots

Charmed, We're Sure

Finds: Charmed, We're Sure

The jewelry silhouette of the season is long, lean, and layered—chains punctuated by pendants or charms that serve as the exclamation point on any ensemble.

Dress It Up, Dress It Down

Muse: Dress It Up, Dress It Down

Take your dresses to the max and dig on ’70s accessories for outta sight summer fashion, from studio 54 to the boho beach.

Shave and a Haircut

Muse: Shave and a Haircut

How to polish up a rocker look without losing the edge

Going Solo

Omnivore: Going Solo

Chef Steven Brown, who has opened and closed more Minneapolis restaurants than nearly anyone, finally has a place of his own, Tilia.

Unlikely Italian

Omnivore: Unlikely Italian

This is down-home Italian cooking fit for a family—or a hungry softball team.

Just Add Water

Omnivore: Just Add Water

What can make a local eatery into one of summer's hottest spots? A waterfront view. Here, our top 10 picks for dining a la aqua.

Coming to America

Q&A: Coming to America

Peter Rothstein and Dan Chouinard on their new musical about immigration

Sweets Bakeshop

Quick Bite: Sweets Bakeshop

Great cupcakes march west

Café Levain

Quick Bite: Café Levain

Back, again!

Masu Sushi & Robata

Quick Bite: Masu Sushi & Robata

Game-changing Japanese

Fine Forecast

Shops: Fine Forecast

It’s sunny with a high chance of good gifting at Lyn-Lake’s Belle Weather

Fleeting Riesling

Wine: Fleeting Riesling

May is the month when lilacs bust out of their buds, perfuming the streets.

Sue. Z's Finds

Sue Z: Sue. Z's Finds

Kitchen in the Market, LindaLicious Biscotti and Sweets, and more.