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September 2011

Features

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Lights, Camera, Fashion

Three dancers performing at the new Cowles Center this season show off fall's hottest fasions—plus their jaw-dropping moves and breathtaking beauty.

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie

Seven of the tastiest, handcrafted, gourmet-driven cocktails in town, where to get them, and a look at the masterminds behind the bar.

Fall Arts Preview

Fall Arts Preview

Sit back, relax, and get ready to be blown away by the best dance, theater, music, and literature to hit the Twin Cities.

Departments

Show Time

Editor's Letter: Show Time

This issue celebrates real talent.

Wellness: Get Well Soon

Wellness centers don’t settle for fixing pain—they prevent it

Eating Madison

True North: Eating Madison

There’s more to this foodie town than cheese curds

September 2011 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: September 2011 Arts Calendar

Ten hot picks and the faces behind this month's arts and culture

Jobs Despite Disabilities

Scene: Jobs Despite Disabilities

Project SEARCH breaks into the gala scene, celebrating advances in the workforce for individuals with disabilities

So Everyone Can Hear

Scene: So Everyone Can Hear

The Starkey Hearing Foundation hosted A-list performances at their annual gala to raise money for hearing awareness

MN Moments: Turf Battle

What lawn care taught me about independence and relationships

Fresh Face

Expert: Fresh Face

Makeup artist Fatima Olive spills beauty-bag secrets every woman can use

Finds: Excessories

Coco Chanel once said that before you leave the house, you should take one thing off. But this fall’s accessories will make you want to pile them all on.

Brilliant Basics

Muse: Brilliant Basics

With the right color palette and a few modern details, it’s easy to punch up a classic look

A Few  Good Sales

Muse: A Few Good Sales

Looks like there’s another “pop” in popular culture: the pop-up shop.

New Brew

Omnivore: New Brew

Farm-to-bottle philosophy pays off—big time

Gathering Applause

Omnivore: Gathering Applause

Gather, the Walker Art Center’s new restaurant, keeps quiet but makes a bang

Green with Enviable Cooking

Omnivore: Green with Enviable Cooking

This is world cuisine with a very unique take on “world.”

Asian Fusion Redux

Omnivore: Asian Fusion Redux

Three Minnesota food sensations prove that Asian fusion is a trend whose time has come—again

Soul Food

Profile: Soul Food

Radio host Lynne Rossetto Kasper craves what the food culture isn’t giving us: scholarship, imagination, wit. But she’d settle for a really great shrimp paste.

Déjà View

Profile: Déjà View

Meet the new tastemaker in town: Clara Kim, who’s returned to the Walker Art Center as its senior curator of visual arts

The State of Mason

Q&A: The State of Mason

Musician Mason Jennings on home, family, and his new album, Minnesota

Mill Valley Kitchen

Quick Bite: Mill Valley Kitchen

Diets are no fun—unless you’re dieting at Mill Valley Kitchen

The Nook

Quick Bite: The Nook

The Nook, the tiny bar that is the home of arguably the best burger in St. Paul

Crave Downtown

Quick Bite: Crave Downtown

Crave, of course, is the pan-everything restaurant sensation

Shear Couture

Shops: Shear Couture

Bespoke Hair Artisans makes its one-of-a-kind mark

Blissful Beaujolais

Wine: Blissful Beaujolais

Beaujolais’ unfashionable reputation persists

Sue Z.’s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.’s Finds

Pie-on-a-stick, homemade graham crackers, salsas, spreads, and more!