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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen is Managing Editor of Minnesota Monthly. He studied journalism at Northwestern University. etormoen@greenspring.com
The North Star flag

Minnesota’s New Flag and Seal Will Be a Matter of Taste

Both aesthetically and ethically, the state symbols are getting constructive criticism

Q&A: Chief Justice Natalie Hudson Takes the Bench

Hudson talks about her life and career, becoming the state’s first Black Supreme Court chief justice, and the mix of community and isolation within that status of ‘first’
Reed Sigmund returns as the Grinch in "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" at Children's Theatre Company

Inside ‘The Grinch’: Actor Reed Sigmund Interprets the Antihero

Each version of Dr. Seuss' Christmas grump is a little different at Children's Theatre Company

Q&A: Surgical Oncologist on Breast Cancer Care Developments

National experts lowered the age at which to begin breast cancer screenings. Dr. Natasha Rueth, of Allina Health, says it was a long time coming.
Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse in rehearsal for "For the People"

Fall Arts: ‘For the People’ Blends Artistic Worlds at the Guthrie

Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse's comedic play taps Native American voices and connects to Minneapolis’ Dakota and Ojibwe heritages
From left: Frog Legs Provencal (background); the Short Ribs Bourguignon; and the 1789 (aka Vive La Revolution) cocktail at Maison Margaux

The Dish: Maison Margaux in the North Loop

Inspired by classic French cuisine and the famous Moulin Rouge, Maison Margaux is a sparkling new brasserie by chef David Fhima

The ‘Yes’ of Sue Z.

Sept. 13 was Sue Zelickson's birthday. For decades, she has been an inexorable dynamo of the Twin Cities culinary scene—but where does her drive come from?
Thomas Søndergård

Meet the Minnesota Orchestra’s New Conductor, Thomas Søndergård

The Danish music director brings to the podium a philosophy of love
Lost Horse Valley, part of Joshua Tree National Park

Travel Tips: Palm Springs’ Laid-Back Vibes and Rugged Potential

The poolside desert town is a snowbird capital, an LGBTQ+ stomping ground, and SoCal’s low(ish)-profile hot spot

The Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail Opens

The monorail-turned-walking path overlooks the animals’ environs and is advertised as the longest elevated pedestrian loop in the world