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Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen is an Associate Editor of Minnesota Monthly. etormoen@greenspring.com

The Return of Utica Queen

After a fantasy-tinged appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Utica stages her work at Rochester Art Center
Sunisa Lee

The Best of MN: 2021

The future looks bright this year, and these top personalities, trends, and events lead the way
Brian Nation comes to O'Shaughnessy Distilling Company by way of Irish Distillers, which is responsible for Jameson whiskey

Meet Brian Nation, O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co.’s Irish Powerhouse

How did the master distiller who oversaw Jameson end up in Minneapolis?
Chef Yia Vang's Union Hmong Kitchen concept is finding a new outlet at Graze in the North Loop

Union Hmong Kitchen Is Set to Open at Graze

The North Loop food hall plans to welcome chef Yia Vang at the end of this month

The Jungle’s New Season Opens This Weekend

"Every Brilliant Thing" plays Oct. 16-Nov. 14 at the Lyn-Lake theater
Cassie Beck gives a compelling performance in "What the Constitution Means to Me"

The Guthrie Bursts Back Onstage with “What the Constitution Means to Me”

The not-quite-one-person show puts the Supreme Court on trial in an electric, timely performance

Red Dresses at St. Catherine Highlight Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons

The ”REDress Project” sets up on the St. Paul campus in late October
Questlove talked about Prince and his film "Summer of Soul" at Paisley Park on Sunday

Highlights: Questlove Brings ‘Summer of Soul’ Film to Paisley Park

The Roots frontman talked about Prince and his debut documentary covering 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival
Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers Is Spooky, Folksy, Resonant in Minneapolis

At her Surly Festival Field show, the artist covered the Replacements and called Minneapolis a favorite place to play
Black Table Arts founder Keno Evol says he opened the arts cooperative in south Minneapolis as an extension of the recent local racial justice movement

Black Table Arts Co-op Fuels Black Creativity in South Minneapolis

The arts cooperative, founded this year by a local poet, aims to serve as a joyful, educational hub and extension of the local racial justice movement