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Lianna Matt McLernon

Lianna Matt McLernon
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Lianna Matt McLernon is an associate editor at Greenspring Media, which publishes Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home. She writes for the travel, style, and arts and culture blogs, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.
"Marie and Rosetta," starring Jamaica Bennett and Rajane Katurah Brown, was the last main stage production at Park Square Theatre before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

5 Ways to Support (and Enjoy) Local Theater Right Now

A murder mystery has been written for video chat and the state's biggest theater festival has gone online
a macrame wall hanging

Style + Shopping July 7-19 || New World Night Market

In-person markets, seasonal sales, online fashion lectures, and more await these next two weeks
Two roses are specifically centered around kids: "Painting the Roses Red" by Kimberly McCracken is outside the Roseville Library and has a coloring activity integrated into the library's summer programming, and "The Value of Education" by Cora Hays brings awareness to the Kids in Need Foundation's school supply drive. Roseville in Bloom is a public art series happening this summer.

Public Art Is Blooming in Roseville and Beyond

The seven-foot-tall roses popping up around the city are just some of the many public art pieces you can visit in the metro
Women at a protest.

Style + Shopping June 23-July 6 || Pop-Ups and Online Talks

Start getting out and finding the perfect clothing and garden decor for the height of summer
St. Paul Saints

St. Paul Saints Baseball Returns in July—in Sioux Falls

Go for the mini getaway or deck yourself out in blue at home
Photo by Laurie Shaull/Flickr, near George Floyd's memorial

6 Products That Support Social Justice

From a bouquet of flowers to art, here are some of the artists and organizations that have created fundraisers for racial justice
In the wake of George Floyd's death, New Dawn Theatre Co. has put together a film to bring the community together called "A Breath for George." Photo by Regina Marie Williams

New Film “A Breath for George” Screens Outdoors for Free

The film by New Dawn Theatre Co. will grace the sides of Twin Cities buildings June 14-21, featuring local artists
A woman shopping with a face mask on. Arturo Rey/Unsplash

Style + Shopping || Support Black-Owned Businesses

Show up for your community through your choices, from clothes shopping to getting your nails done
The list of names painted on Chicago Avenue keeps growing as more people send names

This Minneapolis Street Is a Growing List of People Killed by Police

Artist Mari Hernandez has painted names on Chicago Avenue, a block from George Floyd's Killing
Three of the book titles available by the University of Minnesota Press through Aug. 31.

U of M Press Uploads 22 Racial Justice Books for Free

Read these University of Minnesota Press books for free online to learn more about racial disparities