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Lianna Matt McLernon

Lianna Matt McLernon is a Minnesota-based writer. She enjoys writing about travel, style, and arts and culture, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.

Catch the Lyrids Meteor Shower

The meteor shower peaks April 21 and 22, just in time for Earth Day

What Makes a Minnesota Bar a Dive?

Beyond a stool, a cheap drink, and a barkeep who chews the fat, it depends on who you ask

May 2018's Out and About Arts and Entertainment Picks

Mixtape Side Bphoto by Bill CameronFestival of Nations 5/3-6 For four days, almost 100 ethnic groups fill Saint Paul Rivercentre for performances, food, and bazaars, with goods from Bolivia, Russia, Thailand, and more. Dozens of traditional demos show...

May 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar

Art-A-Whirl, the Minnesota Lynx Opener, Skyline Mini Golf, and more make May's events a hole-in-one

Bon Iver and TU Dance to Rule the Palace

A collaboration between TU Dance, Bon Iver, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music creates a performance greater than the sum of its parts

“Something Rotten!” Is All About the Laughs

Saturated with musical references, "Something Rotten!" gets funnier with every musical you know

Could You Say That in English?: MN Plays That Toy with Translation

Isla Tuliro, at the Southern Theater, isn't going to translate everything for you, but that's not a bad thing

Your Voice Will Be Heard

The Be Heard Finals (March 31) decides which young poets will represent Minnesota at the national Brave New Voices Festival

Getting Conceptual: 50 Years of Allen Ruppersberg

Even for those who aren't familiar with conceptual art, the evolution of Ruppersberg's style, on display at the Walker, offers a narrative of its own

Five Weekend Escapes for Minnesotans

These destinations have everything you need for a quick, satisfying getaway