Arts & Culture

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opened its doors for Passport to Spring, including nine displays that each featured an international country; a French-inspired glass garden house and 26 pieces by sculptor Nick Legeros. 

While a student at Minnesota State University, fascinated with the fundamental logic behind humor, Stevie Ray designed his own degree to study comedy.  As co-founder and executive director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, he shares theories a

Instead of lining up as a linebacker on Sundays in the National Football League (NFL), the 25-year-old Westerhaus is an investment banking analyst and founder of a nonprofit foundation.

In her graphic novel memoir, writer, podcaster and body image advocate, Lacy J. Davis, tells the history of her eating disorder from the first nagging thought that she might be “too big” to admitting she had a problem, to her gradual recovery.

Where do butterflies go in the winter? It’s surprising how few gardeners consider this, and it is the cornerstone of sound gardening for Lepidoptera.
 

Ashley Browning has the inside track on all things entertaining, silly and downright fun for the kid (and kid at heart) set.

The genesis of Michelle Donovan’s passion for creating sweet treats can be traced back to when she was only 5 or 6 years old and found in the elaborate Christmas cookies she helped her mother bake every year.

Soni Styrlund and her daughters, MacKenzie and Maddi, decorate eight Christmas trees every year in their Eden Prairie family home. Soni says it all began with one tree—decorated with handmade ornaments and mementos that have special meaning.

While they appear to be slumbering this time of year, natural elements still provide vibrant touches to decor, ideal to incorporate into winter and holiday milieu. Invite guests and the outdoors into your home for entertaining during the holidays.

“The scariest thing is nonexistence,” Reynold Philipsek says in the opening of the documentary A Life Well Played. To be sure, he’s talking about nonexistence in the form of many things, but music is clearly his focus—his 36th album came out in October.

Brian Vaughan was just 16 when his trombone-playing skills launched him on a journey with The Continental Singers, taking him from his home in Arizona to stages around the world.

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