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Photo: Bill Kelley
Photo: Bill Kelley
The western "spine" of this residential neighborhood at the city's southeastern edge is the Hiawatha Light Rail line, completed in 2004, and running from the Mall of America in the southern suburb of Bloomington to the new Twins Stadium, Target Field. Longfellow is a quiet neighborhood full of small single-family homes, many of them Craftsman-style bungalows dating from the 1920s; some have been remodeled by the city's cohort of young residential architects. It's also home to the ornate Riverview Theater, one of the city's favorite second-run and art-film showplaces, and plenty of independently owned eateries and cafes.
Garages For Art's Sake
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
For artist/gallerist Pete Driessen and the theater artists of Off-Leash Area, turning their garages into art spaces provided opportunities for innovation, experimentation, and freedom, very close to home. And the neighbors don't mind a bit.
Coworking for Fashionistas: Two designers open "Showroom"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Jen Chilstrom and Kimberly Jurek have just opened (May 1) a new kind of fashion boutique. The Showroom is a combination retail shop/workshop/coworking space where local designers can come, work, exhibit, share ideas, and grow creatively.
A Line or Two: Northbound Smokehouse and Paul's Ball
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities. Call it an editor's note as blog entry. This week: A lively lunch at Minneapolis' newest brewpub on its first day--and a first look at Paul's Ball.
Great Street Art: A Slide Show
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Managing Photographer Bill Kelley talked to some friends, checked in with some experts, and wandered the city a bit on his own to find the local street art that appealed to him the most. Herewith, his images of art meant to make you stop, look, have a startle reaction, and then continue on your way, energized.
A Line or Two: Performance Extravaganza at Patrick's
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities--call it an editor's-note-as-blog-entry. This week, a cabaret showcase that will bring together some of the city's A-list avant-garde performers in what promise to be gorgeously twisted takes on our politico-sexual status quo.
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