Terra Firma, or: Until Our Feet Are Again On Solid Ground

We take the train from Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota west through North Dakota into Montana, stop in Glacier National Park, then continue the journey through Idaho into Washington, through Tacoma...

Take this quiz to find out your environmental footprint

This year Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd. And, unlike National Jelly Bean Day which is also celebrated on April 22nd, the creation and celebration of Earth Day has permanently changed our way of...

Now India (7 Minutes to Sunrise)

The first sounds of the morning are of tuk-tuk and taxi engines as they come to life, their honking horns alongside the footsteps of the city's informal working class taking to the...
You're an @sshole: Being "right" in the digital age

You’re an @sshole: Being “Right” in the Digital Age

The Digital Age is the current period of human history: We’ve moved from the industry-based society of the Industrial Revolution to a focus on computerizing information and creating a more knowledge-based society. Also known as...
No Kill Shelter in Minnesota, Twin Cities Agenda

No-Kill Shelters in Minnesota

There are many options for finding a new four-legged friend, from the Humane Society to working with a breeder directly. A new trend starting to heat up is heading to a no-kill shelter: These...

The power of family at the forefront of Theater Mu’s “Fast Company”

The lobby of the Guthrie is packed. "A Christmas Carol" and "Steel Magnolias" are playing tonight. Coats and scarves have emerged already from the depths of our closets, people shiver and stamp...

The State of Mental Health in Minnesota

The conversation surrounding mental health has recently shined its spotlight on Minnesota. But not, unfortunately, for a good reason. Apparently, our state is quite depressed: According to a recent study conducted by BlueCross BlueShield...
Everybody sucks, except for you: Notes on arguing

When and How To Argue in the Age of Information

It's a beautiful, late-summer day. The sun is shining outside. Your favorite song is playing on the radio. You woke up on the right-side-of-the-bed this morning, you're feeling great - your hair...

A Discussion with “Hot Asian Doctor Husband” Star Meghan Kreidler

Meghan Kreidler is, in a word, busy. She recently played the Basilica Block Party, with her band Kiss the Tiger, and the Red Stag Supper Club's In Cahoots block party as well....
Opinion: Nothing easy about discussing guns

Opinion: There’s nothing easy about discussing guns

This is a topic that has always been, and seemingly always will be, controversial: From the 2nd amendment's staunch "right to bear arms" supporters, to mad-men massacres of the innocent, to children killing themselves with...