The ruins of Saint Paul

‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


Urban photography: Highlights from Wing Young Huie's TCMA workshop

(Photo by Jeremy Kleider) Workshop participants walked the streets of South Minneapolis photographing the urban surroundings. Above, Minneapolis denizen Stephen sits on a residential retaining wall near 10th Ave. and Lake St.

Last month, Twin Cities’ award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie took 19 local photographers down Lake Street to help them develop their skills behind the camera and overcome their inhibitions to photograph intimate subjects.


Made Here showcases Minneapolis street art

Made Here is an ongoing street art festival sponsored by Hennepin Theatre Trust and Andersen Windows. It launched Friday night (July 11) with performances, great food and a tour of visual art stationed around downtown Minneapolis. As a lover of street art, I think it's fantastic. Street art gives people an opportunity to stop and pay attention. It spurs conversation. In a climate where we run from our car to the building to car because it's too cold to stop, it's fun to have an excuse to get out of the car, to visit downtown and to dawdle on the way to a meeting or appointment.


PHOTOS | Derek & Julianne Hough's "Move Live On Tour" at the Northrup Auditorium

The unexpected success of television show “Dancing with the Stars” has been a launch pad for the careers of


Flood sketching and a modest/awesome riverfront proposal

Roberta and I did a lot of sketching of the flooding in Downtown Saint Paul. We wanted to document the changing landscape as water gradually replaced land. There’s a slideshow of our flood sketches at the PiPress. Here’s one of the sketches I did from the Robert Street Bridge of the Port of Saint Paul’s Lowertown Landing submerged beneath the roiling Mississippi River [above].


The Gateway: Bridge art connects Downtown Minneapolis to Northside

The John Biggers Seed Project (Seed), a public art and design effort that engages renowned African-American artists in mentoring young artists, revealed its designs for a massive art project that seeks to transform the Olson Memorial Highway Bridge over Interstate 94.


TC Weekend | Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Twin Cities Pride Fest, Beer Dabbler, MN Food Truck Fair and more!

Updated: 6/27/2014 2:19 pm


Can you believe we're almost at the end of June? Time flies, so spend it wisely -- get out and enjoy some of the outdoor happenings around the cities. This weekend offers two big festivals -- the Twin Cities Pride Fest in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz Fest in Saint Paul, along with other fun happenings around town. Just like the last couple of weekends, this weekend might be a bit wet so plan accordingly.


TC Weekend | Back to the 50s Car Show, Swedish Heritage Day, GermanFest, Posters and Pints & more!

Updated: 6/21/2014 - 9:59 pm

This weekend offers a spirited mix of events to help mark the official start of summer (Saturday, June 21). The lineup is less congested than last weekend's, but every bit as rich and lively. This weekend's weather forecast appears to be a bit brighter as well. See what's on tap for the weekend below:


TC Weekend | Green Line kickoff, Juneteenth, Northern Spark, Greenway Glow, Stone Arch Bridge Fest & more!

Festival-palooza is upon us, people! This weekend may be the biggest for outdoor festivals this summer. It’s certainly the biggest thus far, with a flurry of events, from the numerous Green Line kickoff celebrations, to Juneteenth, the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Northern Spark and much more.  In honor of the Green Line launch, Metro Transit light rail and bus service will be free of charge both June 14 and 15, making it even easier to get around to all the happenings.

This weekend should prove particularly enjoyable for night owls, with night-time festivals that are bound to provide stunning visuals! It’s also Father’s Day weekend -- why not take Dad along to some of the events below? There's a 50% chance of showers both Saturday and Sunday so bring that poncho!


Walker Art Center a culprit in badness of Hennepin/Lyndale bottleneck

The Hennepin/Lyndale Bottleneck: Not great by any measure. The City of Minneapolis is working on a plan to, basically, repave it. Many well-written thoughts about that project and whether or not it’s a good idea and what we’d do if we had exponentially more funding for it can be found here. But as with many large public works projects of questionable value, there are some helpful little things we can do on the side that cost considerably less than millions of dollars but still go a long way towards improving the experience of being alive in the area when not driving a car.

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