Category: Riverside

Save Hiawatha Golf Course

BY ED FELIEN It seems nothing can stop them from closing Hiawatha Golf Course in a couple of years. At a public meeting late last month, Michael Schroeder, the assistant superintendent for Planning Services, told an anxious crowd of more than a hundred golfers that the course would be open next year and maybe even for the 2019 season. But […]

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“Young people speakin’ their minds Getting so much resistance from behind It’s time we stop Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look – what’s going down?” — Stephen Stills   “Social clubs in drag disguise” — Bob Dylan

BY ED FELIEN And they burned the bridges behind them. A new generation came to take their place, so they fought back.  They wore the machinery down; ground the process to dust; exhausted them; outlasted them, and they remained intact. The DFL establishment that ran the Convention was the older generation in drag, scolding the delegates like a third grade […]

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Highland Park: poised between past and future

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The automobile, specifically the Ford automobile (and truck) for good or ill, built Highland Park. This fact was amply reflected in the Ford-only Car Show that was a feature of the recent 2017 Highland Fest. But, you know, they don’t make Fords in Highland Park any more. And painful as it may be for some to […]

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Open Streets 2017 – Now with more Minnehaha Avenue

BY DEBORA KEEFER RAMAGE Just like last year, the Open Streets program is putting on eight events on eight separate Sundays through the summer. (Two events, Downtown and Lyndale, have occurred already.) The routes of a few of the events are different this year. Last year the event for East Lake Street was just Lake Street, from Elliot to 42nd […]

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Censorship

BY TONY BOUZA Humans learned the importance of controlling the extremes of other humans very early on—about contemporaneous with learning of the efficiency and importance of conveying their messages and controlling behavior. Artists were called “the antenna of the race” by a poet who saw them as key definers of our nature and prospects. The Nazis burned books. A free […]

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Still stable—and how!

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Spoon and Stable 211 North First Street 612-224-9850 www.spoonandstable.com Inquiring minds want to know—inquiring foodies, anyway. The first time I wrote about the Warehouse District’s Spoon and Stable was soon after its opening in 2014. I loved Chef/Patron Gavin Kayson’s emphasis on cold-weather comfort food—his granny’s pot roast, his famed roast chicken (as did everyone in the […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREPENTANT MAOIST: The murder of Mark Salzer, winter, 1971

BY ED FELIEN Later that winter we heard about the murder of Mark Salzer by an undercover narcotics officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).  James Decowski befriended Mark and then busted him. He was in his apartment with his girlfriend. The cop pulled a gun. Mark knocked over a lamp. The cop shot and killed him. Mark had no weapon. He wasn’t a threat to […]

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DSA plan for organizing

BY MAC MCCORMICK, TWIN CITIES DSA One of the nicer parts of joining a socialist organization is that you’re never without a book to read. The Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America lacks an official literary canon to draw from, but over the past month or so a group of us read Jane McAlevey’s “No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in […]

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Save Hiawatha Golf Course

BY ED FELIEN It seems nothing can stop them from closing Hiawatha Golf Course in a couple of years. At a public meeting late last month, Michael Schroeder, the assistant superintendent for Planning Services, told an anxious crowd of more than a hundred golfers that the course would be open next year and maybe even for the 2019 season. But […]

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Guthrie’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ true to Sondheim, for good or ill

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK Theater composer Stephen Sondheim is known as iconoclastic because his musicals do not lend themselves easily to memory. One won’t find oneself humming the songs from the Guthrie’s production of “Sunday in the Park with George.” Multiple catchy tunes are the expectation for the musical, but Sondheim offers his audience complexity in both feeling and form. […]

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