Phillips/Powderhorn


A sample ballot for November 4

BY ED FELIEN United States Senator—Al Franken I wish there was someone running to the left of Al.  He’s a good man and generally progressive, but he’s voted to drop bombs on anyone Obama says is our enemy of the week. United States Representa-tive—Keith Ellison Keith was one of six…

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Charley’s Garden “Heralds of winter drift by my window”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD On the window over our kitchen sink, my wife has taped some particularly colorful fall leaves.  This is somewhat remarkable since she is a native Minnesotan with a deep dread of winter that people from other climes simply don’t have.  Those who grew up here know that…

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Queen of Cuisine “Two steps backward, one step forward”

BY SOPHIA SMITH Restaurant options in the Longfellow neighborhood took two steps backwards and one step forward in the past month. Parka Café closed. The food was always amazing and beautifully presented.  Whether a wonderfully thick Rueben with whole grain mustard and lots of sauerkraut, or a special hamburger, or…

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Raina’s Wellness “Fortify yourself with the new protein primer”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Everyone loves protein. Or at least they think they do.  Protein is one of the most well-known and popularly discussed nutrients.  It’s on magazine covers, food packages, and even your grandma probably has a lot to say about it.  So people know that protein is important,…

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Buster’s is back where it belongs

BY JASON BITTNER Buster’s on 28th was established in 2007 on the corner of 42nd Street and 28th Avenue South in Minneapolis’ South Side. It was opened by three family men that wanted to bring the neighborhood a much needed upscaled beer bar focusing on craft brews and great food.…

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Soul food: Gotta get up to get down – Southside Desire means it, too

BY JEANETTE YOUNG POWER In the tradition of many indehiscent bands before them, Southside Desire is releasing their second album eponymously on Oct. 22, 2014. Like a big sister mourning for her youth, the album is a step back in time both in its reminiscent lyrics and retro-styled album artwork/sound.…

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Talking to a wall is not dialog: trying to talk to the American Jewish World

BY ED FELIEN On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Mordecai Specktor published an editorial in the American Jewish World that accused me of anti-Semitism.  I wrote a response and told him, “I have always published Jewish Community Relations Council responses to my editorials regarding the actions of the Israeli government in the…

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Learning from the Adrian Peterson experience

BY DAVID TILSEN I am disturbed by the reaction to the beating by Adrian Peterson of his son.  The “enlightened” members of the press and the community are quick to condemn him, and urge the Vikings to deprive him of his chosen career.  It is as if we believe that…

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We report firsthand from the streets of NYC

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE We were there!  Southsiders turned out in disproportionate numbers to the massive People’s Climate March in New York City, Sunday, Sept.21, demanding action on climate change.  At least 225 locals journeyed on chartered buses, four from the Midtown Farmers’ Market parking area, and others got across the…

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Powderhorn Birdwatch “Buffalo Alert”

BY JOHN KARRIGAN I don’t have any good excuses for not writing a column for September.  My main excuse was that I was depressed by too many people killing people—locally, nationally and worldwide.  Maybe that is an OK excuse. I could go back and cover some things from August.  OK,…

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The Day of the Dead comes to Midtown Global Market

BY ED FELIEN The Day of the Dead celebration will be all week long at the Midtown Global Market, from Saturday, Oct. 25, through Halloween on Oct. 31. On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., there’ll be music, food sampling and crafts for the kids. On Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m.…

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Trust but verify

BY TONY BOUZA Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar are, to me, cinema’s biggest stars.  Woody perplexed me with his personal life and forced me to consider the artist and the man—did the latter’s behavior affect the artistic standing?  Ultimately he led me to conclude the artist is a prophet, and…

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Seward Cafe at 40

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The Seward Café, which turns 40 years old some time this year, is a study in contradictions. Although it’s known for its longevity, laying claim to being both the oldest collectively-managed business in the Twin Cities and the oldest collectively-managed restaurant/-café in the U.S., its actual…

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From ‘Historic St. Paul’: early history

Since 1840, St. Paul has taken on different identities: frontier hamlet, steamboat burg, provincial capital, railroad boomtown, city in stagnation, city in decline, city in revival. These transformations have left their marks all over town. Nowhere can one see them better than on Selby Avenue. Follow Selby Avenue from where…

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