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Deborah Copperud

Estate Sales: The Places to Buy Rare Antique Walking Peacocks—Or Anything Else

We talked to an expert for tips and tricks at scoring secondhand deals.

February 22, 2024

7 Exciting New Books for Young Readers by MN Authors

Locally crafted literary adventures that transport you from the U of M to the Superior Hiking Trail and beyond.

‘Last Supper Club’ Chronicles an Academic’s Soul-Affirming Detour Into the Twin Cities Service Industry

Matthew Batt's latest is worth the price of admission just for his descriptions of the scene inside Surly's erstwhile fine-dining restaurant.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on 3 Decades of MN Food Writing

The award-winning local critic on deadbeat landlords, Martin Amis, and finding beauty in the little things.

Best Budget Bites: $1.99 Corn Dog from Kowalski’s

The humble dog doesn't perform any culinary abracadabra—it's simply cheap and tasty.

City Swimming is Better Than Owning a Cabin

A love letter to our urban swimming spaces—no septic tank maintenance required.

Betty Crocker Thinks Tuna Is a Vegetable

And other surprising revelations from the new edition of the 'Betty Crocker Cookbook.'

December 22, 2022