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Makenzi Johnson

Makenzi Johnson is a senior at Bethel University, fashion enthusiast, and first-ever intern at Racket.

Can the Dying Malls of the Twin Cities be Resurrected?

Investors are scrambling to retrofit, repurpose, and reimagine the struggling relics of American culture.

Cool Trash’s Emma Crutcher Uses a Panini Press to Turn Garbage Into Art

She isn’t trying to save the planet with her business, but she is trying to make recycled, functional art.

November 29, 2023

12 Hours Freaking People Out at the Dead End Hayride

These actors are working the graveyard shift, literally.

October 30, 2023

Were the 1975 ‘Still, At Their Very Best’ at Target Center Last Night? 

Just nine months since Minneapolis last saw them, the 1975 return with a little less controversy and a little more sexy saxophone.

October 27, 2023

Instagram? Pop-up? Depop? Here’s How Twin Cities Vintage Sellers Are Going from Online to IRL

Taking a closer look at the hobby seller to legit business pipeline—even if a storefront isn't the endgame.

October 25, 2023

I Spent a Week Shopping at 5 Newish Vintage/Thrift Stores

These shops may be less well-known, but they should be on your radar.

Racket’s New Intern Introduces This Friday’s Open Thread

It's your weekly chance to talk about whatever you want here at Racket.

September 15, 2023