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Jacie Knight (center) and members of YPC

Youth Performance Company: The Twin Cities' Serious-Minded Starmaker

What do Black Hawk Down star Josh Hartnett, Tony award nominee Laura Osnes, and Comedy Central writers Charlie Sanders and Colton Dunn have in common? They all once belonged to this stellar Minneapolis youth theater company.

Robin's Nest

The New Thrift Store: from Old and Dusty to Green and Creative

Three shops that are helping to redefine thrift shopping--turning it into an environmentally conscious, art-and-design focused way of celebrating and honoring the past while meeting today's economic challenges.

ArtScraps reuse shop in Saint Paul

Turning Trash into Treasure, Creative Reuse Movement Boosts Urban Economies

Across America, creative reuse organizations are popping up to "upcycle" and sell stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Artisans and artists are, in turn, turning this would-be detritus into artworks and products.

Digital image of Scherer Park

Twin Cities Parks 3.0: Bold New Initiatives Coming to Our Green Spaces

Get ready for some changes in our already-stellar park system that will expand your ideas about recreation, ecology, and economic development.

Scott Mayer

Ivey Awards Founder Scott Mayer: Let's Make the Most of Our Theater Power

In a Q and A with The Line, marketer and theater maven Mayer asks: with nearly eighty professional theater companies in town, why don't we do more to promote theater as an attraction that sets the Twin Cities apart?

Croissants from (clockwise from left) Patisserie 46, Rustica, Trung Nam, and Chez Arnaud

The Line's Great Twin Cities Croissant Taste-Off

Croissant-loving editor compares four of the finest products of local artisanship.

Writing on the Sidewalk

Secret City: A Slide Show

On Saturday night, lensman Bill Kelley braved the threat of another downpour to take some lively shots of Secret City, Minneapolis' answer to the Northern Spark alfresco arts festival, which was based solely in St Paul this year.  Check out his images of Aztec dance, djs, fire performance, sound art, and a huge inflatable civic mood ring called MIMMI.

The Board onstage. From left, Molly Chase, Nels Lennes, Jill Bernard, and Butch Roy

Minnesota's funniest nonprofit board

If you're on the board of directors of HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, you have to improvise. That is, you have to actually go onstage and do improv in a three-evening run that is also an official series of board meetings.

The Forecast Labyrinth

A Line or Two: A Nighttime Labyrinth, a Pop-Up Festival

Your editor helps run a meditative labyrinth-walking project amid the cheerful madness of the Northern Spark one-night, all-night arts festival--and points out another cool artfest that's ongoing.

Off-Leash's Minneapolis garage

Garages For Art's Sake

For artist/gallerist Pete Driessen and the theater artists of Off-Leash Area, turning their garages into art spaces provided opportunities for innovation, experimentation, and freedom, very close to home. And the neighbors don't mind a bit.

Spotlight Saint Paul

A Line or Two: A Civic Blog for Saint Paul

This week: Mayor Coleman's office launches a blog for the City of Saint Paul that's more about the city as a scene than as a simple civic entity.
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