You Should Adopt This Kitty

A total asshole was arrested over the weekend for throwing his foster cat around the apartment while he was super drunk. I know, it’s very sad! But the police arrived after a roommate called about antics and now the cat is doing much better. ‘Ophelia’ is now up for adoption.

Some Mornings Links for Your Morning

doodledee: Fire Jerry Kill twitter already ready to go

KARE11: ND ready to sue MN over selling energy

STrib: Pham’s family feud getting really ugly

Braublog: Duluth News Tribune maybe drops ball on Cravaack endorsement

Madison’s Badger Herald: closes comments because of threats to named student scalpers [via]

Scene Spree: A Weekly Romp on the Twin Cities Social Circuit

Ed. Note: Kate Iverson is just one person. She is one person, however, who is completely enamored with Minneapolis and St. Paul and all the people, places and things that make it a great place to live, work and in many cases party.

For those of you who don’t know Kate, she’s our arts editor for Secrets of the City (she writes those punchy event blurbs on the home page you see every day); she’s also the editor in chief for l’etoile magazine and the editor of the LOL/OMG social media gossip blog. And on top of that she’s an event producer, an art pusher and a social hummingbird.

We’ve asked Kate to do a new weekly feature recapping what happens in her crowded weekends about the twin towns. Expect plenty of unapologetic link-dropping, product placement, late night drinks and art scene antics. Hopefully you’ll glean a little bit of inspiration for your own adventures.

by Kate Iverson

Like William James once cleverly advised, “To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”

This past weekend was what I’d call a “work weekend” due to the fact that I was involved in a big project or event on each day. This is not always the case, mind you, but often times it is.

Don’t get me wrong, I had a complete blast from top to bottom over the past few days, but my brittle, 34-year old bones are paying for it today. That said, this weekend was definitely worth the work. I have to admit that this was one of my favorite weekends of the year thus far. Top five at least. I’m including Thursday because, well, Thursday was awesome and it’s technically my Friday, so…


Sunday Slideshow: Studio Visit with Allen Brewer and Pamela Valfer

Being an artist is a family legacy for Allen Brewer; he continues to carry the torch with his multi-faceted gallery work and illustration clients that include: Target, United Airlines, and Smithsonian. Pamela Valfer has an extensive resume in the arts including many exhibitions and lectures.  Together the couple shares a studio in St. Paul and they’re currently preparing for a 4-month trip to Ireland for Pamela to teach a semester for MCAD abroad.

View the slideshow on Flickr.


Bejing Times Profiles Wing Young Huie

In yesterday’s ‘bits’ post, iteeth links up an profile of photographer Wing Young Huie by the Bejing Times.  Huie, who was the only member of his Chinese family in Duluth to be born in the U.S. and had never been to China, is currently in Bejing showing a retrospective of his work.