Alan Sparhawk Talks Shop

METRO caught up with Alan Sparhawk about his many musical projects, including the new LOW album.

Studio Visit with Zach and Caitlin Keenan

Zachary Keenan and Caitlin Longley Keenan make up a dynamic art duo.  On the one hand, Zach has a variety of projects from hand drawn typography to landscape kits, teaches, and runs DesignWorks at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  On the other, former MCAD staff photographer Caitlin keeps busy with her photography work and freelancing.

View the slideshow on Flickr.


Lost: Resolution Due to Over Copying

A pretty fantastic sign spotted by Phildesignart in Minneapolis, via theDailyWhat.

RobotLOVE Closing at End of the Year

Well this is sad news: owner Kristoffer Knutson just made the announcement on Facebook that December 31st will be the last day for RobotLOVE.  If you haven’t ever checked out the toy boutique, head up to Northeast on Friday for their “Black Market”, their curated artist retail show within the Pink Hobo Gallery.

MN’s Property Tax Rate Increase Much Lower Than Mpls

Via Minnpost, here’s a bad beat for Minneapolis residents: while urban homeowners were up in arms this week at double digit property tax increases, the average increase around the entire state was at a historically low 2.6%.