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At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid
Arts

At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid

William Toledo, the lead singer/songwriter of Car Seat Headrest, strode onto the First Avenue stage in full monochrome black. He played alongside his bandmates Ethan Ives (guitar and bass-backing vocals), Seth Dalby (bass) and Andrew Katz (drums, percussion), as well as members of Naked Giants, who joined Car Seat Headrest to perform their newest album,…

Food & Drink

Kopplin’s Coffee: A little something for everyone

My experience at Kopplin’s Coffee can be described as nothing but joyful. Entering the cafe, you will be greeted by the bustling energy of young families basking in the Saturday morning sun. Throughout the shop, artists sketch quietly and small groups of friends catch up. Students breathe easily, now off campus and sufficiently caffeinated for…

Grand Catch: Get hooked on Grand Avenue’s seafood addition
Food & Drink

Grand Catch: Get hooked on Grand Avenue’s seafood addition

Grand Catch is the newest restaurant on Grand Avenue, between Macalester Street and Wheeler Street. This casual seafood eatery presents a purposefully simple menu of seafood classics. The main attraction is the seafood boils, a dish in which shellfish is boiled in an aromatic broth and served with potatoes and corn. Reader be warned, eating…

Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit
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Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit

The Walker Art Center’s “Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018,” about the California-New York-based conceptual artist, is the first major retrospective of Ruppersberg’s work in 30 years. His body of work, eclectic and erudite, doesn’t follow one specific thread of thought, but is always deliberate. There is no piece empty of meaning in this exhibit. A…

Brunch 2.0: Exploring Tea House’s Weekend Brunch Buffet
Food & Drink

Brunch 2.0: Exploring Tea House’s Weekend Brunch Buffet

We live in an age of over-ritualized brunch and Tea House’ weekend brunch buffet takes the ritual to another level. Located near Stadium Village, Tea House is the most authentic Chinese restaurant in town, serving traditional mainland-style dishes in a formal setting. I have exhausted their regular menu and discovered a high variance of quality….

Food & Drink

Café Bené: A space of warmth and soul-searching

4/5 stars for insulated sylvan dwelling space, and a cup of coffee that inspires introspection. Café Bené is located just off the 63 bus route, and provides the solace needed to accept the fact that it is nearly April and still not above 35 degrees. Feeling the chill, I came into the shop craving something…

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