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Southern Minn Scene Columns

Our writers at Southern Minn Scene offer up advice, short stories, and several other features in varying columns. Check them out below!

Get Fit in SoMinn: Surfing on Land

November 20, 2017

Surfing … indoors? Yeah, it’s pretty much as awesome as it sounds. When Surfset Minnesota reached out challenging me to a class, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. So I did a little research and discovered that Surfset Fitness was a dream that was pitched on the television series Shark Tank, (a…Read More

THE PHILM COLUMN: Blade Runner 2049 Delivers

October 23, 2017

Sequels get a bad rap. OK, so maybe “Caddyshack II” was somewhat unnecessary, “Grease 2” a tad heavy handed, and “Piranha 3DD” downright insulting. But I certainly didn’t mind “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “Return of the King.” How about Terminator 2? The “Toy Story” sequels. “Godfather: Part II.” “Aliens.” And lest…Read More

Mollywood BLVD: Trick or Treat Edition

October 16, 2017

For me, this entire month revolves around one day: Halloween! I am cringing at the thought of all the Game of Thrones and Wonder Woman costumes we will see out and about, but October is still my favorite. Pumpkin everything, crisp fall air, apple cider, and local haunts abound!  It is also a great time…Read More

So It Goes in SoMinn: My terrible, horrible, not-so-bad day

October 15, 2017

Today I woke up with a pain in my neck, because somehow my bed was less comfortable than the night before, and when I went to make coffee I lost my grip and threw coffee grounds all over the floor, and after cleaning up the mess I put the filter basket in the sink and…Read More

Woldum TV: And they lived happily ever after (Not)

October 11, 2017

Like pretty much everyone you know, I’m hooked on “Game of Thrones.” When I first started watching, I was so invested that I found myself praying “Dear Lord, please let there be peace in Westeros” as I fell asleep. (I also prayed that Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary would find a good husband, which was perhaps…Read More

THE PHILM COLUMN: A Fall Feast of Horror

September 29, 2017

Perhaps more than any other season, autumn has its distinct identifiers. The leaves changes color and fall from the trees. The racks of clothing stores begin filling up with pants, sweatshirts and light jackets. Pumpkin spice products are launched at a rate that would suggest they’re somehow illegal the rest of the year. And movies…Read More

So It Goes in SoMinn: FOOD

September 13, 2017

The term “foodie” is not a new one. It has its roots, and a couple of years ago it hit us hard. We try to forget about it, but it reveals its bizarre self in stints. Some view it as a person who simply enjoys the preparation and presentation of food. Others are hobbyists, some…Read More

Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch GLOW

September 8, 2017

Earlier this summer, Netflix released ten episodes of a little show called GLOW. It’s about women’s professional wrestling, a topic that would (and should) have any sane person a little skeptical. But I’m here to convince you to put your skepticism aside, ladies and gentleman, because GLOW is one of the best new shows I’ve…Read More

THE PHILM COLUMN: Fall Film Preview

September 6, 2017

Can you see that? The leaves hinting at a change in color. Can you feel that? The warmth of the hot August sun beginning to evaporate. Can you hear that? The cries of Minnesotans at the familiar realization that summer is ALREADY over. But as the temperatures drop and the autumn apologists start claiming “this…Read More

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