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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!


July 3, 2018

Not a dog lover? NEXT! I love and their Singles in America survey. Now that I am not single it is less depressing and more or less just interesting to find out what is making people tick. I have read some of their questions on pets and dating and was not surprised that if…Read More

The Tigger Scene: Doggo Does A Rolling Stone

July 3, 2018

Martha Weir’s two greatest loves might be rock and roll and her dogs, not in that order. But with some creativity and artistry, she’s been able to mix the two. Weir, a freelance graphic designer, videographer, and veteran of Chambermaids and other Twin Cities indie acts, is a dedicated mom to her two Australian Shepards,…Read More

Extreme Fitness: What’s Cupping Therapy All About?

June 29, 2018

One of the things I’ve noticed as I continue to get older is that it takes me a lot more work and time to get my body to a place where it feels “good” in between the various forms of activity that I do. I’ve experimented with a couple different forms of massage, chiropractic care,…Read More

Album Review: Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

June 29, 2018

On this surprising release, both artists bring out the best of each other as a result of their differences. Album Grade: B- On the surface, the idea of a collaboration album between a Jamaican dancehall singer and the brooding, former leader of The Police seems to be a fundamentally questionable notion at best. Best known…Read More


June 12, 2018

It’s all about the dads! In all their glory, with their special lawn mowing shoes, favorite caps, corny jokes and more! Our dads had the hard job of raising us, which in my case, tended to be more of a drama than a sitcom. Sorry, dad! So, in honor of Father’s day in June, I…Read More

Minnesota Music Scene: Minnesota transgender glam rock icon Venus de Mars

June 12, 2018

“Often faced with prejudice, hostility, physical abuse and even occasional death threats, Venus [de Mars] came back from the brink of suicide to front artistic dark glam band All The Pretty Horses.” –Power Play Magazine U.K. After hearing about Venus de Mars only just recently, I was shocked to find I’d never heard about her…Read More

2018 Scene Summer (Mostly Music) Festivals Preview

June 1, 2018

If you don’t “festival,” are you even Minnesotan? It’s a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. Festivals bring all things great: great grub, great music, great people/people watching, great beer, and likely, great memories. So even if you did have one too many soft pretzels or the rain threatened to wash you out of…Read More

The Philm Column: Ranking Marvel’s Movies

May 24, 2018

Many of you are downright sick and tired of hearing about Marvel movies. But I’m not talking; I’m writing. Other than the ongoing Star Wars franchise, there is no more dominant series in film history than what Marvel Studios has brought to the table. In fact, Marvel movies take up six of the top 25…Read More

Album Review: Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

May 24, 2018

On her third album, singer Janelle Monáe delivers an innovatively inspired release that is honest and funky. Album Grade: A Released shortly after the second anniversary of Prince’s death, Janelle Monáe takes up the purple one’s mantle to deliver a daring, tuneful collection of songs that is both commercial and challenging. Lyrically direct, Monáe drops…Read More

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