Local bicycle delivery service will transport anything to Minneapolis residents
As Minneapolis moves in and out of the throne for the Nation’s No. 1 Bike City, delivery bicyclists are braving the Minnesota streets in growing numbers. Although the most notorious couriers on campus display a Jimmy John’s logo, one local business has expanded its bike-powered…Read more
One student bravely tells her story, exposing the difficult stigma surrounding rape
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals involved.
“I know you want it,” is not just a controversial lyric from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, but the exact words an unknown man told Cara before she said he raped…Read more
The value of simplicity is never taken for granted by Adam Vickerman, head chef of south Minneapolis’ tucked-away Café Levain. Over his ten year career cycling through some of Minneapolis’ best-loved, independent restaurants—including downtown eateries Sea Change and Haute Dish—Vickerman has formed his own aesthetic as a chef who combines comfort with the basics.
A sampling of some of the lesser-known slices in Minneapolis
If there is one thing The Wake staff can agree on, it is our undeniable love for pizza. To satisfy our cravings, we stuffed our faces at a variety of pizza parlors around Minneapolis—from small, specialty, coal-fired shops to full-fledged family restaurants with a gelato…Read more
It’s been a few months since Chicago’s instrumental post-metal three-piece Russian Circles released their latest, and perhaps most sophisticated, album, Memorial. It showcases the band’s emotional and musical maturity, demonstrated through a submission to extremes and to simplicity. The trio graced the Triple Rock stage at the end of February in what was more of…Read more
A look at U of M departments that often fall through the cracks
A school as large as the University of Minnesota comes with its perks. Whether that means Big Ten sports or hundreds of student clubs, anyone going to the U can find what they are looking for, especially in the major department.
These are the video games, movies, performances, and albums our writers and staff are looking forward to in 2014.Read more
Underground music photography as a labor of love
For Adam DeGross, taking photos isn’t a livelihood: it’s just a part of his life that makes sense. Over the past nine years he has captured hardcore, punk, and metal basement shows, street punk culture, and just friends of his living their lives in the Twin Cities.
From the U of M to the world’s research institutions, technology—not animals—can be the future for advances.
A man suspended himself above the lobby of Diehl Hall for days in protest. A now-defunct student group campaigned against it. Members of a resistance movement broke into University of Minnesota research facilities. Another man suspended himself above…Read more
Boston’s Quilt released their sophomore effort Held In Splendor less than a month ago on Mexican Summer. The Wake had the chance to sit down with members Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler, and John Andrews before their show at the 7th Street Entry to talk about their tour, being…Read more
It can be daunting. Social networking apps oversaturate the market. Not just Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram but Tinder, Find My Friends, Vine, Yondor and Hangout all compete for ever diminishing attention spans, creating new and ever more redundant means to communicate. So indeed, in the app market gold rush, this mine seems stripped.Read more