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Taking advantage of technology

Design senior uses gif-obsession and Twitter wit to find personal and professional success

In his minimalistic, plant-ridden, bedroom of the Ikea display room nature, Joey Mueller set up a multi-compartmental, luxurious cage for his new pet chinchilla, Adobe—named after the company who developed of Adobe Photoshop and other design-oriented programs. While Mueller was undoubtedly excited […]

After Broadway Comes Minneapolis

Small theater companies are making the Twin Cities world-renowned

The average theater-going enthusiast considers New York City’s Theater District the “it” place for theatrical productions. A common assumption in the U.S. is that New York City is the number one place to see the best of the theater world, but that it comes with a […]

Q&A: Caroline Smith

Catching up with the rising R&B princess on the heels of her third record and two sold-out nights at First Ave

The U of M’s very own sweetheart Caroline Smith recently teamed up with Minneapolis’ beloved Lizzo to record a brand new single and play two sold-out shows at First Avenue. We talked to the […]

The Guy Behind Center

Why the Minnesota Vikings quarterback carousel continues to spin in 2014

The Vikings are bad. Anyone who lives in Minnesota, knows anything about the NFL, or has turned on a Sunday matinée game can see it. It’s a weekly cycle, the fans get excited only to be let down by another last second, heartbreaking play […]

Raw Honey: It’s the Beez Kneez

An all-natural bee raising/honey making movement taken to the next level

It’s a sunny mild fall day in Minneapolis. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, everything seems normal.  That’s when a black and yellow painted bike peddled heartily by a woman wearing a helmet with antennas on it flashes down the road.

Yes, […]

Our Mini-President

A primitive look at Minnesota’s governor elections

Every four years, the U.S. holds the momentous event of choosing our next president. However, in the off years, people forget about those offices that can be equally as important: governors.

Thinking back to our high school social studies classes, we know that the federal government has a […]


Scandinavian electropop badass reflects on her second national tour this year, talks her second album, and shares her thoughts on how fucked-up youth is today

Danish singer MØ, born Karen Marie Ørsted, is a rising force in the electronic pop scene and a SXSW fan favorite. NME called her style “electro music with guts.” She […]

Q&A: Neon Hitch

Singer-songwriter and trapeze artist debuts “gypsy-pop” record this month

Neon Hitch is an upcoming singer-songwriter under the self-titled genre “Gypsy-Pop.” This genre is inspired by her heritage and upbringing as a trapeze artist in her Gypsy family’s traveling circus. Although she hails from Britain, her sound is Bollywood meets jazz, with ethnic undertones and energetic […]

Farmers Market Tour

Freshness from Northeast to Lake Street

Believe it or not, Minneapolis has 27 farmers markets. We’ve done cinnamon rolls; we’ve done pizza. It’s time The Wake sampled something a little less fattening. We did, thankfully, still find fattening things at several farmers markets.

Skip the trip to Cub Foods this week and get your produce […]

Sex, Drugs, and Children’s Books

Rock Legend Keith Richards Writes Loving Memoir in “Gus and Me”

Looking back at childhood memories, there are instances and people who shape our future. “Every time I walk onstage, every time I write a song, every time I reach for a guitar and play a few dinka-plinks for my own grandchildren, I say to […]