A Minneapolis real estate guy suddenly finds himself at the forefront of the colored shoelace market. Updated Oct. 27, 2012
Baristas seeking coffee perfection. DJs spinning real vinyl. Dive bars in the ’burbs. Tom Horgen unearths mild obsessions at the leading edge of popular culture in Minnesota in the Dig.
Augie's owner Brian Michael monitors the inside and outside of the downtown Minneapolis strip club, looking for signs of trouble.
Tom Kaczynski, publisher of Uncivilized Books, in his home studio in south Minneapolis.
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub is a dream come true for the operating partners: manager Amy Johnson, brewer Jamie Robinson and chef Bryce Strickler.
Spencer Wirth-Davis sat in the mixing room at Waterbury Studios.
Jaida Schweiger, 10, visited SS Billiards with her parents. Owner Lloyd Olson's dog, Prada, likes to run around the legs of the machines.
A Hopkins pinball palace -- a throwback to the whizzing, clanging glory days -- has but 13 machines, and relies on its regulars to survive.
DJs Brian Engel and Greg Waletski at the Kitty Cat Klub.
Katie Hill with her two cats Ron (brown) and Max (gray) at her home.
Nathan Barten of Quixotic in St. Paul made a pour-over coffee.
Raw denim purveyor BlackBlue.
Film critic Rob Nelson reviews what's new in video-on-demand content each week for the Star Tribune. Send questions or comments to him at VODcolumn@gmail.com.
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