Tad Simons

Tad Simons

Contributing editor Tad Simons is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the local arts scene has appeared in the Twin Cities Reader, City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, American Theatre magazine, BackStage, Variety and the Washington Post. Over his 25 year career, Tad has covered theater, books, music, visual arts, dance, film, and performance art (including politics). Tad’s articles and essays on these and other subjects have won more than 30 local and national awards for editorial excellence.

MCAD Art Sale

For many Twin Cities art lovers, Thanksgiving starts with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design art sale.


Pop Opera

If Stephen King’s The Shining can be an opera, editor Tad Simons thinks these books should be, too.


The Romance of Fun and All Things Illegal

Minnesota History Center pays homage to St. Paul as a bootlegger’s paradise with American Spirits.


The Late Santini
The Late Santini

In his latest memoir, Pat Conroy comes to terms with his famously militant father.


Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Q&A With Dessa
Q&A With Dessa

The writer, rapper, and singer talks hip-hop vs. poetry—and the usefulness of the word “Yo.”


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