Stephanie Wilbur Ash


Stephanie Wilbur Ash is director of editorial services at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter and author of the novel, The Annie Year, in which a high school valedictorian resorts to selling meth to pay for college. She has a B.A. in journalism and media studies from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in fiction from Hamline University. This fall, she will have children attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, (philosophy major, music and studio art minor) the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth (planned nursing major), and Gustavus (major: undecided).

Humanities in Minnesota Colleges and Universities

Illustration by Dan Page

How did English and history majors become an endangered species? Read more

Arts & Culture


Photo by Wing Young Huie

We sat down with Gospel Machine, the Twin Cities´new band, to talk about powerful front women and what happens when Motown soul, Minneapolis pop, and an intrinsic sense of religiosity combine. Read more

Arts & Culture

A composite of nurses

Photos by Becca Sabot

Meet the 2015 winners of the Outstanding Nurses Awards. Read more

Health & Fitness


photo by Kate Neil

Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of 'The Girl on the Train,' visits the Twin Cities. Read more

The Morning After

15 not-so-scary Halloween events for kids—inside, outside, and with shopping, too. Read more

, The Fam


Photos by Cameron Wittig

What happens when you pair up arts leaders from disparate worlds to talk about the state of the local scene and their respective crafts? Read more

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Photo courtesy MN State Fair

Minnesota State Fair swag your kids will love, free or less than $1. Best new swag: Free sunscreen dispensers! Read more

The Fam


Photo courtesy Minnesota State Fair

The new cold, sweet treats your kids will love at the State Fair—and where to find them. Read more

The Fam

iPho’s Saigon Special

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

Vietnamese soup with cultish loyalists vs. real Japanese noodle soup (not the brick of noodles from your college days). Read more

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