Steve Marsh

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Photo by Jennifer Simonson

MacArthur fellow and beloved American writer George Saunders talks to us about his first novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo.' more

Mar 3, 2017 5:05 AM The Morning After

Prince Memorial at Paisley Park

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

All hail Prince, the secular saint of Minneapolis. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Prince had a love-hate relationship with the local press, which had the unenviable task of covering him in his hometown. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:44 AM Arts & Culture

How a Minnesota mom is on a mission to make infant heart screening the standard of care around the globe. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health & Fitness

Prince's star at First Avenue

photo by David Bowman

Senior writer Steve Marsh looks back at the seven days since Prince died—at how the Twin Cities came together the mourn the Purple One. more

Apr 29, 2016 3:43 PM Arts & Culture

Left: Poplar Ridge rental unit at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen. Right: Steps down to guest  cabins at

Photographs by David Bowman

A perfect destination in Minnesota for each season, because in the North it's as much about when you go as where. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:28 AM , , , Travel & Visitors

Cliff jumping into Superior in Madeline’s Big Bay State Park.

Photographs by David Bowman

When making a summer pilgrimage to Madeline Island, keep your friends close and your enemies off the ferry. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:27 AM Travel & Visitors

Illustration of Morris Day

Illustrations by Brent Schoonover

A writer, an illustrator, and music producer pilgrimage to Paisley Park and are reminded that most Prince stories don't end with him serving you breakfast. more

Feb 1, 2016 3:28 PM Arts & Culture

Urban Boatbuilder's canoe-building classes

Photo courtesy of Urban Boatbuilders

Minnesota searching for its collective identity in 2015. more

Nov 19, 2015 9:40 AM Arts & Culture


Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Or, how I got someone to let me drive my childhood dream car next to a Porsche legend. more

Sep 3, 2015 11:13 AM Arts & Culture

Peter Pan at the Children's Theatre Company

Photography by Cameron Wittig

The Children's Theatre is one of the best of its kind. Via an intimate look at their production of Peter Pan, we tell the story of how the CTC accumulated so much fairy dust over its first 50 years. more

May 28, 2015 10:58 AM Arts & Culture

Jim Fiorentino

Photographs by David Bowman

Step inside the most curious museum in Minneapolis: cuckoo clocks, phonographs, and woodcarvings that represent one man's lifetime. more

May 12, 2015 11:37 AM Arts & Culture

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine September 2003

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

An old interview with former Twin Cities Reader editor and New York Times legend David Carr. more

Mar 9, 2015 12:26 PM Arts & Culture


Photos courtesy MPR

Minnesota Public Radio has lofty ambitions for its bookish variety show Wits. But can the program become MPR's next Prairie Home Companion? Steve Marsh talks to John Moe. more

Feb 23, 2015 2:32 PM Arts & Culture

Bryant Lake Bowl

Photo By Cameron Wittig

Meet the men haunting the back of the lanes on West Lake. more

Jan 12, 2015 10:16 AM Arts & Culture

How an insurgent group of risk-taking Midwestern visionaries rewrote the rules of advertising. more

Dec 23, 2014 3:47 PM Arts & Culture

Ye Old Mill

Photo By Cameron Wittig

What goes down inside the State Fair’s 99-year-old heart of darkness, Ye Old Mill? more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Urban Organics

Photo by Cameron Wittig

The old Hamm's Brewery finds new life in an unexpected venture: urban agriculture. more

Jul 14, 2014 10:37 AM Arts & Culture

Red Wing Boot 872 lineage

Eliesa Johnson

Go inside the intricate craftsmanship that goes into every pair of Red Wing Boots and learn about Akinobu ("Aki") Iwasaki and the Red Wing Heritage line. more

Apr 25, 2014 1:00 AM Shop & Style

Captain Phillips' Barkhad Abdi

Photo by SPE, Inc./Eric Charbonneau

From driving a limo to stealing scenes from Tom Hanks, Somalian-born Barkhad Abdi tells his unlikely story to Steve Marsh. more

Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

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