The top ten things to do in the first six months you live in the Twin Cities that the average Web site won’t mention

Around the end of August in the Twin Cities one can see a lot of moving trucks pull up. And a lot of these trucks come with the optimism of new grad students, new teachers, new students, new gigs and new opportunities. Folks arrive and their new bosses or resident advisors tell them about the State Fair, or about Minnehaha Falls or dancing at First Avenue. These experiences are some of the very best that the Twin Cities have to offer. But, you can hear about them anywhere, and if your boss didn’t tell you then 15 Web sites about the Twin Cities will. In this blog entry I am going to attempt to give you my highly opinionated list of the best ten things to do in the first six months you live in the Twin Cities that the average Web site won’t mention. Continue Reading

The best things that have ever happened at Grand Old Day

This is the first blog entry for “New Slang.” The Twin Cities Daily Planet is nice enough to let me put a blog up here. I’m hoping to create a space where I can share my thoughts about hip-hop music, trivia, food, and the beautiful Twin Cities I live in. I’m aiming to ramble. Why did I call it New Slang? ‘Cause I love that song by the Shins. ‘Cause I love slang and ’cause I love slang that I can’t figure out. Continue Reading