What’s your job?
“Editor and publisher at the Twin Cities Runoff, which is what I want to be doing pretty much forever, or at least for the next five years. I also work at a cocktail bar in downtown Minneapolis, and my time is spent pretty much equally between waiting tables and publishing. It can all fall under the umbrella of storytelling, about people and cities and booze.”
Other than your job, what are your claims to fame?
“I wrote a musical in eighth grade based on the classic fairytale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” That same year, I was May Queen. (if you don’t know, ask a Catholic!) I worked for News Corp, once, and for a few months I sold dog art and gas lanterns. Before moving to Minneapolis in 2007, I lived in the suburbs, in the city, and by the beach, in that order, and everywhere I go, I aim to bring a superfundanceparty and concise sentence structure with proper grammar.”
What’s your relationship status?
“Sometimes, I’m single.”
Where are you most likely to be seen?
“Aside from where I work, I can sometimes be found out after midnight at the Depot, Donny Dirk’s, Haute Dish, or along 13th Avenue NE. During the day, I hop around libraries and coffee shops when I’m tired of my desk. Other possible spots: Anywhere that sells French macarons. Rock shows. Movie theaters.”
Where are you most likely not to be seen?
“Uptown (lived there for two years and had my fill). Most bars in downtown Minneapolis (gahhh madhouse). Dinkytown (darn kids).”
With what people are you most likely to be seen?
“I have a wonderful crew of brilliant ladyfriends, and I’m usually with one or two of them.”
In what neighborhood do you live?
“Northeast Minneapolis, my favorite neighborhood probably ever.”
What’s your ride?
“In the wintertime, my 16-year-old Civic takes me places. It’s old enough to drive now! In the summer, I ride a not-so-stable green Schwinn Suburban cruiser named Cecilia, which shakes my confidence daily.”
What’s the best way to start a conversation with you?
“Do an impersonation of any of the lead actors in The Philadelphia Story, or Richard Nixon.”
Photo by Steph Pituc, courtesy Deborah Carver