The year might be coming to an end in the chilliest way possible, but the Twin Cities art scene was anything but cold. On the eve on a new year, we rounded up some of the most popular stories of 2013. Bike care, the Twin Cities dating scene, and a certain comedian with a star on First Avenue made this year's list of most-read Dressing Room posts.
One of the many awesome movies filmed in Minnesota...
|Photo by Sharyn Morrow|
|Laura Brandenburg at the Riot Act|
|flier by Cole Sarar|
|The first poem in the project, written by Sarar, takes a Choose Your Own Adventure style.|
|Matt Peiken, Kao Kalia Yang, and Guante, with Opine Season's banner and logo.|
Your submissions brought meaning to Shakespeare's infamous line, "The course of true love never did run smooth." But they also showed how the most unpredictable run-ins can often make the best stories. You can't always choose how you meet your special someone -- whether it's at a bar, the zoo, or a friend's house -- but at least you can get some good memories out of the experience.
After nearly 100 votes, readers resoundingly chose the couple from "The Late Shift" story, Kiki and Aaron Rogers, who met during a chance encounter in Kiki's bed after she got home from work. We got in touch with Kiki, and talked about how that fateful night became the beginning of a life together.See also:
|Here's how the vote broke down.|
|courtesy Coffee House Press|
|These two Coffee House Press titles are up for the award.|
We asked readers to tell us how they met, and they delivered. From a hilarious late-night Goldilocks situation to rogue snowballs, these couples have gotten past funny, awkward, and weird meet-cutes to show that sometimes true love does conquer all.
We chose the best submissions, and now it's your turn to tell us who's got the ultimate romantic tale for the chance to win a date package.More »