Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Linden Hills is "skinny women pushing strollers in designer jeans."
Judgemental Maps has posted a map of Minneapolis with labels applied to neighborhoods citywide. Here is how the satirical effort has Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods pegged: City Pages' Blotter calls it a "snarky, possibly offensive look at the City of Lakes," noting that "the 'Compton of the North' crack is proving to be particularly controversial" in Judgemental Maps' comments section. See all the comments on the map here. And add your own thoughts in the comments section below. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tangletown photographer turns rare books from scholarly objects into works of art.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Millers squeezed out a win against Minnehaha Academy this weekend.
Less than a week after the Washburn High School boys basketball team lost a crucial game against Richfield High School, shutting them out of the state tournament, the Washburn girls picked up the championship baton with a 59-52 win over Minnehaha Academy. The Friday, Mar. 8 victory secures the Millers a spot in the state girls high school basketball tournament. According to the Star Tribune, the Millers opened a lead over the Eagles in the first half, leaving their opponents trailing 35-29, and managed to hold off their opponents through the second half. Washburn's Chase Coley contributed substantially to the win, scoring 19 points with 5 assists. According to MaxPreps.com, Coley has averaged 19.9 points, 5.6 assists, and 17.4 rebounds per…
The retrospective showcases photography by Natasha D'Schommer as turns her lens on rare books.
This month, Southwest Minneapolis art lovers will likely find Gallery 360's newest show a must-see event. "Possessions..." curates photos from across Tangletown photographer Natasha D'Schommer's recent projects, offering an eclectic mix of a stunning images of antique rare books. The subject matter may seem, if you will, dusty and dry, but D'Schommer's strong compositions and her eye for detail turn on its head the typical understanding of early modern books and manuscripts as nothing more than artifacts fit for scholars. As she pages through tomes in some of the state's and the nation's most significant rare book collections, D'Schommer focuses her lens on small details in illustrations or text, sometimes digitally manipulating the …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Millers nearly won statewide championship last year.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The team will now play Blake Saturday night.
The Richfield High School boys basketball team is moving on to another section playoff game after beating the Washburn High School Millers Tuesday night. The Millers were up 41-29 at the half, but the Spartans came back to win the game 69-63. The win brings the team to a 16-11-0 record on the season (15-11-0 overall in the regular season). Washburn's boys team clinched second place in the state high school basketball tournament last year. Richfield will play Blake High School at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9. In addition, the Richfield girls basketball team has its final section game against the Chaska High School Hawks at 7 p.m. Thursday at Minnetonka High School.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Washburn, South High incidents blamed on "misunderstandings" and "ignorance" of African-American history and culture.
Friday, January 25, 2013
South Lyndale Ave greeted Friday morning with a depressing tableau.
The reek of smoke still hung in the air of South Lyndale Avenue Friday afternoon as rush hour traffic crept past the destroyed home of Beeks King of Pizza and Diamond Lake Rental. Thursday evening's fire had savaged the structure. The three billboards on top of the single-story building leaned inwards, while pipes and bits of collapsed ceiling hung n a tangled mess from the remaining walls, visible through the exploded windows. The rear part of the building, including the Beek's kitchen space, had collapsed in a pile of rubble. An oversized boxing glove lay on a window sill. When reached by phone, staff at Beek's St. Louis Park location said the businesses owners were not yet ready to speak to the public.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Students and community publicly processed the fallout from last week's "hanging doll" incident.
Wednesday night, Washburn High School students and community members poured fourth a torrent of emotions at a forum set up to address last week's highly charged "hanging doll" incident. Three students hung a dark-skinned baby doll from its neck in one of the school's stairwells on Jan. 11. In a letter to parents the following week, the principal called the act "disturbing," and said all three involved were disciplined the same day. Rumors have persisted that one of the students was expelled, although the school district has refused to comment. Some members of the school community maintained that the incident was a thoughtless prank by kids who didn't know any better. Before and during the forum, community members and some students …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Washburn High School students created and photographed a mock lynching using a doll.
In the wake of a grotesque Jan. 11 bullying incident at Washburn High School, the school district is organizing a community meeting on Wednesday night to "promote learning, respect, and unity." In the incident, publicly revealed on Thursday, Jan. 17, four Washburn students hung an dark-skinned doll from a school staircase using a piece of string tied around its neck. According to Principal Carol Markham-Cousins, the students then snapped photos of the dangling figure and posted them on unnamed social media websites with the apparent intent to bully classmates. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., according to a flyer passed out by the school district. Childcare is available for ages 3 and above. On Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported …