Not all suburbs are the same

Eden Prairie and the Edge of Growth. Photo by Chris Faust, Suburban Documentation Project, 1992. Streetscapes: St. Louis Park, Excelsior, Woodbury and more suburbs that aren’t ‘suburban’ “Sameness” isn’t a word that applies to metro-area towns that have unique looks, stories and histories. BY FRANK EDGERTON MARTIN SPECIAL TO THE STAR TRIBUNE I recently published … Continue reading Not all suburbs are the same

Atlas Obscura & the Geography of Interesting Places

There’s a new holiday that everyone should celebrate. “Obscura Day”—an international happening of environmental discovery. This year, it took place worldwide on Saturday May 30. Sponsored by the online website Atlas Obscura, Obscura Day is like an “art crawl” evening of neighborhood galleries, except that the sites are all over the world. Here in Minnesota, we … Continue reading Atlas Obscura & the Geography of Interesting Places