The Anatomic Bomb

Lili St. Cyr came into the world as Willis Marie Van Schaack in Minneapolis. Her parents moved to Pasadena, California when she was 7 years old. The entertainer’s early life is somewhat of a mystery. She had a sister, Rosemary Van Schaack Minsky. Her grandparents, the Klarquists, reared her and her …

See You at the Sheridan

The Sheridan was built around the corner from the old Minneapolis Auditorium and Lyceum Theater in 1926. The hotel was one of at least six brick courts at the southern edge of downtown. In 1938 one could get a single with a bath of $2.00. Many of these old places …

Come on Over!

Could you learn to love me in Minneapolis or will I have to move to St. Paul Could we find a home near Powderhorn Merriam Park is too dear and too small Could you learn to love me Minneapolis or will you stay behind Dayton’s Bluff The shops stay open …

Afro Deli on the West bank

The Afro Deli on Riverside is so cheap and so delicious that I considered not writing about it. Sometimes when you let everyone in on a secret, it gets spoiled. But I’m going to risk it. Mainly because plenty people know about it already and it’s just a matter of …