Zine Fair

Author/Cartoonist Anna Bongiovanni chats with a reader at their booth at the Twin Cities Zine Fair located at at Minnehaha Free Space (3747 Minnehaha Avenue). The event is for makers and readers of zines to gather in one place and share, exchange and communicate about zines.

What’s a Zine?
A zine is a self-published work of text and/or imagery often made using low-cost methods like collaging and photocopying. Zines are mediums for artists to print their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream or marginalized folk to express and communicate with others more freely.

Photo: Stacy Quast

Another new business opens on East Lake Street


Meet Nancy Ford, the proprietor of Repair Lair. They repair outdoor gear and apparel such as tents, sleeping bags, down coats, and waterproof jackets to name a few. Nancy says, “This place is for frugal folk that want to be all green and what not!” Make sure to mark your calendars for their grand opening on November 1st. When you stop in, make sure to bring your four legged friends along as Repair Lair is dog friendly. Find this great new addition to our community at 3304 E. Lake St.

Photo: Farrah Fossum

Happy New Year!


I was fortunate to draw two new years as Wednesday photographer Рthe secular one and the Jewish one, which starts this evening. Honey, apples, pomegranates, and round Challah, a sweet bread, with raisins (and sometimes almonds) in honor of the holiday are all traditional for the holiday. Shanah tovah to all who celebrate this festive time in Longfellow!

Photo: Jane Strauss