June 2022 Posts

Washington Post: Duluth a “mountain biking paradise”

Blacklist Brewing Company new location flythrough

Blacklist Brewing Company made the move to 206 E. Superior St. in May. Ethan Schultz of ShotxSchultz did a flythrough before the move, during construction, and now has returned to show the new Blacklist location in action.

Exploring Oregon Creek Tunnel

Duluth Urbex presents an underground tour of Oregon Creek, which flows beneath the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and through the Endion neighoborhood to Lake Superior.

Tacos aplenty as new Duluth-area restaurants open

Hungry Hippie Tacos opened at the end of May in the former Westside Pet Clinic location at 1810 W. Superior St. in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Photo by Jayden Erie

An array of new restaurants are taking root around Duluth, and tacos continue to be the trend. April and May saw two new taquerias open in Duluth, along with a full-service Mexican restaurant in Superior. At least three more enterprises offering Mexican cuisine are coming later this year.

From authentic Mexican dishes to experimental frybread creations, from taqueria to taco truck, here’s a summer guide of new spots to try.

The Slice: Shaun Chosa

Shaun Chosa, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal citizen and painter/graphic design artist, has more than 30 large-scale paintings on display until Sept. 16 at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center in Duluth.

Explore Wisconsinbly with Mary Mack: Choo Choo Bar & Grill

Comedian Mary Mack continues her tour of Wisconsin with a stop at Superior’s Choo Choo Bar & Grill.

Cole Pulice and Nat Harvie – “Parrish Blue”

Duluthian Nat Harvie‘s new collab album with Cole Pulice, Strawberry Roan, releases June 21 via the Texas-based Aural Canyon record label.

Trampled by Turtles – “It’s So Hard to Hold On”

Trampled by Turtles asked fans to submit photos and videos of themselves at shows for a secret project. The images appear in the band’s new music video for a track from its upcoming album Alpenglow, scheduled for release Oct. 28. The video was edited by Cooper Baumgartner.

Postcard from Duluth & Northeastern Railroad Number #28

This undated postcard shows the Duluth and Northeastern Railroad #28 Steam Locomotive chugging along in Cloquet. The photo is by Walter R. Evans and the card was published by Mary Jayne’s Railroad Specialties.

Recent Aquaman banners from PDD’s Facebook page


Kip’s $2.49 Griswold Square Egg Skillet Adventure

Duluth photographer and online ranter Kip Praslowicz found a rusty cast-iron Griswold square-egg skillet at a thrift store for $2.49. In this video he restores the skillet, makes a square-egg sandwich and blows minds.

PDD Quiz: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Step up to the plate for this baseball-themed PDD quiz! For more on Duluth baseball history, check out the Zenith City website and the Minnesota Digital Library.

The next PDD quiz will review the headlines from June 2022; it will be published on June 26. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 22.

Avant-Garde Women: Emmy Hennings, “Shining Star of the Voltaire”

The Greatest Cabaret in the History of the World

It is criminal that Emmy Hennings’s books have not been translated from German to English after more than 100 years. She was arguably the founder of Dadaism in 1916, the most important art movement of the 20th century. To the press, she was unquestionably Dada’s tentpole performer. Dada — anarchic, nihilistic, and self-consciously weird — continues to inspire. All Hennings’s male contemporaries have translated books available, so what is the holdup? I’ll buy a German-English dictionary and do it myself if I have to. Her books run hundreds of pages so it will take me the rest of my life. But it’s not fair that German readers hog her work to themselves, especially with modern interest in the female Dadaists. The delay is perhaps explained by continual critical confusion over her true role. [UPDATE: A translation of her novel “Branded” has been released; here is my review.]

Hennings was a political radical and anti-war activist. She faced prison, morphine addiction, mental health issues, and homelessness. Before Dada, “grinding poverty” drove her into sex work to feed herself. Among the literally starving artists in Europe circa World War I, Dada’s mama had to eat. Then, as artillery shells fell in the distance, she started the greatest cabaret in the history of the world.

“Duluth’s Most Mighty”: Duluth mention on “The Boys”

Today’s episode of The Boys (season 3, episode 4) contains the following sarcastic line: “I’m sure you and Duluth’s Most Mighty can get the job done.” It occurs at the 15-minute mark in the show. The remark is intended to mean “your unpowered friends and boyfriend are pipsqueaks.” Contains salty language.

Charlie Parr – “Bed of Wasps”

Duluth’s Charlie Parr has a new video for a song from his 2021 album Last of the Better Days Ahead. “Bed of Wasps” is directed by Lance Lindahl.

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