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Jane Cracraft

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
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I like that you use "pop" like a true Minnesotan.

Great way to give us a little tour of Budapest while keeping it relevant to Mpls/St. Paul. If the TC could become sister cities to Budapest, we'd be the quadruplet sister cities.

I've always wanted one of those dinky signs! I've never figured out which city department to contact about acquiring an old unused one.

Love that you provided that soundtrack to play while reading that paragraph. It was perfect.

Posted on 07/08/13 at 03:17 pm in response to Clapping seems to be contagious in audiences, study finds

There used to be a thing called a "claque," which was a group of paid applauders. Or they'd laugh or weep or cheer or whatever was called for. That would prompt the real audience members to follow suit. I've always thought that would be a great career; wish claqueurs would come back in style.

Posted on 11/07/12 at 02:02 pm in response to MSP visuals: From floor mosaics to hidden gems

Love that floor mosaic. Isn't there a big hanging airplane at the airport? That's art. (There's probably a guy named Art who works there; he is also Airport Art.)

Another great tour; thanks, Andy.

Love that 21st and 23rd street aren't there at all. If I'm not mistaken, the addresses on those long blocks do shift over to 21xx and 23xx in the middle of the block, where 21st and 23rd would be.

Posted on 05/21/12 at 08:13 am in response to Bemidji incorporates Ojibwe into city’s signs and daily life

Nice piece, great story, and very cool that this atricle is in Ojibwe as well. I did initially have a small beef with "foreign" being in quotes in the lede, thinking Hey, it is straight up a foreign language! But maybe English is the foreign language :)

Agree that is the best alley in town. That green ribbon painting is possibly my favorite public painting. N&E has always had wonderful light and I have many photos... a good many from the somewhat secret mezzanine.

A quick internet search yields the Mpls flag logo on a ton of stuff, including a big section on the American Apparel site. So a redesign would involve an enormous amount of product replacement. It would be easier to change what those images mean.

The pilot wheel can remain as is. The roman building can refer to all the cool buildings Mpls zealously tears down. The microscope can refer to Mpls' careful scrutiny of how we are viewed on a national level (Forbes, Esquire, et al lists)....