Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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By day, Josh Starke, Bryon Burdick and Cale Bergeron are small business owners in the Beko Building on South Washington Street in Grand Forks. Burdick owns The Darkside Tattoo; Bergeron owns White Horse Salon; and Starke owns Starke Music Company.
For this month’s In the Studio, we went to Blue Door Gallery, and I quickly learned that working with three artists on a single collaborative project is much more intimidating than simply following the lead of another artist. I met Kathryn Fink, Matthew Borgerson and Mathieu Nicklay at the small gallery and studio space on DeMers Avenue in downtown Grand Forks. I was told we’d be working on a collaborative multimedia piece, but as to what exactly that entailed, I had no idea.
The days of simple clip-on pedometers are long gone. Now, activity trackers, which do a lot more than count one’s steps, are taking over the fitness scene. These high-tech devices come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, but they all have the same goal: help users monitor their time spent active and inactive throughout the day.
As someone with an oily face, who runs and sweats, and sometimes neglects to fully remove her makeup at the end of the day, I’m fairly particular about my face wash. I don’t want something soft, smooth and pretty. I want (and need) something tough and gritty that will dig deep into my pores and leave me with a refreshing clean feeling. Up & Up Apricot Face Scrub is just that.
3 out of 5 stars. As much as I’d love to go to the Olympics, I’ve accepted the fact that it’s not going to happen. Unfortunately, I’m also not able to glue myself to the TV 24/7 until the closing ceremony. But, with the help of the NBC Olympics Highlights app, I’m able to track the medal count and keep up-to-date on all my favorite Olympians.
Death, unemployment, affairs and miscarriages aren’t typically associated with laughter. But, with a mid-funeral make-out session, a bitter widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on her husband’s tombstone and a devastatingly ignorant man whose big life plan is to live off of welfare, it’d be hard not to laugh when the Fire Hall Theatre presents “Dearly Departed.”
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Whether it’s the location, number or type, piercings are becoming more intense with the years. It’s evolved from simple ear piercings to nose and navel piercings, to various facial piercings. In general, piercings are becoming more socially acceptable as well, said Samuel Cory, head artist and shop manager of Daktyl Tattoo Gallery in Grand Forks.
Throughout its lifetime, a piece of artwork can be bought, traded, gifted and donated. Along the way, it’s passed through the hands of many people, who each have different reasons, interpretations and intentions for the piece.
Whether or not she’s interested in fashion, Mickayla Zinsli, of Grand Forks, knows how to style an outfit. For a laidback day at work, Zinsli wore a button-up shirt under a gray sweater. She paired the tops with blue jeans and light brown boots. A beautiful mint statement necklace topped it off for a casual everyday look. Zinsli, who works at the Center of Innovation, was nominated for street style by her co-worker Celia Rosencrans.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- For photographer Marlayne Larsen, the rules of family photos are simple: “Coordinate but don’t match,” she said. Larsen, who lives on Grand Forks Air Force Base, has been photographing families for two years, and she puts a big emphasis on color coordinating outfits.