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Conquering the Open Water: Q&A with Long-Distance Swimmer Lynne Cox

She swam across the Catalina Straight at age 14. She was the first person to swim across the Bering Strait, opening the border between the US and the Soviet Union. She swam 1.22 miles in Antarctica. But long-distance open-water swimmer Lynne Cox is not just a fearless athlete and explorer; she is also a bestselling author…

A Hero’s Journey

Heroes play an influential role at Studio/E: authors, explorers, rule-breakers, artists and business starters. But last week we had the opportunity to be with a real hero. For our event, A Hero’s Journey | The Last of the Tuskegee Airmen, we brought Lt. Colonel Harold Brown to the Twin Cities for an evening of inspiration. Harold Brown…

Everyone Needs a Monster

Last week we took a tour through one of the most unusual but equally fascinating exhibits we have ever seen — Guillermo del Toro: At Home with the Monsters. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has increasingly been putting itself on the national museum map by stretching the concept of what a museum is, who it is…

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