Minneapolis and St. Paul constitute the coldest major metropolitan area in the United States. Why do all those people live there, and what do they do to stay sane? 35 writers, along with nine illustrators and photographers, look at the Twin Cities—and Minnesota generally—from a range of angles: sarcastic, enthusiastic, poetic, aesthetic, historical, critical, apocryphal. Whether you're a lifelong Minnesotan or just Gopher-curious, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll pour yourself a whiskey on the (extremely cold) rocks. From the people who brought you The Tangential and MPLSzine, Bright Lights, Twin Cities will keep you turning e-pages until you have to put your mittens back on.