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A year later, Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski talk about rewriting ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Last December, Minneapolis singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski found themselves with an unexpected viral hit: their rewrite of the holiday standard “Baby It’s Cold Outside” climbed the streaming charts and zipped across the internet. The pair gained widespread media attention as the country debated: is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a creepy song? Is this […]

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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ rewriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski talk demos, fine art, and what it was like to go viral

“I still feel tired,” Lydia Liza declares, pulling in her chair. We’re at a Northeast Minneapolis coffee shop with Josiah Lemanski — her partner in the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” remake that went viral last December — and it’s early enough that all of us are rubbing our eyes. But Liza isn’t talking about right […]

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Opinion: Why rewriting ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ matters

Suzanne Rindell’s new novel Three-Martini Lunch is set in the New York publishing industry circa the 1950s. It centers on Eden Katz, a young woman trying to work her way from secretarial duties up to an editorial position. That means spending late nights at work, going through manuscripts — and dodging the drunken, aggressive advances of a […]

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