Is J.K. Rowling selling out? Some Harry Potter fans wonder

Is J.K. Rowling selling out? Some Harry Potter fans wonder

Are new books and films good for fans, or are J.K. Rowling and company just cashing in?
168 shows, 850 performances, 11 days: Why Minnesota's Fringe Fest matters
Stage & Arts

168 shows, 850 performances, 11 days: Why Minnesota's Fringe Fest matters

19 minutes ago
It's like an Uber for theater lovers, with artists taking the wheel for thousands of joy-riding Minnesotans.
Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart on full display in Walker exhibit
Music

Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart on full display in Walker exhibit

July 29
A new exhibit at Walker Art Center, "Land Speed Record" by St. Paul artist Chris Larson, is named after a record by Hart's old band Hüsker Dü.
1958 St. Louis Park rambler gets 'Finnish lake home' makeover
Variety

1958 St. Louis Park rambler gets 'Finnish lake home' makeover

10:26am
An Eisenhower-era rambler in St. Louis Park was crying out for a makeover, telling its remodeling designer what it wanted to be — clean-lined, simple and quiet, like a midcentury modern Scandinavian home. You can have it for $550,000.
Maplewood's 'Jack the bike guy' helps kids with special needs
Variety

Maplewood's 'Jack the bike guy' helps kids with special needs

10:34am
Maplewood bicycle repairman believes all children, no matter their abilities, should be able to ride a bike.
Festival celebrates Dominick Argento, 'patriarch' of Minnesota composers
Music

Festival celebrates Dominick Argento, 'patriarch' of Minnesota composers

July 29
Dominick Argento's Pulitzer-winning art songs are the centerpiece of the weeklong Source Song Festival.
Banff offers a walk in the clouds
Variety

Banff offers a walk in the clouds

July 29
In the pristine elevated world around Banff, Alberta, turquoise waters and saw-toothed mountains set a new bar for scenic beauty.
TV & Media

Has 'Sharknado' jumped the shark in fourth installment?

July 29
The "Sharknado" franchise inches closer to becoming an endangered species.
Variety

Have a flight at MSP? Exhibit shows history of Minnesota food (and drink)

July 29
"The Art of Food" on Concourse C reveals tidbits about Minnesota's food production.
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    Seeds of Change | Noob Hloov Neej: The Minnesota Museum of American Art’s new exhibition, “Seeds of Change,” documents a year in the life of Hmong Americans farming in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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    Le Switch: Chicago writer Philip Dawkins penned this comedy about commitment and love in the era of marriage equality.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Seeds of Change | Noob Hloov Neej: The Minnesota Museum of American Art’s new exhibition, “Seeds of Change,” documents a year in the life of Hmong Americans farming in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township.
    Family Events
    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
    On The Stage
    Le Switch: Chicago writer Philip Dawkins penned this comedy about commitment and love in the era of marriage equality.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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  • Arts and Entertainment
    Hot Off the Press: lithography, intaglio, monotype, photogravure, etching and more by cooperative members.
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    Summer Flower Show: The garden is in bloom with red and magenta Hydrangea Arizonas as well as tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris and more.
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