For 25 years, she's offered shoe shines (and therapy) at IDS Crystal Court

For 25 years, she's offered shoe shines (and therapy) at IDS Crystal Court

Lisa Fredell has been shining shoes for 25 years and it remains her dream job.
Beyonce's fresh politics at Super Bowl draw sharp opinions

Beyonce's fresh politics at Super Bowl draw sharp opinions

3:05pm
Days after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt.
Restaurant going into old Walker Library
Eat & Drink

Restaurant going into old Walker Library

4:16pm
The developer behind the remake of the Minneapolis Armory is looking to breathe new life into the now-empty Uptown landmark.
Hockey on one wheel: Unicyclists put a true Minnesota spin on hockey
Variety

Hockey on one wheel: Unicyclists put a true Minnesota spin on hockey

10:29am
What do you get when you combine the state of hockey with the nation's largest unicycle club? Why, unicycle hockey, of course.
Cuckoos are stealthy nest guests
Variety

Cuckoos are stealthy nest guests

1:25pm
The birds named for the sound they make spread extra eggs around.
Variety

Long past its due date, pungent corpse flower at U finally blooms

February 8
The university's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory in St. Paul is dealing with an apparently shy performer. It seems the flower's bloom is a bit lacking of all its glory.
Variety

Word: Wexting (walking while texting)

4:50pm
Definition: Walking while texting. Or, if you like, texting while walking. Distinct from waxting, which is texting while getting a Brazilian.
Event Calendar
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  • Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
    On The Stage
    Bright Half Life: Memories of a long-term relationship collide in the Tanya Barfield play.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
    On The Stage
    Bright Half Life: Memories of a long-term relationship collide in the Tanya Barfield play.
  • Music
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor: The Montreal’s instrumental noise-rock troupe is back on tour after a long hiatus.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
Movies
special feature
"Duets" celebrates unique relationships between pairs of Twin Citians.
special project
Amid fall's flamboyant colors, subtle scenes hold their own stunning beauty.