Variety
November 10, 2017

Apple's iPhone X strikes viral gold with 'Animoji Karaoke'

iPhone X feature mimics user's voice, expressions.
Variety
November 10, 2017
Interstate highways have cut Minneapolis and St. Paul off from the nearby neighborhoods, isolating the downtowns and making the cities less livable.

Why Twin Cities must bring back walkable, livable neighborhoods

Our definition of downtown is preventing us from creating a truly urbane, equitable and 24-hour city.
Variety
November 10, 2017
“Summer 1993,” a biographical piece about an orphaned girl’s troubled life with her new family, will open the Cine Latino Film Festival.

The Monday Briefing: A Latino lineup

Pick of the week: Featuring a diverse lineup that runs from established filmmakers to newcomers, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul’s annual Cine…
Home & Garden
November 10, 2017
Shari Taylor Wilsey’s four-color garden of yellow, white, blue and pink-hued beds are defined by the century-old original brick pathway she unearthe

Winner of 'Beautiful Gardens' contest shares secrets of her 'Wow!' gardens on Summit Avenue

A St. Paul gardener's artful vignettes — some splashy, some serene — kick off this year's Beautiful Gardens series.
Variety
November 10, 2017
“A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles” at the Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul on Dec. 16.

Holiday preview: Calendar of events and activities

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TV & Media
November 10, 2017

Television Q&A: 'Suits,' 'Taboo'

Q: My wife and I binge-watched six seasons of "Suits" on Amazon Prime. We liked it so much that we paid for the seventh season…
Home & Garden
November 10, 2017
Former Best Buy executive Wade Fenn remodeled the house extensively to accommodate entertaining.

Ex-Best Buy exec's Lake Minnetonka modernist home hits market for $1.9M

Former Best Buy exec's home was designed for entertaining with guest suite, pool and media room with bar.
Pets
November 10, 2017
Tina VanderWaal, the mother of performer Grace VanderWaal, held Grace's pug, Frankenstein, as Grace performed at We Day Wednesday. Frankenstein was fr

What to do with pugnacious pug while on long vacation

Q: I’m hoping to take a three-week vacation, but I don’t like leaving my pug, Lulu, in a dog hotel that long. Admittedly, she’s such…
Movies
November 10, 2017
Mel Gibson, from left, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow in “Daddy’s Home 2.”

'Daddy's Home 2' doubles down on the dads

"Daddy's Home 2" adds Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to the volatile comic mix.
Eat & Drink
November 10, 2017
Nye's Bar

Nye's is making a comeback: Same owners opening Nye's Piano Bar in same location

"It's going to be Nye's 2.0," the co-owner says.
Variety
November 10, 2017

News of the Weird: Turkeys take flight

The 72nd annual Yellville (Ark.) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped…
Pets
November 10, 2017
In this March 1945 photo, members of a U.S. Marine Corps war dog platoon moved up to the front lines on Iwo Jima, Japan.

From Yorkies to retrievers, dogs have helped keep soldiers safe

For centuries, dogs have been part of the military, using their unique skills to help keep troops safe.
Variety
November 10, 2017

Sound Advice: Repurposing an older zoom lens can save thousands of dollars

Q: I have a Sony digital SLR with an 18-135mm zoom lens. I would like something with a bit more reach, but the fast, pro-grade…
Variety
November 10, 2017
Loaves of bread from “Modernist Bread,” the five-volume, 2,000-page cookbook by Nathan Myhrvold. The entire set has 1,200 bread recipes and costs

Need another baking book? Here's the (not so) skinny on some of best

The season's best baking books span a wide range from Zingerman's coffee cakes to a five-volume set only about bread.
Eat & Drink
November 10, 2017
J.D. Fratzke chatted with customers at the bar at Bar Brigade in St. Paul.

St. Paul's Bar Brigade is a neighborhood charmer with a French accent 

Tiny, comfortable, affordable, likable and loud, Bar Brigade isn't aiming for game-changing.
Books
November 10, 2017

Review: 'Monograph,' by Chris Ware

NONFICTION: Cartoonist Chris Ware's "Monograph" is a collection of works without parallel in modern storytelling and graphic design.
Books
November 10, 2017
Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., spoke at a Los Angeles rally in May 1968. He emerges as the hero of “Playing With Fire.”

Review: 'Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,' by Lawrence O'Donnell

NONFICTION: This entertaining look at the 1968 presidential election also compares it to the race of 2016.
Variety
November 10, 2017
Did Emo Philips just make best Mall of America joke ever?

Did Emo Philips just make best Mall of America joke ever?

The veteran comic is serving up plenty of sneaky zingers at Acme Comedy Co.
Books
November 10, 2017
Kevin Young at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, Oct. 18, 2017. Young, the poetry editor of The New Yorker, tracks the p

Review: 'Bunk,' by Kevin Young

NONFICTION: An examination of the continual appeal of fakes, forgeries and misinformation.
Stage & Arts
November 10, 2017
“Rosas y Estrellas” (“Roses and Stars”) by Raúl Martínez depicts 19th-century Cuban revolutionary José Martí (center) flanked by Fidel Cas

Walker Art Center show presents Cuba as the land of disenchantment

"Adiós Utopia" is a portrait of Cuba's revolution as told by the artists who stayed.
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