Variety
January 11

Ask Amy: Man resents being left off of annual letter

Dear Amy: I'm a gay male who's been in a relationship with the same man for the past 25 years.Both of our families have…
Books
January 11
The readings are free, and there will be hot coffee, hot cider, cookies and books.

Bookmark: The St. Paul Library's Fireside Reading Series features Sarah Stonich, Heid Erdrich and more

Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…
Eat & Drink
January 11
Rose McGee, who owns Deep Roots Gourmet Desserts, said sweet potato pie is “the sacred dessert of black culture.”

Golden Valley baker has sweet mission: Give 90 folks pie to honor MLK's 90th birthday

Rose McGee bakes sweet potato pies to give comfort: "It's a delicious way of nurturing and fortifying the human spirit."
Books
January 11

Review: 'Ghost Wall,' by Sarah Moss

FICTION: An English family goes overboard in trying to live for a summer like the ancients.
Books
January 11

Review: 'A Rope From the Sky,' by Zach Vertin

NONFICTION: A Minnesota native offers an insider's account of the birth of a nation.
Variety
January 11
Could a nasty snowstorm be in our future?

Lileks: Looking for a winter forecast? Ask an Old Farmer, or a Presumably Younger Farmer

The battle of the almanac predictors leaves us cold.
Variety
January 11
The rate of mishandled baggage is lower than ever.

Airlines have gotten better at tracking your bag

The odds of a lost bag have gotten significantly smaller, but there's still room for improvement.
Variety
January 11
Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

Blow your top at five favorite volcanic destinations

For an update on ash, lava, steam and smoke, take your family to a volcano.
Variety
January 11
Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta along a road near San Quirico in Tuscany.

A Renaissance gem amid the fields of Tuscany

THE Traveler: Jerry Gerads of Sartell, Minn.The scene: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, the smaller building flanked by cypress trees, looks moody on…
January 11
Guests at some Westin Hotels can use a Peloton bike in their own room. Westin Hotels & Resorts

Hotels sweat the details to help with workout needs

Fitness classes, yoga and running are now offered in a wider range of hotels — and not only luxury brands.
Variety
January 11
There were multiple modes of transportation across the frozen ice on Hole in the Day Bay of Gull Lake for the Ice Fishing Extravaganza in 2016 in Brai

Okoboji Winter Games; Ice Fishing Extravaganza in Brainerd; Frostival in Fargo-Moorhead

Okoboji, IowaThe annual Okoboji Winter Games Jan. 24-27 will draw outdoor sports fans and others to Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji and nearby sites.…
Variety
January 11
An MSC Cruises ship docked in Havana, Cuba, marking its 500th birthday this year. Francesco Pistilli • Bloomberg

There's so much more to cruising in 2019 than the Caribbean

Eight hot voyages for 2019, from Cuba to Turkey to Antarctica.
Variety
January 11

Nevis: If you go

Where to stayGolden Rock Inn: A boutique hotel with 11 private guest rooms on an old sugar plantation. There's also an on-site restaurant with a…
Variety
January 11

Ask Amy: Man wonders if he is a worthy rival to his girlfriend's phone

Dear Amy: I am a 57-year-old man dating a 49-year-old woman. We’ve been together for over a year. She is beautiful, smart and tons…
Variety
January 11
There’s no shortage of snow for tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove.

Snow tubing at Buck Hill, Elm Creek

Snow tubing There may be a shortage of natural snow, but the slopes are open at Elm Creek Park Reserve and Buck Hill. In Maple…
Stage & Arts
January 11
Dancer Leslie Parker during a dress rehearsal for “Weave,” Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St

Native artist Rosy Simas pulls various threads to build a bold new dance work, 'Weave'

An ambitious dance work premiering Saturday in St. Paul is "an invitation to true inclusiveness."
January 11
If you have a chronic illness that’s managed with medication, mail-order pharmacies could be a good solution.

Are mail-order meds for you? It depends

The pros and cons of having your pills shipped to you.
Celebrities
January 10
Mark Rosen makes his emotional farewell from WCCO TV

Mark Rosen makes his emotional farewell from WCCO TV

After nearly 50 years, the sports anchor said goodbye to his TV home -- with a little help from his friends.
Music
January 10
Justin Vernon (here at last summer’s Eaux Claires Music & Art Festival) played the Turf with Big Red Machine.

Justin Vernon helps Andrew Broder supply bold music for dark times at Turf Club residency

Justin Vernon helped his pal Andrew Broder settle in for an ominous Turf Club residency.
January 10
A view from one of the private cottages at Golden Rock Inn in Nevis.

Sunny, affordable, friendly Nevis offers many paths to wellness

The smallest of the St. Kitts and Nevis isles pampers visitors.
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