Variety
January 18
The Newhouse bed by Charles P. Rogers ($1,724-$3,104, charlesprogers.com) offers storage underneath.

5 ways to create more storage

Filled your closets? Here are more places to stash your stuff.
Music
January 18
Rebirth Brass Band has four shows at the Dakota Saturday and Sunday.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Rebirth Brass Band, Dwight Yoakam, the Current's birthday parties

Big gigs for the week of Jan. 18-24, also including Tina Schlieske, Kristin Chenoweth, Fred Steele with Nachito Herrera, and Tim Sparks with James Buckley.
Music
January 18
Death Cab, Trampled and Avetts announce 2019 Minnesota amphitheater dates

Death Cab, Trampled and Avetts announce 2019 Minnesota amphitheater dates

The Avett Brothers will pair up with the homegrown pickers in TBT at Treasure Island Casino on Sept. 21, while DCFC hits Mankato on July 9.
Variety
January 18
Hillary Frank

How to play 'What's on My Butt?' and other wisdom from the author of 'Weird Parenting Wins'

Advice by parents for parents acknowledges the frustration, stress and wacky joys of raising children.
Pets
January 18
Angus discovers the webcam and is intrigued.

The Puppy Chronicles: The secret life of Angus

If you could spy on your dog while you were gone, what would you see?
Variety
January 18

News of the Weird: Prowler gets his licks in

KION TV reported on Jan. 7 that a Salinas, Calif., family's Ring doorbell camera captured video of a man licking the doorbell for more than…
Variety
January 18

Sound Advice: Don't listen to the myths about high-end speaker wire

Q: I have high-end stereo components and want to move the speakers (4 ohms) away from the amp. It will require about 20 to 25…
January 18

Ask Amy: Cheating hurts, especially after the breakup

Dear Amy: I cheated with someone who was also cheating on his partner. I left my partner; he stayed with his. I went to…
Books
January 18
Stephen King records an audiobook in New York last July. The Portland Press Herald in Maine said it would bring back its local book reviews if the aut

Bookmark: Good and bad news for book reviews — and Stephen King to the rescue

Two big things happened recently in the world of book reviewing, one quite good and one very bad. We’ll start with the bad. On Jan.…
Music
January 18
Trapper Schoepp

Bob Dylan's Wisconsin ode revisited (with approval) by Milwaukee tunesmith Trapper Schoepp

Ellsworth native Trapper Schoepp got a green light to finish off "On, Wisconsin," a song Bob Dylan wrote on his way to stardom in New York.
Books
January 18
Gary Eldon Peter

Readers recommend books: 'Oranges'

I just finished reading the story collection “Oranges” by Minnesota author Gary Eldon Peter. It is a poignant, lovely, personal story that is beautifully written…
Books
January 18

Review: 'The Current,' by Tim Johnston

FICTION: Two tragedies 10 years apart have devastating repercussions in a small Minnesota town.
Books
January 18
David Treuer

Review: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,' by David Treuer

NONFICTION: David Treuer's fiery, vivid new book seeks redemption amid the torturous course of American Indian history.
Books
January 18
Sam Lipsyte Photo by Ceridwen Morris

Review: 'Hark,' by Sam Lipsyte

FICTION: A sharp satire about a vapid mindfulness guru.
Books
January 18

Review: 'Talent,' by Juliet Lapidos

FICTION: A scholar stuck for inspiration mines the notebooks of a writer with a famously fallow period.
Books
January 18

Review: '99 Nights in Logar,' by Jamil Jan Kochai

FICTION: Funny, wise and magical debut novel pays homage to "1,001 Nights."
Music
January 18
Dua Saleh will celebrate their debut EP with a show Tuesday at 7th Street Entry.

A rapper and poet with 'accidental' buzz, St. Paul's Dua Saleh releases debut EP

Poet-turned-musician worked with producer Psymun on first EP, "Nur."
Eat & Drink
January 18
Burger Friday: Check out this wood-fired cheeseburger at Stillwater's newest hotel

Burger Friday: Check out this wood-fired cheeseburger at Stillwater's newest hotel

At Matchstick, chef Tim Favre is cooking over burning oak, a method that is especially well-suited to burgers.
Movies
January 18
Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie.”

Laurel & Hardy biopic is another fine mess 

The film about one of comedy's greatest duos has a hard time playing it straight.
Variety
January 18
Visitors took a twirl on Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park. The first landscaped public park in the country was designed by Frederick Law

Top 10 public parks to visit in the United States

These storied urban oases offer green spaces to rest or recreate.
Movies