Variety
February 11

This website will slash your rental-car rate

How can you know you’re getting the best price on your rental car? With a dozen companies offering countless special rates, no customer could keep…
Eat & Drink
February 11
South Minneapolis bakery known for its wall of classic Easy-Bake Ovens closes

South Minneapolis bakery known for its wall of classic Easy-Bake Ovens closes

The neighborhood gathering spot -- known for its collection of Easy-Bake Ovens -- recently marked its one-year anniversary.
Inspired
February 11
Sarah Davis poses for a portrait at the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis.

This passionate Minnesotan is on the frontlines to keep kids out of court

As associate director for Minneapolis' Legal Rights Center, Sarah Davis says the worst place for at-risk youth is in our court system.
Variety
February 11
Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Women rule the Grammys, with big wins by Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B and Brandi Carlile
Music
February 10
'Drunk Grammy Tweeter' Jeremy Messersmith posts new Har Mar Superstar-starring music video

'Drunk Grammy Tweeter' Jeremy Messersmith posts new Har Mar Superstar-starring music video

Messersmith posted the new acoustic track during his annual Drunk Tweeting the Grammys marathon on Sunday night.
Variety
February 10
Between cellphones, streaming services and gym memberships, the monthly bills can add up quickly.

Lileks: How to lie your way out of recurring bills

In the past week, I've been cutting cords, sundering long-standing relationships and cleaning the deadwood out of my life. The first to go: daughter's health club membership.
Variety
February 10
Eric Church Night 2: A lot better than the first night at Target Center

Eric Church Night 2: A lot better than the first night at Target Center

"Don't tell anybody," Eric Church told everybody at Target Center on Saturday. "You guys are better than last night." Truth be told, Church, the country superstar, was better Saturday than on Friday.
Movies
February 10
Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pratt provide voices in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”

Box office: Opening of 'Lego Movie 2' is a brick

"The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Music
February 10

This week's classical music highlights

'Land of Three Faiths'With this scholarly program, the Rose Ensemble explores the fascinating interface between Western classical music and the Arab world's musical culture during…
TV & Media
February 10
Quincy Bryant in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening.”

TV picks for Feb. 11: 'Studio 54,' Sam Cooke, 'Hale County This Morning'

Dance hall days"Studio 54," the '70s equivalent of the current Luxy Millionaire Dating App, either represented the best or the worst of American culture,…
Books
February 10
“Winter Loon” by Susan Bernhard (left) and “You Know You Want This” by Kristen Roupenian

Reviews: 'Winter Loon,' by Susan Bernhard, and 'You Know You Want This,' by Kristen Roupenian

Take a closer look at "Winter Loon" and "You Know You Want This."
Variety
February 10
Handling of the cat's litter box is at the heart of this family's issue.

Hax: Daughter blows off her household chores

I live in a home with two indoor house cats with a litter box. My eighth-grade daughter is supposed to be responsible for sweeping and scooping litter but does a terrible, lackadaisical job. What can I do?
February 10
Trevante Rhodes and Sandra Bullock in “Bird Box.”

Are Netflix shows successful? Who knows?

The streaming company refuses to release viewership figures.
Music
February 10
Mick Sterling sang songs by Elton John at Crooners in Fridley.

From Eagles to Elton, classic songs are packing boomers into Twin Cities nightspots

Longtime bar singers celebrate classic songs from the Eagles, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and more.
Eat & Drink
February 10
Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater now makes hard seltzer.

Minnesota craft breweries make a splash with hard seltzer

The spiked sparkling water is trending here and everywhere.
Variety
February 9
While honey has more calories than table sugar, it also has some healthy nutrients that refined sugars don’t, such as antioxidants, amino acids and

Is honey any better for you than sugar?

A body processes fructose from sources such as honey and maple syrup just as it does fructose from regular table sugar.
Variety
February 9
Can a family go on vacation without a rental car? Yes, with pleasure

Can a family go on vacation without a rental car? Yes, with pleasure

Rely instead on car-sharing, ride-sharing and public transport.
Music
February 9
Kendrick Lamar

Why is hip-hop practically uninvited from the Grammys show?

Hip-hop is at the heart of modern pop. How come the Grammy Awards are so afraid of it?
February 9

RIP Sweethearts, a candy we loved (or loved to hate)

After 116 years as America's confectionery currency of affection, Sweethearts (LOVE U) are dead.As candies go, Sweethearts were surprisingly controversial. They are chalky, dusty. Chomp…
Variety
February 9

Wine of the Week: Masseria Li Veli Orion Primitivo Salento 2016

Masseria Li Veli Orion Primitivo Salento 2016 In the mood for a zesty zinfandel? Consider (strongly) an Italian rendition, the Masseria Li Veli Orion…
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