Variety
July 11
Instructor Charlie Meredith recently led a fitness class at Barry’s Bootcamp in Manhattan. As brick-and-mortar retail stores have taken a beating fr

Shopping centers are now selling fitness

As brick-and-mortar retail stores have taken a beating, yoga, Pilates, rowing, boxing, cycling, barre and HIIT studios are entering the spaces.
Super Bowl LII
July 11
Jimmy Fallon visits with fans and does some taping for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" at a Super Bowl pregame event Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

Minnesota Film Board defends $267K for Super Bowl 'Tonight Show' visit

Republicans scoffed at the spending, which is sure to set off a fresh round of debate about the use of state money for favored industries, especially in film and television.
Music
July 11
Dan Wilson left Minneapolis for Los Angeles in 2010, and his old bandmates in Semisonic recently followed him there to record their first album in 18

Dan Wilson is loving California but feeling Minnesotan as his old band Semisonic returns

The Basilica Block Party gig this weekend unofficially begins the rollout for the pop-rock trio's first album since 2001.
Variety
July 11
The Cafe Car on Amtrak's Acela Express. Speedy train travel across the United States is a dream that may never come true, though the proposed Green Ne

European 'flight shame' movement might not fly in the U.S.

KLM, of all businesses, is encouraging people to reduce their carbon footprints.
Variety
July 11
An Airbus A 380 of Lufthansa airline lands the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

Travel Troubleshooter: How is an airline on the hook for train tickets in Germany?

Q: We booked round-trip flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco through Lufthansa. The final leg of our trip, from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf, was on Deutsche…
Variety
July 11
Ian Fleming's villa, where agent 007 came to life, is part of the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica.

Checking out the Jamaican birthplace of James Bond, where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 Bond books

Anyone can stay at GoldenEye, Ian Fleming's Jamaica beach and writing pad.
Variety
July 11
Barbara Martin-Smith flipped through a gallery of photos at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill.

Midwest Traveler: Lincoln-loving Springfield, Ill., is worth a visit or three

Lincoln looms large in Illinois' capital, which boasts Route 66 relics and only-in-Springfield fare.
Variety
July 11
Romerberg square and the Justitia statue in the heart of Old Town Frankfurt.

What Frankfurt offers Minnesotans who can fly there direct? A fascinating mashup of old and new

Most people pass through this fascinating Germany city never leaving the airport. They're missing out.
Variety
July 11
Lubbock, Texas’ favorite son is Buddy Holly, and his fans can visit the Buddy Holly Center.

Lubbock, Texas, is smack in middle of nowhere and everywhere

The Texas city doesn't scrimp on wine, food, arts and musical heritage.
Variety
July 11
“Ninamarca Funeral Towers” is a photo of the funeral towers of Ninamarca in the morning mist of the Andes in southern Peru.

A moody view of the chullpas of Ninamarca, funeral towers of a pre-Incan culture in Peru

The Traveler: Sue Kirchoff of Minneapolis. The scene: Kirchoff was traveling on the road between Cusco and Manu National Park when she saw…
TV & Media
July 11
“The Jetsons” made their TV debut just months after John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

From Tang to 'Toy Story': 10 ways the moon race shaped pop culture

Entertainment, fashion and more drew inspiration from space travel.
Duluth
July 11
Superfan purchases Bob Dylan's childhood home in Hibbing

Superfan purchases Bob Dylan's childhood home in Hibbing

The collector, who also owns Dylan's Duluth house, plans to restore the Hibbing place as part of a museum project.
Stage & Arts
July 11
Comedian Kate McCarthy

Minnesota grad is building a big career in comedy, one character at a time

Kate McCarthy is making an impact in comedy, one nutty character at a time.
TV & Media
July 11
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TV may be more fun if you don't tweet about it

Using social media while watching a show lessens enjoyment, study says.
Variety
July 11
Students from Marcy Open School at the Project Success Dreams to Action event at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.

Scene + Heard: Project Success Dreams to Action breakfast

Project Success celebrated 25 years of connecting students to their purpose at the seventh annual Dreams to Action breakfast at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden…
Movies
July 11
Tracy Edwards pilots the “Maiden.”

Inspiring 'Maiden' salutes a pioneering female sailor 

Documentary follows first all-woman crew in round-the-world yacht race.
Music
July 11

New album releases: Reunited Black Keys get back to basics; Buddy and Julie Miller show renewed strength together

POP/ROCK The Black Keys, “Let’s Rock” (Nonesuch) For their first album in five years, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney went back…
Stage & Arts
July 11

Vietnam-born artist has a feel for big, empty Midwest landscapes

‘Waiting Upon the Plains’ Artist Teo Nguyen’s photorealistic paintings of Midwestern landscapes capture the solitude of these wide-open farmlands. His appropriately titled exhibition offers a…
Movies
July 11
“Sink or Swim”

Pardon our French

Lumières Françaises Film Festival “Sink or Swim” (pictured) is the starriest (Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Hugues Anglade) and the dampest offering in this 11-film salute…
Variety
July 11
Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Family fun: Dinosaurs at the Science Museum

Dino Fest The Science Museum of Minnesota begins a new tradition of celebrating its prehistoric specimens during Dino Fest. New to the museum’s staff, Alex…
Movies