Music
August 18
Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo’s future hinges on goodwill and an investigation by the L.A. Opera.

Accusations against Domingo divide opera world

U.S.-Europe split on display as some concerts canceled.
Stage & Arts
August 18
Theater Mu’s dark comedy, “Hot Asian Doctor Husband,” features Mikell Sapp, left, Damian Leverett, Meghan Kreidler, Eric Sharp and Danielle Troi

Theater Mu's 'Hot Asian Doctor Husband' premieres with deadpan wit

"Hot Asian Doctor Husband," full of profanity and sharp wit, has its buzzy premiere at Mixed Blood.
Variety
August 18
Minneapolis woman becomes YouTube mukbang star

Minneapolis woman becomes YouTube mukbang star

Tassie Yang has an impressive YouTube presence with over 19,000 subscribers who watch her eat, review and share how to make interesting foods--a trend called 'mukbang.'
TV & Media
August 18
Buster Keaton in “The General,” showing at 9 p.m. as part of Turner Classic Movies’ daylong tribute to the silent comic.

TV picks for Aug. 19: Buster Keaton, 'Happy Jail,' 'I Ship It'

Silence is goldenTCM's Summer Under the Stars continues with an all-day tribute to silent-film great Buster Keaton. Those not familiar with his work should check…
TV & Media
August 18

TV Q&A: Duplicate titles not uncommon

Q: The other night I was all set to watch Jamie Lee Curtis in a movie on cable called "Blue Steel," only to find out…
Books
August 18

Reviews: 'Code Name: Lise,' by Larry Loftis and 'The Turn of the Key,' by Ruth Ware

Code Name: Lise By Larry Loftis. (Gallery Books, 360 pages, $27.) When she was inserted into France during World War II, her code name was…
Variety
August 18

Hax: Cousin has been kept in the dark about sperm-donor dad

Dear Carolyn: My mother conceived both my brother and me using a sperm donor. This information was never kept from us, and my mother has…
August 18
Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road.”

Big hit spawns lots of little thefts

There are multiple Old Town Roads across the country, and people can't keep their hands off the street signs.
August 17
Mickela Mallozzi, host of PBS’ “Bare Feet,” meets local musicians in the village of Clejani, Romania. Mallozzi looked to her own DNA for the thi

PBS host Mickela Mallozzi on tracing your roots through travel

The host of PBS' "Bare Feet" looked to her own DNA for its third season.
Home & Garden
August 17
The front view of homeowners Steph Walters and Ryan McGary’s remodeled rambler home in St. Louis Park.

'50s rambler in St. Louis Park gets sleek modern makeover

Here's how a couple transformed their tired midcentury home in St. Louis Park.
Stage & Arts
August 17
All eyes on Mary Ceruti: The Walker director posed with a giant “scare eye” balloon that the art collective Postcommodity used in making “Repell

Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center

Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.
TV & Media
August 17
Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson will say goodbye to 'Baskets' in Minnesota: 'I'm far from being done'

The Emmy-winning Minnesota native is "full of gratitude" as his show ends.
Eat & Drink
August 17
Sweet corn is a perennial fave.

6 Twin Cities chefs reveal their Minnesota State Fair food favorites

Sweet corn, mini-doughnuts, Pronto Pups and more: Here's what people who cook for a living enjoy eating at the fair.
Stage & Arts
August 17
A fire destroyed St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis in 1953.

Elegant Gothic church dominated Minneapolis skyline — until it burned a second time

An iconic sanctuary survived an 1888 fire and a 1904 tornado only to burn down years later.
Eat & Drink
August 17

Wine of the Week: Olivier Coste Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Olivier Coste Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Some people find sauvignon blanc boring. I feel sorry for them but also happy because it means there’s more for…
Movies
August 17
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

Video review: 'The Hustle' is like 'To Catch a Thief' meets 'Ab Fab'

‘To Catch a Thief’ meets ‘Ab Fab’ “The Hustle” (⋆⋆½; PG-13) is a gender-swapped remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” about rival con artists.…
TV & Media
August 17
Dr. Lisa Sanders on “Diagnosis.”

TV picks for Aug. 18-22: 'Diagnosis,' 'This Is Patrick Swayze,' 'This Way Up'

Second opinions The New York Times’ mission to transfer some of its most popular columns to the small screen continues with “Diagnosis,” a new…
Movies
August 17
“Ready or Not”	20th Century Fox
Samara Weaving in “Ready or Not.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Aug. 21 and 23

opening this week Wednesday Ready or Not (R) A bride’s eccentric in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Friday After…
Books
August 17

Booksellers recommend books: Birchbark on 'Virgil Wander'

“Virgil Wander,” by Leif Enger Do you ever miss small-town movie theaters? I worked at one, and I do. This book will give you…
Music
August 17
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club" picnic operetta by Mixed Precipitation.

Best of the Week: Picnic Operetta, Gully Boys, Rod Stewart, Mill City Museum, Ringo Starr, more

Picnicking with Mozart Each summer the Mixed Precipitation company likes tilting operatic convention on its head in its Picnic Operetta, wherein a novel take on…
Movies