Variety
December 2
Louis van Amstel, left, and his husband, Joshua van Amstel. Louis van Amstel said their son was bullied by the teacher.

He gave thanks for his dads. His teacher condemned gay couples

The substitute teacher was fired soon after, according to the staffing company that had placed her at the Utah school.
Music
December 2
Twin Cities singer Mankwe Ndosi.

Risk-taking Minneapolis singer Mankwe Ndosi caps an adventurous year

Daring singer Mankwe Ndosi aims to "take people on journeys they didn't know they needed."
Eat & Drink
December 2
Meteor Bar is a new north Minneapolis cocktail bar from Robb Jones and Elliot Manthey.

'Elevated dive bar' with classic cocktails opening soon in north Minneapolis

New bar from cocktail veterans Robb Jones and Elliot Manthey will open in the former Donnie Dirk's Zombie Den.
Magazine
December 2
Spoon and Stable’s spirit-free Hibiscus features juniper berries.

3 Twin Cities cocktails that balance juniper for a flowery, refreshing drink

Juniper doesn’t deserve its maligned reputation in the cocktail world. “People associate juniper with gin — with the things that they dislike about gin —…
Variety
December 2

Tyler Michaels King debuts new musical work

The Twin Cities actor plays an elderly singer in a show with songs by "Jefferson Township" composer Keith Hovis.
Music
December 2
Twenty-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his Minnesota debut at the Ordway this week.

Young cellist who became a royal wedding viral star makes his Minnesota debut

Fueled by a viral video from last year's royal wedding, fast-rising Sheku Kanneh-Mason is on a U.S. tour that brings him to Minnesota.
Variety
December 2

How technology's role changes the creation of modern comic books

Comic books have been around since the 1930s, each story taking shape as it moves from its writer to its artists (usually a penciler and…
Stage & Arts
December 2
Maylu Pena and Benjamin Olson perform in Continental Ballet’s Nutcracker Ballet.

Dance events: 'Nutcracker Ballet,' 'Who Brought the Humbug?,' 'Ay Que Calor (So Hot!)'

Violence-free ‘Nutcracker’ Continental Ballet Company in Bloomington nixes the battle scene for its production of the Nutcracker Ballet. Instead, the rats in this play are…
Stage & Arts
December 2
Steven Epp plays multiple roles in the Moving Company’s “What If.”

The Moving Company's 'What If' is really two plays with different takes on catastrophic change

“I grew up in South Dakota,” says Steven Epp as “What If” begins. “My name is Steve.” That speech seems to be the intro to…
TV & Media
December 2
Brad Paisley teams up with Kelsea Ballerini and other country stars in “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 3: 'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special,' Tiffany Haddish, 'One Day at Disney'

Gone coun­try If Nash­ville is your i­de­a of a win­ter won­der­land, tune in for “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Spe­cial,” in which the ami­able coun­try mu­sic…
Variety
December 2

Ask Amy: Concerned sibling sees assault perpetrator in public

Dear Amy: Over 20 years ago, my middle school-aged younger sibling was violently sexually assaulted by the adult son of my parents' best friends.When…
Eat & Drink
December 2
Gavin Kaysen in his restaurant, Demi, in the North Loop.

Minneapolis ranks among best food cities in the world, according to top chefs

Bloomberg asked top chefs where they like to dine.
Variety
December 2
The embarrassment many men feel about losing their hair doesn’t diminish over the generations. Much has changed in the world of hair-loss treatment

'Hair loss' is so yesterday; today it's 'hair wellness'

Terminology, attitude toward bald spots changing.
Variety
December 2
Is intermittent fasting a valid weight-loss strategy?

Is intermittent fasting a valid weight-loss strategy?

As with any diet, it's ultimately only as good as your self-control.
Variety
December 2
Lileks: Is it possible to hate your printer more? Yes

Lileks: Is it possible to hate your printer more? Yes

It’s wise to live a virtuous life for its own rewards, but if you worry that your sins may land you in a hot place,…
Duluth
December 2
Dan Jandl/Duluth VisualsAerial view, home in Duluth

Duluth's most expensive listing is $1.8M home designed for entertaining

House includes Italian-inspired wine room big enough for a dinner party, with separate entrance.
Movies
December 1
Elsa (Idina Menzel) sprinkled snow on Bruni the salamander in “Frozen 2.” It earned $132.7 million over Thanksgiving.

'Frozen 2' sets record; 'Knives Out' surprises

"Frozen 2" kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer…
Variety
December 1
Kurt Cobain’s ratty cardigan was recently sold at auction.

Thanks to Mister Rogers' re-emergence, it's a 'Beautiful Day' for a cardigan

Renewed interest in Fred Rogers has carried over to his trademark sweater.
TV & Media
December 1
“Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” celebrates the singer’s career.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 2 – 'The Great Christmas Light Fight,' Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On,' 'Making It'

Fight clubDespite its provocative title, "The Great Christmas Light Fight" has always been about peace and goodwill to mankind or at least those who…
TV & Media
December 1

How to set your DVR to avoid Sunday football overruns

Q: I enjoy all three of the "NCIS" franchises, and I have to wonder why CBS would keep airing "NCIS: Los Angeles" on Sunday night…
Movies