Tom Barnard, center, with morning show sidekicks Mark Rosen and Dan Culhane in 1987. “It was the perfect mix” of personalities, Rosen said of thei

KQRS stars revisit 50-year saga of Minnesota's most loved/hated station

In their own words, here's how KQ emerged from the underground to become a classic-rock mainstay, a ratings powerhouse — and at times a lightning rod for controversy.

MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter

December 6
MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter
The long-time radio personality says poor health is an issue.

Season 2 of Amazon's 'Mrs. Maisel' is as marvelous as ever

November 29
Rachel Brosnahan won an Emmy for her role as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The year's most celebrated sitcom returns for a second season on Amazon Prime.
TV & Media
December 15
Kiernan Shipka returns for the holidays in the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

TV picks for Dec. 16-20: 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Lidia Bastianich, 'The Innocent Man'

Witchy woman “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has a special gift for Christmas — or should we say solstice? In a “bonus” episode, the good…
TV & Media
December 14

Is Linda Hunt returning to 'NCIS: Los Angeles?'

Q: Is Linda Hunt, aka Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, coming back to “NCIS: Los Angeles”? In my opinion, her character is sorely missed. A: You are…
TV & Media
December 14
Kathryn Newton, Willa Fitzgerald, Maya Hawke and Annes Elwy in a “Masterpiece” version of “Little Women.”

TV picks for Dec. 15-16: 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' 'The Simpsons,' 'Little Women'

Witchy woman “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has a special gift for Christmas — or should we say solstice? In this “bonus” episode, the…
TV & Media
December 14
Bruce Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa, in “Springsteen on Broadway,”which is now streaming on Netflix.

TV picks for Dec. 17: Bruce Springsteen, 'Fail State,' Burt Reynolds

Spirit in the night Those unable to fork over a week’s salary to see the Boss’ one-man show in New York can finally get a…
TV & Media
December 14
The belt-drive Music Hall MMF-1.5 (above) and the direct-drive Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB (right) turntables are available with pre-mounted LP Gear t

Sound Advice: Turntables' standard cartridges needle prospective buyer

Q: I would like to buy a new turntable that includes the highly recommended LP Gear the Vessel A3SE cartridge. It seems like all the…
Music
December 14
Morris Day's misadventures in Minneapolis get animated for Mike Judge's TV series

Morris Day's misadventures in Minneapolis get animated for Mike Judge's TV series

The Cinemax episode details Day's rivalry with Prince.
TV & Media
December 14

Getting intimate with the Boss

Netflix offers a three-hour encounter with "Springsteen on Broadway."
Music
December 14
Chris Kroeze, contestant on "The Voice."

Finals of NBC's 'The Voice' to include Barron, Wis., singer

Chris Kroeze was announced as making the field of four Tuesday night.
TV & Media
December 13
Yalitza Aparicio in “Roma.”

TV picks for Dec. 14-16: Pete Holmes, 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' k.d. lang, 'Roma'

The front-runner Alfonso Cuarón’s movie “Roma,” which rolls out Friday on Netflix, is being shown at just a handful of theaters (including the Edina…
TV & Media
December 12
Dr. Sandra Lee makes the holidays merrier for her patients in “Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas.”

TV picks for Dec. 13: Dr. Pimple Popper, Ken Jeong, 'Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year'

The big squeeze If all you want for Christmas is to get rid of some zits, you’ll want to make an appointment with “Dr. Pimple…
TV & Media
December 12
Meteorologist Belinda Jensen photographed in the backyard studio at KARE 11.

KARE's Belinda Jensen dishes on 25 years of predicting the weather

Meteorologist Belinda Jensen has had a career that she didn't forecast.
TV & Media
December 11

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 12 – 'Champaign, ILL,' Agnostic Front, 'Paris to Pittsburgh'

Boys in the band Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) and Sam Richardson (“Veep”) have proved they can shine in top-notch sitcoms. Their latest venture, “Champaign,…
TV & Media
December 10
Kristin Chenoweth and singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer on “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.”

TV picks for Dec. 11: Valentino Dixon, Buster Douglas, Darci Lynne

Hole in oneHere's a golf documentary with more on its mind than helping viewers perfect their swings. "27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon," a…
TV & Media
December 10

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' spins parallel worlds of webs

Where did all these spiders come from? In most cases, that's a question you don't want to hear. But it has a great answer when…
TV & Media
December 10
Much like the Sundance Film Festival does for Utah, Duluth hopes the Independent Television Festival can bring noteworthy revenue into the local econo

Duluth snags national TV festival — could it be the next Sundance?

ITVFest hopes to do for northern Minnesota what Sundance did for Utah.
TV & Media
December 9

TV talk-show highlights Dec. 10

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Tony Goldwyn, Nick Cannon, Maddie Poppe. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon1 p.m.The Talk Shania Twain guest co-hosts and talks…
TV & Media
December 9

TV Q&A: Netflix and Marvel in conflict

Q: Why is Netflix canceling its Marvel shows? First "Iron Fist," then "Luke Cage," now "Daredevil." Except for "Fist" I thought they were very successful.…
TV & Media
December 9
Rohan Chand is the title character in “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.”

TV picks for Dec. 10: Pentatonix, 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,' Henry Paulson

Jingle bell rockTraditional carols get a twist in two new musical specials starting with "CMT Country Christmas" (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), hosted by…
Movies
December 8
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall in “The Equalizer 2.”

Video review: Denzel Washington is back with a vengeance in 'Equalizer 2'

Action hero Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, but that was before Denzel Washington stepped up. He’s especially persuasive playing the kind of brutal redeemer…
TV & Media
December 8
Mike Tyson took a hit from James “Buster” Douglas during their 1990 title fight in Tokyo.

TV picks for Dec. 9-13: 'The Shivering Truth,' Buster Douglas, 'The American Meme'

Tales of the unexpected Those who believe “Robot Chicken” isn’t dark enough may want to cuddle up to “The Shivering Truth,” a new stop-animation series…

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