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NONFICTION: Murder, cannibalism and lost civilizations are subjects in Douglas Preston's collection.
The Disney movie is a contemporary fairy tale with great songs.
Barry Keoghan's enigmatic performance is electrifying.
Composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein is the subject of the unconventional biopic.
Do the folks on your holiday list want something to read? Of course, they do! We recommend 40 books that will thrill you, warm your heart, make you laugh and maybe change the way you see the world.
StoryCorps's Great Thanksgiving Listen wants to add your story to its national oral history.
The "West Side Story" star sings, romances and kills in "Songbirds & Snakes."
NONFICTION: The 3-pound book is a must-read for fans.
The film, which blends art and nature, runs at the Bell Museum through Feb. 16, 2024.
FICTION: Gabriel Bump's second novel proves again that he is a writer to watch.
NONFICTION: He spent a year spying on farmers who swiped gators and gator eggs.
She joins Paul Giamatti and Dominic Sessa in the bittersweet, 1970-set film.
What they discovered — from fine art and spectacular views to Arabic DVDs — surprised them.
In addition to the discussion, the musical "Summer Stock" will be screened.
Newcomer Cailee Spaeny is intriguing as Priscilla Presley but the script doesn't give her much to work with.
NONFICTION: Nikki Vargas' travel writing is invigorating, but her memoir has some lapses.
NONFICTION: Books about lynching grapple with family legacies and world-changing choices.
Five Twin Cities writers talk about children's literature, banning books and barriers for BIPOC writers
Thursday's event is free, but registration is required.
Michael Fassbender stars as a hitman who screws up a job, then must pick up the pieces.
FICTION: Agency gets additional help in the latest mystery.
The results are unofficial, but this we know: Minnesotans love Louise Erdrich.
Filmmakers to watch highlight the annual event at Showplace Icon in St. Louis Park.
Martin Scorsese's movie rejiggers the telling of the true story in a way that makes good sense.
From Curtis Sittenfeld to Stephanie Barron, contemporary writers keep coming up with new spins on an old fave.
Capt. Jeremy Norton's new book "Trauma Sponges" is an attempt to encourage conversations about health care and injustice.
Our music critic and film critic discuss how great — and disappointing — her mega-concert film is.
The biggest tour ever is likely to become the biggest concert film ever.
NONFICTION: "Thank You" is best when it discusses classic songs such as "Family Affair" and "Dance to the Music."
FICTION: The sequel to "The Firm, "The Exchange," isn't even a legal thriller.
The daylong celebration of books is at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Ellen Burstyn returns for the sequel, but the scares do not.
FICTION: Tim O'Brien's latest is a crime romp that recalls Carl Hiaasen.
The fairy tale is about five puppets who exert a powerful pull on the people who possess them.
John David Washington stars as a grieving soldier who befriends a robot.
FICTION: Jessica Knoll's novel, inspired by Ted Bundy's crimes, puts the women at its center.
FICTION: Elizabeth Hand's "A Haunting on the Hill" keeps the scares coming in a creepy, deserted mansion.
Inspired by a new list, we're curious about your favorites. Louise Erdrich? Kate DiCamillo? Marcie Rendon?
The 14th annual festival takes place in St. Louis Park.
They're debuting novels "The Sky Vault" and "Wellness."
Talking Volumes author Ann Patchett on Kate DiCamillo, 'Cats' and the novel that went disastrously wrong
The best-selling author says all her books are about the same thing.
Now hiring: The city and the Loft are searching for an advocate for poetry.
NONFICTION: Scott W. Berg's "The Burning of the World," about the Great Chicago Fire, joins an exceptional list.
NONFICTION: Sy Montgomery's tale of turtle rescues is a cousin to her "The Soul of an Octopus."
From erotic shorts to "Singin' in the Rain," Twin Cities movie festivals have you covered.
Get ready for a scary, funny, Oscar-nominee-packed autumn at the multiplex.
FICTION: Richard Osman's "Thursday Murder Club" series keeps getting better.
The setting and main character are compelling but the clues don't add up.
FICTION: Daniel Mason's book is a playful, inventive history of a Massachusetts house.
Jess Lourey's latest thriller is "The Taken Ones."
Nia Vardalos again wrote and stars in the family comedy.
NONFICTION: Plenty of illustrations help tell the story.
The annual fan fest in November is a chance to get autographs and buy tons of merch.
FICTION: Mick Herron's latest is suspenseful and packed with juicy insults.
The memoir, "Twin Cities," covers a lot of ground.
The prize, also given to Lauren Stringer, honors contributions to children's literature.
It will depend on whether you like the energy of newness or the richness that comes with time.
Review: Her memoir has hilarious jokes and compassionate insight into mental illness.
A contemporary "Heathers," its stars are two high schoolers who form a female fight club.
Based on a true story, the drama features a great performance by David Harbour.
REVIEW: Alice Feeney's latest is about mothers, daughters and ridiculous coincidences.
NONFICTION: Washington Post reporter Laura Meckler embedded in Shaker Heights to tell its story.
Dead writers like Stieg Larsson, Agatha Christie and Vince Flynn keep churning out books. Shouldn't they rest in peace?
They've left this mortal coil but their bylines live on.
FICTION: The picture book introduces young readers to fair highlights.
Along with Isla Fisher and Randall Park, they're part of a vengeance-minded canine gang.
Couples were thrown together and mysteries brought into focus in novels of the past three years.
Anna Funder writes about his wife, Eileen Orwell, whose life and contributions have been erased.
Authors of books on hockey and hope have signings this month.
One Book/One Minnesota returns with a novel from a Duluth author.
From hellhole to benign workplace, there's a Tinsel Town for everyone in new books about making movies.
Casey Affleck stars as a struggling musician who's given an unexpected shot at success.
NONFICTION: Poet Lynn Melnick finds inspiration and support in Dolly Parton's life and words.
Screen stars and literary stars will share the shelf space at bookstores in the coming weeks.
FICTION: Peter Heller's latest is an adventure in which the title character tries to solve an attempted murder.
FICTION: Its narrator tells her daughters a wild tale of her youth while they tend their cherry farm.
Ghosts are a metaphor for grief in the not-quite comedy.