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Review: 'Dust Child,' by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
FICTION: In her second English-language novel, an acclaimed Vietnamese author gives voice to the forgotten children of war.
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Every Saturday, our new Floored newsletter will take you inside the state's most eye-catching homes.
Bon Appétit ranks Twin Cities' best Juicy Lucys, eating 9 burgers in 9 hours
The magazine produced a 17-minute video showcasing its Juicy Lucy eating extravaganza.
Vikings' Diggs names his favorite Twin Cities eating, shopping spots
The wide receiver showed Bleacher Report around town in a new video.
Rapper's goofy music video 'I'm From Minnesota' is a viral hit on Facebook
The rap video makes a case for "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck" and features a cameo by Justin Morneau.
N.Y. Times sends reporter to State Fair, discovers Minnesota's greatness
Our beloved Minnesota State Fair gets a glowing feature — and they didn't even make fun of us.
Share your best State Fair photos to Instagram, get featured in Star Tribune
Before you eat that Pronto Pup, make sure to snap an Instagram.
5 most-watched cat videos of all time will prepare you for St. Paul's feline film fest
Get ready for the Cat Video Festival at CHS Field tonight with these classic clips.
Night of community-police partnerships draws big crowds
More than 2,000 block parties gathered around the Twin Cities, which have some of the highest attendance rates in the country.
Video of Minn. toddler playing fetch with dog over fence racks up 10M views
The internet is gushing over this adorable game of fetch that takes place through a fence.
Jimmy Kimmel hams it up with Minnesotan who got her head stuck in tailpipe
Video of the incident went viral, with the 19-year-old dubbed "tailpipe girl" across the internet.
Two Minneapolis bars named to Esquire's 2018 'Best Bars in America' list
The acclaimed Marvel Bar gets a nod, as does the surprising Gyst Fermentation Bar.
Minnesota is home to 'America's coolest drinking city' says new WSJ magazine
Five bars in Minneapolis and St. Paul -- considered one city in the rankings -- get a spotlight in the gushing article.
Forbes calls North Loop shop 'hottest retailer in America's hottest retailing city'
MartinPatrick3 has grown into a 17,000-square-foot store specializing in interior design and menswear.
Let it go: A dad's guide to Disney on Ice's 'Frozen' at Target Center
Disney on Ice brings the mega-hit musical to Target Center.
Barstool Sports reviews Minnesota's beloved pizza joints – trashing a few favorites
The guys behind this popular sports site are taste-testing Twin Cities pizza spots and posting them on YouTube.
Club Jäger reopens ahead of Super Bowl, months after David Duke controversy
The bar had been closed since employees learned its owner donated to the ex-KKK leader's failed Senate campaign.
Surly trolls entire state of Minnesota with hilarious Super Bowl primer
The popular Twin Cities brewery wrote an explainer for out-of-towners, but locals will have a laugh, too.
Justin Timberlake sightings: Pop star dines at Manny's and Octo Fishbar
The pop star was already in town this weekend eating at some of the Twin Cities' best restaurants.
Decades-old Arby's with iconic sign abruptly closes in Uptown Minneapolis
After years of holding its ground in a continually changing Uptown, this fast food outpost finally closed its doors.
Ike's pulls Super Bowl menu after firestorm over $36 guacamole
The downtown Minneapolis restaurant is catching internet heat for its high-priced Super Bowl menu.
Thursday's Vikings game blitzing some Minnesotans' Thanksgiving dinners
Are you planning your T-day plans around the big football game?
In ranking of each state's favorite Halloween candy, we appear to be suckers
A new map shows the best-selling candy in each state, just in time for Halloween
Newly resurfaced 1936 video features a Mpls. 'fire cat' sliding down station poles
Watch this hilarious newsreel clip from 1936 featuring Mickey the Minneapolis Fire Cat.
Minnesota mom and autistic, nonverbal son win Jimmy Fallon's 'say mama' contest
The "Tonight Show" host found out that not all kids say "mama" the same way.
Minnesotans could break world record for largest Nerf gun battle this weekend
The "Great Minnesota Nerf Battle" will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine — and is happening for a good cause.
Minnesota's first 'cat cafe' signs a lease in Uptown Minneapolis
The Cafe Meow isn't a cafe for cats. It's a coffee shop where customers would be able to hang out with some friendly felines -- and maybe adopt one.
Al Roker, Paula Deen, other celebs eat like Minnesotans on State Fair's first day
Recapping the famous faces eating Gizmos and other fair favorites on opening day.
Post your best Minn. State Fair photos to Instagram, get featured in Star Tribune
Are you ready to eat tons of food at the Minnesota State Fair? More important, are you ready to take tons of photos of yourself eating tons of food?
In Vietnam, a Minnesotan discovers his mother's country for the first time
A Minnesotan finally travels to Vietnam, arriving to both a strange land — and home.
10 magical places in Minnesota that look like the North Pole
From reindeer to ice castles, there are plenty of enchanted experiences to behold in Minnesota.
Watch the Vikings, Minneapolis police take on the 'Mannequin Challenge'
The viral video trend continues to freeze participants in its tracks, including the Vikings, an ice cream shop and P.O.S.
Twitter explodes with dad jokes for VP nominee Tim Kaine
The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.
Has white rapper Macklemore done enough to confront white privilege?
Macklemore raps about it, but has the hip-hop superstar done enough to acknowledge the role that skin color has played in his success?
How did Selena Gomez become the most followed person on Instagram?
At press time, Gomez's account on the photo-sharing network stood at a gargantuan 70 million followers. Suffice it to say, she's come a long way since "Barney & Friends."
'Dirty Grandpa' is latest asterisk in De Niro's career
Robert De Niro's cinematic legacy is set in stone. But wow if he isn't trying to smash that glorious filmography to smithereens.
'Star Wars' superfans react to 'Force Awakens' — no spoilers!
For some people it's just another big movie. For others, it's the most important cultural event in the history of important cultural events. Ever. Like, ever-ever.
Rock out like Max Rebo with this Twin Cities 'Star Wars' party guide
Want to celebrate "The Force Awakens"? Fans will have lots of opportunities to whoop it up.
Wookiee approved: The ultimate 'Star Wars' gift guide
This holiday season, "Star Wars" merchandise is as abundant as Stormtroopers who can't shoot straight. Here's a gift guide that focuses on the essentials.
Find your 'Star Wars' fix with video games, comics, TV shows
If anticipation for "The Force Awakens" has you bouncing off the walls like a CGI Yoda, we have your calming fix. Here are three picks from video games, publishing and TV.
Jeans: In the Raw
Why are some guys wearing the same pair of $200 jeans for six months? The answer lies in the story of raw denim.
'Peanuts' Fall Festival hits St. Paul Tuesday to celebrate new movie, Charles M. Schulz Day
Celebrate Charles M. Schulz Day with Snoopy and friends this Tuesday.
Review: 'Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong,' edited by Caroline Casey, Chris Fischbach and Sarah Schultz
NONFICTION: Cat videos get millions of clicks and are often adorable. But are they art?
Grown-up fun for fall: The big 5 events include Darkness Day, Haunted Basement, Zombie Pub Crawl
Darkness Day The lines for iPhones and boy bands have nothing on a chocolately-dark Russian Imperial stout that goes by the name Darkness. Every year,…
Through your eyes: Amazing reader photos from State Fair
We asked, you delivered — and then some. Check out the top reader photos from our Instagram meetup — the "Great Minnesota Gram Together" at the Minnesota State Fair.
Hey, Minnstagrammers: Let's meet up at the State Fair
The Star Tribune is partnering with the local Insta-experts at @Minnstameets on the Aug. 29 event, which we're calling the Great Minnesota Gram Together.
'Straight Outta Compton' captures birth of N.W.A. without pulling a punch
REVIEW: Dramatizing the formation of Dr. Dre's influential group N.W.A., the film is a sprawling, pulsating, nonstop feat of filmmaking that follows the young men to the heights of hedonistic rap stardom.
Day trip to Hudson finds fun in a historic setting
When you cross the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, something happens. At least, locals in Hudson like to think so. "People say the blood pressure just drops," said Ruth Misenko, a local gallery owner.
Who will survive in 'Game of Thrones' season starting Sunday?
"Game of Thrones" doesn't care about your feelings. Never has, never will. Season 5, premiering Sunday, promises to be a heavy one. Use our survival guide to bring yourself up to speed on the coming carnage.
Who should – and shouldn't – use new live-stream video apps
Even though livestreaming has been around for years, a batch of new apps -- such as Periscope -- is bringing personal live video-streaming to the masses.
Q&A: Cartoonist Scott McCloud talks about 'The Sculptor'
Scott McCloud wrote the book on comic books in 1993. Twenty years later, people are still hanging on his every word balloon.
Beyond 'Ghostbusters': 7 movies that need a gender reboot
The recent news of an upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" cast got us thinking: What other dusty old movies could use a gender reboot?
Beyond 'Ghostbusters': These old movies need a gender reboot
We're anticipating from the just-announced all-female cast of the new "Ghostbusters" movie. The shake-up got us thinking: What other dusty old movies could use a gender reboot? Ditch the male leads for women, or vice versa. Could be fun.
Twin Cities chefs explain their tattoos
Tattoos have become a badge of honor among local chefs. We offer a look and share the stories behind these permanent markings.
These Twin Cities chefs sport some serious ink
Tattoos have become a badge of honor among local chefs. We offer a look and share the stories behind these permanent markings.
Men's shop Martin Patrick 3 unveils women's dept.
The popular North Loop menswear destination wants guys to bring home something for the ladies.
Readers frame the season with fall photos
Clearly, Minnesotans are addicted to snapping the changing colors of fall. Who can blame them? This autumn gets an A-plus for eye candy.
Oct. 20, 2012: Baring it all at Augie's
The owner of a storied downtown strip club isn't afraid to bring voyeurs behind the scenes.
Share your best fall color photos
Post your colorful pics on social media or send them to us via e-mail.
Top frights: Readers pick their favorite haunted houses
Opinions are like pumpkins: Everyone has one (at Halloween). With that in mind, we asked readers to wax poetic about their favorite haunted houses in the Twin Cities area. Here's what we scared up.
Insider's guide to food, shopping on the Green Line
Dive into our interactive guide to the best dining, shopping and entertainment along the Green Line. Double-click on the map to zoom in, or select a station to get a better look.
Blast from the past: Reader-submitted retro prom pics
This year, the big high school dance seems to be inviting looks from across the decades. What's old can be new again, apparently.
New York Times dissects 'modern style' in Uptown
The newspaper produced a style video in the trendy Minneapolis neighborhood.
Oscars fashion: Best and worst of Hollywood's big night
The stars at the Oscars are usually on their best behavior — stylishly speaking. Nevertheless, there were plenty of dresses worth debating. And two snarky voices are better than one.
War's infinite panorama reflected in 'The Great War' by Joe Sacco
GRAPHIC NOVEL: Cartoonist Joe Sacco re-creates the Battle of the Somme in intricate, tragic detail.
Star Tribune readers submit their best T-shirts
We asked readers to submit their best tees, and the response spoke to the shirt's undisputed popularity. Of the 100-plus entries, these are our favorites.
New indie fest celebrates comics, music and art
First, there's the name.The curators of Sunday's Autoptic festival — which will celebrate independent comics, music and art — say they're aiming for something…
Nightlife: R.T. Rybak plays favorites
Mayor R.T. Rybak, who likes to stage-dive and still be home by 10, tallies his favorite Minneapolis bars.
Nightlife: Cold ones with the Wolves' hot star Kevin Love
After collecting every rebound in sight, where does the Timberwolves' biggest star unwind? Kevin Love dishes about his five favorite bars.
Aug. 31: 10,000 fans at Walker scratch itch for cat videos
Walker Art Center drew herds of people (and a few felines) for its first Internet Cat Video Film Festival.
E scenes: Downtown Minneapolis nightlife scene has many faces
You can see them all around Block E.
Talking about graphic memories
Upon returning home to Minneapolis, a comic book star re-releases a painful memoir about losing his fiancée to cancer.
Nightlife: Seven Corners craft-beer bar adds Uptown spot
Plus-size beer roster at the Calhoun Square location of Republic will feature 52 tap handles.
The Dig: A new level of gaming at new downtown club Insert Coin(s)
A big club in the former Karma space is mixing its drinks with Donkey Kong, Mario and a vast library of video games.
Nightlife: Boo and booze in the 'burbs
Halloween partygoers might want to look beyond downtown, says Myth's massive costume ball. Also on the agenda: three new restaurants open their doors.