50+  essential books for your winter reading and holiday shopping lists

50+ essential books for your winter reading and holiday shopping lists

Page-turners that will make you laugh, cry, reflect and escape when the weather outside is frightening.
Minnesota’s Sweetland Orchard produces a winter reserve cider that’s aged in oak barrels.
Taste

10 ciders to brighten your holiday season

8:00am
Bridging the gap between beer and wine, there's a cider for all palates and occasions.
Arleta Little named executive director of the Loft Literary Center
Books

Arleta Little named executive director of the Loft Literary Center

1:44pm
Former head of the McKnight Artist Fellowships will replace Britt Udesen, who left in May.
Julian White, better known as Brother Jules, hosted “The Twilight Zone” on KMOJ radio.
Obituaries

Brother Jules, who spun records for Prince and KMOJ, has died

6:00am
He started working for Prince in the early 1990s, mixing music and DJing at his clubs, at Paisley Park and on his records.
Kyla Stone plays the title role of Anya, who seeks to discover the mystery of her past, in “Anastasia.”
Stage & Arts

Kyla Stone soars as Russian princess in Broadway tour of 'Anastasia'

11:00am
Review: The lavish show weaves Romanov myth and music in a swirl of musical theater.
house finch
Home & Garden

House finches are well adapted for urban living

December 7
They'll nest happily in wreaths, hanging pots or anything else handy.
Essay: How 'Survivor' helped a family grieve and survive
Magazine

Essay: How 'Survivor' helped a family grieve and survive

6:38am
We didn't expect "Survivor" night to become Survivor Night. We didn't expect it to become a thing.
Don’t Miss

Our 15 top cookbooks of the year cover everything from easy dinners to baking challenges

8:00am
The picks are suitable for gift-giving, but you might want to keep them for yourself.
Magazine

Minnesota's native pine trees produce beautiful cones for seeds and crafts

December 7
Plus, we probably wouldn't be speaking English here today if it weren't for those pines.