36 novels, thrillers and young adult books to tempt you this summer

36 novels, thrillers and young adult books to tempt you this summer

Whether you prefer a beach blanket or a breezy spot by the lake, we have the hottest thrillers, fiction and young adult titles to get you through August.
This week’s best came with sticky fingers and lots of napkins.
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The 5 best things we ate in the Twin Cities area this week

June 9
What a week: A new-to-us cinnamon roll, soup to soothe summer ills, taste of the tropics with tostones, east metro barbecue and last call for Lowry Hill's BLT.
From left, Ramona Young, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Lee Rodriguez in “Never Have I Ever.”
TV & Media

TV shows to watch: 'Never Have I Ever' throws a can't-miss graduation party

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week.
The old letters from above the marquee now hang inside the newly remodeled Uptown Theater, where a media preview was held Thursday ahead of Saturday�

First look: See the Uptown Theater's makeover into Minneapolis' newest concert hall

June 8
The historic movie house will host its first public rock show Saturday following an overhaul from the company behind the Armory's rebirth.
Beer, wine and Bebe Zito are headed to Woodbury.
Eat & Drink

Bebe Zito is opening in Woodbury with ice cream, burgers and beer

It's the fourth location for Gabriella Grant-Spangler and Ben Spangler, who continue to build their creatively flavored kingdom.
Robert Smith of the Cure reveled in dark tones Thursday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Review: Robert Smith and the Cure offer deep cuts, dreary favorites for elated Minnesota fans

June 9
Thursday's sold-out Xcel Energy Center concert lasted nearly three hours with 29 songs.

With input from Minnesotans, African native invigorates his homeland

June 9
Humble beginnings led to international influence.

Duluth opera company's 'Cavalleria Rusticana' marks debut of secret soprano

Newbie Lacy Sauter is among the cast and crew of dozens of mostly local artists who are involved with the fiery one-act.


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