Celebrities
August 16, 2019
Ray "Fancy Ray" McCloney

C.J.: Fancy Ray McCloney promotes marriage, though not his own

If you’ve spent any time with Fancy Ray McCloney, the self-proclaimed “Best Looking Man in Comedy,” you can empathize with the suffering of his…
Inspired
August 16, 2019
Rob Lawless, right, sits down with Dalina Soto, left, owner of Nutritiously Yours, at Soto’s office in WeWork’s Northern Liberties location in Phi

28-year old's mission is to meet 10,000 people, one at a time, over next 10 years

This self-described, full-blown extrovert is on a mission to make friends. The process is one he loves so much that he's turned it into a full-time job.
Home & Garden
August 16, 2019
An ash tree bears the scars of an emerald ash borer. But not all distressed trees show symptoms on the surface.

Don't ignore 'zombie' trees

Danger can lurk in your landscape when troubled trees are ignored.
Home & Garden
August 16, 2019
Look for a rain showerhead that meets or beats your local water use codes.

What to look for in water-saving showerheads

A variety of features are available with rain showerheads.
Home & Garden
August 16, 2019
Old-fashioned farmhouse with modern updates

Home plan: Old-fashioned farmhouse with modern updates

PLAN 455-222 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,906 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 • Stories: 1 Garage bays: 3 • Foundation: Walkout basement, crawl space, slab White board-and-batten…
Variety
August 16, 2019
Piano star André Watts won't play Minnesota Orchestra's opening concerts

Piano star André Watts won't play Minnesota Orchestra's opening concerts

Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen will replace him as the featured soloist for the Sept. 19, 20 and 21 shows.
Stage & Arts
August 16, 2019
Dancers in Erinn Liebhard’s “Feist(meist)er,” premiered by Rhythmically Speaking.

Minneapolis dance company Rhythmically Speaking kicks it up a notch

REVIEW: Guest choreographers add dimension in a strong showcase for the company's ensemble.
Eat & Drink
August 16, 2019
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The 5 best foods our restaurant critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

From a new modern Mexican restaurant in south Minneapolis to a fixation with tomatoes, here are the highlights of a week of dining for critic Rick Nelson.
Variety
August 16, 2019

News of the Weird: If you can't stand the heat ...

It's been a hot summer in Europe. Among those suffering was an unnamed 66-year-old military veteran in the small southeastern France town of Les Arcs-sur-Argens,…
TV & Media
August 16, 2019
“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 5-11: 'Talent' back on top

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 5-11 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Duluth
August 16, 2019
Jeremy Messersmith is among the local music stars to be featured at the first Wild Waters Music Fest, a single-day concert trying to raise awareness o

Duluth concert aims to drum up support for campaign to stop Twin Metals mine

Music festival highlights ongoing tensions over mining in Minnesota.
Books
August 16, 2019
David SzalayPhoto by Julia Papp

Review: 'Turbulence,' by David Szalay

FICTION: These loosely linked stories follow 12 travelers as they face various traumas.
Books
August 16, 2019

Review: 'Socialist Realism,' by Trisha Low

NONFICTION: Essay explores everything from contemporary art to underground movements to history of modern Singapore.
Books
August 16, 2019

Review: 'Machine,' by Susan Steinberg

FICTION: Lyrical and eccentric, "Machine" presents a dark and gripping coming-of-age tale in a daring and indelible format.
Books
August 16, 2019
October 23, 1983 The last stronghold, at University and Lexington in St. Paul. It's the classic old White Castle on Central and 4th St., a cultural an

Review: 'Nights in White Castle,' by Steve Rushin

NONFICTION: Steve Rushin's second memoir traces his story from his high school hangout at 96th and Lyndale to Sports Illustrated.
Books
August 16, 2019
Jason DeParle

Review: 'A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves,' by Jason DeParle

NONFICTION: A reporter goes deep into one family's story of migration and struggle.
Books
August 16, 2019
Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Take a road trip with tales of travels

“Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race,” by Lara Prior-Palmer. (HighBridge, unabridged, 7½ hours) In 2013, Lara Prior-Palmer, a 19-year-old Englishwoman, entered herself…
Eat & Drink
August 16, 2019
The screen porch at the Zumbro Cafe in Minneapolis.

Relish summer at these 4 Twin Cities outdoor dining oases

Looking to make the most of summer with a spot to dine al fresco? Here are four great spots with great food.
Stage & Arts
August 16, 2019
Danielle Troiano, Mikell Sapp, Eric Sharp, Meghan Kreidler and Damian Leverett in “Hot Asian Doctor Husband.”

Minneapolis world premiere plays off 'Crazy Rich Asians,' views rom-coms through a biracial lens

Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.
Variety
August 16, 2019
Dan Huse of Woodbury rides the giant slide with his son Calvin, 6, and twin four-year-old daughters Hana, left, and Lexi at the Minnesota State Fair o

Now in its 50th year, the Giant Slide earns its status as an iconic staple of State Fair

The Giant Slide, with its simple design and bright yellow color, has earned its status as an iconic staple of the Minnesota State Fair.