Variety
February 13
Author Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” in her bedroom at Orchard House in Concord, Mass. The house is now a museum.

Follow the footsteps of 'Little Women' on a pilgrimage in Massachusetts

Massachusetts pilgrimage leads to the home where Louisa May Alcott wrote the book.
February 13
PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE FEB. 16, 2020. — In an undated photo from Natura Vive, the transparent capsules

Tree houses, igloos and other out-of-this-world spots to lay your head

A new wave of accommodations offer experiences that are endlessly, irresistibly Instagrammable.
Variety
February 13
Southwest coast of England

Kestrel meets kayakers near Penzance, on the Cornwall coast of England

THE Traveler: Mark Ryan of Minneapolis. The scene: A kestrel perched on a rock outcropping overlooking Mount’s Bay, near Penzance, a coastal town…
February 13
Cropped shot of an unrecognizable man washing his hands in the kitchen sink at home

How to avoid catching a cold — or worse — when traveling

In the season of flu and the novel coronavirus, caution can pay off.
Variety
February 13
The Diamond Princess at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo.

Will the coronavirus sink cruising?

“A large, floating Petri dish:” that’s how a reader referred to cruise ships last week, which was a particularly bad week for cruises. The new…
Variety
February 13
A damaged car sits outside a heavily damaged apartment complex in Rockport, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey struck the area, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Travel Troubleshooter: This rental car damage claim from Enterprise seems sketchy

Q: I recently rented a car from Enterprise. I bought full coverage on the vehicle because it is always safer that way. When I returned…
February 13
Visitors experience the installation “Duplicity” by Playmodes.

Lights, cameras, interaction: Exploring the Instagrammable Wndr museum in Chicago

Chicago's popular Wndr museum opened as a pop-up and has become a permanent fixture.
Stage & Arts
February 13
“Flags 1” (1973) by Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns plants his flags in a new show at Walker Art Center

As he nears 90, the celebrated artist continues to be fascinated by symbols "the mind already knows."
Eat & Drink
February 13
Lasagna, spaghetti, chicken Parmesan and more at Mama DeCampo’s.

Lasagna to chicken parm: 12 spots to get a classic Italian-American meal in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities might not have a Little Italy, but its Italian-American restaurant landscape is still as rich as tiramisu. By no means an exhaustive…
Music
February 13
Brandi Carlile performed at the Fillmore Minneapolis in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Brandi Carlile goes small for big event to open Fillmore Minneapolis

The Twin Cities hadn't experienced the singer-songwriter in an all-acoustic setting.
Movies
February 13
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell in "Downhill," a remake of the Swedish film "Force Majeure."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are fine, but 'Downhill' goes nowhere fast 

Re-imagined "Force Majeure" has moments, but its dilemmas are bunny slope-sized.
Variety
February 13

Weekend options: "Geared up" at Grain Belt Brewery

Geared up Corsets and hats bedazzled with gadgets will be admired but not required for this annual exploration of steampunk science fiction. Folks dressed in…
Stage & Arts
February 13
“Road Trip” by Jenna September, grade 12, Chaska High School.

Meet Minnesota's top young artists at the U of M

Minnesota’s top young artists The 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards celebrate high school and middle school artists through an exhibit at the University of…
Music
February 13

New music review: Wiz Khalifa drops sweet pro-pot mixtape

HIp-hoP Wiz Khalifa, “It’s Only Weed, Bro” Some of Wiz Khalifa’s most beloved projects have been the mixtapes, not the albums, whether it…
Movies
February 13
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is voiced by Ben Schwartz.

Heartwarming 'Sonic' is fun throwback 

Video-game adaptation has lots of energy.
Variety
February 13
TV version of 'Mighty Ducks' will be set in Minnesota, starring Lauren Graham

TV version of 'Mighty Ducks' will be set in Minnesota, starring Lauren Graham

The 'Gilmore Girls' star will play the coach in the Disney Plus series.
Movies
February 13
Julia Garner in “The Assistant.”

Weinstein-inspired film offers potent fable about workplace abuse 

"The Assistant" masterfully shows abuse and complicity in Weinstein-inspired power structure.
February 13
Yehuda Nahari Halevi and Daniella Kertesz in “Incitement.” Greenwich Entertainment

'Incitement' explores the mind-set of Yitzhak Rabin's assassin 

A tense, angry reckoning with an assassination.
Eat & Drink
February 13
The lobby of the Hewing Hotel is a cozy place to curl up with a book.

9 Twin Cities bars and restaurants with crackling fireplaces

Get nice and toasty this Valentine's Day at these charming spots.
TV & Media
February 13
John Cena and Christian Convery in “Playing With Fire.”

Nielsen ratings: Oscars are big draw; 'Playing With Fire' is top rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Feb. 3-9 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…