Variety
May 23
The Music Hall Classic turntable.

Sound Advice: Money is better spent on a turntable than a CD player

  Q: I recently bought Emotiva’s T-Zero speakers and the TA-100 receiver. Now I want to get a turntable and upgrade my CD player, which…
Eat & Drink
May 23
A popular Uptown restaurant opens curbside pop-up in former Perkins in Savage

A popular Uptown restaurant opens curbside pop-up in former Perkins in Savage

Lake & Irving expands to the southern suburb.
Variety
May 23
Megan Callahan-Beckel, a member of the Wildlife Science Center animal care staff, held one of three 12-day-old wolf pups that were temporarily removed

How did wolves become dogs? These Minnesota wolf pups may hold the answer

Three wolf puppies are key to a new theory about how wolves evolved into dogs.
Books
May 22
Hall of Famer Rod Carew recounts his life in "One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life's Curveballs."

Review: 'One Tough Out,' by Rod Carew, with Jaime Aron

NONFICTION: Twins great Rod Carew recalls the highs and heartbreaks of his life in this fascinating memoir.
Variety
May 22
A silicone gel breast implant. More breast cancer survivors are forgoing implants.

More breast cancer survivors are forgoing reconstruction to 'go flat'

A growing number of women are embracing implant-free bodies after mastectomies and lumpectomies.
Music
May 22
Pete Hutchison, founder of the Electric Recording Co.

British record company turns back the clock

Restored vintage equipment is anti-tech.
Variety
May 22

7 great new releases for comic book fans

New comic books are back in the pipeline to comic shops, after the pandemic halted distribution back in March. Here’s the A-list:   “Dark…
Music
May 22
Stokley

6 cool things in music this week include Band of Heathens, Dead & Company, Stokley and Marshall Chapman

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Ron Elwood of Minneapolis: 1 The Band of Heathens’ “Good…
Variety
May 22
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s gardens are now open. Brian Peterson • Star Tribune

5 ways to safely indulge in a classic Minnesota summer

No block parties, no blueberry festivals. But some of Minnesota’s most treasured traditions remain. 1. Farmers markets They feel a little different, of…
Coronavirus
May 22
This couple at the Lyndale Park Peace Garden has been among many who have turned to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation system for their wedding venue

Minneapolis parks ready to raise number of outdoor wedding attendees

Depending on change in state guidelines, new permit could soon allow up to 30 to be there for the magic moment, but no chairs allowed.
Pets
May 22

Pet shorts: Taking care during pandemic

Care for pets If you or a family member contracts COVID-19 and must have someone else care for your pets, help everyone stay healthy with…
Coronavirus
May 22
If you can't ride an elevator alone, you should wear a face mask.

The ups and downs of elevator etiquette

Q: I live in a condominium and have to use an elevator on a daily basis. How can I use it safely during the pandemic?…
Books
May 22
Audiobooks

For your playlist: The best new audiobooks of the month

  “Untamed Shore,” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. (Recorded Books, unabridged, 8 hours) Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best known for writing fantasy novels, has come up with a…
Books
May 22

Quarantine Read: 'Tarka the Otter,' by Henry Williamson

Reading “Tarka the Otter” is a beautiful, heady experience — like spending two years wandering a riverbank in rural England. The subtitle sums up…
Books
May 22
Jonathan Cott

Review: 'Listening: Interviews 1970-1989,' by Jonathan Cott

NONFICTION: In this collection of interviews, people we think we know are richly detailed.
Books
May 22
Nancy Wayson Dinan

Review: 'Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here,' by Nancy Wayson Dinan

FICTION: A young woman searches for a missing friend and hears the echoes of lost voices.
Books
May 22
Mary McLeod Bethune visited the Twin Cities in 1953.

Review: 'The Black Cabinet,' by Jill Watts

NONFICTION: Historian Jill Watts examines how a black woman helped move African-American voters from the GOP to the Democrats.
Books
May 22
A. Kendra Greene

Review: 'The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums,' by A. Kendra Greene

NONFICTION: A whimsical journey through Iceland's niche galleries.
TV & Media
May 22
Justin Salinger as Ulysses S. Grant in "Grant."

What our TV critic is watching this week: Lance Armstrong bio, Hannah Gadsby special, 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich'

Strong enough A number of Lance Armstrong’s acquaintances warn director Marina Zenovich in “30 for 30: Lance” that her subject will do his best to…
Home & Garden
May 22
Hydroponic growing system with PVC pipe.

Twin Cities gardeners are putting produce on the table with hydroponic gardening

Twin Cities gardeners are putting produce on the table with hydroponic gardening.