Music
November 21
Taylor Swift danced across the We Fest stage in 2008 back when she was still wearing cowgirl boots.

We Fest will return to Detroit Lakes in 2021 after planned hiatus

After a one-year absence that was planned before the pandemic — and despite the lingering uncertainty of the pandemic — We Fest will…
TV & Media
November 21
Kaley Cuoco in “The Flight Attendant.”

'Big Bang' star Kaley Cuoco soars to new heights in 'The Flight Attendant'

The "Big Bang" star keeps showing off her comedy chops in her latest series.
Music
November 21
Stapleton

6 cool things in music this week include Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Black country singers and Chris Stapleton

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Steve Bonfig of Maplewood:1 Trevor Noah's interview with Bruce Springsteen on…
Variety
November 21
New Orleans’ Krewe of Thoth Mardi Gras parade in 2018.

Debating holiday travel? Questions and answers from the CDC

CDC’s holiday questions If your family is thinking about gathering for the holidays with friends or relatives, these answers to common questions from the CDC…
Eat & Drink
November 21
Pear, Gorgonzola and pine nut pizza at Boludo

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Home & Garden
November 21
Two windows and a radiator limited where the bed could go, so a low spindle headboard was chosen to avoid blocking light from the windows.

Creating a modern-day owners' suite in an old Minneapolis house

New bedroom and bathroom complement vintage character of a 1906 Minneapolis home.
Variety
November 21
One string of lights leads to another.

Lileks: There are never enough Christmas lights

We're battling decoration inflation.
Variety
November 21
In “Soul,” Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz.

Our ultimate guide to holiday entertainment: 15 ideas to make your season bright

Pixar’s got ‘Soul’ Bloomington native Pete Docter returns to the internal territory he staked out in “Inside Out” with a comedy/drama about a…
Variety
November 21
This artist’s rendition shows Dollar General’s planned DGX store on the Nicollet Mall.

What does it say about Minneapolis that a dollar store is coming soon to Nicollet Mall?

Dollar General says DGX store at 5th and Nicollet is aimed at "metropolitan" customers.
Variety
November 21
Sarah Kasner kissed her 5-year old son, Dunky, under the lights near the Glow Holiday Festival’s outdoor food court Wednesday.

Holiday light displays to brighten your winter

Drive- and walk-through holiday light displays are growing in the Twin Cities.
Music
November 20
Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974.

Tony Glover's trove of Bob Dylan items sold for $495k total

The late Twin Cities music legend's trove of memorabilia was put up for auction last week.
Music
November 20
The BlendersPhoto provided

COVID didn't steal Christmas concerts: Streaming shows in the Twin Cities

Minnesota musicians have planned streamed performances and some treats.
TV & Media
November 20
Richardson, who came to the Twin Cities to be a Pioneer Press sportswriter, is heading to Los Angeles.

KMOJ's Ray Richardson says goodbye to the Twin Cities

His final show included his all-time favorite R&B classics.
Inspired
November 20
Elder Atum Azzahir has been the executive director of the Cultural Wellness Center for 24 years. The center is located inside the Midtown Global Marke

A program to improve health in Twin Cities' Black community begins with healing power of soul medicine

A Minneapolis center partners with counties and health care providers to tap into the resiliency of the Black community to improve health and financial stability.
Eat & Drink
November 20
Put Thanksgiving dinner on the table the easy way with takeout from local restaurants.

It's not too late to make Thanksgiving takeout plans

Decided you don't want to cook after all? Here are a handful of places you can turn to for help. Afton House Inn Dinner includes…
Variety
November 20
Bride-to-be Megan Brathall, 25, center, of New Richmond, WI, brought her bachelorette party to Dick's Last Resort restaurant in the Mall of America in

Travel Troubleshooter: Bachelorette party gets double-booked on Airbnb

Q: I was planning a bachelorette party in Los Angeles for 14 girls. Just days before our trip, the Airbnb property that we had booked…
Home & Garden
November 20
Kenny Turck in his garden near Litchfield, Minn., where he welcomes and counsels young people using gardening, or ecotherapy.

A Minnesota social worker uses gardening to help youth heal from trauma

A gardener and social worker uses produce to help young people with mental health challenges.
Music
November 20
Garth Brooks’ new album “Fun” drops Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Promoting 'Fun,' Garth Brooks talks politics, pandemic and George Floyd

With his new album, the country megastar offers comfort food during the pandemic.
Variety
November 20

News of the Weird: A hands-off approach to holding hands

Engineers at Japan's Gifu University have developed a robotic device that re-creates the experience of holding another person's hand — without the other person. "My…
Variety
November 20
Hifiman Deva headphones

Sound Advice: A new stylus will revive a classic turntable

Q: I got out my Bang & Olufsen 1602 turntable after over 10 years of inactivity. It sounded good except for scratchiness from the worn-out…