Variety
January 13
The Museum of Russian Art is reopening Monday with an exhibit of Soviet-era paintings from the collection of the late Ukrainian-American lawyer Jurii

Twin Cities museums begin welcoming back visitors for second time

Six museums are reopening this week, starting Monday.
Eat & Drink
January 13
The Longfellow Grill on the first day back to 50 percent capacity dining in Minnesota.     ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com   Monday, Jan

Twin Cities chefs react to having indoor dining back on the table

All agree it's a step in the right direction.
Variety
January 13
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4 warm drinks for cold days, with or without a buzz

These hot cocktails will take care of winter's chill — with or without alcohol.
Movies
January 13
Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in “Lovers Rock.”

Take a deep dive into 7 of the best films from Black filmmakers

They haven't gotten many chances, but Black filmmakers have created a lot of excellence.
Variety
January 13
Kazuma Kiryu returns from prison in “Yakuza 6: Song of Life” and discovers that one of his wards is in trouble and had a baby.

These video games will tide you over during the long winter

For those who have binged all of "The Mandalorian" and are looking for new ways to pass the time, here are some games that will…
Variety
January 13
The Yeedi K650 can clean for up to 130 minutes in auto mode.

Versatile robot vacuum operates by app or voice control

The Yeedi K650, a new pet- and kid-friendly robot vacuum, does the chore better than others I've used that cost significantly more. App-controlled (or by…
Variety
January 13

Ask Amy: Mask request brings on ridiculous reactions

Dear Amy: I work in an office where many people work remotely but are in the office a day or two a week for a…
Music
January 13
Semisonic performed Friday night at the Basilica Block Party, including front man and guitarist Dan Wilson. ]   Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@start

Semisonic's Dan Wilson sells publishing for songs including Adele, Chicks hits

The St. Louis Park native's deal with Primary Wave Publishing follows similar deals by Bob Dylan and Stevie Nicks.
Variety
January 12
Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang calls off future concerts due to ongoing voice problems

The Minnesota-launched guitar hero's manager says promoters will issue refunds, including the Fillmore Minneapolis.
Home & Garden
January 12
Photos by Leanne Phinney —ONE TIME USE only with Val’s column Branching out, the trio of barred owls leaves their nest cavity.

Couple had a front row seat watching barred owlets grow up

Young barred owls filled one couple's summer with drama and heart-stopping adventures.
January 12

Nick Diesslin's 15 minutes of fame is hand-tossed

The 29-year-old Maplewood man has performed on the Minnesota State Fair grandstand. He's competed in a world championship. He's even appeared on the "The Tonight Show." All thanks to an unusual skill. He's really good at tossing pizza dough.
Variety
January 12
Nick Diesslin tossed some practice pizzas.       ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com   Wednesday, January 6, 2021       Nick Diesslin’s 15

Minnesota pizza dough thrower is one of the best in world at 'pizza acrobatics'

A Maplewood "pizza acrobat" makes, delivers, throws pizza with the best in the competitive world sport.
Home & Garden
January 12
Many humans love the smell of cedar, but bugs don’t.

Roos chest not quite antique

Q: This is the first time I think I have bought something I think is an antique. I bought a cedar chest made by the…
Variety
January 12
Ethan Mundt, 25, performs under the stage name Utica Queen, a nod to growing up in Utica, Minn.

'RuPaul Drag Race' contestant flaunts her Minnesota roots

One of this season's competitors on "RuPaul's Drag Race" hails from Minnesota —and wants the whole world to know it. Ethan Mundt, 25, performs under…
Variety
January 12
Trapeta Mayson, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, has launched a hotline where folks can call in and listen to poetry from local artists.

Call in, listen to poem: Poetry offered via a toll-free phone line

A new poem will be posted weekly through 2021.
Variety
January 12
Dr. Dale Anderson is 81 and a half;  “After you hit 80, you start counting half years,” he said. He worked as a surgeon until he was force

Minnesota's 'Happy Doc' turns personal happiness into a DIY project

Instead of waiting for circumstances to change, we can make an attitude adjustment.
Variety
January 11
Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in  “Viva Las Vegas.”

Celebrate Elvis Presley's 86th birthday with five movies fit for the King

Elvis Presley would have been 86 Friday, so celebrate with the best of his films.
East Metro
January 11
Minnesota's three $1 million lottery winners claim their windfall

Minnesota's three $1 million lottery winners claim their windfall

The winning tickets were sold in Arden Hills, Bloomington and St. Cloud.
Movies
January 11
Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in “One Night in Miami.”

In Regina King's 'One Night in Miami,' performances are better than the script

Regina King's drama works best when the actors don't speak.
Variety
January 11
Love in the Late Edition by Reg Henry

Review: 'Love in the Late Edition,' by Reg Henry

FICTION: A light meditation on aging and newspapers, written by a former journalist.