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April 11

Lileks: Do all husbands have a genetic shopping deficiency?

Guests were due in an hour for brunch. My wife was doing kitchen things. You know, sautéing, reducing, clarifying, crisping, probably broasting, whatever that is.…
Variety
April 11

'Yellowstone' might return this June

Q: When will "Yellowstone" return? I love the show!A: There hasn't been a date announced for the fourth season of the Paramount Network drama starring…
Variety
April 11
This March 1968 file photo shows New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver.

Review: 'Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life,' by Bill Madden

Tom Seaver: A Terrific LifeBy Bill Madden. (Simon and Schuster, 291 pages, $28.)More than half a century has passed since the Miracle Mets won the…
Chauvin Trial
April 10
The opening sketch on “Saturday Night Live” touched on the Derek Chauvin trial with newscasters on a fictional Minnesota TV station.

'Saturday Night Live' opens with Chauvin trial sketch

The bit, called "Eye On Minnesota," featured four newscasters discussing the case on a fictional station,
Variety
April 9
Heidi Sundquist is part of the annual Step Up program that guides young people into the workforce.

Minneapolis Step Up program gets COVID creative to keep offering youth internship opportunities

Heidi Sundquist, who has developed Step Up internships with her employer, Accenture, shares more about this summer's ambitious goals.
Variety
April 9
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Has the pandemic altered your personality? Some Minnesota extroverts say it has

Social distancing and isolation have taxed extroverts and introverts, but for different reasons.
Variety
April 9

Ask Amy: Husband's nosy habits are cause for concern

Dear Amy: My husband is taking a company buyout this summer, thus retiring from his job.The concern I have is that he is nosy! He…
Variety
April 9
Provided by Cantus Cantus performed Sydney Guillaume’s “Renmen Renmen” to conclude its concert program “Fields of Wonder,” recorded at the O

Cantus hits a high note in 'Fields of Wonder,' devoted to Black composers

REVIEW: Concert is devoted exclusively to Black composers.
Autos
April 9

Motormouth: Cleaning the connections revives wiring

Q: I bought a 2012 Ford Escape. About three years later, it would not start. I went to the auto parts store and bought a…
Variety
April 9

News of the weird: Trip to the grocery store created a big buzz

A man emerged with his groceries from an Albertsons supermarket in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 28, to find that his car had been overtaken…
Variety
April 9

Sound Advice: Timer tracks wear and tear on turntable stylus

If you follow my column, you know I am a big vinyl fan. Last year I was trying to find something to help me accurately…
Variety
April 9
St. Vincent

6 cool things in music include the Hook & Ladder, First Avenue, St. Vincent and Verzuz with Isleys and Earth, Wind & Fire

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Christopher Ludtke, Minneapolis music photographer:1 Getting limited-release vinyl in the mail from…
Variety
April 9

Last week's top Billboard hits

POP/SINGLES Last week1. Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X-2. Peaches, Justin Bieber13. Leave the Door Open, Silk Sonic34. Up, Cardi B25. Drivers…
Variety
April 9
Chef and restaurateur Hector Ruiz with his children, from left, Benjamin, Ena and Shawmen, at his new El Travieso Taqueria in Minnetonka.

Longtime Twin Cities chef Hector Ruiz is changing his restaurants with the times

He was named the Star Tribune's Titan of the Year in 2019. Then the pandemic hit.
Variety
April 9
Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar is Southdale’s latest eatery.

Check out these 5 new Twin Cities area restaurants

Get your fix for roast beef, tacos, pizza, sushi and more.
Eat & Drink
April 9
Gem lettuce with sauce vert, pistachios and herbs at Saint Dinette.

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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
April 9
Newly crowned “The Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin appeared on “Ellen.”

Will former Prior Lake 'Bachelorette' return to Bachelor Nation?

An E! News source said Becca Kufrin is being courted for the seventh season of "Bachelor in Paradise."
Variety
April 9
Directly asking a friend how they got an appointment to be vaccinated puts them on the spot.

Coping: Is it OK to ask how others got through the vaccination maze?

Q: On social media, a number of friends have posted about receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Is it rude to ask how they qualified to get…
Variety
April 9
Nicolas Cage in “Willy’s Wonderland”

Out on video April 13: 'Willy's Wonderland'

Out Tuesday• "Willy's Wonderland"• "Ancient Aliens: Season 13"
Variety
April 9
Richard Thompson

Review: 'Beeswing,' by Richard Thompson

Musician Richard Thompson mentions a lot of names in his new memoir, but you never get the feeling that he's name dropping. It's just that…