Books
May 4
Lisa Genova, author of “Remember,” speaks during the Unplugged Session at TED2018.

Worried about forgetfulness? This Harvard-trained neuroscientist says fear not

A neuroscientist-turned-novelist explains how memory works, and how forgetting is a normal part of life.
Music
May 3
Music will return to Duluth’s scenic Bayfront Festival Park at least in time for August’s blues fest.

Duluth's Bayfront Blues Fest is back on, with limits and Louisianans

Ticket numbers are being capped for now at the 2021 festival, which will feature Tab Benoit and CJ Chenier.
Variety
May 3
Delegate Eleanor Roosevelt at a meeting of the United Nations, 1947.

Review: 'Eleanor in the Village,' by Jan Jarboe Russell

NONFICTION: Eleanor Roosevelt and the role New York City played on the future first lady.
Variety
May 3
Ellen Pompeo as star surgeon Meredith Grey, who has been laid low with COVID-19 on “Grey’s Anatomy” this past season. (

'Grey's Anatomy' scripts are hedging bets because Ellen Pompeo hasn't signed a new contract

Q: Do you have any news on whether "The Blacklist" and "Grey's Anatomy" will be returning next season? Both shows seem to be "winding down"…
Books
May 3
Wyatt Russell portrays John Walker.

What's next for the cast of 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier'?

"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" ended its first (and hopefully not only) season by tying up all the story lines and posing just enough…
Variety
May 3

Ask Amy: After four failed marriages, man wonders how to date again

Dear Amy: I am in my mid-50s and have been married four times.I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. I abused substances for 35…
Taste
May 3
German puffed pancake.

Make Mother's Day brunch special with these 20 recipes from the Star Tribune's archives

We have all kinds of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will help make Mother's Day special.
Variety
May 3
The colors of mini golf at the Walker.   Photo: Bobby Rogers, Walker Art Center.

Mini-golf meets Minneapolis skyline as Walker Art Center reopens its popular course

Museum moves forward with summer outdoor programming after pandemic-forced cancellations last year.
Variety
May 3
Kristin Doherty sat among textiles, clothing, jewelry and more made by women in Ghana through her nonprofit Global Mamas in Minneapolis.

Twin Cities World Jubilee fair trade sale May 1 will honor partnerships with women across the globe

Fair trade partnerships have made a world of difference for women across the globe.
Home & Garden
May 3
This restored 6,000-square-foot home in Lowry Hill in Minneapolis has six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Lowry Hill gem 'with so much character' restored to former glory

An avid birder poured sweat, heart and a lot of emotion into a six-bedroom, five-bath Minneapolis home.
Books
May 2

The Wordplay literary festival brings in Shipstead, Oyeyemi and more

The Wordplay literary festival — forced online last year because of COVID-19 — is online again. It will run all week, beginning Monday, with three…
Featured Columns
May 2
Investigating a crime on Wikipedia could lead you down a rabbit hole.

Lileks: Wikipedia wants me to do what?

I use Wikipedia a lot, and now and then they ask me for money. Now and then I give them money."What?" you say. "You fool!…
Variety
May 2
“Do No Harm” by Christina McDonald

Review: 'Do No Harm' by Christina McDonald

Do No HarmBy Christina McDonald. (Gallery Books, 347 pages, $16.99.)Emma has a wonderful marriage. She's a doctor, burdened with medical school bills but working at…
Variety
May 2

There've been many versions of 'Equalizer'

Q: I was a big fan of the original "Equalizer." I recently saw part of an episode of another version that featured a largely Black…
Local
May 1
Howard Viken, shown in 1969, worked at WCCO Radio during its heyday as a powerhouse statewide station, from 1950 to 1989.

WCCO Radio legend Howard Viken dies at 97

He was a staple of the powerhouse AM station during his 39-year career.
Variety
May 1
Courtesy of Minnesota Orchestra Fabien Gabel led the Minnesota Orchestra in the finale of Friday night’s concert, Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.

Minnesota Orchestra and Fabien Gabel join for a joyous celebration of spring

REVIEW: Familiar works by Mozart and Stravinsky sounded fresh again in a concert led by French conductor Fabien Gabel.
Variety
April 30
Field paramedic Rose Pelzel retired in April after almost five decades.

St. Paul native and longest-known serving paramedic in U.S. says goodbye to EMS

Rose Pelzel didn't intend to make a career out of emergency medical services.
Variety
April 30
Workers with the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project push small boats loaded with fishing nets and plastic off Kure Atoll. The crew removed fishin

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

Largest protected marine reserve littered with waste that hurts animals.
Variety
April 30
Nepal’s “God of Sight”, Dr. Sanduk Ruit checks a patient’s eye sight after his eye patches are removed at an eye camp in Lumbini, 288 kilomete

Nepal's God of Sight eye doctor to expand work beyond border

Innovative and cheap cataract procedure helps tens of thousands.
Variety
April 30
Sheriff Aaron Appelhans is leading an effort to coordinate police response with resources like mental health professionals.

Meet Wyoming's first Black sheriff

He steps into an office with a long history of racial bias and a need to rebuild public trust.