Music
May 4
Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips will float to town again April 8 to play the Palace Theatre.

Jolt in First Ave's concert calendar sees Flaming Lips, Rufus Wainwright, many more added

Glass Animals, Dead Can Dance, Jose Gonzalez and the Lemonheads are also among this week's new show announcements.
Variety
May 4
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower badges and lanyards are available at information booths at MSP.

Minneapolis-St. Paul airport offers aid to travelers with hidden disabilities

A simple badge is making flying more manageable for travelers with disabilities such as autism-spectrum disorders, dementia and vision and hearing disorders.
Variety
May 4
A great horned owl leaped from its perch in a tree.

Owl family makes itself at home in Minneapolis park

Urban livingA family of great horned owls — parents and three owlets — has been drawing attention to a large tree on parkland north of…
Variety
May 4
This Eastern bluebird found a snowy welcome in Minnesota a few years ago. A short-term touch of late winter weather did not kill birds here then as se

Cold snap in South means fewer bluebirds up north

Migrating birds got caught in bad weather.
Variety
May 4
This is Nero, the Raptor Center’s resident turkey vulture, used to help educate visitors. He is 47 years old, tied for second-oldest in North Americ

Waste makes taste for scavengers birds like turkey vultures

Vultures keep potentially sickening substances from spreading.
Variety
May 4
Catherine O’Hara (as Moira Rose) with Eugene Levy on “Schitt’s Creek.”

From a real Moira to the TV one: Thanks for making the name cool

"Schitt's Creek" stopped people from butchering the name's pronunciation.
Variety
May 4
Home & Garden
May 4
Charming midcentury prints by Maclet are not very valuable.

Maclet prints purchased in Paris are not rare

Q: I have photographed two prints for your attention. They were purchased in Paris, France, in 1956 or 1957. Hopefully, you can tell me if…
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!…