TV & Media
October 13
Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed in the documentary “The Velvet Underground.”

New 'Velvet Underground' film focuses on that fine, fine music

Critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend
The Good Life
October 13
The author, Steven Petrow, and his mother Margot, on her 75th birthday. Photo courtesy of Steven Petrow

Stupid things not to do when we get older

Steven Petrow's new book gives ideas on how to age better than the generations before us.
The Good Life
October 13

How to use a health savings account in retirement

Five things to know to use a tax-saving HSA to pay for medical expenses
The Good Life
October 13
Gill Brothers funeral director Daniel McGraw, with an urn of unclaimed ashes.

So you want to be cremated. That's not your last decision.

Most Minnesotans are choosing cremation, but many are not doing enough to make the final plans for their remains.
The Good Life
October 13
Liz Weston

Don't let Social Security steer you wrong

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can…
The Good Life
October 13
British actor Hayley Mills poses at her home in West London on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 to promote her memoir “Forever Young.” (Photo by Joel C Ry

Hayley Mills on the pressures of staying 'Forever Young'

The former Disney star discusses her new book and the challenges of being tied to childhood roles well into adulthood.
October 13
Now a racial equity officer at a St. Paul nonprofit, De’Vonna Pittman is also a motivational speaker, the author of three books — a memoir, a vol

These Minnesota 'Youthfuls' know you're as young - or as old - as you think

How you feel about aging has a direct impact on how well you age, science shows.
The Good Life
October 13
Water aerobics is offered daily at Spa Ixtapan in Ixtapan, Mexico.

Exercise is a powerful tool to help fight dementia. But which type is best?

Yoga, pilates, HIIT and weight lifting are all good, but some are better at slowing cognitive decline.
Variety
October 13

Ask Amy: Alcoholic mom a bust as a grandma

Dear Amy: I grew up with a mom who I could never trust to reliably "show up." She was an alcoholic until I was 7,…
Taste
October 13
A squash soup that’s savory, not sweet.

Fall is the right time for squash soup

Sausage and beans add savoriness and substance to a typically sweet seasonal soup.
Taste
October 13
Orange wines look to capture the textures of red wines with the freshness of whites.

Orange is the new rosé: These white wines drink like a red

In recent years, dozens of orange wines have shown up on Minnesota liquor store shelves and restaurant lists.
Taste
October 13
Ring in fall suppers with a roasted chicken-vegetable combination.

This chicken and vegetable recipe practically cooks itself

A trip to the farmers market and a little technique is all that's required for this quick meal.
Stage & Arts
October 13
Actors Cristina Florencia Castro, Katie Bradley, Nubia Monks and Sally Wingert strike a pose in the cast of “The Comedy of Errors” at Ten Thousa

Coronavirus forces a nomadic Minneapolis theater company to stay put for a change

Ten Thousand Things will stage "The Comedy of Errors" at a single venue for its entire six-week run.
Variety
October 13
Libianca, a 20-year-old Minneapolis singer, has moved forward on “The Voice.”

Minneapolis singer Libianca advances on 'The Voice'

The 20-year-old performer won her battle round.
Home & Garden
October 12
Painting by Karl Bardon

Longtime bird counter at Duluth's Hawk Ridge captures birds on canvas

An exhibit of his paintings is on view at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Stage & Arts
October 12
The company of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at the Old Log Theater, including Michael Terrell Brown, bottom left, and Emily Scinto, bottom right.

Old Log Theatre mines mayhem for laughs in 'The Play That Goes Wrong'

REVIEW: The British farce is Old Log's most accomplished show in years.
Stage & Arts
October 12
Collide Theatrical’s “Frankenstein” is a dance/theater hybrid with a surprisingly graceful (and female) monster. Betsy Nelson as Mary Shelley, R

A slithering monster brings 'Frankenstein' to life at Minneapolis' Southern Theater

REVIEW: This dance-theater hybrid by Collide is a lot of fun
Variety
October 12
Some pandemic pods are still going strong, even after schools have reopened. Frankie McPherson, 5, and Addie Haugen, 7, (standing left to right) chat

Yuen: This Minneapolis pandemic pod has built a village to last

We've been told it takes a village to raise a child, but it took COVID-19 to convince us firsthand of that truth.
Variety
October 12
Babette Buckner took her turn during double dutch practice at Central Park in Brooklyn Park on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

These women are rediscovering the double Dutch of their youth

Long a staple for young girls, double Dutch is now finding adult adherents across the country — including in Minnesota.
Variety
October 11
U.S. stamps by Minneapolis artist celebrate Día de los Muertos

U.S. stamps by Minneapolis artist celebrate Día de los Muertos

The family-friendly design by Luis Fitch fulfilled a lifelong dream. His work is now being embraced by brands as big as Target.