Books
November 24, 2021
Robert Bly near Laporte, Minn., circa 1980.

'For now you are the standing one': So many of us owe a debt of gratitude to Robert Bly

A tribute from his longtime assistant, poet Thomas R. Smith.
Business
November 23, 2021
Located in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, Kitchen Window will close in January.

After 35 years, Uptown Minneapolis mainstay Kitchen Window to close

The kitchenware shop will liquidate its stock before closing in January 2022.
Magazine
November 23, 2021
Sooki & Mimi’s new basement bar is accessed through a door with a light in the alley alongside the restaurant.

Slip into these 3 Twin Cities area speakeasies

These hidden gems offer an air of mystery — and good cocktails.
Local
November 23, 2021
Holiday travelers wait in line to get through TSA security at Terminal 2 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here's how to prepare for the expected throng

Here's what you need to know.
Music
November 23, 2021
Jon Batiste received 11 Grammy Award nominations, including ones for album of the year and record of the year.

Young pop stars, Jon Batiste and good ol' Tony Bennett top the 2021 Grammy race

Prince and Dylan received nods but Adele wasn't eligible despite having 2021's best-selling album.
Variety
November 23, 2021
Lady Gaga in “House of Gucci.”

Lady Gaga enlivens 'House of Gucci' movie but it trips on the runway

The script can't figure out what story to tell, the screenplay is boring and the movie begs to be trimmed.
Movies
November 23, 2021
Steven Yeun and Richard Jenkins are among “The Humans” experiencing an unsettling Thanksgiving in the movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning p

'The Humans' serves up a turkey dinner with a side of dread

In this family drama, transferred from stage to screen, a Thanksgiving gathering takes a terrifying turn.
Movies
November 23, 2021
Set in the lush jungles of Colombia, “Encanto” features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

'Encanto' completes Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2021 musical hat trick

The Colombia-set fable boasts snappy songs and a dandy heroine.
TV & Media
November 23, 2021
LeVar Burton will be hosting a game show called “Trivial Pursuit,” which is based on the classic board game of the same name.

LeVar Burton 'thrilled' to be hosting a new game show

National treasure LeVar Burton has been tapped to host a game show. And before you ask: No, it's not "Jeopardy!"Hasbro's Entertainment One and LeVar Burton…
Taste
November 23, 2021
Tattersall Distilling’s new ‘destination distillery’ opens in River Falls, Wis. Dec. 1.

Tattersall's new Wisconsin distillery and restaurant will open Dec. 1

The 75,000-square-foot facility is aiming to be a destination in River Falls.
Movies
November 23, 2021
Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman play an uncle and nephew getting to know each other in “C’mon C’mon.”

'C'mon C'mon' finds Joaquin Phoenix pivoting from 'Joker' to his sweet side

The Oscar winner plays a man getting to know his nephew in this comedy/drama.
Home & Garden
November 23, 2021
Princeton University Press

How birds evolved examined in new book

Birding Photographer of the Year work also compiled in new book.
Travel
November 23, 2021
Bermuda’s Grotto Bay Beach Resort is offering off-season half-off rates, December through March, on bookings made Nov. 26-30.

Here are the best travel deals we found for Black Friday and Travel Tuesday

Don't expect a cornucopia of exciting deals. Flexibility, though, may yield savings.
Home & Garden
November 23, 2021
White-whiskered hermit, from “100 Flying Birds: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight” by Peter Cavanaugh.

Birding photographer's book is part adventure, part how-to guide

New book examines the mechanics of bird flight.
Variety
November 23, 2021
Janssen Hang is co-founder of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA).

Yuen: Giving thanks for the produce on our table — and the Hmong farmers who grew it

"A historical moment" is giving a brother and sister extra reason to be grateful just in time for Thanksgiving and the Hmong New Year.
Magazine
November 23, 2021
2021 Holiday gift guide.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Find local treasures for everyone in your life

We went in search of Minnesota and Midwest items to find not-so-obvious treasures to surprise and delight.
Variety
November 23, 2021
Marge Ostroushko with daughter Anna and Max the cat at home in Minneapolis. Getting rid of the table had been easy. Getting it back seemed to be impos

Downsizing amid grief, Minneapolis woman sold heirloom — then wanted it back

In the face of her deepest grief, Marge Ostroushko learned that not all of her losses are irretrievable.
Taste
November 23, 2021
A Halo Cone

Second-oldest Minnesota State Fair food vendor ends 90-year run

The longtime owners say "it's like selling the family farm."
TV & Media
November 22, 2021
Hailee Steinfeld is one of two Hawkeyes in “Hawkeye.”

Marvel prepares TV onslaught

"Disney Plus Day" arrived Nov. 12, with a lot of announcements for Marvel TV shows on the "Marvel Studios Disney Plus Day Special." Here are…
Variety
November 22, 2021
Robert Bly reads a poem from his book “The Night Abraham Called to the Stars” after winning the poetry award during the 2002 Minnesota Book Awards

Best-selling Minnesota author, poet Robert Bly dies at 94

He started out writing bucolic poems about rural Minnesota and became a best-selling author teaching men how to be in touch with their feelings. He was 94.