Variety
January 14

Ask Amy: Pandemic offers a lesson in perseverance

Dear Amy: I think this is a tall order, but I am asking for your thoughts about how to process the experience of the last…
Variety
January 14
Yamaha R-S202 receiver

Sound Advice: High grades for some low-cost receivers

After a recent column about stereo receivers, I received a few recommendations from readers suggesting other models selling for under $200. I am passing them…
Variety
January 14

Ask Amy: Don't get drawn into friend's rabbit hole

Dear Amy: I am very concerned about a former co-worker. I met "Gerry" two years ago when we were on the same project team. She…
Home & Garden
January 14
Alex Assouline at his home library in New York.

How many books does it take to make a place feel like home?

There's a reason some people won't let go of their physical books, and a new term for it: book-wrapt.
Books
January 14
Sequoia Nagamatsu

Debut novel by Minnesota writer Sequoia Nagamatsu offers wonder and hope in the face of grief

Sequoia Nagamatsu's debut novel, "How High We Go in the Dark," blends speculative and literary fiction to offer a bleak yet hopeful glimpse of humanity's potential futures.
Books
January 14
The Bucci sisters.

Review: 'Always Remember Your Name,' by Andra & Tatiana Bucci, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein

The Bucci sisters were 4 and 6 when they were sent to Auschwitz.
Home & Garden
January 14
Neighborhood kids played on top of dirt pile at the Old Highland Peace Garden in August as their parents picked weeds and barbecued nearby.

North Minneapolis garden — and its army of volunteers — grew organically

A community created to help feed those in need has become a memorial and a hub for free concerts, classes and plays.
Books
January 14
Mark Prins

Review: 'The Latinist,' by Mark Prins

In this retelling of the myth of Apollo and Daphne, author Mark Prins has written an engrossing psychological thriller.
Recipes
January 14
Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet is filling, tasty and low-carb.

Sunday supper: Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet

Kielbasa Cabbage SkilletServes 6.Note: This kielbasa cabbage skillet may not be very attractive to the eye, but once you taste it, none of that will…
Books
January 14

Good read: 'Secondhand Time,' by Svetlana Alexievich

Good read
Home & Garden
January 14
Winter sowing allows gardeners to start transplants from seeds outdoors by repurposing milk jugs or two-liter soda bottles. 

Start seeds outdoors with winter sowing

Follow these prep and growing tips this winter and hit the ground running when it's time to take it outside come spring.
Books
January 14
Jonathan Evison

Review: 'Small World,' by Jonathan Evison

Evison deftly weaves stories of the present and the past, illustrating how all of our lives and futures are linked together.
Home & Garden
January 14
Hopkins

Home listings: What $275,000 buys on you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Hopkins, Minneapolis and Little Canada.
Books
January 14
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Review: 'Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?' by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

What does it take for one British-Nigerian woman to find a date to her cousin's wedding? A lot, apparently.
Books
January 14
Psycho by the Sea/A Carnival of Snackery

Audiobooks

David Sedaris and Tracey Ullman voice one of this month's best audiobooks.
TV & Media
January 14
Hilary Duff is the protagonist and narrator of “How I Met Your Father,” a 10-episode comedy series that lands on Hulu Tuesday.

'How I Met Your Father' is almost as adorable as the sitcom that inspired it

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week
Variety
January 14
Terry McDaniel, of Minneapolis, spends time putting the finishing touches on her “Pollinator Flash Mob” installation for the Art Shanty Projects o

Art Shanty Projects returns to Lake Harriet this weekend with a COVID-proof plan

Opening Saturday, the annual outdoor winter art event is geared toward fresh-air experiences.
Inspired
January 14
Netta Hardin in her kitchen with mom, Allyson Perling, working the camera for a new segment of YouTube’s “Noshing with Netta.”

St. Paul student chases food dream with YouTube cooking channel, 'Noshing with Netta'

Pandemic hobby has produced a veritable brand, with videos, a website and social media accounts.
Stage & Arts
January 13
The touring cast of “Come From Away” includes Moorhead native Becky Gulsvig in front.

COVID cancels Minneapolis performances of Broadway musical, postpones Walker show

Standbys are being flown in so "Come From Away" can resume its scheduled run on Saturday night.
Eat & Drink
January 13
Before Tim Niver opened Trattoria Mucci in the former Mevyn in 2019.

Trattoria Mucci on Lake Street in Minneapolis closing Jan. 29

But it's business as usual at the St. Paul location.