Home & Garden
January 25
The barn owl family found in LaCrosse, Wis., in October.

Recordings show an unexpected number of barn owls in Minnesota

Security camera captured the distinctive — and creepy — cry of wild barn owls.
Variety
January 25
Amalia Harder, 7, worked on her homework while her parents made dinner at their home in Chicago on Jan. 4, 2022.

Yuen: A working mom's anthem to another round of quarantine

Hello, lockdown, my old friend./Here's a song that I have penned.
Variety
January 25
Zoom mullet attire: button shirt on top, bare feet on the bottom.

What's a 'Zoom mullet' and am I wearing one? Should I be?

Research compares the psychological impact of professional, casual or mixed remote workwear.
TV & Media
January 24
Louie Anderson earned late-career acclaim for his role in the FX sitcom, “Baskets,” receiving three Emmy nominations and winning one in 2016.

Neal Justin: Why I adored Louie Anderson

TV critic Neal Justin shares his favorite memories of the late comic.
Stage & Arts
January 24
In 2020, filmmaker E.G. Bailey, right, worked with Guthrie artistic director Joseph Haj, left, and actor Nathaniel Fuller to film “Dickens’ Holida

Guthrie Theater finishes pandemic year in the black

The theater attributed it to COVID-relief funds, cost-cutting measures and generous donations.
Business
January 24
Bob Dylan, performing in 2010 in London.

Sony Music buys Dylan's catalog of recordings

Variety put the value of the deal at $150 million to $200 million.
Stage & Arts
January 24
Musetta (Katherine Henly, with rose) sings in a cafe, with (from left) Siena Forest, Benjamin Dutcher and Tony Potts in “La Bohème” at Theater La

'La Bohème' finds love and glorious music in a dingy attic

Review: Theater Latté Da takes an intimate look at an operatic classic.
Variety
January 24

Ask Amy: Pride flag unfurls family division

Dear Amy: My stepdaughter is 21. She came out as gay about a year ago. We have been very supportive of her. We are very…
Books
January 24
Xochitl Gonzalez

Review: 'Olga Dies Dreaming,' by Xochitl Gonzalez

A smart romantic comedy that lures us in with laughter but keeps us hooked with insight.
Variety
January 24
Mississippi bluesman Bobby Rush

From chitlin' circuit to Grammys and maybe Broadway, bluesman Bobby Rush has had a heck of a ride

Now he's headed to Minneapolis to celebrate his compelling autobiography with an acoustic show.
Stage & Arts
January 24
Andrew Leshovsky took a saliva PCR test Thursday at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Leshovsky is director of marketing for Theater Latté Da, which

COVID cancellations take a heavy toll on the Twin Cities theater scene

Companies already operating on razor-thin margins are being hit by additional costs they can ill afford.
Home & Garden
January 24
The T.P. Healy home was lovingly restored by the builder’s great-grandson architect John Cunningham.

'Theatrical' Queen Anne home on Healy Block in Minneapolis on market for $625,000

An architect and his wife lovingly restored a Victorian built by his great-grandfather T.P. Healy in south Minneapolis.
Local
January 23
Mario Corona navigated his way through the Ice Palace Maze Wednesday night, Jan. 19, 2022, at the Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater.

Stillwater Ice Palace offers all-ages adventure

A carving of a fire-breathing dragon defied the cold as adventurers wound their way through the Ice Palace Maze's 10-foot-high walls last week at the…
Books
January 23

Review: 'We Begin at the End,' by Chris Whitaker

Books in brief
Variety
January 23
Lileks: It's unreal how real it is

Lileks: It's unreal how real it is

A report from the Metaverse.
Music
January 23
Courtney Barnett last played in town at Rock the Garden outside Walker Art Center in 2019.

Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett wastes no time in no-nonsense Palace Theatre gig

REVIEW: Songs from her new album 'Things Take Time, Take Time,' offered a little escapism from the cold and chaos surrounding Saturday's show.
Variety
January 22
Kane Brown at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville in June 2021.

Review: Country star Kane Brown dares to show his vulnerability in Mpls.

Review: His show at Target Center was a triumph of heart, humility and humanness.
January 21

From Turkey to Stillwater, artists and public embrace the bitter Minnesota cold

Snow carvers and the public descended on Stillwater for the World Snow Sculpting competition.
Inspired
January 21

Uber driver takes large pay cut to become one-time passenger's caretaker

All it took was a five-minute car ride for Jenni Tekletsion to foster a friendship with her 88-year-old Uber passenger.She met Paul Webb in March…
Inspired
January 21
The Sandia Pueblo Tribe brought a herd of goats to help clear potentially dangerous wildfire fuel.

Pueblos in New Mexico turn to goats for fire management

The foragers devour non-native species, which cover the forest floor in flammable fuels.