Music
May 14
Kendrick Lamar last toured in 2017 after releasing his prior album ‘DAMN.’

Rap giant Kendrick Lamar taking 'Big Steppers' to Xcel Center in August

The Aug. 20 date with Baby Keem falls one month into the California rapper's tour behind the new album that dropped Friday.
Variety
May 14
First-time filmmaker Kelsey Peterson reveals her journey to redefine herself after a life-changing accident in “Move Me,” a documentary she direct

Yuen: A dancer who became paralyzed finds balance between hope and acceptance

In her new movie, first-time filmmaker Kelsey Peterson teaches us about the grace of adaptation.
Variety
May 13
Rev. Yolanda Norton gave an impassioned sermon during the “Beyoncé Mass” service at Plymouth Congregational Church on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Min

Beyoncé Mass comes to Minneapolis

Worship services inspired by star held in Plymouth Congregational Church, set for George Floyd Square
Stage & Arts
May 13
Sasha Andreev, center, plays Olof Öhman in the new musical “Runestone!” at History Theatre.

'Runestone!' cancels week of performances because of COVID cases

The world premiere musical's weekend shows won't go on.
Home & Garden
May 13
Check out these award-winning homes designed by Minnesota architects

Check out these award-winning homes designed by Minnesota architects

The annual contest spotlights top home designs by local architects.
Home & Garden
May 13
The Container Store offers attractive organization systems that, while expensive, are portable and can taken with you when you move. The Elfa freestan

Design experts share favorite home improvement projects for less than $2,000

A few budget-friendly updates can make a world of difference.
Inspired
May 13
Children at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis played in a pile of (plastic-wrapped) pillows, which will be donated to local homeless

Pillow fort at Minneapolis church is more than just fluffy fun

The pillows donated for the fort will provide comfort for homeless families.
Eat & Drink
May 13
Beef and plantain arepa with Hola sauce tastes even better on a patio.

The 5 best things we ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of recent dining experiences.
May 13
Now we know when the top of the tower was removed and a whole lot more about the Milwaukee Road Depot.

Readers help solve Milwaukee Road mystery

Two weeks ago, I asked for help with an answer to this question: When did the top of the Milwaukee Road Depot tower disappear?The…
Inspired
May 13
Arielle Grant, founder and CEO of Render Free, a communal wellness organization for women of color, sat for her interview in “Shot of Influence.”

Documentary showcases power of women, including its Minneapolis director

In Gabrieline Reece's documentary, local women share their thoughts on women's influence.
Inspired
May 13
Merrill Pittman Cooper, 101, was awarded an honorary high school diploma in a surprise ceremony in Jersey City on March 19.

At age 101, he finally gets his high school diploma

Trolley car driver in Philadelphia finally gets degree he craved.
Inspired
May 13
A pair of geese at Gibbs farm.

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Inspired
May 13
Tens of thousands of western monarch butterflies cluster together on lace lichen and Monterey pines at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grov

With a little human help, monarchs are back, at least this year

After years of decline, nearly 250,000 monarch butterflies descended upon the Pacific Coast this winter.
Books
May 13
Maggie Shipstead

Review: 'You Have a Friend in 10A,' by Maggie Shipstead

FICTION: Maggie Shipstead's story collection exhibits flourishing talent and general curiosity.
Taste
May 13
On the birria tacos from Animales BBQ: “Amazing and so delicious ... I can hardly wait to get another.”

Meet the Instagrammer who is eating her way through the Star Tribune's 40 iconic eats

Carol Parry of Golden Valley has found some new favorites while revisiting old ones.
Variety
May 13
Bride Kelsey Goth gives her 1-year old Cockapoo Winston a kiss on the mouth as she’s held by professional pet attendant Maggie Van Remortel before G

Whom to call if your dog needs a date to your wedding

Pet wedding attendants help your best friend be a part of the big event.
Taste
May 13
Map: 73 farmers markets to check out this summer in the Twin Cities area

Map: 73 farmers markets to check out this summer in the Twin Cities area

As the growing season slowly starts, look to Twin Cities area farmers markets.
Variety
May 13
Motormouth: Don't let rodents go nuts on car's wiring

Motormouth: Don't let rodents go nuts on car's wiring

Today I am making my comments before the questions. Every spring I get numerous e-mails about squirrels, mice, groundhogs, woodchucks, rabbits and unidentified chewing critters.…
Variety
May 13

Amy says: Don't let new spouse ruin everyone's fun

Dear Amy: My husband, kids and I live in a different state from most of my family. We are planning a trip to my family's…
Variety
May 13
The Mazda CX-5 was on display at a French auto show in April. 

Mazda CX-5 offers more for less

The SUV's elegant touches contradict its modest price.