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C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


C.J.: Meet the Minnesota physical therapists who have become YouTube superstars

Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck currently have more than 1 million YouTube subscribers and "are adding about 1,300 a day.


C.J.: After 32 years, owners of Jean Stephen Galleries are picturing retirement

After 32 years, at four locations, Jean Stephen Galleries is closing. The fine art gallery moved from the Nicollet Mall to St. Louis Park…


C.J.: Platform shoes and gaudy gold are de rigueur for Boogie Dairyland

Dust off those platform shoes for Sunday’s Boogie Dairyland Cattle Call, a benefit for Youth Performance Company. In celebration of its 30th season, YPC “strongly…


C.J.: Pot smoking on 'Grace and Frankie' may be smoke and mirrors but the wardrobe isn't

Minnetonka’s Allyson Brown Fanger has done pretty well in the costume design world despite not taking her mom’s advice to attend the Fashion Institute…


C.J.: Emilio Estevez admits his pitch for a homelessness movie didn't push Hollywood's blockbuster button

He was at Minneapolis' Central Library for a screening Sunday of "The Public," a movie he wrote and directed about the homeless taking over a Cincinnati library.


C.J.: Don't even try to stay still during Aretha Franklin tribute concert

There’s one song that percussionist Daryl Boudreaux made certain was on the play­list for the seventh annual “R.E.S.P.E.C.T. — A Tribute to the Queen…


C.J.: Smart-alecks take note – don't ever try to one-up a judge

While former U.S. District Judge Jim Rosenbaum exuded affability from the bench, only growing testy when a lawyer went too far, his late federal…


C.J.: Paralympic swimming gold medalist dives into challenges

Paralympic swimming gold medalist Mallory Weggemann is speaking Thursday at a closing reception for the “Underwater” exhibit at St. Paul’s Interact Center for the…


C.J.: Former Judge Rosenbaum is still having 'lawyer fun' although he's no RBG in the gym

Former U.S. District Judge Jim Rosenbaum claimed his hands were clammy as we got situated. I don’t know why I’d make him nervous. I’ve…


C.J.: Can we talk? 'The Dialogue Guy' is coming to Minnesota

In June Donna Minter, founder and executive director of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, was at a racial healing conference in Virginia where she…