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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.: St. Bonifacius native gets a diploma and a little Oprah time at college graduation

Sarah Eiler cannot attest to whether Oprah is a good hugger, despite accidental research during the Agnes Scott College commencement in Decatur,…


C.J.: Stokley is reaching for a new 'Level' of fame apart from Mint Condition

Stokley is getting more recognition from people who are on his “Level.” The drummer and vocalist for Mint Condition has gone solo with…


C.J.: Remember Peter Thiele from AM 1500? He misses Minnesota and hates Dallas Cowboys

The guy who worked at KSTP (1500 AM) for nearly nine years and left Minnesota in 1996 has popped up videoconferencing comments for TMZ's TV show.


C.J.: PACER headliner Jay Leno definitely won't be a potty mouth at the gala

Here is Part Two of my interview with Jay Leno, the headliner at Saturday’s PACER Center gala. You have plenty of time to read…


C.J.: PACER headliner Jay Leno is happy he doesn't have to do political humor on TV these days

"I never questioned anyone's patriotism; I just questioned their judgment," he says in the first of a two-part interview.


C.J.: Strange has been liberating for Barry Bostwick's long, less than "Rocky" career

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” royalty Barry Bostwick will introduce a midnight screening Saturday at the Riverview Theater. The movie’s Brad Majors is scheduled to…


C.J.: YA author Jenny Han wants to nudge door open for more diverse books

Young adult lit darling and outspoken advocate for diversity in children's literature Jenny Han is making an appearance at Har Mar Mall's Barnes…


C.J.: Monster cookie maker Tina Rexing offers a 'special' T-Rex batch for Snoop Dogg

NBC's "Today Show" has showcased her cookies fit for a dinosaur, and more exposure might be coming.


C.J.: Proud papa Orenstein says writer Peggy learned early to stand her ground

New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein had to withstand parental pressure to pursue a law career. As she was about to graduate…


C.J.: The Little Gym aims to put the play back in kids' sports

The franchise aims to create quality kids, not athletes.