Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune
Critic | Theater

Chris Hewitt has been writing about arts in the Twin Cities for 26 years. A native of Illinois, he moved to Minnesota for the weather, the theater and the Mary Tyler Moore house.


7 reasons why Minnesotans hate mosquitoes

Does anyone not loathe our unofficial state bird? Here's why they're so awful.


Intrepid Minnesota mosquito fighter gets bitten so you don't have to

Kirk Johnson loathes skeeters, but he also is fascinated by them. And he knows where they live.


Guthrie Theater's 'dream team' continues to splinter as production director heads for Disney

David Stewart is the third to resign; he's headed to work on shows for Disney.


Recent St. Thomas grad helps clear a path for fellow refugees

Mohamed Malim co-founded an online business that sells bracelets made from recycled life jackets that were worn by refugees. Half the profits go to charity.


Minneapolis hairstylist realizes he's giving his client a Trump. But is it a trend?

You, too, can have the Donald Trump hairdo, but you'd better stock up on hair spray.


Minnesota police on Twitter: Come for the laughs, stay for the public safety warnings

Some Minnesota police are using social media — and humor — to give people an inside look at what they do and who they are.


At new Twin Cities pun contest, word nerds have groan to love it

At a monthly pun competition, the audience's "awwwws" can rival the wordplay on stage.


Guthrie Theater loses top female leader as managing director heads to Bay Area

Jennifer Bielstein becomes the second woman to leave the leadership team in a month.


Review: 'The Lion's Binding Oath' by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf: Minnesota writer ends Somalia-set collection with a bang

FICTION: Minneapolis writer saves the best for last.


At Twin Cities theaters, diversity is still waiting in the wings

The theater union Actors Equity is trying to live up to its name. But a study points to obstacles keeping diversity off the stage.