Claude Peck | Star Tribune
Senior Metro Editor | Nights

After 15 years as arts editor at Star Tribune, Claude Peck has gone all night owl. In his new post as Senior Metro Editor, Nights, he works with reporters, the night copy desk, photographers and designers on stories for online and the next day's front page and Metro section. He also writes book reviews and contributes occasional stories about architecture for the paper's Streetscapes column.


REVIEW: 'Logical Family' by Armistead Maupin

NONFICTION: At 72, "Tales of the City" writer Armistead Maupin takes up his own life.


Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, 'fighting for utopia' and a new Vietnam war narrative

The novelist spoke at St. Catherine University on power and the pen.


Review: 'House of Names,' by Colm Toibin

FICTION: A bloody family saga is re-imagined for the 21st century.


A defiant Jim Surdyk opens for liquor sales four months early

Surdyk's issued a social-media blast Sunday morning saying the store would be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Review: 'You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn,' by Wendy Lesser

NONFICTION: This remarkable biography sheds light on one of the 20th century's greatest architects.


What helps Minnesota seniors age in place? U researcher has some clues

Researcher finds it's the little things — like benches and safe crosswalks — that make life better for aging Minnesotans.


REVIEW: 'Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast,' by Megan Marshall

NONFICTION: This new biography of troubled poet Elizabeth Bishop is nuanced, vivid and, at times, lacking.


Two hotels in Palm Springs offer rooms with a point of view

The remodeled Parker and the year-old Arrive have differing takes on the desert town's mystique.


Temple Israel in Minneapolis gets contemporary addition for preschool, Hebrew classes and events

Young people and education are at the heart of a winning addition to Temple Israel in Minneapolis.


Dave Eggers sends family on madcap trip in 'Heroes of the Frontier'

FICTION: In Dave Eggers' new novel, a mom and two children flee their Ohio home.