Gail Rosenblum | Star Tribune
Columnist | Metro

Gail Rosenblum covers trends, social issues and the complexities of human relationships. Author of "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More."


Care packages let disadvantaged students know 'someone is rooting for them'

Northfield's TORCH program offers low-income and first-generation students encouragement — and cookies.


Rosenblum: A new generation says yes to Minnesota grandma's red prom dress

The strapless gown once considered "risqué" fit perfectly, and offered "the bonus of sentimental value."


Free-range parents now have a law protecting their approach to child-rearing

Kids, run along now. Parents, let them run along now. They’ve got the law on their side. In one state, at least. In news that…


Pirouettes and punches: St. Paul gym combines ballet and boxing

See a show featuring an artistically athletic mashup at the Ordway.


Doctors urged to heal misperceptions about treating women

Maya Dusenbery didn’t think much about the American health care system — until she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 27. Research into her…


At Minneapolis museum, a tiny doll provokes a big conversation around race

The doll's disappearance two years ago became a flash point around race and history, which led to important introspection by many and even a short film.


Sinkers vs. floaters: a matzo ball taste-off for Passover

Two colleagues put their matzo ball recipes to the test.


Minnetonka student and cancer survivor wins trip to BWCA

Julia Ruelle is ecstatic to be heading this summer to the serene Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) as winner of the first ever essay…


Minnesota campaign honors female vets: 'You are respected'

I Am Not Invisible asks military women to share stories of challenges and contributions.


Minnesota parents team up to put kids' smartphone use on hold

Peer pressure to have a cellphone is reaching younger and younger consumers.