Paul Simon boosts star power on 'Prairie Home Companion'

Host-in-waiting Chris Thile has a hoot and coaxes out an encore.

'Daily Show' alum Samantha Bee gets ready for a 'Full Frontal' attack

"Daily Show" alum Samantha Bee prepares for a "Full Frontal" attack on typically male-dominated territory.

Reading Neruda's Seashells

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Did Neruda see his poetry as an exoskeleton that would outlast his own skin? Or did he just think seashells looked nice?

Eggers, James interview each other at MOI fundraiser


The two authors displayed a jocular mood for a big crowd of admirers in St Paul.

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Minnesota's Cactus Blossoms court national attention with vintage country sound + Video

The Cactus Blossoms' Southern harmonies and sibling charm have brought them from the dusty bars of northeast Minneapolis to a national buzz.

Grace after gunfire: 'The Amish Project' has its must-see regional premiere at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Playwright-actor Jessica Dickey plays all the parts in a compelling drama based on a true crime.

James Lileks: A missing part sheds light on mysteries of Internet shopping

This is a cautionary tale about buying big things on the Internet. To paraphrase the "Beverly Hillbillies" theme song: "Come and listen to a story…

Nature-loving couple design a home for the birds in Lake Elmo + Photo Gallery

A Utah couple's passion for bird-watching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lured them to Minnesota to build the retirement home of their dreams. The result: a modern interpretation of Prairie-School style with Scandinavian influences. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Gloria Steinem slammed for suggesting young women support Bernie Sanders to chase boys

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has drawn the wrath of the Twitterverse for suggesting that young women supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign are doing so to gain…

Sundance standouts you'll be hearing more about

As the indie festival gives a first look at future hits, we also check out the weird and overhyped.

Twin Cities actor Tod Petersen is living life one chapter at a time

Local stage star Tod Petersen took a break to get off the grid and explore his love of life.

Outside Sydney, beaches and rock pools are a stunning combo + Photo Gallery

Outside Sydney, a path links a series of beaches where rock pools nestle at the ocean's edge.

Swedish meatballs from Marcus Samuelsson are a Super Bowl treat

Still working on your game-time menu? Win over a Super Bowl crowd with this last-minute party pleaser from Marcus Samuelsson.

Twin Cities fans finally get their Phish: June 22 at Xcel Center

Tickets for the band's summer tour kick-off gig go on sale Feb. 27, but there's an online request system to sign up for first.

Ask Amy: Is this family obligated to celebrate milestone birthday?

Dear Amy: My in-laws are hosting a birthday party for my husband's grandfather. He is turning 90. The party is 200 miles away. My…

Hax: Distanced father needs some frank, honest words

Dear Carolyn: This fall, my father left my mother at home while he went to spend the winter with friends in Florida (she still works…

Beyonce will perform May 23 at TCF Bank Stadium

After her cameo halftime appearance at the Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé announced a 40-date spring/summer tour that includes a concert May 23 at TCF Bank…

Non-Muslim Minnesotans donning hijab to show support

The movement is turning heads at a time when many Muslims in Minnesota and elsewhere feel under siege. But hijab solidarity is drawing plenty of critics, too.

Small doses of hope in early days of medical pot in Minnesota + Video

The first months of medical marijuana in Minnesota have seen quiet success stories but also questions of cost and access.