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Beyonce's fresh politics at Super Bowl draw sharp opinions

Days after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt.

Restaurant going into old Walker Library

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The developer behind the remake of the Minneapolis Armory is looking to breathe new life into the now-empty Uptown landmark.

When your cruise ship hits a storm

Lileks @ Lunch

Oh, the fun

Cooks of Crocus Hill headed to the North Loop

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The cooking school and retail store's first Minneapolis outlet will be a "best of all possible worlds" scenario, says co-owner Karl Benson.

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Hockey on one wheel: Unicyclists put a true Minnesota spin on hockey + Photo Gallery + Video

What do you get when you combine the state of hockey with the nation's largest unicycle club? Why, unicycle hockey, of course.


Cuckoos are stealthy nest guests

The birds named for the sound they make spread extra eggs around.


Long past its due date, pungent corpse flower at U finally blooms + Photo Gallery + Video

The university's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory in St. Paul is dealing with an apparently shy performer. It seems the flower's bloom is a bit lacking of all its glory.


Word: Wexting (walking while texting)

Definition: Walking while texting. Or, if you like, texting while walking. Distinct from waxting, which is texting while getting a Brazilian.


Review: History Theatre's 'George Bonga' a low-key portrait of a Minnesota legend

History Theatre's "George Bonga: Minnesota Voyageur" explores questions of identity and justice.


Review: 'Not All Bastards Are From Vienna,' by Andrea Molesini

FICTION: Italian novel is a mesmerizing portrait of love, betrayal and an aristocratic family's downfall.


With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programming

Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy.


U professor wants to know: How is divorce affecting your job?

Three-part survey to quantify the effects divorce has on full-time working people, for better or worse.


Twin Cities restaurateur Jason McLean is target of fourth sex-assault lawsuit

Twin Cities restaurateur is the target of a fourth lawsuit by a ex-student at Children's Theatre. This one does not name CTC.


Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.


Ask Amy: Young love has its ups and downs

Dear Readers: I have stepped away from my daily column for two weeks to finish writing my next book. I hope you'll enjoy these…


Hax: Boyfriend's mom is dealing in denial

Dear Carolyn: I am 26 and have been with my boyfriend for three years. We have a happy and loving relationship.My boyfriend's mother is very…


Non-Muslim Minnesotans donning hijab to show their 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.


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.