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

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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.

Historic St. Paul steeples still rise above modern towers

In downtown St. Paul, some remarkable historic churches give the street a gift no office building could provide. They rise above the buildings that rose around them.

Eggers, James interview each other at MOI fundraiser

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

Abandoned worlds with gnomes in them

Lileks @ Lunch

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Minnesotans pan for cinematic gold at Sundance Film Festival

Among the circle of influence at the country's biggest indie film festival is a posse of Minnesota players and expatriates, using the sprawling event to market local attractions there or to draw film talent back to our home state.


Minnesota songwriter lands at No. 1 with latest Meghan Trainor hit

Caitlyn Smith helped write "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," a duet with John Legend, long before Trainor became a star.


Lizzo sets off a 'Big GRRRL' revolution

Opening up about her body image was no small feat for the real-life Melissa Jefferson, whose single and video "My Skin" has started a new kind of buzz around the Minneapolis hip-hop/R&B star.


Coen brothers deliver a dud with 'Hail, Caesar!'

REVIEW: Even a cast filled with Hollywood royalty can't save the fizzling "Hail, Caesar!"


News of the Weird: The newest fashionistas

In January, the upscale Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana introduced stylish hijabs and abayas aimed at Muslim women unafraid to call attention to themselves…


Sound Advice: Cutting-edge video system outpaces its source material

Q: I just set up a new 4K OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) TV with an Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Blu-ray player. It looks good, but the…


Piers Morgan sparks Twitter war over Susan Sarandon's cleavage

Susan Sarandon is trying to shut down Piers Morgan's criticism of her cleavage displayed at the SAG Awards with more cleavage.


History Theatre show presents a multicultural hero from Minnesota's past

"We talk about Paul Bunyan — well, this guy was that mythic," playwright Carlyle Brown says. "He was like Minnesota's Daniel Boone."


Clouds fill the Weisman in a fun show

A suspended sculpture hovering in a gallery of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota is part of a cloud-themed exhibition that includes 19th-century prints, 20th-century paintings and contemporary installations.


Monkey rodeo star draws animal rights protest before St. Paul event

Animal activists oppose Whiplash's weekend performance.


Ask Amy: Reader wonders why parents with visitation fade away

Dear Amy: Please help me to understand why it seems so common that after a divorce, the parent with visitation will allow themselves to…


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…


Spoiler alert: Puppy Bowl theme might not be about puppies this year

Thick crowds gather to watch cute canines wrestle around a fake football field.


Many see coding boot camps as a fast track to better jobs

The fast-paced, boot camp-style program coaches students to become certified for computer user support positions. The programs help put Minneapolis on the map as a TechHire city, a White House initiative launched last year.


Item World: Maria Schneider remembers her David Bowie collaboration, Garrison Keillor remembers Bob Elliott, more

David Bowie callingMaria Schneider, the Windom-born, New York-based jazz composer/conductor/arranger, was "blown away" when she realized David Bowie was in the audience at…