Black Friday reboot: Ideas to #OptOutside in the Twin Cities

Why battle the mall crowds when you can lace up and enjoy the day, Minnesota-style?

Accidental historian: New Brighton teen captures Minneapolis in the '70s

Armed with a camera and a fascination for the city, a suburban teenager captured the Minneapolis of the 1970s.

Real turkeys


Suburban birds, safe from the oven

Eclipse Records finds (another) new home in time for Black Friday


Housed just a block away from the previous space in downtown St. Paul, the new site is just one of many shops stocking up with Record Store Day exclusive releases.

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Small Business Saturday is big business for Twin Cities shops

Local participants in Small Business Saturday are emphasizing philanthropy over profits.

Adam Levy turns tragedy to hope on 'Naubinway' + Video

Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy explores his son’s suicide on a heartbreaking album.

Is Snape good or bad? JK Rowling's response causes uproar on Twitter

The question has long plagued fans of Harry Potter: Why did the boy wizard name his son after Severus Snape, a teacher who hated Harry's…

Parents warn of nasty run-ins with popular 'balls from hell' toy

Parents are pulling out their hair — and cutting off their kids’ hair — over this year’s hot new toy.

Sound Advice: Price comparisons are impressive, but headphones' sound is more so

Q: I purchased the $79 Grado SR60e headphones you recommended and am very pleased. Unfortunately, the open-back design leaks too much sound to be usable…

Jennifer Lawrence driven to keep working

Jennifer Lawrence caps off a long run as “Hunger Games” heroine.

Andrea Büttner muses on art, science, religion and life in Walker Art Center show

In a smart new Walker Art Center show, Andrea Büttner muses on art, science, religion and life in general.

Downtown Mpls. neighborhood has hot, new hangout at Eastside + Photo Gallery

Restaurateur Ryan Burnet strikes again — hurrah. This time, it's a populist people magnet.

New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer shows Han Solo opening fire

The Thanksgiving treat from Disney and Lucasfilm is filled with action scenes.

Twin Cities families embrace 'rainbow' babies after a loss

The rainbow has been appropriated by some families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. Starting during the subsequent pregnancy, they call the developing fetuses they carry “rainbow babies.”

Ask Amy: Sister in-law feels cut from the herd

Dear Amy: I have been married to my husband for a wonderful 17 years, but I have never felt accepted by his family. He…

Hax: Cruel comments as husband leaves

Dear Carolyn: My husband left me and our then 12-year-old son last March. As he was walking out the door, he informed me he was…

Adele and Jimmy Fallon absolutely nail 'Hello' on toy instruments

Adele performed her smash-hit song "Hello" on Tuesday’s "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots backing her up using a variety of classroom instruments.

Ask Amy: He's insecure about girlfriend's past

Dear Amy: I am seeking advice on a very touchy subject between me and my boyfriend of two years.I am 24 years old. When…

Squeeze bandmates rise and shine for first of two Cedar shows

REVIEW: Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford started the two-set acoustic performance in a novel way and maintained the charm all night.