'The Bathrooms Are Coming!' and other corporate film oddities hit the Heights

In a bygone era, elaborate musicals were created for company pep rallies.

Dixie Chicks add a second State Fair show

The first show sold out; tickets for the new date go on sale Dec. 11.

The Horrible Screaming Skyscraper

Lileks @ Lunch

Turn it down, mate

Jerome Foundation gives fellowships to five Minnesota artists


The Jerome Foundation has given $12,000 fellowships to five Minnesota artists.

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Quitting Facebook makes you happier, study says

Other studies have shown a link between Facebook and symptoms of depression.

All ages shine at First Ave in Hippo Campus, Replacements concerts + Photo Gallery

Replacements tribute and sold-out Hippo Campus blended old and new hometown favorites.

Magazine's new feminism gains a national look

A trio of women in Minneapolis started a magazine in long-form journalism, an arena where female writers are often left out.

Being HIV-positive is no longer considered a death sentence

People with HIV are living longer thanks to medical advances, but many still face a public stigma.

Rosenblum: Restore former prisoners' vote and restore dignity

Gina Evans, community outreach director for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, has a "pretty long history of low-level criminal activity," beginning at 16, including check…

Andrea Bocelli to sing at Target Center in June

The Italian tenor will perform with members of the Minnesota Orchestra.

How do you like your 'Nutcracker'? 10 Twin Cities alternatives, from sugary to salty

The Twin Cities area has "Nutcrackers" galore. From family-friendly to risqué, and traditional to radical, we've got a "Nutcracker" for you.

Minneapolis musician Renee Austin happy to sing the blues again

Thyroid surgery cost blues-soul singer Renee Austin her voice in 2005 — but it's back, and so is she, with a gig at the Dakota.

Walker Art Center: 75th anniversary a 'banner year' with strong attendance, art gifts

It ended the fiscal year with a balanced budget, a 9 percent increase in attendance and more than 100 new gifts of art.

Scene + Heard: Fundraiser for Bloom Early Learning + Photo Gallery

More than 150 guests filled the ballroom of Plymouth's Crowne Plaza in support of Bloom Early Learning & Child Care, a nonprofit early learning center.

Hax: New guy balks at exclusivity clause

Dear Carolyn: I have been seeing a guy who seems perfect for me. Maybe. He’s a bit different from men I’ve dated in the past,…

Ask Amy: Holiday guest receives ashes for dinner

Dear Amy: My partner “Mike” and I have been in a relationship/cohabiting for many years. We go to his mother “Peg’s” house for holiday…

Owner of Varsity, Loring Pasta Bar accused in CTC sex abuse suit

Jason McLean, along with the Children's Theatre Company and co-founder John Clark Donahue, is named in a civil case that revisits the theater's 1980s sex scandal.

Hax: Shock-style humor is offensive to girlfriend

Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend and I have been dating for three years, two long-distance. Now we are back in the same place and living together.While…

Local design bloggers share their favorite holiday hacks for DIY decor + Photo Gallery

It's time to get festive on the home front! To inspire you, we asked three Twin Cities design bloggers to share their favorite holiday hacks.