Streetscapes: Horses on the street

Self-driving cars will change things. But not as radically as when cars replaced horses a century ago.

Is dementia on the decline? Research suggests it might be

Despite fears that the coming silver tsunami will trigger a dementia epidemic, a surprising new study suggests that it may be possible to delay — or even prevent — some kinds of dementia.

Burger Friday: It's Big Mac 2.0 at Scena Tavern

Table Talk

When chef Erik Anderson pays tribute -- and then some -- to the nation's most recognized double-patty cheeseburger, deliciousness ensues.

The lost White Castle

Lileks @ Lunch

Bygone Mpls.

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Fanboys will love 'Deadpool'; others might want to hide

REVIEW: This violent, motormouthed antihero almost backs up all his obnoxious talk. Almost.

Eaux Claires to make deux with Badu, Rateliff and, yep, Bon Iver

The second year of Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Music & Art Festival looks to be as eclectic and unpredictable as the first. The two-day musical camp-out is scheduled again Aug. 12-13 along the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, Wis.

7 things to do in the Twin Cities on President's Day

  As America celebrates President’s Day, kids kick up their heels with a day off school. Wondering what to do to keep them occupied? Here’s…

Welcome to the new Jungle: Sarah Rasmussen takes over Mpls. theater

Sarah Rasmussen begins her tenure as artistic director with a reputation for decency and inclusiveness – and an all-female "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."

A royal homecoming for King, buzzing R&B trio with Minneapolis roots

Minneapolis natives Paris and Amber Strother return to town riding a wave of attention for their synth-laden R&B trio.

News of the weird: Women who carry can now dress the part

Even though concealed-carry gun permit-holders in Texas can now "open carry," pistol-packing women concerned with fashion are not limited to traditional firearms in ordinary cowboy holsters. An online company, the Well Armed Woman, offers such carry options as stylish leggings, lace waistbands and an array of underarm and bra holsters (even an in-cup model, the "Marilyn") in leopard-print and pastel colors. However, a woman's body shape and size may be more important shopping considerations, according to the company's founder. "A 32A bust could not conceal a Glock 19 very well — nor would a 42DD-or-larger (front) allow for effective cross-draw carry."

Sound Advice: Good portable turntables went the way of the dinosaur

Q: I want to buy a record player for my granddaughter. She likes the Crosley, but the reviews are terrible. She will need something compact,…

Rince na Chroi dance troupe brings the green to O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul

Irish DanceSaturday: St. Patrick's Day might be a month away, but you can get into the green spirit a wee bit early with the

It's Stagezilla! Is this the Twin Cities' busiest theater weekend ever?

Here on the drama desk we're referring to this weekend as "Stagezilla!" So if your best boo says they'd love to take you out but there's nothing going on, take the hint — it's time to browse

In 'Zoolander 2,' Ben Stiller and company commit a fashion faux pas

REVIEW: With its recycled jokes, "Zoolander 2" stumbles down the runway.

Ask Amy: Wedding questions

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

Hax: How to explain a househusband

Dear Carolyn: I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19. We were both mature for our ages, so we made a plan to…

Big Gigs for Feb. 12-18: AC/DC, Buckwheat Zydeco, Bullet for My Valentine, more

POP/ROCK A mainstay of the Twin Cities hardcore punk and thrash scene and staunch advocate of taco appreciation, In Defence is in transition as it…

Ask Amy: Awkward descriptions

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

Item World: Marlon James and Dave Eggers dish

Two authors walk into a church “You’ve been reading since you were 5?” a pointedly incredulous Dave Eggers asked fellow author Marlon James…