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'The Wire' is on the syllabus in a St. Olaf class

A fictional TV show, despite going off the air eight years ago, is proving its relevance today in classrooms around the country, including at St. Olaf College.

Mall of America dining just got better with Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

REVIEW: A restaurant inside the new JW Marriott hotel raises dining standards at the Mall of America.

Pee-Wee's Big Walgreens

Lileks @ Lunch

Then and now.

Restaurant going into old Walker Library

Table Talk

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

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'Newsies' at Orpheum is a dance-happy celebration of youth

REVIEW: The dance-happy Disney musical tells of scruffy kids who fought for their rights.


Longest-married couple will offer marital advice on Valentine's Day

After 83 years together, John and Ann Betar are going to be sharing their secrets for a lasting relationship.


Chocolate souffles and cream puffs offer Valentine's treat

Valentine's Day is about twos, including desserts, so here are two recipes for two finales of a romantic meal.


Who wants hot dish? Time to reinvent the tuna noodle casserole

Tuna noodle casserole is more than the tug of nostalgia. And at this time of year, something hot, gooey and psychologically unchallenging can make everything right with the world.


Sex educator Annie Sprinkle romances the Earth – and Walker Art Center

Annie Sprinkle leads an "ecosexual" walking tour of Walker Art Center during its all-night Valentine's party.


New strain of Lyme disease has different symptoms that could hinder diagnosis

Mayo researchers have discovered a new strain of Lyme disease that is raising concerns because it does not produce the bull's-eye rash that typically alerts people to the condition.


Rowling's new Harry Potter play, 'Cursed Child,' coming out as a book

The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.


How to avoid dry hands in winter

Look for these lotion features to keep hands moisturized.


Local celebs and designers show heart for Red Dress Collection

Minnesota celebs will model red looks by local designers at Saturday's Red Dress Collection benefit.


Twitter makes timeline like Facebook, despite earlier denials

Twitter introduced a feature Wednesday that will resurface tweets you missed while you were away from your timeline.


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…


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…


Spotlight: Liquid Music presents a multimedia mash-up in Daniel Wohl's 'Holographic'

'Holographic'Thursday: Away from the traditional repertoire endlessly re-peddled on symphony and recital platforms, classical music is changing, often in ways that are totally unpredictable. One…


Target to team with Gwen Stefani for live music video commercial during Grammys

The retailer puts its focus on one commercial that will double as Gwen Stefani's music video.


C.J.: Peyton Manning is going to retire, a relative believes

Peyton Manning just won Super Bowl 50, his second championship and his 200th NFL win, the most of any quarterback — of course, he’s…