Minn. music legend Bobby Vee dies after Alzheimer's battle

Minnesota music icons Bobby Vee and Bob Dylan stood backstage in 2013 at Midway Stadium in St. Paul.

Paisley Park museum finally gets go-ahead from Chanhassen

“Prince’s museum is going to outlive us all,” said Joel Weinshanker, of Paisley Park’s overseer, Graceland Holdings.

After weeks of hesitation, city of Chanhassen signs off on zoning permits.

She turned Batgirl into a hipster – now Babs Tarr has a new 'Crush'

"Motor Crush"

Babs Tarr tunes into motorcycle racing.

Sheila E salutes Prince with purpose, dignity and spirit at Orchestra Hall

Review: Her tribute Sunday at Orchestra Hall celebrated his commitment to causes.

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From locked up to legend: New movie tells story of Mpls. transgender advocate

Imprisoned for fatally stabbing a man, a Minneapolis transgender advocate is the subject of the new documentary "Free CeCe!"

'Walking Dead' shocks fans with two devastating deaths in season 7 premiere

The hit show's fans were saddened by the killings of two major characters.

Want to smell better? Watch your dog

Humans have a poor sense of smell compared with dogs, but they can teach us some of what their noses know.

Rosy Simas delivers an intense and ritualistic 'Skin(s)' at Intermedia Arts

REVIEW: Choreographer and artist Rosy Simas delivered an intense journey with "Skin(s)."

Hold the phone: Doctors OK screen time for kids under 2 (with limits)

What should Prince's estate do to keep his music alive?

The tribute concert is over, and the museum is open. Here's how Prince's family should handle other posthumous projects.

Race issues taking center stage at Twin Cities theaters

A white-knuckle climb up Yosemite's Half Dome

A brother's encouragement helps carry a teen through the scariest part of a 14-hour climb.

Taylor Swift describes 'feeling violated' and 'stunned' after being groped

Taylor Swift has had a drawn-out legal battle with Denver country radio DJ David Mueller.

Of course you've been hacked. Now buy some horse tranquilizers.

Survivalist's former fortress turned into Italian-inspired country house

This 5,000-square-foot house in Independence comes with 64 acres of wooded land, a tunnel to the barn — and a fireman's pole. You can have it for $1.495 million.

Ask Amy: Parents fret over daughter's relationship

Hax: Give relationship a good, hard look

Of course you've been hacked. Now buy some horse tranquilizers.
James Lileks

Somewhere in the latest WikiLeaks e-mail dump there's probably something about our family.A real bombshell: On Aug. 27, we ordered paper plates with a tennis…

Birds left out of Presidential candidate debates

Important to birds, important to us

TV picks for Oct. 25: Norman Lear, the Beach Boys' Mike Love, 'Everest Air'

Wouldn’t it be nice The battle of the Beach Boys continues, as Dan Rather hosts Mike Love on a new edition of “The Big…

Listen to Bobby Vee's hit single 'Take Good Care of My Baby'

Bill Murray 'dazed' by comedy prize

At the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington D.C., Bill Murray discusses winning the award and reveals his favorite Bill Murray movies, while Jimmy Kimmel and Sigourney Weaver pay tribute.

Rarely staged musical 'The Baker's Wife' is a bit overbaked at Bloomington Center for the Arts

REVIEW: Told with fine music, "Baker's Wife" is a yeasty take on a small tale.

So much to hate in Vanilla Ice-led I Love the '90s Tour

Review: Salt-N-Pepa and Rob Base were the bright spots in the well-attended retro-rap concert.

Best classical concerts of the week: Bach Society explores Lutheran music, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra premieres new work

Bartók's greatestHungarian composer Béla Bartók fled Nazi Europe in 1940, finding refuge in America. Before leaving Budapest he wrote his sixth and final string quartet,…

TV picks for Oct. 24: 'Man With a Plan,' 'Food: Fact or Fiction?' 'Melody 1963'

Not doin' so hotMatt LeBlanc's return to network television is such a disappointment that you may pine for the comparatively brilliant "Joey." In "Man…

Are these the last little homes in Linden Hills?

Longtime owners of modest houses in red-hot neighborhoods watch their community change around them.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones frontman talks new album, Prince, First Avenue

Broken Bones singer Paul Janeway talks sophomore slump and Prince ahead of two-night First Ave stand.

Home plan: Neo-prairie style brings the outdoors in

The quirky pivot front door welcomes guests to this warm, contemporary-style home. With wide overhangs and shaded bands of glass, it boasts an open C-shaped…

Renter with disability needs working elevator

Q: My 30-year-old son is a paraplegic and rents a third-floor studio apartment in Burnsville. Five days ago, while he was in his apartment, the…

10 common decorating mistakes — and how to avoid them

Designers share their pet peeves — and how to avoid them.

Home interiors help, holiday shopping event, menswear fabrics for fall

Home interiors helpIf you're planning to redo a room or are hunting for furniture, here's an opportunity to show your photos, fabric samples, Pinterest boards…

Best-looking libraries in Hennepin County

When it comes to innovative (and crowd-pleasing) architecture, Hennepin County is developing a sterling track record. Here are four of the best: Maple Grove Library…

Grieving Sheila E promises '99.9 percent' Prince songs at Orchestra Hall tribute

From a tattoo to a tribute concert Sunday in Minneapolis, the drummer is saluting her friend and ex-fiance.

C.J.: Soledad O'Brien brings "PowHERful" summit to St. Kate's

Emmy-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien’s “PowHERful” conference for young women is rolling into St. Paul. The PowHERful Twin Cities Summit is Oct. 29 at St.…

US stocks close mostly lower; eke out gain for the week

The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses. Phone companies were the biggest drag…

Choreographer explores the human body's inherent beauty with understated show at Walker Art Center

REVIEW: Choreographer Pavel Zuštiak asserts the human body's inherent beauty with an understated show at the Walker.

Minneapolis artist challenges Native American stereotypes with multimedia show 'Skin(s)'

With a new work that includes a dance piece and art exhibition, Minneapolis artist and choreographer Rosy Simas highlights the diversity of urban Natives.

Heel strike or toe strike: What's the best form for running?

Both methods have advantages and drawbacks.