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Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M

Cyling champion Greg LeMond's Medina estate for sale for $4.985 million. Credit 20/20 Photography

The three-time Tour de France winner will no longer bike the trails at his 40-acre country estate.

An ode to fall: Minnesota's loveliest and shortest season

A maple leaf and gravel at Banning State Park.

It's the same bittersweet story every year. And we love it, even though we know the plot.

Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent

Melinda Lopez in “Mala.”

Guthrie presents Melinda Lopez's solo show about caring for an ailing parent.

R&B-pop sensation the Weeknd underwhelms in front of 14,000 fans at Xcel

Even with 14,000 fans singing every song in St. Paul, the Weeknd's first local arena headline appearance did not wow.

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VocalEssence marks 'Finnish miracle' with choral music, folk fiddling

Review: VocalEssence and Osmo Vänskä on clarinet teamed up for a powerful concert.

Is 'The Princess Bride' a Buddhist guide?

The fairy tale spoof is full of religious teachings, a Buddhist teacher argues.

Minnesota writer named one of National Book Foundation's 'Five Under 35'

Award honors debut fiction writers who show great promise — and this year they're all women, including the Twin Cities' Lesley Nneka Arimah.

N.Y. transplant is S. Dakota's lone rabbi: 'You really see what God made here'

South Dakota was the only state without a full-time rabbi. A 27-year-old who moved from Brooklyn with his family is trying to fill that void.

It was Garrison Keillor live, the humorist without the Powdermilk biscuits

In a program at Bethel University, he reflected on life at age 75.

New Standards, Nellie McKay stage musical tribute to 'strange life' of Peggy Lee

Four singers and the New Standards will salute her with a musical biography at the Guthrie.

New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

Ready to downsize and set the stage for aging in place, a design pro created her own dream home in a 1961 rambler in New Hope.

Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

On this remote peninsula of Costa Rica, you'll find lazy days, empty beaches and wildlife (scorpions included).

From 'Will & Grace' to 'Dallas': Why TV executives keep rebooting classic shows

Network executives hope to create new hits by rebooting "Will & Grace" and other classic shows.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 25: 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Kevin Can Wait,' 'The Good Doctor'

Ask Amy: Hurt stepmom has dilemma over will

Hax: Sister-in-law's new baby provokes resentment

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 26 – 'American High School,' 'This Is Us,' 'Law & Order: True Crime'


Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018
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Tickets go on sale Oct. 20 exactly one year ahead of the concert, part of the British singer/songwriter's first big U.S. stadium tour.

Lileks: The miserable life of a cereal mascot
James Lileks

Unless you've been hanging on the news 24/7, you may have missed this one: General Mills has agreed to scrap the muted colors of Trix…


The gigantic meterbratwurst at Gasthof is exactly what it sounds like — served with two sides. Boot of beer strongly recommended.

3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant

One of Uptown's largest restaurants closing to make way for new Pourhouse
New 'hidden' Japanese whiskey bar opens above Kado No Mise in North Loop
Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

The kitchen was remodeled in Jolynn Johnson's New Hope home as part of a big makeover.

New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

An '80s kitchen in Minnetonka gets a cost-effective makeover — without replacing the cabinets
Model spaces: Here's what caught our eye at the Parade of Homes
Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M

Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018

New Standards, Nellie McKay stage musical tribute to 'strange life' of Peggy Lee
Hear the Afghan Whigs and Har Mar Superstar pay tribute to Grant Hart at First Ave
Prince items belonging to Susannah Melvoin and other associates go up for auction

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola

The renovated Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis has gone from 50 seats to 100.

Trylon remodeling is a really big deal for the Minneapolis repertory movie house

Superb Ben Stiller channels his inner adult in a subtle study of midlife crisis
'Kingsman' sequel turns into a reign of boredom
'Hellboy' reboot could be next big R-rated comic book movie

Stephen Jones, a molecular biology postdoctoral fellow, demonstrated a device created for scientists to more safely edit genes.

Scientists hope machine will make DNA editing safer

Breast cancer screening risks not swaying women, U survey finds
Selena Gomez's battle with lupus not unusual
New product may reduce peanut allergies in infants

Christopher Kimball in the Milk Street kitchen in Boston.

Christopher Kimball dishes on ethnic food and the work ethic

3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant
Making homemade apple strudel calls for some bare-knuckle baking
'Green To Go' could be rule for St. Paul eateries

Feminine punk: Designer Samantha Rei in her North Loop studio.

Minnesota contestant on 'Project Runway' gets booted in latest episode

Scene + Heard: Children's Theatre Company fundraiser dances to a disco beat
How Crocs made a mighty comeback to be cool again
Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

They're back: Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace."

From 'Will & Grace' to 'Dallas': Why TV executives keep rebooting classic shows

Minnesota contestant on 'Project Runway' gets booted in latest episode
Netflix kids' show producer blames rogue artist for penis drawing: 'A very bad joke'
Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 26 – 'American High School,' 'This Is Us,' 'Law & Order: True Crime'

Piazza del Popolo lies at the northern gates of Rome. It was designed as a grand entrance. This view is from the Pincian Hill, in Villa Borghese.

High on Rome: Walking tours await in Italy's ancient city

Midwest Traveler: Seeing red in Wisconsin cranberry country
Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our favorite vacation spots
Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

Randy Reyes, Paul de Cordova, Jay Eisenberg, Tracey Maloney and Sun Mee Chomet in “[Almost Equal To].”

Pillsbury House Theatre's '[Almost Equal To]' illustrates economic insecurity

New Bockley Gallery show reflects history of American Indians in south Minneapolis
'Disney's Aladdin' at Orpheum is interrupted mid-show by technical issues
Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent

Lesley Nneka Arimah

Minnesota writer named one of National Book Foundation's 'Five Under 35'

Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'
In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?
Review: 'One Long Night,' by Andrea Pitzer

'Hellboy' reboot could be next big R-rated comic book movie

First official image of David Harbour intrigues fan base.


New film tracks faith journey of 'American icon' Steve McQueen

"Steve McQueen:  American Icon" follows actor's search for meaning toward the end of his life.


TV talk-show highlights Sept. 26

MORNING7 a.m.Today "Our Souls at Night" star Robert Redford, TV personality Dr. Oz. (KARE, Ch. 11)9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan ­Michael Weatherly,…


Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

Known for its unchanging ambience, Dinkytown's classic diner is trying something new.


REVIEWS: 'No Middle Name,' by Lee Child, and 'How to Lose a Marathon,' by Joel R. Cohen

No Middle Name By Lee Child. (Delacorte, 432 pages, $27.)   For fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher stories — and there are many —…