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You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America

In honor of the Mall of America's 25th anniversary, writers are invited to apply to become writer-in-residence for a week.

The Mall of America is looking for a writer to spend five days writing about the mall.

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis

Trevor Carlson and Merce Cunningham.

Cunningham's former right-hand man debuts a memoir at Cowles Center.

'Nasty woman,' 'deplorable' and other insults become badge of honor

BuzzFeed turned a presidential insult into a moneymaker.

T-shirts, memes and more: Insults are being turned into rallying cries – and moneymakers.

'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season

Host Chris Thile made the announcement as Saturday's show opened.

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One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?

Protest songs have a long history, but the forms and the culture may be changing their purpose.

Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'

A more promising future for Hollywood actresses may rest in the hands of Reese Witherspoon, whose behind-the-scenes muscle resulted in a new HBO series.

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

What happens when two Twin Cities restaurant titans relocate to Wisconsin? Magic.

Minnesota's connection to Sundance Film Festival is flourishing

Utah film fest has long-term ties to the state's filmmakers and actors.

Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

A passionate collector of U.S. presidential memorabilia in Prior Lake has built a replica of the White House Oval Office, complete with the classic four curved doors. "I don't have to get permission to sit here," he said with a smile. "And I don't have to give it up in four years."

'Love It or List It' star Hilary Farr on her way to Mpls. to share design tips

Hilary Farr persuades homeowners to "love it" – not "list it." Find out how she does it at the Home + Garden Show.

Pete Holmes' new comedy 'crashes' the cutthroat world of open-mic comedy

Laughs come easy in a new sitcom about the world of open-mic comedy.

Lileks: Another one derides the bus

Will human-driven buses be something you tell your grandchildren about?

MnDOT has announced it's interested in self-driving buses. This is not exactly a vote of confidence for the drivers they have now.

'Weird Al' still armed with wit – and an accordion

Subversive genius "Weird Al" Yankovic looks to next phase with song parodies.

TV picks for Feb. 21: 'The Detour,' Maya Angelou, 'Easy A'

Ask Amy: She was abused by her grandfather, now wants inheritance to pay for therapy

Best of the week: VocalEssence, 'The Sneetches,' Os Mutantes, Hugh Wolff, Valerie June, more

Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Pay for a hotel in your own backyard? With so many tempting new options, why not?


Simon & Schuster cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book deal
On Books

His book, "Dangerous," is being pulled from publication after a video surfaced of Yiannopoulos discussing sexual relations between men and boys.

4-star restaurant owners buying one of Minneapolis' last 3.2 dive bars
Table Talk

One of the city's last 3.2 beer joints is going to become Bull's Horn Food and Drink.


Joan Ferris and Jay Sparks in the dining room of their Lovechild. The couple's La Crosse, Wis., restaurant opened in December.

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts
Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown
Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Glynn Crooks created the bald eagle and peace pipe design in the rug decorating his replica Oval Office. His vast collection of presidential memorabilia fills walls and glass cases in his home, including this Reagan room.

Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

'Love It or List It' star Hilary Farr on her way to Mpls. to share design tips
CEO's North Oaks mansion was his refuge and place to entertain
Water heater replacement: pros and cons of natural draft water heaters

Folk musician Brian Laidlaw regards the protest song as “the ideal form to practice rhetoric as a songwriter.”

One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?

Meet the Delano-raised R&B/pop singer who won our Are You Local? contest
Prince's music racks up 3.7M streams in one day after catalog released
'Weird Al' still armed with wit – and an accordion

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley to cancel his scheduled talk. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments

Gamblers think Trump's a goner: 75 percent bet he won't finish first term
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money
Fox News' Wallace scolds Priebus: 'You don't get to tell us what to do'

LaShon Hampton, Sha Cage and Namir Fearce in Minnesota director E.G. Bailey ‘s eight-minute family drama “New Neighbors,” which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Minnesota's connection to Sundance Film Festival is flourishing

Ice Cube, Charlie Day score a knockout in 'Fist Fight'
Expertly layered Iranian drama 'The Salesman' closes the deal
'The Great Wall' has a lot of cracks

Surgeons who are rude to patients and others may pose a problem in the operating room, according to a study linking unprofessional doctor behavior with infections and other surgery complications.

Surgeons who are rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity
What is a modified ketogenic diet, and should you try it?
Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?

Joan Ferris and Jay Sparks in the dining room of their Lovechild. The couple's La Crosse, Wis., restaurant opened in December.

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts
Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown
4-star restaurant owners buying one of Minneapolis' last 3.2 dive bars

In November, Halima Aden wore a burkini while competing in the preliminary bathing suit round of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. She walked in Kanye West's show Wednesday for New York Fashion Week.

Somali-American who wore hijab at Minn. pageant now a hit at NY Fashion Week

Finding love the Minnesotan way: Afton Alps hosting chairlift speed dating event
Scene + Heard: Big Climb Mpls. takes over Capella Tower
Issa Rae feels 'validated' by Black Women in Hollywood honor

Reese Witherspoon, who plays “a bossy know-it-all, a busybody” in the new HBO dramatic series “Big Little Lies,” aims to create more roles for women with her production company, Pacific Standard.

Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'

Pete Holmes' new comedy 'crashes' the cutthroat world of open-mic comedy
Home video: Oscar nominees 'Hacksaw Ridge' and 'Manchester by the Sea' arrive
TV talk show highlights: Feb. 21

The Estrella mountain range, southwest of Phoenix, looms over the downtown skyline. A horse ride through the mountains is one of several options for family fun west of the city.

5 great things for families to do in Phoenix's West Valley

How and why hotels are getting hipper
Midwest Traveler: A new era in Marquette, Mich.
Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Trevor Carlson and Merce Cunningham.

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis

'Prairie Home' millennial: Meet Serena Brook, the show's other new voice
Ballet de Lorraine offers fresh takes on 2 iconic works by Merce Cunningham
Jungle's 'Anna in the Tropics' is a warm breeze that leaves us cold

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Simon & Schuster cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America
REVIEW: 'Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York,Tokyo, Venice, and London,' by Lauren Elkin
The dubious art of 'decorating' with books

In becoming a U.S. citizen, I realized I've been an American all along

I grew up in the U.S., and finally became a citizen last week. The significance is still sinking in.


In focus: A bad year to be a snowman

We’re sure glad that we asked readers to submit photos of their favorite snowmen early in the winter. There are two things we couldn’t have…


Monticello is making room for Sally Hemings, Jefferson's mistress

A $35 million restoration project will bolster Monticello's infrastructure but also reconstruct and showcase buildings where enslaved people lived and worked.


A look inside 'Legion's' fractured comic book origin

The new Fox TV show uses the Legion stories in the comics as inspiration.


Laverne Cox makes history in 'Doubt' as first transgender star of network drama

The actress has made history for the transgender community before, but never quite like this.