Benedict Cumberbatch and Gael García Bernal add sizzle to the classics in TV roles

Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses” and Gael Garcia Bernal in “Mozart in the Jungle.”

Benedict Cumberbatch and Gael García Bernal bring sexiness to high-toned roles.

McKnight's longtime boss of arts funding reflects on Minnesota scene

“I think the number of people employed by the arts will rise. Its relevance to other sectors will grow,” said Neal Cuthbert, who is retiring after 25 years at the McKnight Foundation.

What's the state of Minnesota's arts scene? Exit interview with McKnight veep Neal Cuthbert.

Twin Cities collectors of vintage holiday decor celebrate a merry retro Christmas

Here's a hip-looking Santa from collector Carol Ahlgren and her husband, Mark Mueske.

Collectors of vintage holiday decor create a festive midcentury modern vibe, driven by nostalgia and a desire to recycle.

'La La Land' star Ryan Gosling loves the thrill of surprise

The actor brings his knack for the unexpected to the musical "La La Land," opening Dec. 16.

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Former Miss America trades her crown for Converse to play in 'Fun Home'

Former Miss America Kate Shindle takes the Orpheum stage this week in the Tony-winning, LGBT-themed musical "Fun Home."

Raghavan Iyer gets 'Smashed' with new cookbook on 75 ways to prepare potatoes

Mumbai-born author, cooking instructor and restaurant consultant pushes the lowly spud to its creative limits.

Duluth men's group renews fight against sexploitation

Ed Heisler, executive director of Men as Peacemakers (MAP).

A bold new campaign in this season of frenzied consumption reminds us of what should never be for sale: women and girls.

In hip-hop, is it cool enough to be the most streamed artist on the planet?

Last week, alt-R&B superstar the Weeknd smashed the global record for first-week streams on Spot­ify with more than 223 million.

In focus: Minnesotans' holiday keepsakes make spirits bright

If you need a little help feeling the warmth of the holidays, look no further.

Want to see a bigger, better 70mm 'Rogue One'? You're in luck

The IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo is one of 12 screens nationally projecting the new Star Wars film in panoramic celluloid

Orono reviews event policy after complaints about Lorie Line recitals

When is a private party a special event? The city is reviewing its regulations after neighbors objected to pianist's recitals.

It's happening! Broadway's 'Hamilton' is coming to Minneapolis

"Hamilton" will play Minneapolis in the 2018-19 season

Home video review: 'Suicide Squad' goes from bad to worse

"Suicide Squad" had promise: DC Comics' "baddest of the bad" are temporarily sprung from prison to fight forces even more evil. But the poorly paced story fails to deliver.

No idea who's coming to your party? What to do when guests ignore RSVP

I've been hosting a holiday party for my neighbors for many years, but people show up without having sent an RSVP.

Ask Amy: Former friend gives gifts to get invitations

Hax: Wife's words are emotionally abusive

Dylan expresses awe over Nobel Prize, alludes to Shakespeare

Bob Dylan has expressed awe at receiving the Nobel Prize in literature and thanked the Swedish Academy for including him among the "giants" of writing.

Duluth men's group renews fight against sexploitation
Gail Rosenblum

A bold new campaign in this season of frenzied consumption reminds us of what should never be for sale: women and girls.

C.J.: Miss Richfield, stubble and all, before her annual Illusion Theater holiday show

Miss Richfield 1981 is “running for president of Minnesota” in her 18th holiday stand at Illusion Theater. From the “Trailer House to the State…

Minnesota Lutherans at forefront of new Martin Luther revolution

Roughly 2,000 Lutheran churches in the state are gearing up for the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's breakaway with themes in Sunday schools, summer camps, history lectures and Germany tours.

How female superfans made 'Star Wars' their own

Vocal superfans obsess over the small but growing orbit of "Star Wars" heroines – and they're asking for more.

Change is brewing at Surly after abrasive split with co-founder

Seemingly unstoppable over the past decade as it went from two to 365 employees and opened a $35 million facility in Minneapolis, Surly Brewing hit its first sour patch in October when its co-founding brewmaster abruptly quit.

Row your way to a full-body workout

Rowing is not a new sport, but interest in rowing machines is growing.

No longer for kids: Twin beds make a comeback for grown-ups

No longer just for children's rooms, single beds offer flexibility.

MSNBC host apologizes after falsely saying Fox News had holiday party at Trump Hotel

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle apologized on Friday for saying that Fox News held its Christmas party at Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel given that the party…

TheBlaze suspends reporter who claimed to fire gun shots at ISIS fighters

TheBlaze has recalled and suspended the reporter who tweeted an image of himself holding a gun and claiming he fired shots on ISIS, according to Politico.

TV picks for Dec. 12-14: A new season of 'Top Model,' premieres of 'Captive' and 'Star'

Stuck in the middle “America’s Next Top Model” may have a new home (VH1) and a new host (Rita Ora), but it still has…

Bothered by dandruff? Stop stressing and try these tips

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. It isn’t contagious or serious, but it can be…

Best of the week: 'Black Nativity,' Smokey Robinson, 'A Christmas Carole Petersen,' Bastille, more

Knock your Christmas socks off Whether you see understudy PaviElle French, who knocked our socks off on opening weekend, or stage star Greta Oglesby as…

3 soon-to-open Minneapolis restaurants aim to 'elevate the classics'

Bonicelli Kitchen Beginning on Dec. 16, chef/owner Laura Bonicelli will channel her meal delivery business experience into this 50-seat restaurant. Breakfast will include croissants and…

C.J.: Miss Richfield, stubble and all, before her annual Illusion Theater holiday show

Miss Richfield 1981 is “running for president of Minnesota” in her 18th holiday stand at Illusion Theater. From the “Trailer House to the State…

Big business warns Trump against mass deportation

Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.

Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints

"Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs" from the influential urbanist has lessons for us today.

Minneapolis' tiniest four-star restaurant, Piccolo, is closing

After seven years, chef Doug Flicker is calling it quits "while we're still on top." Book your table: it's closing in March.

TV picks for Dec. 10-11: 'CNN Heroes,' 'Fuller House,' Aidan Quinn

Heroic measures It may be early in the Hollywood backslapping season, but you’ll be tempted to check out “The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards,” with…

Novelist Marlon James' Mpls. loft is designed for books and conversation

Man Booker Prize-winner talks about his Minneapolis loft, designed for books and conversation.

Pantone heads back to nature with 'soothing' Color of the Year Greenery

Pantone's 2017 selection offers a soothing natural feel for turbulent times.

A fine tradition, skiing the Alps

It's untouched powder and mountains all around you, with black and white crags as far as you can see.

New United Airlines overhead-bin ban riles fliers

United Airlines is riling the flying public by decreeing that those who purchase seats at the lowest fares cannot use overhead bins to stow their…