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J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

After cancelling his 2015 local gig, Brown will try again with 50 Cent and Fabolous for openers.

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.

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

Star Tribune reporter Miguel Otárola became a U.S. citizen on Monday. Feb. 13, 2017.

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

How to staycation in style: 6 new Twin Cities boutique hotels offer fun getaways

With a fresh crop of new hotels open, the Twin Cities have more tempting staycation destinations than ever.

Find yourself where the fun is.

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

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

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

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

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.

Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

Polish emigre who became a lifelong Minnesotan led the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades and built Orchestra Hall.

C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"

World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

The Happy Gnome will attempt to break the record set by a Colorado bar.

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.

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

Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients

Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."


C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"
C.J.

Keith Black is persistent.The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based math teacher and moviemaker e-mailed me with "an intriguing and humorous pitch regarding my short comedic film, 'Celebrity…

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates
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After cancelling his 2015 local gig, Brown will try again with 50 Cent and Fabolous for openers.


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
World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

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
Hawks haunt yards in search of songbirds

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

Prince's music racks up 3.7M streams in one day after catalog released
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

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
C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"

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?
Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients

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
World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

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
Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

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 picks for Feb. 22: Trevor Noah, 'American Black Film Festival Honors,' Brit Awards, 'Major Crimes'

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

Milo Yiannopoulos

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
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Jazz highlights: Zacc Harris at Reverie; Thundercat at Fine Line

Choose your own adventureLovers of guitar, clear your calendar. For starters, you have a choice of fine gigs on Thursday. Guitarist Zacc Harris is one…


Whobody

Definition:What or which person.Sample usage: "So, whobody thinks Russia hacked the Oscars because 'La La Land' didn't win the animation…


TV picks for Feb. 22: Trevor Noah, 'American Black Film Festival Honors,' Brit Awards, 'Major Crimes'

Everyone's a winnerProof that we're in the heart of the awards season is evident in two ceremonies, starting with "BET Presents the American Black…


Development forces some birds to divorce

Development forces some birds to 'divorce'Urban development is booming, but the human need to build, build, build is altering a more feathery and flighty world,…


Hax: Wife is advised to know herself first

Dear Carolyn: I'm from the U.K. I'm married to a man who is a self-professed arrogant liar. He's proud of it. I am not.We have…