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Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO

provided photo / cRedit: Pianist Jonathan Biss, appearing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Piano work's finale was influenced by news of Trump's election, composer says.

Great Northern mega-festival embraces Minnesota as 'winter capital of America'

The Luminary Loppet, a lighted ski on Lake of the Isles, will be part of the Great Northern festival, a trifecta of outdoor winter events.

New event combines City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, the St. Paul Winter Carnival and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, plus outdoor movies, dining and a sauna.

Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis

Angerline Goodwin, 60, of Minneapolis spends a good part of her day every other week taking a bus to a Brooklyn Center Cub Foods with a suitcase.

Residents are excited about upcoming full-service grocery store in what was a "food desert."

How eating right helps maximize a workout's benefits

Pay attention to when and what you eat and drink.

Find yourself where the fun is.

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Review: Seinfeld did not miss at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2015, file photo, Jerry Seinfeld performs at Menora Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The 62-year-old master comic and keen observer of human foibles, got something of a workout onstage Friday.

Lileks: Let's toast Minnesota's annual debate over Sunday liquor sales

Arguing over buying booze on Sunday has become a legislative custom.

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

A newish guitarist and old favorites sparked Saturday's sold-out Target Center gig.

Tell elderly mom that her cooking is making family ill?

A proud 80-something mother loves to cook for her family, but she's likely not paying as much attention as she once did to basic food safety.

New 'authentic' Chinese restaurant opening in North Loop this weekend

A Jun sneak peak revealed hand-made noodles, sharp design and lots of Baijiu cocktails.

Big fat books to help winter go fast

Israel's Batsheva Dance Company brings healing 'Gaga' method to Minneapolis

Choreographer invented the movement language to deal with a dance-related back injury he suffered 40 years ago.

7 mysteries to chill your soul on a wintry night

FICTION: If your favorite winter sport is balancing a cup of hot chocolate and a chilling book on your lap, then these mysteries will give you a thrilling workout.

Review: Eric Church shows who's the Boss at Target Center

The country star evoked Bruce Springsteen, taking a page from his marathon concerts.

Scene + Heard: YPro: Discovered Gala

Ask Amy: Husband sends marriage to the dogs

Hax: Expecting too much of houseguest?

The 9 most-instagrammed restaurants in the Twin Cities right now

You're sure to see people buried in their phones, snapping photos at these hot spots.


Lileks: Luxury theaters are great, but how about we stop with 16 'Spider-Man' reboots?
James Lileks

The old Mall of America theaters closed, making some wonder what was coming next. A Hooters the size of Belgium, with go-karts and paintball? Snowmobile…

Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis
Gail Rosenblum

Residents are excited about upcoming full-service grocery store in what was a "food desert."


New 'authentic' Chinese restaurant opening in North Loop this weekend

What's hot this week: The Great Northern, worldly dinners, cocktail classes
Downtown Minneapolis' new hangout: Mercury Dining Room and Rail
Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

The Ayottes removed a wall separating their kitchen from their dining room, and added a dining banquette at right.

Chanhassen couple create the ultimate mother-in-law apartment

DIY do's and don'ts from 'Rescue Renovation' contractor, coming to Minneapolis Home Show
DIY terrariums, discount trees, garden seminars and more
How to choose the right chair

The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed Saturday night at Target Center.

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

Review: Eric Church shows who's the Boss at Target Center
Dark Energy celebrates one year of Goth-industrial dance parties in Minneapolis
Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO

Aaron Rodgers' father opens up on family rift

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month
C.J.: Smooth jazz's Jeff Lorber is cool about borrowing by Ashanti and Ja Rule

Michael Keaton is Ray Kroc in “The Founder.” Weinstein Co.

Michael Keaton's take on Ray Kroc: All's fair in love, war and hamburgers

'20th Century Women' — coming of age in a new age
Little things add up to a lot in Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson'
Home video review: 'Girl on the Train' goes nowhere

The Washburn Center for Children opened its $24 million center in 2014. Steve Lepinski is the CEO.

Minneapolis therapy for child trauma attracts global interest

Marijuana's effects on health: The good, the bad and the unknown
Study: Heroin resurgence 'unintended consequence' of trying to curb OxyContin abuse
Meet three women on the front lines of Zika vaccine testing

Penny's Coffee in Minneapolis.

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Making macarons needn't be intimidating; patience is your friend
Beat the winter blues with salmon, noodles and a coconut-ginger broth
Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

Five of the Twin Cities' biggest style influencers on Instagram.

'Almost like local celebrities': Meet state's biggest style influencers on Instagram

Scene + Heard: Best of the Best Showcase for dance teams
Ask the expert: How to style navy skirts without resembling a schoolgirl
Trump hotel starts 'inaugural tradition' amid ethics concern

Nia Long, left, and Idina Menzel in “Beaches,” which premieres tonight.

Idina Menzel and Nia Long stay in safe waters in Lifetime's remake of 'Beaches'

Kristen Bell rings true in 'The Good Place,' network TV's best new sitcom
Future of HBO's 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' still uncertain
Catch 'Catch' on March 9

A train crosses the Nine Arches Bridge, near Ella, Sri Lanka. Navigating Sri Lanka’s hill country by rail can be a beguiling experience but also a time-consuming one.

From tea plantations to game parks and a lazy beach, exploring Sri Lanka

New hotels in Palm Springs offers rooms with a point of view
Biking the Florida Keys, east to west
Apostle ice caves inaccessible; Hawaii reconsiders ferry; family fun in Colorado

The Batsheva Dance Company, which performs Tuesday at Northrop, is known for its daring repertory and distinct Gaga training approach.

Israel's Batsheva Dance Company brings healing 'Gaga' method to Minneapolis

Startling Walker Art Center show explores women's search for peace in a troubled world
For Twin Cities troupe Mu, 'Flower Drum Song' will be a celebration
Review: Seinfeld did not miss at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

Burning Bright by Nick Petrie takes readers to the redwood forest of Northern California.

7 mysteries to chill your soul on a wintry night

Review: 'Krazy,' by Michael Tisserand
Big fat books to help winter go fast
Mark Twain bedtime story is rediscovered

Hax: Finding harmony in mixed-faith marriage

While I'm away, readers give the advice.On mixing faiths in marriageMy wife and I of 40 years of marriage, she a Presbyterian and I a…


Best classical music for the week: Minnesota Orchestra remembers Sir Neville Marriner, Accordo does silent movies

Remembering Sir Neville MarrinerUntil his passing last October at age 92, English conductor Sir Neville Marriner was still actively pursuing a professional career. It's been…


Lileks: Luxury theaters are great, but how about we stop with 16 'Spider-Man' reboots?

The old Mall of America theaters closed, making some wonder what was coming next. A Hooters the size of Belgium, with go-karts and paintball? Snowmobile…


The Monday Briefing: Flying high

pick of the week: If someone tells you to go fly a kite next weekend, they're not being rude. They're reminding you that the…


REVIEWS: 'Dolce Vita Confidential,' by Shawn Levy, and 'Ashes of Fiery Weather,' by Kathleen Donohoe

Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi and the Swinging High Life of 1950s RomeBy Shawn Levy. (W.W. Norton, 447 pages, $27.95.)"Dolce Vita Confidential" explores…