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Why we get brain freeze when eating ice cream — and tips for avoiding it

Soft ice cream with sprinkles

We all scream for ice cream, but sometimes snarfing down a cold treat in a hurry makes us scream — in agony.

Amazon's new series 'Last Tycoon' brings out the best in F. Scott Fitzgerald

Based on Fitzgerald’s final novel, the story is set on the brink of World War II, as the decline of the Jazz Age crosses paths with the rise of Adolf Hitler.

Matt Bomer captures F. Scott Fitzgerald's spirit as a 1930s Hollywood mogul in "The Last Tycoon."

Justin Bieber cancels U.S. Bank Stadium show and other summer dates

"Unforeseen circumstances" was the only reason given for the cancellations, which will not be rescheduled.

Ballroom community mourns St. Paul dancer killed by Green Line crash

Friends and colleagues remember Nicholas Westlake, 29, a high-ranking national competitor on the ballroom dance scene.

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Frampton apologizes for meltdown that halted Treasure Island rock concert

"Things beyond my control changed," the British rocker explained on Twitter.

Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'

When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known.

Where's the beef? Innovative St. Paul vegan restaurant does a spot-on Big Mac

J. Selby's vegan McDonald's knockoff is the restaurant's biggest seller.

Beer Choir combines love of suds and singing: 'Zero talent is required'

In the words of the official theme song: "The Beer Choir is the choir that sings while drinking beer."

Barcelona is a city for the ages

Barcelona continues to rise in popularity, due to sunny skies, great eats and heady architecture.

Lileks: The key to happiness? Not losing your keys

From their kitchen to yours: Minnesota cottage food producers cook for cash

The updated cottage food law helps Minnesota home cooks turn their specialties into revenue streams.

As arts funding shifts, Twin Cities groups get creative to woo sponsors

As funding shifts, companies' marketing dollars are increasingly important to art institutions' bottom lines.

Rosenblum: Minnesota grandparents feel love after travel ban revised

Nana is there to help.

The case is a reminder that grandparents are essential to a growing number of families.

TV picks for July 25: David Letterman, 'Summer of Love,' Andrew Zimmern

Ask Amy: Woman's visits to elderly give neighbor the creeps

Hax: Former friend has become a ghost

C.J.: Director Tom Simes has faith in 'Because of Grácia,' starring Minnesota's Chris Massoglia

Massoglia plays an insecure high school senior dedicated to not calling attention to himself who gets drawn out by a new student played by Moriah Peters of "American Idol."


C.J.: Director Tom Simes has faith in 'Because of Grácia,' starring Minnesota's Chris Massoglia
C.J.

Massoglia plays an insecure high school senior dedicated to not calling attention to himself who gets drawn out by a new student played by Moriah Peters of "American Idol."

Ballroom community mourns St. Paul dancer killed by Green Line crash
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Friends and colleagues remember Nicholas Westlake, 29, a high-ranking national competitor on the ballroom dance scene.


Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant opens to big crowds in IDS Center

New North Loop bar now open with 200 whiskeys, 'Road House'-inspired name
Portillo's reveals some juicy details about its future Maple Grove location
Buffalo Wild Wings' new small-format store debuts today in Edina

Toni Johnson with stacks of Pyrex mixing bowls and casseroles sold at her shop, Turquoise Vintage.

Minneapolis' Minnehaha Mile is a shopping destination with a vintage vibe

Childhood home in Medina gets a 'modern mountain' update
See the winners in this year's Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens contest
Bird names do splits, and mergers

Justin Bieber cancels U.S. Bank Stadium show and other summer dates

Frampton apologizes for meltdown that halted Treasure Island rock concert
Bon Iver gambles 'A Million' to top off an otherwise lively Rock the Garden
Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

Britain's Prince William, center, and Britain's Prince Harry, right, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year. (Philippe Huguen/Pool Photo via AP)

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery
'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery cited for loaded gun at airport
C.J.: Director Tom Simes has faith in 'Because of Grácia,' starring Minnesota's Chris Massoglia

Cornered British troops on the beach at Dunkirk, France, await evacuation across the English Channel in “Dunkirk.”

Director Christopher Nolan turns defeat at 'Dunkirk' into a cinematic triumph

'Girls Trip' knows the route to rowdy fun
Casey Affleck's 'A Ghost Story' is a haunting tale of love and loss
'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

Red Lake Police Department Public Safety Director William Brunelle, shown in 2015 when the indictment of a multi-state heroin trafficking conspiracy was announced.

Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic

Baby deliveries to end at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul
Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2
Why we get brain freeze when eating ice cream — and tips for avoiding it

Cody Miller of Golden Valley came up with his Funny Bunny Organics as a way to get his triplets to eat more vegetables by putting them in jam.

From their kitchen to yours: Minnesota cottage food producers cook for cash

Why pizza farms are a summer sensation – and 5 you must try near Twin Cities
Dress up corn on the cob with Mexican style
Buffalo Wild Wings' new small-format store debuts today in Edina

Mari Anderson looks at jewelry handmade in Haiti sold by Jesse Farley (left) from Gathered Goods Co. during the Crafts & Drafts Summer Craft Fair.

Why craft markets are proliferating at Twin Cities breweries and taprooms

That's different: Minnesota's passive-aggressiveness inspires hit T-shirt
Scene + Heard: Gala Garden Party at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Air Force pilot shot down in Vietnam buried in Montana

Michelle Dockery from "Downton Abbey" would make a great Sherlock Holmes.

Now that there's a female 'Dr. Who,' here are 8 more heroes women should play

Paul Douglas is back on Twin Cities airwaves as WCCO radio host
Home video: 'Ghost in the Shell' deserves a second look
TV picks for July 26: 'Last Chance U,' Alfred Hitchcock, 'Signed'

This photo taken Jan. 13, 2010, shows Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia church, an unfinished Barcelona landmark in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is a city for the ages

Walking among the bluebirds of Northfield
Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities
The Good Life: 'Famous' Minnesotans share their favorite travel destinations

Yo-Yo Ma performed with the Minnesota Orchestra in June, with sponsorship from Ameriprise Financial.

As arts funding shifts, Twin Cities groups get creative to woo sponsors

Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul
Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park
You can get art, with no buyer's remorse, at Minneapolis Art Lending Library

A model of a wooly mammoth at the Mammoth Museum in Siberia.

Review: 'Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures,' by Ben Mezrich

REVIEWS: 'Girl on the Leeside,' by Kathleen Anne Kenney, and 'The Road to Jonestown,' by Jeff Guinn
Review: 'Jane Austen at Home,' by Lucy Worsley, follows trail of nearly homeless author
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Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

She said she was using the album cover as a fan when the cameraman put her image on the big screens, much to the rocker's dismay.


The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Pharoah Sanders, the Claudettes at Vieux Carré

Saxophone superstar Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders helped John Coltrane blow the house down in the late ’60s, then released a string of discs on the Impulse…


TV picks for July 26: 'Last Chance U,' Alfred Hitchcock, 'Signed'

Second half Anyone who watched the first season of “Last Chance U” probably got a bad vibe from East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy…


Luxury lounge, day spa, bubbly: How to pamper yourself at MSP Airport

If traveling stresses you out, you're not alone — and there is help. MSP offers many possible antidotes.


A golf range? Furniture shopping? Fun ways to pass the time at MSP

Time on your hands? Here are some great ways to pass the time. at MSP.