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From 'Will & Grace' to 'Dallas': Why TV executives keep rebooting classic shows

They're back: Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace."

Network executives hope to create new hits by rebooting "Will & Grace" and other classic shows.

Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'

Jacqueline Woodson

To fill a "yawning gap" in books about black girlhood, Jacqueline Woodson turned to the Brooklyn of her youth.

Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

Far off the beaten path, on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, Gabriel Keller and son Zach, then age 2, took a beach hike to a lodge on the edge of Corcovado National Park.

On this remote peninsula of Costa Rica, you'll find lazy days, empty beaches and wildlife (scorpions included).

New Standards, Nellie McKay stage musical tribute to 'strange life' of Peggy Lee

Four singers and the New Standards will salute her with a musical biography at the Guthrie.

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New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

Ready to downsize and set the stage for aging in place, a design pro created her own dream home in a 1961 rambler in New Hope.

Christopher Kimball dishes on ethnic food and the work ethic

Christopher Kimball brings food to life on stage Wednesday in a performance at the Cowles Center. But be prepared: The audience participates.

Rosenblum: Death of hockey musical composer calls for renewed vigilance in AIDS fight

The recent death of composer and lyricist Michael Friedman from AIDS-related causes serves as a reminder to remain vigilant in fighting HIV.

Michael Friedman died Sept. 9, just days before "The Abominables" opened at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company.

Lileks: More music in more stores? Hurrah!

Attention, shoppers: Here's some music for you to "enjoy" while you look for produce.

Shopping in silence isn't an option anymore.

Great slide of China is the yin to wall's yang

On the Mutianyu section of China's Great Wall, learn what it's like to zip down one of the seven wonders of the medieval world.

Scene + Heard: Children's Theatre Company fundraiser dances to a disco beat

Disco fever took over the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis for the annual Curtain Call Ball.

In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?

Best of the Week: 'Romeo and Juliet,' Wynton Marsalis, Zakk Sabbath, 'The Abominables,' more

Prince items belonging to Susannah Melvoin and other associates go up for auction

Boston company RR Auction has the coveted Rick James tour pass up for sale along with Melvoin's postcards teasing of a marriage proposal.

Tired of being asked to babysit grandkids and granddogs?

The key is to find balance.

Ask Amy: Sister won't confess affair with ex-husband

Hax: Be gracious, not expedient toward ex

Minnesota contestant on 'Project Runway' gets booted in latest episode

It was "auf wiedersehen" for local designer Samantha Rei.


The biggest Big Year ever -- the entire world
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6,042 bird species in 365 days

Rosenblum: Death of hockey musical composer calls for renewed vigilance in AIDS fight
Gail Rosenblum

Michael Friedman died Sept. 9, just days before "The Abominables" opened at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company.


The gigantic meterbratwurst at Gasthof is exactly what it sounds like — served with two sides. Boot of beer strongly recommended.

3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant

One of Uptown's largest restaurants closing to make way for new Pourhouse
New 'hidden' Japanese whiskey bar opens above Kado No Mise in North Loop
Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

The kitchen was remodeled in Jolynn Johnson's New Hope home as part of a big makeover.

New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

An '80s kitchen in Minnetonka gets a cost-effective makeover — without replacing the cabinets
Model spaces: Here's what caught our eye at the Parade of Homes
The biggest Big Year ever -- the entire world

Peggy Lee

New Standards, Nellie McKay stage musical tribute to 'strange life' of Peggy Lee

Hear the Afghan Whigs and Har Mar Superstar pay tribute to Grant Hart at First Ave
Prince items belonging to Susannah Melvoin and other associates go up for auction
Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola

The renovated Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis has gone from 50 seats to 100.

Trylon remodeling is a really big deal for the Minneapolis repertory movie house

Superb Ben Stiller channels his inner adult in a subtle study of midlife crisis
'Kingsman' sequel turns into a reign of boredom
'Friend Request' doesn't ask you to take it seriously

Stephen Jones, a molecular biology postdoctoral fellow, demonstrated a device created for scientists to more safely edit genes.

Scientists hope machine will make DNA editing safer

Breast cancer screening risks not swaying women, U survey finds
Selena Gomez's battle with lupus not unusual
New product may reduce peanut allergies in infants

Christopher Kimball in the Milk Street kitchen in Boston.

Christopher Kimball dishes on ethnic food and the work ethic

3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant
Making homemade apple strudel calls for some bare-knuckle baking
Spark up a variety of dishes with fennel

Feminine punk: Designer Samantha Rei in her North Loop studio.

Minnesota contestant on 'Project Runway' gets booted in latest episode

Scene + Heard: Children's Theatre Company fundraiser dances to a disco beat
How Crocs made a mighty comeback to be cool again
Counterfeit Yeezys and other hot sneakers gain footing on black market

They're back: Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace."

From 'Will & Grace' to 'Dallas': Why TV executives keep rebooting classic shows

Minnesota contestant on 'Project Runway' gets booted in latest episode
Netflix kids' show producer blames rogue artist for penis drawing: 'A very bad joke'
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident

Piazza del Popolo lies at the northern gates of Rome. It was designed as a grand entrance. This view is from the Pincian Hill, in Villa Borghese.

High on Rome: Walking tours await in Italy's ancient city

Midwest Traveler: Seeing red in Wisconsin cranberry country
Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our favorite vacation spots
Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

Randy Reyes, Paul de Cordova, Jay Eisenberg, Tracey Maloney and Sun Mee Chomet in “[Almost Equal To].”

Pillsbury House Theatre's '[Almost Equal To]' illustrates economic insecurity

New Bockley Gallery show reflects history of American Indians in south Minneapolis
'Disney's Aladdin' at Orpheum is interrupted mid-show by technical issues
'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Mpls. with verve and pizazz

Jacqueline Woodson

Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'

In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?
Review: 'One Long Night,' by Andrea Pitzer
Review: 'Nomadland,' by Jessica Bruder

Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident

Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat's propeller.


A simple scent can fix your travel woes

Fragrance guru Jo Malone has a scent for nearly any travel situation.


Exploring August Wilson's Pittsburgh

Many hubs of black life that Wilson chronicled are gone, but change was something he brilliantly captured in his work.


Does Netherlands hold key to diversity needs in Twin Cities housing?

Twin Cities housing doesn't meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Netherlands may be a model.


Readers recommend books: 'Dublin Murder Squad'

Just found the Dublin Murder Squad mysteries by Tana French. Such vivid characters, exquisite imagery, and at least one murder to solve in each book.…