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What will Olga Viso's legacy be? Her final year at the Walker was telling

Walker Art Center director Olga Viso was photographed next to Liz Larner's "X" sculpture.

Her decade as director culminated in a momentous way, with shows on Cunningham and Cuba, the Sculpture Garden reopening — and "Scaffold," of course.

Ticket prices becoming moving target at some Twin Cities theaters

One of the season’s hottest tickets is “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Children’s Theatre, with Reed Sigmund, left, and Natalie Tran.

Dynamic pricing, which springs from the law of supply and demand is spreading to Minnesota entertainment venues.

Denzel Washington like you've never seen him before

Denzel Washington

Drama thrusts the veteran actor into a role and a movie unlike any of his others.

In praise of the lowly cranberry, a manifesto for change

How well do you know the significance of one of our native fruits?

Eat & drink insider

'A Christmas Story Live' leads our list of the best holiday TV

A guide to the best of the holiday season on the small screen.

Take a closer look at remade Nicollet Mall in Mpls.

After $50 million and 28 disruptive months of construction, the barriers have finally come down on Nicollet Mall, marking its third remake in a half-century.

Even if you start working out in your 70s, you'll benefit from pushups and planks

It's never to late to start exercise, with benefits that include preventing osteoporosis and muscle loss, as well as improved blood pressure.

Despite clever premise, 'The Star' fails to consistently shine

Animated telling of the Christmas story from animals' perspective is sincere but silly.

KFAN's Chris Hawkey opens up about depression

Radio star Chris Hawkey on his lifelong struggles with depression: "I'm a broken individual just like so many other people out there."

Eaux Claires fest changes dates again, now opposite Basilica party in 2018

Justin Vernon's hometown camp-out put advance tickets on sale for its July 6-7 run, but the lineup is still TBA.

Tickets for Jimmy Fallon in Mpls. after Super Bowl available Dec. 22

Tickets won't be available until Dec. 22.

Dealing with merge-challenged Minnesota drivers

C.J.: Kim Insley has shed no tears since being dropped after 24 years by KARE 11

Kim Insley

Macalester grad comes up short in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions

Austin Rogers finishes third in two-day finals.

Ask Amy: A tough diagnosis brings on unexpected generosity

Hax: Wife gives sisters the sounds of silence

From Prince to Sinclair Lewis, Minnesotans in the American Writers Museum


C.J.: Kim Insley has shed no tears since being dropped after 24 years by KARE 11
C.J.

“Mornings were such a fun day part,” said Kim Insley, the former KARE 11 “Sunrise” anchor who was dropped by the station in…

Macalester grad comes up short in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions
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Austin Rogers finishes third in two-day finals.


New food at Surly Brewing.

Surly Brewing rolls out new food menu for its massive beer hall

Look what's open: St. Paul's first Spyhouse Coffee
Bad Waitress relaunches northeast Minneapolis location with new chef, menu and cocktails
3 Twin Cities spots that do Thanksgiving cooking for you

A new charcoal Venetian plaster fireplace surround, honed granite hearth and warm maple floors refreshed the dated 1980s interiors.

A tired '80s tract home in Bloomington gets a stylish refresh

$2.25M penthouse condo offers skyscraper views in heart of downtown Mpls.
Cramped, dark kitchen in Kenwood is transformed into 'heart of the home'
Winner of 'Beautiful Gardens' contest shares secrets of her 'Wow!' gardens on Summit Avenue

Shredders came together on a playful whim with Doomtree members (left to right) Sims, Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak and P.O.S.

Pared-down Doomtree group debuts new album ahead of St. Paul concert

Eaux Claires fest changes dates again, now opposite Basilica party in 2018
Twin Cities concerts of the week: St. Vincent, Halsey, Liam Gallagher, Black Violin
Taylor Swift risks on her new "Reputation"

On "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken was a focus of the Weekend Update segment.

'SNL Weekend Update' tears into alum Franken over sexual misconduct incidents

Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with multiple organ failure
An 'Incredibles' sequel is coming 14 years after the original
Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington like you've never seen him before

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson make this a 'Wonder' to behold
'Justice League' is strictly minor league
Mini-reviews of 'Novitiate' and 'The Divine Order'

Technicians lifted a sheet of human skin cells at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena in Italy.

9-year-old with rare disease now has genetically engineered skin over most of his body

Suicide risk is hard to measure, but a brain's reaction to certain words may offer clues
Even if you start working out in your 70s, you'll benefit from pushups and planks
Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

A roasted Japanese sweet potato from chef Ann Kim, owner of Young Joni.

Three Twin Cities chefs offer favorite recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes

In praise of the lowly cranberry, a manifesto for change
Choose your Thanksgiving wines with help of an expert
Look what's open: St. Paul's first Spyhouse Coffee

Jim Seas and Trisha Schirmers.

Scene + Heard: Bingo A-GoGo

Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria's Secret China show
Saint Joseph's Avery Marz finally back 3 years after stroke
Barber for the homeless surprised with own shop

A live version of “A Christmas Story” will be presented on Fox on Dec. 17, and the movie, starring Peter Billingsley, will run continuously on TBS Dec. 24-25.

'A Christmas Story Live' leads our list of the best holiday TV

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minn. mom who donated kidney to save her son
'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis
'SNL Weekend Update' tears into alum Franken over sexual misconduct incidents

Want a cheaper alternative to the Amalfi Coast or the French Riviera? The swimming pool at the Brown Beach House Hotel in Trogir, Croatia, makes a case for the Adriatic Coast.

Croatia, where Game of Thrones is filmed and culture runs deep

The American Writers Museum highlights writers from William Faulkner to Harriet Beecher Stowe
What you need to know when renting a car abroad
Best holiday gifts for travelers

Walker Art Center director Olga Viso was photographed next to Liz Larner's "X" sculpture.

What will Olga Viso's legacy be? Her final year at the Walker was telling

Meet the Pictureman, whose goal was to show 'the best of black life' in Minnesota
'Sister Act' has a rapturous second coming at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Ticket prices becoming moving target at some Twin Cities theaters

In case of a flood, or a fire, Kevin Fenton would save these two books.

BOOKMARK: Readers have a hard time choosing which books to save

REVIEW: 'Prairie Fires, the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,' by Caroline Fraser
REVIEW: 'The Story of Arthur Truluv,' by Elizabeth Berg
REVIEW: 'Seven Days of Us,' by Francesca Hornak

TV picks for Nov. 19-23: 'The Problem With Apu,' 'Godless,' 'Anne of Green Gables'

Back in the saddle Those still holding out for a “Deadwood” reunion should be placated by “Godless,” a new western from “Out of Sight” team…


This week's video releases

Nonsensical mayhem The coarse, violent action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (rated R) gives its first-rate lead actors Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds cardboard-thin…


SHELFTALKERS: Booksellers recommend books

“The Tragedy of Arthur,” by Arthur Phillips. A play-in-a-novel, with a long, rambling, insane, tragic, hilarious, moving and meditative “introduction” to said play. Totally meta…


Croatia, where Game of Thrones is filmed and culture runs deep

Cultural riches, sandy beaches, "Game of Thrones" sites: It's no wonder trendsetters are hitting Croatia's Adriatic coast.


Best of the Week: 'Hip Hop Nutcracker,' Liam Gallagher, Noname, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

Cross over “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” was such a hit at the Ordway the past two years that it has graduated to a bigger space,…