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Packed with charm, 'Logan Lucky' pulls off the perfect heist

Daniel Craig gets a rare chance to be funny as an explosives expert in "Logan Lucky."

REVIEW: "Logan Lucky" is the rare popcorn movie that stimulates the brain instead of shutting it down.

Beck's sold-out Palace show suggests nostalgia is where it's at

Beck performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul before a sold out audience on 8/17/17.

The '90s alterna-hero largely looked back in his first Twin Cities show in nine years.

Hewing Hotel finally opening coveted rooftop bar to public – for 1 day a week

The showy patio and lounge will now welcome the neighborhood on Tuesdays and feature cocktails by Tattersall Distilling.

Where are there more great pizza farms near the Twin Cities?

Want to find even more great pizza farms near the Twin Cities? Restaurant critic Rick Nelson offers his picks as he answers readers' questions.

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Ikea shows how to turn its rug into a 'Game of Thrones' cape, just as HBO does

Winter is coming and the Nordic superstore wants "Game of Thrones" fans to have their own Jon Snow cape.

Seven Steakhouse gets a makeover thanks to acclaimed Minneapolis chef

Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen and the former Saffron has revamped the massive restaurant's menu and look.

Meet Minnesota's latest 'Project Runway' star, a pioneer of 'Lolita' fashion

Fashion designer Samantha Rei is inspired by storybooks and pop culture.

'Hitman's Bodyguard' offers a lethal mix of comedy and carnage

REVIEW: Reynolds and Jackson are wasted — along with 100 cars — in the silly "Hitman's Bodyguard."

Documentary 'Whose Streets?' is a powerful portrait of conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

REVIEW: Using cellphone footage and personal interviews, "Whose Streets?" shows the conflict via the people who lived it.

Comedian Kate Quigley offers course on 'adult education' at Mall of America

The comic finds way to talk about sex without being filthy during stint at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy.

Twin Cities music notes: Newcomer Lena Elizabeth shines, kids-music hero Justin Roberts celebrates

Lena Elizabeth celebrates the release of "The Line" at Icehouse on Wednesday.

The Minneapolis singer backed up her songs with help from a big uke.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre presents a one-man play about the Mideast conflict

Minneapolis Institute of Art presents 3 artists in 'I Am Somali'

Ex-etiquette: Custody battle over dogs

Hax: When 'no' is not an accepted answer

Ask Amy: DNA testing reveals family secret

New album review: Kesha bounces back from hell


Twin Cities music notes: Newcomer Lena Elizabeth shines, kids-music hero Justin Roberts celebrates
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The Minneapolis singer backed up her songs with help from a big uke.

Rosenblum: Hitchhikers follow adventure and belief in human kindness
Gail Rosenblum

When was the last time you saw a hitchhiker in the United States? What might push us out of our cars again, to hitch a ride?


Hewing Hotel finally opening coveted rooftop bar to public – for 1 day a week

Where are there more great pizza farms near the Twin Cities?
Seven Steakhouse gets a makeover thanks to acclaimed Minneapolis chef
6 Twin Cities chefs dish on their favorite State Fair foods

The home’s design was inspired by rustic mountain lodges in Colorado.

$3.65M home on St. Croix River is all about the view

Salon owner Kemp moves from mansion to Golden Valley midcentury modern
Call of the wild: Look to nature for garden guidance
Your field guide just went out of date, in a minor way

Khalid has become one of the most promising young R&B singers of pop music’s social-media-ruled era thanks to his hit “Location.”

Khalid talks cellphone romance, Lorde and Minnesota's Spooky Black

Beck's sold-out Palace show suggests nostalgia is where it's at
Twin Cities music notes: Newcomer Lena Elizabeth shines, kids-music hero Justin Roberts celebrates
Twin Cities concerts of the week: Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, Lady Gaga

Jeff Dubay

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

Tom Cruise's injury shuts down 'Mission: Impossible 6' filming for up to 8 weeks
Daniel Craig confirms that he's returning as James Bond: 'Couldn't be happier'
DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

Daniel Craig gets a rare chance to be funny as an explosives expert in "Logan Lucky."

Packed with charm, 'Logan Lucky' pulls off the perfect heist

'Hitman's Bodyguard' offers a lethal mix of comedy and carnage
Documentary 'Whose Streets?' is a powerful portrait of conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
Home video: 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' is so spaced out

David and Elizabeth Weinlick are renewing their vows 19 years after they were introduced and married at the Mall of America after David publicly recruited a bride and relied on his friends to choose from the candidates.

19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

How parents of young athletes can champion safety in sports
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Veggies can make a great quick bread.

Got beets? Got zucchini? Then you have the secrets to tasty quick breads

Slow cook that chili for a cool meal
Many fruits are great for grilling
6 Twin Cities chefs dish on their favorite State Fair foods

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

Meet Minnesota's latest 'Project Runway' star, a pioneer of 'Lolita' fashion

Pantone creates 'Purple Rain' hue to honor Prince
Scene + Heard: Polo en Blanc
Top Native American stylemaker's home base: A tiny N.D. town, pop. 29

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

Meet Minnesota's latest 'Project Runway' star, a pioneer of 'Lolita' fashion

Ikea shows how to turn its rug into a 'Game of Thrones' cape, just as HBO does
Lessons learned, love returned: Minnesota sportscaster Joe Boyle dies
The true-life soap opera tale of a Minnesota actor on 'Days of Our Lives'

A temple on top of Black Virgin Mountain, in Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam.

In Vietnam, a Minnesotan discovers his mother's country for the first time

Sun Country offers round-trip flight to Nebraska for rare solar eclipse viewing
Ex-Mpls. chef Marcus Samuelsson brings Harlem fried chicken to London
Enjoy nature steps from urban Vancouver

A pile of broken concrete was all that remained of "The Scaffold" sculpture at the Walker Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. "Spoonbridge and Cherry" is in the background.

Following Walker's 'Scaffold' controversy, artist Sam Durant wins $25,000 prize

Twin Cities sketch-comedy king steps out from the shadows
Minneapolis' landmark Jesus mural is crumbling — can it be saved?
Minneapolis Institute of Art presents 3 artists in 'I Am Somali'

Bao Phi says his new poetry book,"Thousand Star Hotel" is much more personal.

Star poet Bao Phi on racism, writing and why he chooses to stay in Minneapolis

Review: 'The Mountain,' by Paul Yoon
Review: 'The Day Will Pass Away: The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936,' by Ivan Chistyakov
Bookstores recommend books: Magers & Quinn on 'We Cross a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria'

Enjoy nature steps from urban Vancouver

Whale-watching and hikes meet urban appeal during a family trip to British Columbia.


Bookstores recommend books: Magers & Quinn on 'We Cross a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria'


Big names add up to a net gain for Netflix

ABC showrunner Shonda Rhimes isn't the only star whom streaming giant Netflix has lured to create original programming with few strings attached.


Is it rude to ask what you can bring to dinner?

Some hosts have meal planned and don't know how to reply.


Audiobooks offer thrills from 14th-century Norway to today

"Kristin Lavransdatter," by Sigrid Undset, translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally. (Audible Studios. Unabridged, 45 hours.)This all-absorbing masterpiece by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset…