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Meet the Minnesotan who helped launch the careers of Lewis Black and other comedy stars

Dan Schlissel, surrounded by the members of the band The Drug Budget and comedian/band member Robert Fones, at the Triple Rock.

Dan Schlissel makes edgy new comedy the old-fashioned way. He's the owner of Stand Up Records, one of the country's premier indie comedy labels.

Alton Brown, showman of food TV, pulls back the curtain on his private life

Alton Brown at his compound that serves as his studio, kitchen workshop and man cave in Marietta, Ga.

He is a private, politically conservative Southerner who sometimes carries a Bible and a firearm. And he is probably much smarter than you.

Twin Cities-based actor is having a Glamour moment

Sun Mee Chomet

Sun Mee Chomet, who is in 'The Last Firefly' that premieres at the Children's Theatre Friday, is featured in photos and video in the style magazine

Kindergarten is off to a rocky start – what's a parent to do?

I'm trying to keep my cool while respecting my kindergartner's emotions. But what if the situation doesn't improve?

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Why is Minneapolis a top 10 place to live for millennials? Two words: Office snacks

An abundance of office snacks and good salaries make it a great time to be a millennial worker in Minneapolis.

TV viewers worldwide will have their eyes on Minnesota as Ryder Cup tees off

This weekend's Ryder Cup will be the year's most-watched sports event in the U.S.

Six more potential heirs file challenges in Prince estate case

The challenges will likely make the complex work of determining Prince's heirs even more complicated and lengthy.

Missing mist? How to help your kids handle the flu shot

Parents are scrambling to deal with children's fear of shots now that doctors say to avoid the nasal spray.

Lester Holt keeps cool in hot-tempered Clinton-Trump debate

The NBC anchor was a largely benevolent sheriff in high-profile political showdown.

Brazilian dance company shimmies its way back to Northrop

Minneapolis' most fashionable turn out for Envision fashion show

Runway looks were hit-and-miss at the 10th annual Envision Minneapolis fashion show. But the people-watching? Not to be missed.

In new memoir, Springsteen recalls dancing with Courteney Cox in St. Paul

He thought Courteney Cox was just a fan in the audience chosen for the video of "Dancing in the Dark."

Lost your dog? These Minnesota volunteers go high-tech to find Fido

A well-organized group of Minnesota dog lovers uses technology to find lost pets.

Grandma takes on gun violence in Heart of the Beast's poetic 'Queen'

REVIEW: Puppetry and poetry amplify the heartache in Heart of the Beast's "Queen."

Ask Amy: Woman upsets household by finally moving out

Hax: Grandma is grumpy in shared household

5 Minneapolis distilleries offer cocktails with local flavor

Five distilleries with cocktail rooms offer local flavor in a glass.


Twin Cities-based actor is having a Glamour moment
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Sun Mee Chomet, who is in 'The Last Firefly' that premieres at the Children's Theatre Friday, is featured in photos and video in the style magazine

In new memoir, Springsteen recalls dancing with Courteney Cox in St. Paul
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He thought Courteney Cox was just a fan in the audience chosen for the video of "Dancing in the Dark."


Local cider maker returns for Minneapolis dinner

Eight years ago, Minneapolis native Eric Jorgensen took up a new hobby of making hard apple cider with some friends on a farm in Washington.…


Get baking: It's time for the annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest

Enter your recipe in our annual holiday cookie contest.


Style calendar

Ladies, your feet don't have to hurt to look good. Pumpz in the Galleria in Edina is hosting a trunk show from 5-8 p.m. Fri.…


TV picks for Sept. 29: 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Do the Right Thing,' 'Mighty Magiswords'

Sword playTired of chasing fortune on Pokémon Go? Search for swords alongside siblings Prohyas and Vambre, the heavily caffeinated siblings in the animation series


Uber driver asks for unique tip: A slice of riders' 'wisdom'

Passengers are handed a journal and asked to write something that's meaningful to them.


US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo

The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.


TV picks for Sept. 28: 'Big Brother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Code Black'

Not-so-smooth criminal It’s impossible to match the grim drama depicted on “Criminal Minds,” but producers seem to be making their best effort. They fired…


Nick Jonas & Co. behave like animals in frat drama 'Goat'

Movie review: The horrors of fraternity hazing resonate in "Goat."


The word of the week: Aggrupation

Definition: A group or organization. Sample usage: “I joined an aggrupation that shares my fascination with our occupation.” Popularity: Why you’d use…


Ask Amy: Daughter wants to shut down parental insults

Dear Amy: When I was growing up, my father called me terrible names, almost always centered on insulting my intelligence (“stupid,” a “nitwit,” etc.).…


Marilyn Carlson Nelson named chair-elect of Minnesota Orchestra board

The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.


Minnesota's divorced dads' group celebrates growth

When Bruce Smith faced divorce in 2006, he didn't know where to turn. Like many men, he found it difficult to admit that he needed…


How the Oxford English Dictionary decides which words to add

Why words like "squee," "moobs" and "YOLO" end up in the dictionary.


Minnesota Opera's 'Romeo and Juliet' is first-rate production of second-rate opera

Review: Minnesota Opera's production is eye-filling and smart, with some seriously gutsy singing.


How chronic fatigue syndrome resembles hibernation

Study may be "game-changer" in treating debilitating condition.


What Marvel's canceling of 'Nighthawk' means for superheroes of color

What do we want from comic books’ superheroes of color? That’s a question I asked myself after Marvel canceled “Nighthawk,” a dark and gritty Chicago-based…


Review: 'All That Man Is,' by David Szalay

FICTION: Man Booker Prize-shortlisted tales focus on European contemporary life.


TV picks for Sept. 27: 'Drunk History,' 'Aftermath,' 'Frontline'

The grown-up perspectiveIt's easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles drowning out policy talk in this political season, but if anyone can…


Prince's family announces after-parties tied to Xcel tribute concert

Three night-time Minneapolis parties will feature a DJ, G Sharp on vocals and guests including Andre Cymone and Judith Hill.


'Ragtime' gives heart to a powerful American parable

Review: The old story turns on current issues like wealth, racial division and immigration.