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Neil Gaiman offers Norse tales as bracing as the north wind

Genre-bending fantasy writer Neil Gaiman’s latest book is “Norse Mythology.”

NONFICTION: Neil Gaiman's retelling of old myths is surprisingly gripping and suspenseful.

Black Bride editor: Diversity still a challenge in bridal business

Mary Chatman, editor of Black Bride magazine.

Black Bride editor Mary Chatman is coming to the Twin Cities to lead a discussion about inclusiveness.

Mystic Lake revives its amphitheater with Santana

Carlos Santana

Guthrie delivers historical gut punch with Jackie Sibblies Drury's 'Proud to Present'

Nika Ezell Pappas, Lamar Jefferson and Sam Bardwell in the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Proud to Present.”

"Proud to Present" holds a mirror to our troubled past.

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Best and worst dressed on the Oscars red carpet

'Moonlight' wins best picture after first given to 'La La Land'

The best picture award was mistakenly given to "La La Land," then to the real winner, "Moonlight."

LILEKS: And the Oscar for the trailer that gives away the whole plot goes to . . .

Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates

It's supposed to be the ultimate accolade for concerts and theater productions. Why, then, do Minnesotans hop to their feet for almost every show?

New CMT series 'Sun Records' is rocking in Memphis

This CMT miniseries is an entertaining ride through a pivotal moment in the birth of rock 'n' roll.

The Monday Briefing: Getting a jump on summer

What helps Minnesota seniors age in place? U researcher has some clues

Researcher finds it's the little things — like benches and safe crosswalks — that make life better for aging Minnesotans.

TV picks for Feb. 27; 'Taken,' 'When We Rise,' 'The Obama Years: The Power of Words'

The week's best Twin Cities classical concerts: A baroque master, a feminist take on 'Hansel and Gretel'

Contempo troupe's 'Balacobaco' is tribute to Rio, warmth, life

A fusion of influences is behind the buoyant movement in this show.

Ask Amy: Should she tell 'Mr. OK' about long-ago abortion?

Hax: His fiancée is as petty as a (poor) picture

News of the Weird: The man with the golden mop


Guthrie delivers historical gut punch with Jackie Sibblies Drury's 'Proud to Present'

"Proud to Present" holds a mirror to our troubled past.

Will Oscar envelope boo boo overshadow 'Moonlight' win?
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Huge error in presenting best picture may overshadow grand achievement.


Fra' Mani Fried Bologna ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com Friday February 17, 2017 Punch Bowl Social, a new Denver-based eatertainery chain, has landed at the Shops at West End in St. Louis park, with a Southern diner-inspired menu. Restaurant review. Please arrive before the lunch rush and shoot food: Pimiento cheese, black eyed pea hummus, knockoff burger, bologna sandwich, chicken and waffles, chips and dip. From bar: shrub and punch.

St. Louis Park's Punch Bowl Social is 'adult's Chuck E. Cheese's' with better food

You'll flip for these 4 Twin Cities pancake spots
After quick rebrand, Bearcat on Loring Park abruptly closes
Burger Friday: Zelo in downtown Mpls. reopens with new look, equally stunning cheeseburger

Cody and Ashleigh Bartz recently appeared on “Tiny House Nation.”

What it's really like to live in 330-square-foot house

Minnetonka designer knows how to add personality to a rental
Why we love to hate McMansions — but still buy them
Frank Lloyd Wright house in St. Louis Park can be yours for $1.39M

Mike Olander, front with drumsticks, and the Jack Brass Band. Frame Forward Photography

Jack Brass Band is blowing up Mardi Gras in Minnesota

Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates
Twin Cities concerts of the week: John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett at the State, Destiny Roberts at the Southern
Mystic Lake revives its amphitheater with Santana

The "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscars paid tribute to costume designer and four-time nominee Janet Patterson, but used a photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman, who is still alive.

Another Oscar mix up: 'In Memoriam' showed still-living producer

Clooney uses Cesar award to warn about hate in age of Trump
Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars
7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Allison Williams, left, and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." (Justin Lubin/Universal Pictures via AP)

Exquisitely crafted 'Get Out' reshapes the horror drama

Who will take home 2017 Oscars gold? Our critic predicts the winners
True-story romance 'A United Kingdom' can't quite pull everything together
'Moonlight' wins best picture after first given to 'La La Land'

New guidelines say that doctors should avoid prescribing opioid painkillers for relief of back pain and suggested that before patients try anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants, they should try alternative therapies like exercise, acupuncture, massage therapy or yoga.

Lower back ache? Be active and wait it out, new guidelines say

Can a mouse meditate? Why these researchers want to find out
HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes
OMG, I don't understand my EOB

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Cumin: The spice that warms global diners

St. Louis Park's Punch Bowl Social is 'adult's Chuck E. Cheese's' with better food
Burger Friday: Zelo in downtown Mpls. reopens with new look, equally stunning cheeseburger
After quick rebrand, Bearcat on Loring Park abruptly closes

In November, Halima Aden wore a burkini while competing in the preliminary bathing suit round of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. She walked in Kanye West's show Wednesday for New York Fashion Week.

Somali-American who wore hijab at Minn. pageant now a hit at NY Fashion Week

Finding love the Minnesotan way: Afton Alps hosting chairlift speed dating event
Scene + Heard: Big Climb Mpls. takes over Capella Tower
Black Bride editor: Diversity still a challenge in bridal business

Kevin Fonteyne as Johnny Cash, Kerry Holiday at Ike Turner, Drake Milligan as Elvis, Dustin Ingram as Carl Perkins and Christian Lees as Jerry Lee Lewis in CMT's "Sun Records."

New CMT series 'Sun Records' is rocking in Memphis

Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'
Pete Holmes' new comedy 'crashes' the cutthroat world of open-mic comedy
7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

At Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia, each suite has a view of the Pitons.

The suite life of St. Lucia's Jade Mountain

Going with the flow on a Danube River cruise
Delta's boarding music almost rocks
For first time, United to offer flights out of Rochester

Did you love the show, or do you just want to get your coat on and head to the door?

Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis
With role in 'The King and I,' a mixed-race actress tries to finds her way
Guthrie delivers historical gut punch with Jackie Sibblies Drury's 'Proud to Present'

Wildfires leave their mark on the Greek village of Limni. Associated Press

Review: 'A Separation,' by Katie Kitamura

Review: 'The Enigma of the Owl,' by Mike Unwin and David Tipling
Review: 'The Schooldays of Jesus,' by J.M. Coetzee
Neil Gaiman offers Norse tales as bracing as the north wind

Feb. 28: Mike Birbiglia, Sidney Poitier, 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Stand-up guy Mike Birbiglia has always been as much of a performance artist as a stand-up comic, which is probably why he made a smooth…


Does new Wolverine movie, 'Logan,' reflect the comic books?

"Logan," premiering Friday, is set in 2029, but not in a fabulous, high-tech future. Instead, the movie begins in a shabby area on the U.S.-Mexican…


REVIEWS: 'The Swamp Fox,' by John Oller, and 'Shadows of Paris,' by Eric D. Lehman

The Swamp Fox
By John Oller. (DaCapo Press, 368 pages, $26.99.)  South Carolinian Francis Marion (1732-95) has been called the “George Washington of the…


Watch 'Moonlight' win best picture after 'La La Land ' mix up

"La La Land" was briefly announced as the Academy Awards best picture before the vote tabulators corrected the mistake and announced that the winner was "Moonlight."


Hollywood sidesteps politics at the Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel and many of the stars in attendance seemed to sense that America needs a breather from politics.