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Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


Review: Messy, vibrant 'Vietgone' at the Guthrie is a love story that raps

The Guthrie's season opener is a comedy-drama inspired by creator Qui Nguyen's parents' path to the U.S.


Review: Lack of thrills in pokey 'Don't Worry Darling' is worrisome

The would-be chiller tackles the not-very-bold theme that conformity is problematic.


Why 'Merrily We Roll Along,' 'Memento' and others tell stories backward

Reverse timelines offer a fresh perspective in plays, movies and books.


What we're watching: 'Meet Cute' gives Kaley Cuoco's comedic skills another chance to take flight

Sheila (Kaley Cuoco) happily submits to participating in a version of "Groundhog Day," reliving the same day over and over so she can perfect a date with nice guy Gary (Pete Davidson).


Can 'Once Upon a Mattress' lead make audiences forget Carol Burnett?

The "silly" fairy tale musical opens Friday at Old Log Theatre.


Edina Theatre returns with nearly $2 million in improvements mixed with the familiar

The movie house reopens Sept. 30 with a bar, better flow in the lobby, reclining seats and bigger screens.


13 movies you need to check out this fall

Prestige dramas and superheroes are among our most anticipated titles.


Review: 'See How They Run' is a breezy, clever whodunit

Packed with Agatha Christie references, it involves a murder at "The Mousetrap."


What we're watching: 'Atlanta' opens its final season with even stranger things

The gang may be back in Georgia for these last eight episodes, but they're still traveling in another dimension.


Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' hits the head more than the heart

Yellow Tree Theatre pares the classic to just four characters.