Designer-Features

Dickison lives in south Minneapolis with her husband, former Star Tribune theater critic Graydon Royce. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Dickison has a small side business designing and sewing children's clothes, which she sells at local craft shows. Her other hobbies include reading, singing, movies, biking and hiking.


Review: 'The Book Haters' Book Club,' by Gretchen Anthony

FICTION: A beloved bookstore in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood is threatened for redevelopment. Chaos, hijinks and resistance ensue.


Review: 'Home or Away,' by Kathleen West

FICTION: A return to the State of Hockey doesn't go as swimmingly as this mom had hoped in West's new novel.


Review: 'Wish You Were Here,' by Jodi Picoult

Alone and out of touch on the Galapagos during the COVID-19 lockdown, a young woman reconsiders her life.


Review: 'The Devil May Dance,' by Jake Tapper

The Devil May DanceBy Jake Tapper. (Little, Brown, 337 pages, $28.)The first two words of this book are "Frank" and "Sinatra" — a loud hint…


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From the dark fantasy "Shadow and Bone" to the return of Aziz Ansari, here's what we're tuning into.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From Amazon's new horror anthology to a "Bad Trip" on Netflix, here's what we're tuning into.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From Marvel's new series to dinner with Andrew Zimmern, here's what we're tuning into right now.


Review: 'Are We There Yet?' by Kathleen West

FICTION: The Minneapolis author offers more tales of parent-child relationships gone wrong.


Tonight is Oscar night: Our predictions of who should win, and who will win

"Joker" led the pack with 11 nominations. Here are our picks for Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress.


Review: 'Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes,' by Kathleen West

FICTION: A Minnesota-set high school farce highlights textbook bad behavior.