Columnist/Reporter | Media

Neal Justin covers the entertainment world, primarily TV and radio. He also reviews stand-up comedy. Justin is the founder of JCamp, a non-profit program for high-school journalists, and works on many fronts to further diversity in newsrooms.

Justin is currently president of UNITY, co-chair of the Star Tribune News Guild and teaches at Minnesota State University. He is a former governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Minnesota chapter president for AAJA.


Why 'Cheers' is the perfect show to binge during the Big Lockdown

When making your way in the world today takes everything you've got, head to "Cheers."


Five things our TV critic is watching this week

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Minneapolis comics find a way to laugh while it hurts

Despite their own anxiety, comedians make jokes to put others at ease.


Octavia Spencer gives a hair-raising performance as cosmetics icon Madam C.J. Walker

Octavia Spencer is all business in a new miniseries.


Winona Ryder opens up on her secret life in Minnesota

At the height of her career, the actress moved to the Twin Cities to find solace. Then reality bit.


Critics offer suggestions for entertainment when you have to stay home

Stuck in the house? Here are some shows to binge and movies to take your mind elsewhere.


Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington blaze new trails on 'Little Fires Everywhere'

The award-winning powerhouse continues to blaze new trails on both sides of the camera.


Judy Gold looks back at an underappreciated life in comedy as she preps for Mall of America show

Comedian Judy Gold loves television. Why doesn't it love her back?


For real-life parks and recreation, Nick Offerman heads to Minnesota

Actor has made yearly fishing trips to northern Minnesota since his childhood in suburban Chicago.


Documentary 'Hillary' sets out to prove the polarizing political figure is likable enough

A new documentary sets out to humanize the almost-president.