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A closer look at the video that's becoming synonymous with bro-boom of Uptown reveals a startling revelation.
Miley's Bangerz and Ballet of the Dolls' Fashion: Todd Walker wraps up the last month in parties.
Liz Collin, Amelia Santaniello
A family trip to the Boundary Waters requires guts, endurance, and an escape plan.
by Laura Billings Coleman
Boundary Waters in Minnesota
The Washburn Center for Children holds 10,000 stories of healing in children's lives.
Washburn Center for Children
With slot machines, bingo, poker, blackjack, and pull tabs, Minnesota casinos have some of the best gaming opportunities in the Midwest—but that’s not all they offer.
Poker chips and playing cards
There are more than 250 events at Minneapolis parks this summer. We waded through and found the best picks so you don't have to.
by Isabelle Wattenberg
Minneapolis all-male ensemble Cantus
Local Lit
The story of how Minneapolis photographer Matthew Hodgman donated his skill to help save the crumbling town of Braddock, PA.
Image of the photo essay 15104 about Braddock, PA.
The LA-based musician compares pop music to The Odyssey, discusses writing hits for Adele, and gets misty about homecoming gigs in Mpls.
Dan Wilson
For the first time in 60 years, Minneapolis and St. Paul will be connected once again by rail. This time around, the ride is much nicer.
Green Line Metro Transit
MN-born actor Steven Grant Douglas may not actually be Patrick Swayze but by playing Sam Wheat in 'Ghost: The Musical' he comes darn close.
Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat in Ghost: The Musical
Local Lit
The impact of a star athlete and, you know, people like us? One and the same.
Silent Impact by Joe Schmit
With a governess, an isolated estate, and a battle for children’s souls, you’d think The Turn of the Screw would be more popular.
by Amber Erickson Gabbey
Benjamin Britten in the mid-1960s
The mining towns, moonscapes, and mountains of South Dakota feel like another world—even though they’re right next door.
by Carla Waldemar
South Dakota Badlands
Arts + Entertainment
A new show at the MN History Center has us nostalgic for the Minnesota-made toys of our youth.
Toys made in Minnesota
Museums + Galleries
Large-scale sculptures at the swedish institute are a valentine to Norway.
by Stephanie Xenos
Ian Ward Garlant in front of a piece in Love Norway X
Going deep with the most legendary heavy metal band you've never heard of.
by Jorge Evans
Who needs history and culture? Not The Three Musketeers.
by William Randall Beard
Walking Shadow's Three Musketeers
With a shiny super-pink MOA exhibit, Barbie has moved in on American Girl territory. Could things get ugly? Or just terribly cute?
American Girl Doll versus Barbie
Heid E. Erdrich lives in the center of a sacred world. You might live there, too.
Heid E. Erdrich
In Dirt Sticks, nothing is right until the truth comes out.
by William Randall Beard
Dirt Sticks by Ten Thousand Things
Todd Walker makes the rounds at the Minneapolis Oscar Party, opening night of BoneYard, and this year's Date for Life.
Todd Walker and James Denton at the Angel Gala
It’s the Mayday Parade’s 40th anniversary, but we have even bigger things to celebrate.
Heart of the Beast MayDay Parade
The comic book writer and illustrator from Minneapolis talks about creating our culture’s most iconic superheroes.
Superman illustration by Dan Jurgens
Urban complainers are a city’s best friend.
Light Rail station
A lifetime of music adds up to one man's first act in the center of the stage.
Sonny Knight | Photo by Caitlin Abrams