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Jungle Theater’s latest explores the quantum physics of love.
Anna Sundberg and Ron Menzel
What did this iconic sign look like back when it was lit up?
Local Lit
Exploring the superstar spring releases from local writers that are sure to make a splash well outside of the city limits.
Book covers of the six must-read books for spring
They say all the world’s a stage, but each April, the Twin Cities is a stage for the entire world during the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
by Lindsay Susla
The Carleton College physics professor answers our important question: 'Who has more gravity, Prince or Babe the Blue Ox?
Nelson Christensen, professor of physics at Carleton College
Speakeasy-vibe parties, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and Flavor Flav roaming around Minneapolis.
Illustration of Todd Walker
How with a wink, a laugh, and just the right amount of crying, Nora McInerny Purmort wrote her way through the worst the world could have thrown at her.
by Chuck Terhark
Nora McInerny Purmort wearing her Still Kickin shirt
New York playwright/provocateur Taylor Mac uses pop songs to pop America’s oft-homophobic bubble.
Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 20th Century Abridged
Minneapolis-based Shapiro & Smith Dance explores the power and beauty of hands.
Stan Steuter has been repairing golf clubs in Minneapolis for decades—he won’t even ask how your 3-iron ended up through your windshield.
Stan Steuter, one of the country's leading golf club repair and restore men
Turning a still camera on the unassuming local landscapes that became Minnesota's whitewashed contribution to cinema history.
A deserted snowy scene from movie Fargo
The skinny on drone regulations and how a handful of local businesses are making new marks in the sky.
Aerial view of downtown Minneapolis, captured by a drone
Gold dust was recently found in Minnesota’s Iron Range, but before you head out to stake your claim, here’s how prospecting has changed.
A pan of gold
Brian Oake, new “Morning Guy” on 89.3 The Current.
Brian Oake, The Current's new co-host of its morning show
The rise of the dinner party.
Four streets. One skyway system. A whole lot of holes in the wall. Behold, our guide to the undersung gems of local eating, drinking, shopping, and beyond.
by Chris Clayton and Drew Wood
Take this quiz to ensure you don't blow Valentine's Day.
by Jillian Yanish and Lindsay Susla
A couple eating burgers
Three guys pilgrimage to Paisley Park and are reminded that most Prince stories don't end with him serving you breakfast.
Illustration of Morris Day
Here's the skinny on what REAL ID really is and how you can get one right now.
A Minnesota ID
Everybody loves a good loppet—yet there’s hardly consensus on how to pronounce it, so we called the nonprofit behind the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, held in Feb. on trails around Minneapolis.
A loppet pre-race
The Twin Cities is full of under-appreciated artists, organizations, and events that deserve a larger audience. Here are a few.
Walking Shadow Theatre’s A Midwinter Night’s Revel
The Heights Theater—located on one of the most historically vibrant, yet oft overlooked corridors in town—is a place you don't want to miss.
An illustration of Heights Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Museums + Galleries
Hiding out at the Weisman, 'The Pedicord Apts.' is ready for your walkthrough.
by Chris Clayton
The Pedicord Apts., a mixed-media artwork at the Weisman Art Museum
This car country club is the ideal afternoon hideaway spot for real automobile aficionados.
A car at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen, Minnesota
Meet the accidental photographer behind one of Minnesota’s hottest Instagram accounts, @shineonyoucraydiamond.