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Museums + Galleries
Wang Ping takes a global approach to protecting our natural resources.
Wang Ping on the Mississippi River with her prayer flags
Theater
The Guthrie juxtaposes masterpieces by Shakespeare and Stoppard.
by William Randall Beard
The Acting Company's
Music
Where to find snacks, coffee, live music, DJs, art, free T-shirts, and yeah, tons of records.
by Daley Farr
Record bins at treehouse records
Museums + Galleries
Before there was Prince and the Minneapolis sound, there was Charles Chamblis with a camera capturing the scene.
by Stephanie Xenos
Charles Chambliss
Travel
The secret getaways of local notables.
Brainerd, MN
Theater
Lisa D’Amour’s lauded Detroit is an uneasy snapshot of life in the suburbs.
by William Randall Beard
Detroit at Jungle Theater
Theater
Woodland creatures take on humans in the family-friendly Cunning Little Vixen.
by William Randall Beard
The University of Minnesota Opera Theatre's Cunning Little Vixen
Travel
Pile in the minivan; your vacation has arrived.
Girl on a dock in Door County, Wisconsin
Travel
A trek through the Italian Alps turned out to be everything three local couples dreamed of.
by Elizabeth Foy Larsen
Dolomite mountains near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Dance
The grand reopening of Northrop Auditorium hosts a fittingly regal ballet.
Giselle as performed by the American Ballet Theatre
Features
St. Paul gets romantic, Coup d'Etat brings suburbanites to the city, and a man show gets solicitous.
Eric Perkins with Nordy at Wild About Children
Features
Why do smart journos become tone-deaf on social media?
Tweeting Heads
Features
A new version of the 400 Bar is planned for the Mall of America. Heresy or just bizarre?
Features
The real story of how the world's most notorious art collection wound up in Minnesota.
Features
Making the case that almost every notable thing that's happened since 1996 happened because of the movie Fargo.
Needlepoint image of the FX television series Fargo.
Features
After three years of renovations, what’s changed at the U of M’s grand performance hall? Lots.
Interior of the newly-renovated Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis.
Theater
First-person accounts tell true stories from the battlefield and the barracks.
by William Randall Beard
History Theatre's 'Lonely Soldiers: Women at War in Iraq' and
Museums + Galleries
Edward Hopper’s drawings tell the story behind some of America’s most recognizable paintings.
by Stephanie Xenos
Hopper’s Office at Night
Features
Beware of what passes for knowledge on hot button urban issues.
Light Rail Transit Minneapolis
Film
We talked with co-director and cinematographer Jeremy Wilker about this new film, which premieres Thursday at Mall of America.
Balloon dress made by Matt Stenerson from the film Death to Prom
Features
When news outlets bend satire into outright lies, is it entertaining or irresponsible?
Stephen Colbert
Features
Can one man expose Minneapolis' seedy history? If Hollywood gets a hold of his story, you might just rethink this city.
Neal Karlen
Music
An opera based on the tumultuous life of silent film star Rudoph Valentino.
by William Randall Beard
Silent movie star Rudolph Valentino
Features
Early this year, big events fizzled and intimate parties that shone. Step it up, Mayor Coleman.
Todd Walker and Ann Burbidge at the Bullfrog Bash
Features
From driving a limo to stealing scenes from Tom Hanks, Somalian-born Barkhad Abdi tells his unlikely story.
Captain Phillips' Barkhad Abdi