Senator Al Franken

Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux

We sit down with Senator Al Franken to talk about lies, disillusioned voters, and when he decided to be funny again. more

May 19, 2017 10:50 AM General Interest

Sylvia Burgos Toftness

Photographs by David Toftness

A quick chat with Sylvia Burgos Toftness about her midlife move to farming and the organic charge she leads. more

May 9, 2017 11:28 AM Arts & Culture

Amy Thielen

Photograph by Matt Taylor-Gross

The homecoming queen shares her story in her new memoir, that doubles as a love letter to small-town Minnesota. more

Apr 27, 2017 1:06 PM Arts & Culture

Sarah Chalke and Matthew Morrison in After the Reality

Photo courtesy of David Anderson

Minnesota-born director David Anderson’s first feature film is a tribute to his late father and a love letter to his home state. more

Apr 24, 2017 1:07 PM The Morning After

Hari Kondabolu_Yoon Kim

Photo by Yoon Kim

Hari Kondabolu rolls up to The Cedar on April 26 with a national following and an unfaltering point of view. more

Apr 14, 2017 12:20 PM The Morning After


Photo courtesy of the Cedar Cultural Center

Artistic expression fosters intercultural understanding at the Cedar Cultural Center. more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM The Morning After

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Comedian Dudley Riggs

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

We catch up with the Twin Cities comedy pioneer to chat about growing up in a circus family, why the term “improv” is for the birds, and how the time for satire is now. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:44 PM Arts & Culture

The Death and Life of Billy The Kid_Open Eye Figure Theatre

Photo by Dexter Ellis

Toy Theatre After Dark is two weeks of no-rules puppetry. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM The Morning After

Richard W. Painter

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Richard W. Painter is a dog-walking Republican soccer dad from Mendota Heights who just might make President Trump play by the rules. more

Mar 27, 2017 3:18 PM General Interest

Jason Noer at the Cowles Center

Photo by Alice Gebura

Jason Noer, a break dancer known as B-Boy J-Sun, presents the University of Minnesota’s first master’s thesis to use dance to talk about hip hop. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM The Morning After

We Are Proud to Present_Dan Norman_The Guthrie

Photo by Dan Norman

'We Are Proud to Present' has a battle with race and history in theater storytelling goes far beyond the stage. more

Mar 2, 2017 4:27 PM The Morning After

Louie Anderson

Photos by Ackerman + Gruber

Comedian Louie Anderson’s second act in the spotlight is as a multi-dimensional, humorous, and heartbreaking character who embodies the Minnesota mannerisms of his beloved mother. more

Feb 27, 2017 2:31 PM Arts & Culture

To Billy_Ballet Shoes_Boxing Shoes

Photo courtesy of St. Paul Ballet

The artistic director’s new work, To Billy, is based on the relationship between St. Paul Ballet and its boxing gym neighbor, Element Gym. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 AM The Morning After

The Twin Cities-based author’s latest memoir, The Song Poet, is the first book by a Hmong author to be a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. But to her, the book is simply an album of gratitude and love to her father. more

Feb 20, 2017 7:12 AM The Morning After


Photo courtesy of Poliça

We caught up with the group’s lead singer on what lies both behind and ahead for the band before their show at First Ave. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:13 AM The Morning After

In trying times, it’s important to check in with good people—and Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing and Caring Hands, is one of our best. more

Jan 31, 2017 4:08 PM Arts & Culture

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz, founder of 'The Riveter' magazine

Photography by Eliesa Johnson

The future is female for two Twin Citians who created 'The Riveter,' a platform for women writing about women. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:10 AM Arts & Culture

KARE 11 anchor Jana Shortal is challenging the old rules of TV news—one tweet, opinionated broadcast, and bolo tie at a time. more

Jan 25, 2017 1:29 PM General Interest 3 Comments

A post-election app called Whole Truth Booth allows people to share their stories with the hopes of bridging social, cultural, and political divides. more

Jan 19, 2017 4:15 PM Arts & Culture

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