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

Meet the makers—the five winners and 15 finalists whose products embody the North, from artisanal meats to handcrafted handbags. more

Jan 3, 2017 1:58 PM Arts & Culture

Raghavan Iyer cooking at home

Photo by Jenn Ackerman

Iyer built an Indian cookbook and cooking class empire in Minneapolis using love, laughter, and Betty. more

Jan 3, 2017 11:30 AM Eat & Drink

Joe Spencer

Photograph by Peter Crouser

Catching up with St. Paul’s main arts guy. more

Dec 27, 2016 10:22 AM Arts & Culture

Kevin Kling performing at the Guthrie

Photo by Dan Norman

Kevin Kling continues his holiday tradition, telling stories at his show 'Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.' more

Dec 19, 2016 2:33 PM Arts & Culture

Comedian and political satirist Lizz Winstead

Photograph by Mindy Tucker

We chat with the Minnesota native before she takes stage for her annual year-in-review New Year's Eve show at the Cedar. more

Dec 6, 2016 4:35 PM Arts & Culture

Prince in Las Vegas Feb 2007

Photo by EPA/PAUL BUCK/alamy

He could seem otherworldly, a sphinx draped in purple. But let’s not forget about Prince the human being. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:56 AM Arts & Culture 5 Comments

Prince Star and Memorial at First Ave

Photograph by AP Photo/Jim Mone

Prince’s music guarantees his immortality, but the stories ensure we never forget where he came from. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:56 AM Arts & Culture

Tom and Angie Wicka with Robert Whitman Prince Print

Photo by Bill Phelps

Memories of Prince come alive in the Edina home of Tom and Angie Wicka, owners of Robert Whitman’s one-of-a-kind print of Prince. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:55 AM Arts & Culture

Peyton Russel and Gold First Ave Star

Photos by Joe Treleven

The gold star outside First Avenue seemed the club’s way of honoring Prince. The only problem? First Ave. didn’t do it—nor did it know who did. This is the untold odyssey of the hero-fan who pulled off a stunt 30 years in the making. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:55 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

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