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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 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

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

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

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

Gwen Leeds

Photo by Bill Phelps

One of Prince’s earliest style co-conspirators talks about his ever-evolving look. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Prince fans gathering outside First Avenue in Minneapolis

Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Some of the legend’s biggest fans reflect on the Twin Cities tribute events that celebrated his life and music. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Prince and Cat Glover

Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Prince’s magical style went beyond the music. He created his own sexy, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-of-him moves. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Rare is the fashion designer who does not take some cues from Prince—if not in the literal details, then in the fearlessness. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

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Photos courtesy of: Nate Ryan (Chastity Brown, POS), Alex King (KING), Jabari Jacobs (Lizzo), Tony Nelson (Sonny Thompson), Rich Peterson (Peter Parker), Asata Wright (Toki Wright), Rhymesayers Entertainment (Slug), Sarah White (Sarah White)

Prince’s influence on local music lives on, but—like the artist himself—it’s complicated. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Memorial at Paisley Park

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

All hail Prince, the secular saint of Minneapolis. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Fashion rebel. Sexy m.f.-ing dancer. Prince took swagger to freaky, fabulous heights, influencing a generation of designers and dancers. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Illustration

Photo Illustration by Nigel Evan Dennis

As a musician, Prince could do anything (he played 27 instruments on his first album) and lead anyone—from the Revolution to the New Power Generation to 3rdEyeGirl. Here’s a cheat sheet that distills the elements of his genius. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Pepe Willie

Photograph by Bill Phelps

One of Prince’s earliest musical mentors opens up. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

The atrium at Paisley Park

Photograph courtesy of Paisley Park/NPG Records

Five itineraries. Twenty-five landmarks. One long purple journey. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:52 AM , Arts & Culture

KING band

photo courtesy of KING

Prince was famous for mentoring upstart artists. One of the final groups he took an interest in was KING. Just hours before they played their first Minneapolis show without Prince in the audience, they talked about the role he played in their lives. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:47 AM Arts & Culture

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