The award-winning novelist and Macalester professor also talks the future of writing and Minneapolis after Philando Castile


Lizzo performing at Icehouse in 2018

Q+A: For the Love of Lizzo

An interview with Lizzo featuring ”Cuz I Love You” details, a Sasha Flute intro, and Prince-inspired positivity

Weekend Best Bets: April 19-21

Around the Twin Cities this weekend: a new Guthrie show, baby farm animals, a cappella, and more

A St. Paul Baker Turns His Run-in with ICE into Poetry

In "Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker," Dan "Klecko" McGleno opens up about closing Saint Agnes Baking Co., employing undocumented immigrants, and getting older

April 12-14: Indoor Events This Weekend, Now That There’s Snow Again

Weekend best bets, April blizzard edition: Textile Center’s huge garage sale, ”Cry It Out,” "Hello, Dolly!", and more

Inside the MN State Fair's Lucrative Food Business

These food vendors make the most money at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Our Top 19 Winter Events in MN

The best in arts, entertainment, festivals, and recreation January through February

Party Pics

Party Pics: Fezziwig Ball

Based on the scene from "A Christmas Carol," this St. Paul shindig was musical and delicious

Party Pics: First Night

The Minnesota Museum of American Art reopened with a bang in St. Paul

Party Pics: MCAD Art Sale

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design holds its annual sale of student and alumni artists' work

Party Pics: FashionFest

A fashionable bash in support of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital


Lizzo performing at Icehouse in 2018

Q+A: For the Love of Lizzo

An interview with Lizzo featuring ”Cuz I Love You” details, a Sasha Flute intro, and Prince-inspired positivity

Record Store Day 2019: Where to Party Like It’s 1988

Vinyl's still in, and the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota have discounts, rarities on Record Store Day, April 13—plus live music, hot dogs, and donuts

Inside Mark Mallman’s Musical Pursuit of Happiness

Mark Mallman went through a beast of a Minnesota winter a few years back. In the aftermath of his mother’s death and the dissolution...

The 2019 Basilica Block Party Lineup is Here

Besides Kacey Musgraves and Jason Mraz, here are the artists, songs, and albums you should know for the big event

Theater + Dance

See Broadway’s “Be More Chill,” Minneapolis Style

"Be More Chill" at Illusion is a good reminder to check out the lineups of our theater venues
Tyler Michaels King dressed as Hedwig, on a tricycle.

Review: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

At Theater Latte Da, Tyler Michaels King is all performer and all Hedwig
Joy Dolo, Becca Hart, Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt in ‘The Hobbit’ Photo by Dan Norman

Review: “The Hobbit” Makes World Premiere at Children’s Theatre Company

Bilbo and crew, from the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, capture the spirit of storytelling in Minneapolis
Cyrano de Bergerac Guthrie 3-19 1028 Cyrano de Bergerac , by Edmond Rostand, directed by Joseph Haj Guthrie Theater 3/15/19 Lighting Design: Rui Rita Scenic Design: McKay Coble Costume Design: Jan Chambers Photograph © T Charles Erickson

The Costumes of “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Gain some insight on Jan Chambers' costumes for the Guthrie’s latest show on the proscenium stage

Visual Arts

We Sing “The Body Electric”

The twisted, terrifying, fortune-telling new Walker Art Center exhibit sees technology pushed to the edge
Sergio Mata'u Rapu stands with his father and his son in front of the Easter Island statues.

Easter Island Is Much More Than Statues

Rapanui native and Minnesota local Sergio Mata'u Rapu spent seven years trying to capture what life on one of the world's most remote islands is like

A Somali Man and a White Woman Navigate Love in “First...

The Twin Cities-based film of star-crossed lovers and family drama sees a special preview at the Cedar
Clockwise, from above left, photos from "Shadow," "Rafiki," "Ladies in Black," "Crystal Swan," and "Yuli," all featured in the 2019 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

MSPIFF 2019 for Fashion Lovers

Here are just some movies a fashion lover might like at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival