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Joe, Unscripted

Joe Dowling on haters, home, the Guthrie legacy, and how to (politely) walk out of a show


Minnesotans have one of the highest percentages of passport-holders in the country. Nine of our most intrepid travelers share the surprising stories behind what they brought back.

Staging Erdrich

The acclaimed novelist's Master Butchers Singing Club squeezes into the Guthrie

Healing Touch

Actress Claudia Wilkens tackles the role of Sister Elizabeth Kenny

Puppet Master

Inside the workshop of Father Nathanael Hauser, a crèche-doll-maker at St. John’s University.

Best of the Twin Cities 2009

From cupcakes to accessories, shining chefs to DIY workshops, we’ve culled our favorite finds for 2009.

The Cipher

Ambitious and ascending, Governor Tim Pawlenty is a champion to some—and a mystery to many.

The Cipher

He’s not there.It’s 2:20 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon in early June and a small pack of political bloodhounds are camping out on a conference call. A Republican party functionary comes on the line,...

The Toughest Man Alive… Lives in White Bear Lake

Ultramarathon running is not for the weak-kneed, and Pierre Ostor has the toe fragments to prove it.

Movie Madness II

Minnesota’s movie industry is booming once again—but that may not be a good thing