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The Art of More

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ new leader believes the timing is right to rejuvenate the 123-year-old museum as a world-class exhibitor—and he has the fresh capital and gallery space to get the arty party started.

The Other Guthrie

The state’s most celebrated theater opens its big, bold, and, well, blue new building this month. But much of the company’s work—from tours to camps to training tomorrow’s Oscar winners—has nothing to do with the plays you’ll see inside.

Destination Dining

Off the beaten track but still top-flight, these far-flung restaurants go the distance.

Man-Room at the Inn

Hide the doilies—it’s a bed-and-breakfast that won’t put men to sleep.

Daa and Matt Mahowald

Checkmates? The Twin Cities’ first couple of chess.

The Grass is Always Bluer

With fresh young bands like Pert’ Near Sandstone taking bluegrass to the kids, a new generation is turning on to twang.

The Hot Seats

The Hot Seats: Your pool is full of leaves, your grill ran out of gas, and your Jet Ski is now somewhere on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka. Summer’s over. But you needn’t be bored—we’ve handpicked 25 of the season’s best performances and exhibitions, from local jazz to touring Broadway blockbusters. Get in line. Get seated. The shows are about to begin.

My Big Pony

Horsing around with the Twin City Polo Club.

Fall Arts Feature Profiles

A profile of artists Sonja Parks, Pilot, Carl Flink, Alan Berks, and Jelloslave.

Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

From four-posters to fainting couches, English-style buttered “soldiers” to breakfasts bound up in brown paper, we’ve found nine restful retreats—plus one with an outhouse—where you can get your relax on.