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The Fire Within

Bill Gurstelle’s new book of experiments encourages playing with fire—the better to understand it.

Summer of Dessa

Our official MC of summer sounds off on touring, her new music, and how she plans to chill out

Superior Author

Danielle Sosin talks about her acclaimed new novel, her love for Lake Superior, and her secret house in Duluth

Pops Rocker

Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra’s ebullient pops conductor, hits the road with Sting—like the rock star she is

Review: “Arms and the Man” Musters Mirth at the Guthrie

A charming period piece makes light work of Shaw’s heavy philosophy

Hello Niles, er, David Hyde Pierce

The beloved Frasier actor charms his fans at the Guthrie


Park wherever you want. Grab another beer at Chili’s. There’s no rush. You’ve got time now at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Just look around: There are many fewer passengers here than there were...

Remembering the Red Tails

The golden age of Northwest Airlines

Truth and Beauty

She may be the world’s best soprano. But Dawn Upshaw just wants music with “no baloney.”

The Funniest People in Minnesota

Who’s yukking it up at the first annual Brouhaha Comedy Festival?