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Movie Blog: Wes Anderson’s ‘Hotel’ An Elaborate Fib

One of the things Wes Anderson fans tend to love is his ability to tell stories that exist outside of the standard hero-villain binaries. He’s more interested in the flaws that draw his characters away from both poles.

03/14/2014

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Wild Blog: Skid Ends With Win Over Rangers

It was a playoff-like atmosphere for the Minnesota Wild Thursday night with the New York Rangers in town, and the Wild ended a three-game winless skid with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.

03/14/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Held Captive

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout March, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the new Uptown spot Coup d’Etat. This week’s drink uses a flavor you may not be familiar with, but should be.

03/14/2014

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Curiocity: BoneYard Brings Southern Charm To Uptown

Sift through the menu at Uptown’s newest restaurant, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, and it’s like flipping through the recipes of Chef Jason Bush’s youth.

03/13/2014

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Curiocity Review: The Stars Align For ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’

Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.

03/12/2014

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Prep Blog: State Boys Basketball Preview

This week, Target Center and Williams Arena take center stage as 32 teams from four classes try to do whatever it takes to play for a state championship in boys basketball. The state tournament will have one noticeable absence in Apple Valley, ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the season.

03/11/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Smoked Salmon Belly Spread

For the last couple of summers, we’ve been receiving a salmon share from Sitka Salmon and it has been wonderful. Not only do we receive five pounds of salmon each month, we also received an early registration gift of smoked salmon belly, which I was quite excited about and had never tried before.

03/11/2014

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Local Music Tap: Doomtree’s P.O.S. Receives New Kidney

Local rapper P.O.S. is doing well and feels like a “new dude” after a recent kidney transplant, according to Doomtree’s Lazerbeak. About a year and half ago, P.O.S. – or Stefon Alexander – went public with his need for a new kidney.

03/11/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Fests are still playing out. Fantastic new works of art are still in theaters. (If you haven’t caught “Stranger by the Lake” yet and you’re open-minded, clear a spot on your calendar.) And the screenings just keep coming! It’s enough to make your head spin.

03/11/2014

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Weather Blog: Lake Ice Cometh!

On March 6, 2014 we received word from NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory that the Great Lakes were 92.2% covered by ice — the second-highest ice cover on record.

03/11/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Bethlehem’ Review

You can’t watch Bethlehem, a film that comes out Friday, without comparing it to Omar, which played in the Twin Cities only weeks ago. Both films are thrillers following young Palestinian men who are forced to work as informants for Israeli intelligence, and their lives are eventually torn apart. Bethlehem was Israel’s submission for Best Foreign Film, and Omar was Palestine’s. And while the latter got an Oscar nomination, it’s the former that’s the stronger, more nuanced look at a land divided.

03/07/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Bar Close

Baseball fans may enjoy an All-Star closing time when the midsummer classic comes to Target Field. The Minnesota Twins are hosting the 2014 All-Star Game on July 15. The event is expected to bring in 160,000 fans and even more money to the city.

03/07/2014

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Peabody’ Director Rob Minkoff

It wasn’t necessarily supposed to take 20 years for Ron Minkoff to make his return to fully animated feature films following “The Lion King.” But such are the realities of getting an animated project off the ground that he actually managed to get five other features through the pipeline in the interim.

03/07/2014

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Movie Blog: Full List Of MSPIFF Titles Released

The words that I wrote last year still ring true, and thankfully earlier than usual this year: “There are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things.”

03/07/2014