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Short Film Festival Celebrates Women As Leaders

A festival of short films celebrating woman as leaders will be held Tuesday in Edina. Lunafest-Minneapolis starts at 7 p.m. on the night of the full moon and total lunar eclipse. The fundraising film festival is aimed at promoting awareness of women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together.

04/12/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 10: ‘Google And The World Brain’

Since antiquity, humankind has dreamed of a library robust enough to store, and distribute, all of our accumulated knowledge. And with every technological step forward in publishing, thinkers have dreamed of how that vast well of information, if easily available to common people, could change the world.

04/12/2014

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Trending Now: Google Glass, Rooftops & ‘Game of Goats’

Some call Google Glass the next big thing, while others dismiss them as a goofy-looking fad that will go the way of the Zune, if you can even remember the Zune.

04/11/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: ‘Heli’

Set in rural, modern-day Mexico, Heli is two parts beautiful, one part mundane and eight parts horrific. The film was in the running for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it shocked viewers and critics alike. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis even scoffed at the Steven Spielberg-led jury for giving director Amat Escalante the Best Director prize for what she referred to as his “staged atrocities.”

04/11/2014

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Stephen Colbert Named Next ‘Late Show’ Host

The CBS Television Network announced Thursday that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show.”

04/10/2014

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Trending Now: New Late Night Host, Mauer Twins & More

Stephen Colbert is named the new host of The Late Show, the Mauer twins make their Target Field debut and more.

04/10/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 8: ‘Aftermath’

Władysław Pasikowski’s Aftermath, a work of fiction, was met with outrage by some of the Polish media upon release. It was even labeled by some as anti-Polish for suggesting that some citizens may have been more than complicit with the Nazis during the occupation. Set in the past decade, the film tells the tale of two brothers, one who left 20 years earlier to work as an asbestos remover in Chicago, while the other stayed in Poland to run the family’s farm.

04/10/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. This weekend you can go on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind antique find, take in a St. Paul concert or watch pastry chefs do battle with honey.

04/10/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 7: ‘The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears’

I never understand why some people object to movies wherein the surface is the primary element and the rest is not necessarily subjugated but at least is entirely informed by that element. But there is admittedly something to be said for discipline.

04/09/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 6: ‘Concrete Night’

Rippling, oozing, flowing: Concrete Night is moody Finish noir film awash in smoke and liquids. Submerged at the start, the camera shows us the main character, a teenage boy named Simo (Johannes Brotherus), struggling in a dream sequence to swim […]

04/08/2014

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John Legend Coming To Mystic Lake Showroom

Just as he’s coasting to his best Billboard chart performance yet, R&B crooner John Legend has announced a Twin Cities concert performance set for this summer. Legend is booked to perform at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom on Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

04/08/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Announces Summer Concerts

The Minnesota Zoo has announced some of the acts included in its lineup of summer concerts, and the roster includes old favorites and new talents alike. The Subway Music in the Zoo series opens June 2 with a concert by the Monkees.

04/08/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

This week’s collection of movie best bets is a bit hastier than normal because, duh, you should be first and foremost checking out our daily selections from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Just as the weather’s heating up, so are the number of movies enticing you to stay indoors.

04/07/2014

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Tim McGraw Coming Back To Minnesota State Fair

Tim McGraw will be returning to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand with special guest Ryan Kinder on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30. Tickets are $71 and $56 (all reserved seating) and go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 12.

04/07/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 5: ‘Nobody’s Daughter Haewon’

It’s a little difficult to recommend today’s selection if you aren’t already familiar with the films of South Korean master Hong Sang-soo. Like many auteurists’ pet faves, he tends to allow elements and themes to flow freely between his films, and the result is a body of work that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

04/07/2014

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Cook St. Paul To Open In Former Serlin’s Cafe Space

Their motto — good food, good service, no frills. Cook St. Paul opens April 17 in the former Serlin’s Cafe space and they’re hoping to show the neighborhood they’ve got the same values as the old digs.

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Macy’s Flower Show: The Secret Garden

After a blustery winter comes the renewal of spring and the famed Macy’s Flower Show® with Gardens by Bachman’s where fantasy and discovery await at Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store. From Sunday, March 23 through Sunday, April 6, The Secret Garden, the theme of this year’s floral extravaganza will offer spectators a peek behind the magic and majesty of lush landscapes.

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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BoneYard Kitchen & Bar Opens In Uptown

The people who brought you Crave, figlio, Union and more is now bringing a contemporary twist on Southern cuisine to Uptown. Its newest concept, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, opened to the public on March 7.

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CSI: The Experience At Mall Of America

Based on the top-rated CSI television series, CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of crime scene investigators as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.

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Best & Worst Dressed At The Oscars

Natalie Nyhus shared her best and worst dressed picks from the 2014 Academy Awards. And, for those keeping score, asymmetry is so out.

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