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Movie Blog: ‘Crash Reel’ Review

As the Sochi Olympics loom, this is, without doubt, the documentary to see. Directed by Lucy Walker, The Crash Reel is a powerful and sobering look at the blood on the snow of the action sports world that forces us to question our devotion to sports cliches like “go big or go home.”

01/13/2014

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Curiocity: The Freehouse Brings Breakfast, Beer To North Loop

For a restaurant company that’s built a small empire in the Twin Cities, it’s almost funny to hear their latest venture was introduced over beers during a summer music festival.

01/09/2014

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New Environmental Review Coming For PolyMet Mine

A proposal for Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine takes a crucial step forward Friday when regulators release a long-awaited updated environmental review that’s certain to fuel the debate over whether the state can get the hundreds of jobs a new era of mining could bring without sacrificing its cherished waters and wild places.

12/01/2013

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Curiocity: Review Of FireLake Grill At Mall Of America

Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.

11/25/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘700 Sundays’ Is Heartwarming, Delightful

At the end of his one-man show, Billy Crystal answered the question many may have been wondering — after being on Broadway, why bring the show only to Minneapolis?

10/24/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Wicked’ Is Spellbinding, Magical

Turns out, Dorothy, from ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Nothing but a trouble-making farm girl that ruined everything. That’s right. We were lead to believe she was nothing more than an innocent, naive lost child from Kansas, just trying to find her way home somewhere over the rainbow. But we know better now.

09/20/2013

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Curiocity Review: Mumford & Sons’ Rock, Restraint Doesn’t Disappoint

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

09/05/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘War Horse’ Is A Compelling, Captivating Creation

“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.

06/13/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Rock Of Ages’ Musical Not For All Ages, But Rocks

hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.

05/18/2013

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Curiocity: Reviewing The Kenwood

Do yourself a favor. Take a drive down westbound Franklin Avenue, past Lake of the Isles and turn left. Nestled between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, you’ll find Chef Don Saunders’ newest concept, The Kenwood.

05/17/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ Brings Disney Magic To Life

No one needed a bright, colorful, uplifting performance — proving there’s magic in an old trusty umbrella — more than winter weary Minnesota.

04/24/2013

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Curiocity: Shhh, ‘Book Of Mormon’ — You Had Me At ‘Hello’

From the get-go, fresh-faced, wide-eyed young men in crisp white shirts and perfectly tightened black ties promised to share the story of a book — a book that would change our lives. Well, mission accomplished, boys.

02/07/2013

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Review: New Opera’s Success Is Beyond ‘Doubt’

“Only the children’s voices soothe me,” an anguished Sister Aloysius sings at the conclusion of “Doubt,” the new opera based on John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

01/27/2013

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Curiocity: All Caught Up In ‘Catch Me If You Can’

The life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is perhaps the most shocking upon realizing its truth. While most of us were learning to drive and thinking about college, Frank was ditching his pilot uniform for a doctor’s lab coat, while shoving millions in counterfeit money into an empty suitcase.

12/12/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Elf’ Strays From Film, But Provides Festive Fun

Picking a favorite moment from the movie “Elf” is what I imagine it’s like picking a favorite child — impossible.

12/10/2012

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