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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:44:45 -0600


Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:55:24 -0600

"No button was unbuttoned and no zipper was unzipped," Keillor told The Associated Press. "I never kissed her ... This was a flirtation between two writers that took place in writing."(image)

Minnesota hometown of medalist Diggins plans royal welcome

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:00:46 -0600

Jessie Diggins, who grew up in Afton and is a graduate of Stillwater Area High School, is in for a warm welcome when she comes back from the Winter Olympics.(image)

Car-wash play steers away from upper-class audiences

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:00:31 -0600

As ever, Ten Thousand Things aimed this piece at people from all walks of life.(image)

The enduring lyricism of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Souls Of Black Folk'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:01:22 -0600

The collection of essays about black American life has been republished for Du Bois' 150th birthday anniversary -- and still has plenty to say to those encountering it.(image)

The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:52:11 -0600

Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.(image)

Counter Stories: Black Panther

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600

The movie Black Panther broke box office records and has won the hearts of critics and moviegoers alike. The Counter Stories crew saw the movie, and they share their thoughts. Warning, spoilers ahead.(image)

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:59:22 -0600

National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive.(image)

National Margarita Day: Where to celebrate around Minnesota

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:37:07 -0600

Thursday is National Margarita Day in the U.S. Even though it's below freezing in parts of Minnesota, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a cool glass of booze and pretend you're someplace warmer.(image)

New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:36:50 -0600

While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films.(image)

What if you were at the mall and civilization ended?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0600

Kaete Schwehn discovered that if she were going to write a dystopian novel, she needed to set it in Minnesota.(image)

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:26:56 -0600

As "Black Panther" breaks box office records, across the country communities are sharing resources to bring children of color to see the movie as it becomes a cultural phenomenon.(image)

Appetites: 2018 may be Minnesota's year of the woman in food

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:52:12 -0600

Nationally, the #MeToo movement is roiling the food and restaurant world. Here in Minnesota, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine says there's something that women in food are celebrating.(image)

Female faith leaders preach #SilenceIsNotSpiritual

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:04:00 -0600

In December 2017, more than 140 leading evangelical women called on churches to go public with opposition to gender-based violence and harassment, using the hashtag #SilenceIsNotSpiritual.(image)

Ghanaian fans have one nit to pick but otherwise adore 'Black Panther'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:50:00 -0600

Action movies are as popular here as anywhere else. But this one has a special resonance.(image)

As 'Black Panther' shows, inclusion pays at the box office

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:42:36 -0600

The phenomenon of "Black Panther" had the look and feel of a classic, bona fide blockbuster in route to its record-setting $201.8 million debut over the weekend, or an estimated $235 million Friday through Monday.(image)

Mpls. author Barnhill's latest indulges her love of 'prickly females'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:41:46 -0600

Although her greatest success has been with novels for young readers, the author says she has always written short stories.(image)

Report detailing harassment at NPR cites 'high level of distrust' of management

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0600

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.(image)

'Manuscripts' encourages readers to approach the Bible like a novel

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:20 -0600

The Bible's famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent -- and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.(image)

Quiz: Why we celebrate Presidents Day

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0600

Washington and Lincoln are two of our most famous leaders, but how well do you know the rest of them?(image)

Chinese New Year plays out differently for the haves and have-nots

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:25:42 -0600

Friday marks the start of the Lunar New Year. The way people celebrate -- or choose not to celebrate -- can reflect the economic divide in the world's second-largest economy.(image)