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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:27:26 -0500


Should we abolish the adverb?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:24:52 -0500

Etymologist Anatoly Liberman answered questions about adverbs and other English language conundrums.(image)

Stiff Little Fingers to play at Turf Club

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:23 -0500

The band formed in Belfast in 1977 and they were part of the first wave of British punk bands.(image)

Art Hounds: 'String' offers a funny, charming look at romance

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Plus, a cabaret festival and a trip back in time to 1930s Lanesboro.(image)

At Blackout Improv, comedy wrestles with tragedy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:36:21 -0500

Blackout's shows have become a platform for talking about the beauty and complexity of black life.(image)

Feeling the music with deaf 'America's Got Talent' finalist Mandy Harvey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:49:00 -0500

The singer-songwriter was born with an ear deformity that made hearing difficult; eventually, she lost her residual hearing. But if you're going to vote for her, she wants you to look past that.(image)

In a future ruled by Big Pharma, a robot tentatively explores freedom -- and sex: 'Autonomous'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:01:11 -0500

Annalee Newitz's tale of a pharmaceutical pirate and the dangerous agents hunting her is built on tender, intimate characterizations that probe notions of selfhood, gender and ownership.(image)

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:41:12 -0500

The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954.(image)

Gentry says 'Billie Joe' was about unconscious cruelty

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:10:19 -0500

Ever since the song came out listeners have speculated about what Billie Joe and his girlfriend threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge before he decided to jump off the bridge himself.(image)

Board the 'Hoopla Train' for dancehall polka fun

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Sod House Theater brings back a small-town tradition that modern Minnesota lacks.(image)

Rise of the beerbots: Is tech taking the craft out of homebrewing?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:44:00 -0500

Automated systems have turned the messy, ancient art of brewing into a tidy hobby requiring fairly minimal skill, and of course, a smartphone or tablet. Critics ask: Where's the craft in that?(image)

Sibelius' music to be heard around Twin Cities

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:59:56 -0500

The Minnesota Orchestra will be putting on a free outdoor show Tuesday night in Commons Park near U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.(image)

Recipe for success at Al's Breakfast included pancakes and good humor

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown has been in operation since 1950. After over three decades of consistent success, MPR reporter Dan Olson adventured into the crowded diner in 1986 to see what all the fuss was about.(image)

Rochester works to cultivate music scene in buttoned-up culture

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Despite Rochester's reputation as something of a cultural backwater, the entrepreneurs are finding a strong music scene to spotlight.(image)

'School For Good And Evil' is a kids' fantasy series for the fake news era

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:45:00 -0500

"Good and evil -- they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called 'Quests for Glory'.(image)

Move over millennials, here comes 'iGen' ... or maybe not

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:01:00 -0500

A new book worries that growing up with smartphones and the Internet has been harmful to a generation of kids. Critic Annalisa Quinn says intergenerational carping is a long, and unhelpful tradition.(image)

Rolling Stone magazine is put up for sale

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:08:00 -0500

Wenner Media, the company founded by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, cites a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."(image)

A Hautman brother takes the duck stamp ... again

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The national contest to design a federal postage stamp has gone to the Minnesotan Hautman family three years in a row.(image)

Harry Dean Stanton, supporting actor who became a star, dies At 91

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:18:59 -0500

After being cast mainly as an outlaw or an oddball early in his career, Harry Dean Stanton would later became a film star.(image)

Jungle play explores real-world consequences of virtual-reality actions

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:34:52 -0500

A new play at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis tackles the question: Can virtual-reality crime have real-world consequences?(image)

Late composer Michael Friedman's work premiers at Children's Theater

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:55:40 -0500

Today's Morning Edition music is ahead of opening night for a world premiere production by the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis.(image)