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Movie Review: “Silver Linings Playbook”

November 21, 2012

Wide release Rated: R Directed by: David O. Russell Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro Opens Nov. 21   With a light-hearted touch, director David O. Russell has merged the...

Apple juice, spiced rum, oranges, lemon, apple, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and honey all make up this warm spiced cider sangria.

College Kitchen: (Holi)day-drinking

November 21, 2012

The American tradition of feasting on Thanksgiving Day has morphed from a banquet among friends into a spectacle including the NFL and huge inflated cartoon floats. Even the traditional roasting of a turkey...

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree — bizarre holiday tunes.

November 20, 2012

Dean Martin made a fortune singing about the holidays. Barry Manilow's schlock version of "White Christmas" will hit the airwaves the day after Thanksgiving.  These numbers are a tradition...

College Kitchen: I <3 Technology

November 16, 2012

When you're multiple weeks behind in your class readings, and you haven't had a free moment to do the mountain of laundry sitting in the corner of your room, it's hard to put any energy into...

Aimee Mann Publicity

Q & A: Aimee Mann

November 15, 2012

What: Aimee Mann When: 6 p.m., Saturday Where: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $25 Age:18+   Poppy hooks and catchy choruses do not usually accompany bleak emotional truths,...

College Kitchen: A taste of home

November 15, 2012

For an international student at the University of Minnesota, getting a home-cooked meal isn’t as simple as receiving a care package or taking a weekend trip home. Many students who choose the University...

5 reasons why Bruce Springsteen still rocks

November 13, 2012

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played two shows in St. Paul Sunday and Monday nights. Bruce led the band in hours of hip-shakin' tunes at the Xcel Center. Five reasons why this rock god has...

Little Bitch on the Prairie

November 8, 2012

What: Alison Arngrim’s “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” When: 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 5 p.m., Sunday Where: Camp Bar, 490 N. Robert Street, St. Paul Cost: $29.50     “Little...

Venison meat arranged on dumpling dough is ready to be put together.

College Kitchen: Oh deer!

November 8, 2012

Bam! No, it’s not Emeril Lagasse — It’s Minnesota deer hunting season. At this time each year, eager hunters trek into the depths of our state’s bountiful fields and forests to...

Culture Compass: Sleigh Bells, “Thrift Shop” and Dr. Ruth

November 1, 2012

THURSDAY   Ben Gibbard Woman’s Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis 8 p.m. $32.50 All Ages   Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard embarks solo on a tour to mend his broken...

Upon entry of New Bohemia in Minneapolis, there

Restaurant review: New Bohemia

November 1, 2012

The only thing missing at New Bohemia  in Northeast Minneapolis is the buff and mustachioed men donning lederhosen and clinking steins. With dim hanging lights, a sleek bar, several huge flat screens...

These gooey post-Halloween candies are more grown-up versions of your favorite Halloween regulars.

College Kitchen: I want candy

November 1, 2012

As the final porch lights were dimmed and jack o’ lanterns extinguished, the flurry of sorting, cataloging and trading began. When every piece was accounted for, the costumed kiddie with the biggest...

Shrimp and Green Peas poured over rice pairs with the movie “Eat Drink Man Woman” being shown at Twin Cities Film Society’s Feast the Eyes: Food and Wine Film Festival.

College Kitchen: At the movies

October 25, 2012

In “When Harry Met Sally,” no one remembers the kind of sandwich Meg Ryan was eating when she faked an orgasm in a crowded New York deli. We never learned how the lobsters turned out in “Annie...

Review: “Fun Size”

October 25, 2012

“Fun Size” Wide release Rated: PG-13 Directed by: Josh Schwartz Starring: Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer Opens: Oct. 26   It’s the story that Disney and Nickelodeon...

Frightful food trucks — Shakopee’s Trail of Terror adds eats.

October 24, 2012

Nothing works up an appetite quite like screaming your lungs out. One of the biggest Halloween attractions in the state, Shakopee's Trail of Terror will host five different local food trucks on the...

Grimes plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater Monday night.

Review: Grimes at the Varsity Theater

October 23, 2012

Spritely Canadian singer Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, took the stage last night at the Varsity Theater. As she sang, she moved her American flag printed men’s polo-clad upper-body in an almost mechanical...

Banh mi, a French-Vietnamese sandwich, from Trung Nam French Bakery. The bakery is also well-known in the metro area for its croissants.

St. Paul’s best sandwiches

October 18, 2012

Turkey, ham or roast beef? Swiss, cheddar or American? Toasted? Going through the line at these generic sandwich eateries has become a chore. We refuel like cars at the pump — guzzling enough to...

This crepe and caramelized banana recipe is one of Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Living” Pinterest recipes.

College Kitchen: Martha knows best

October 18, 2012

Martha taught us how to turn painted pinecones into centerpieces. She showed us how to make cinnamon candied apples. Her realm of domestic divinity may seem unreachable to the college cook, but between...

Pumpkin seeds fresh out of a pumpkin and pumpkin puree make up these festive fall recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Seeds and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.

College Kitchen: The great pumpkin

October 11, 2012

With the quick “thunk” of the knife against an orange rind and several back and forth wiggles of it, carving season begins. A hand, digging into the chilly belly of guts, emerges with a handful...

Laughing in church

October 9, 2012

What: Rhoda Janzen book discussion and signing When: 4 p.m., Wednesday Where: University of Minnesota Bookstore, Coffman Union Cost: Free Age: All ages    Rhoda Janzen, a poet and professor at...

Evolution of the Biebs —Which ‘dos were don’ts

October 8, 2012

Justin Bieber swings into town this Saturday. Will he be rocking a new do? With this little stud-muffin you never know. He's gone from man-bangs to faux-hawk and back again. The young crooner has definitely...

Dan Gaarder, guitarist and vocalist, preforms with Trailer Trash at a wedding in Edina, Minn. Trailer Trash has been performing together since the ’90s.

Q&A: Trailer Trash

October 4, 2012

What: Trailer Trash When: Friday Where: Lee’s Liquor Lounge 101 N. Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $6 Age: 21+   They’ve been playing regular gigs at Lee’s Liquor Lounge since...

College Kitchen: Team Tofu

College Kitchen: Team Tofu

October 4, 2012

If you don’t like tofu, navigating a stir-fry can be as challenging as a trip through the Amazon jungle. Seldom does any food provoke responses as intense and diverse as tofu. Its fans are fanatics,...

“It’s October 3rd” — T.V.’s best new mean girls

October 4, 2012

We love to hate stupid Karen, spoiled Gretchen Weiners, and evil Regina George. Today the web has been exploding with quotes from the 2004 modern-day classic, Mean Girls. Good villians are  more fun...

College Kitchen: The Great Debate

October 2, 2012

Hosting a debate watching party and unsure of your guests' political affiliations? Follow this recipe for easy nonpartisan appetizers, and you'll definitely please both sides of the aisle.  RomBama...

Crockoli Cheese Soup is a smooth, savory soup that’ll remind you of warm hugs from your grandma during the chilly fall days.

College Kitchen: Crock on!

September 27, 2012

  Coming home from school, signs of life returning to frostbitten fingers, your book-filled backpack hits the ground with a thud. The scent of a savory dinner fills the room and you look up expectantly...

Culture Compass: Wallflowers, fire and preschool

September 27, 2012

  THURSDAY   Ben Howard Varsity Theater 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. $20 All Ages   As a folk singer-songwriter of the younger generation, Ben Howard knows just how to keep...

Designer Oskar Ly displays one of her vibrant pieces at her studio in St. Paul. The skirt she has the traditional vibrant colors of Hmong culture. Ly will be displaying her looks with other designers at the upcoming Hmong Fresh Traditions fashion show.

A breath of fresh air

September 27, 2012

  What: Fresh Traditions Fashion Show When: Saturday, Sept. 29 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Where: Minneapolis Central Library Cost: $15 in advance Age: All ages   Neon pink and green...

The College Kitchenista’s favorite food blogs

September 27, 2012

I get my eatspo from a lot of different places. Blogs are great way to bulk up your recipe resume because you can absorb a lot of info about many different dishes really quickly. Here are a few food blogs...

Emmy red carpet winners and losers.

September 24, 2012

Because award shows have become increasingly long, winners irrelevant and presenters a bore, I now skip watching the show altogether. As Joan Rivers will be happy to tell you, in Hollywood it's all...

Pancakes are stacked up and ready to eat. These were made using expired sour milk.

College Kitchen: Bad Foods Club

September 20, 2012

  It’s 12:30 a.m. The study munchies have arrived. The creak of the refrigerator door is the only sound in the house. Its fluorescent light illuminates the kitchen. In a stupor of sleepiness,...

Fall Festivals for Foodies

September 20, 2012

  Summer in Minnesota gets to have all the fun. Not only are there lazy lake days and county fairs but also outdoor concerts and sporting events galore. Fall rolls around, and social gatherings are...

New Aimee Mann album — a charmer

September 20, 2012

Lauded singer-songwriter Aimee Mann released her eighth solo album, Charmer, this past Tuesday. She may be over 50, but her tunes have a youthful spunk that some singers half her age have trouble producing. Lead...

Monday Sundaes

September 17, 2012

After a weekend of pajama wearing, Netflix watching and Facebook browsing, the beginning of the school week is a swift and sudden departure to reality. Ease the transition with a little end-of-weekend...

Maroon and Gold Skewers, Goldy Dogs and Touchdown Toasties are three tailgating treats that will leave a good taste in your mouth even when the Gophers lose.

College Kitchen: Tailgate Treats

September 13, 2012

  The season of “Who hates Iowa?” chants and Golden Gopher first-downs is upon us once again. In tradition as old as the gophers-badgers rivalry, we turn to the old tailgate standbys of...

At Home at Chabad

September 13, 2012

  Fall breezes have started to nip at the noses of students across campus, and for the first time in months, windows close to the cold outdoors. The atmosphere inside the Chabad House, located at...

Searching for treasure — Shakopee Junk Bonanza

September 13, 2012

Many apartment leases around campus began on the first of September, but with classes starting just three days later, tons of students didn't have the time to deck out their new cribs. Now...

Steaking your claim — meat terminology for dummies

September 10, 2012

Ever taken a date to a fancy shmancy restaurant? Your grand gesture to show how much you like them/how much you're willing to spend on them is nice and all, but what happens when the waiter asks you...

Burrito Battle

September 6, 2012

Burrito eateries surround campus on all sides. Dinkytown has Burrito Loco and Qdoba. Stadium Village has Chipotle. Even our very own Coffman Union houses a quickie burrito stop — Baja Sol. With so...

College Kitchen: At your convenience

September 6, 2012

The college student is a creature of convenience. In its natural habitat it can be seen reusing dirty dishes and attending classes in anything that passes the sniff test. Prepackaged frozen dinners and...

Sausage Fest at Kramarczuk’s

September 6, 2012

With colder days and nights just around the river bend, it's time to start bulking up for winter. The lighter sushi lunches and salad dinners of summer just won't cut it anymore. Kick off...

Pimp My School Supplies. DIY

September 3, 2012

  Sadly, the last day of summer is finally upon us. Today's the day we must bid farwell to days spent loafing on the beach, and unpack the spiral notebooks and cable knit.  Why not use this...

Grace and Jacob Rolek eat JonnyPops merry mountain berry popsicles with their mother, Emily, on Tuesday at the Midtown Farmers Market. JonnyPops was founded in 2011 by five college students and specializes in gourmet popsicles.

Mission im-popsicle

August 8, 2012

Successful entrepreneurs don’t usually start their businesses in college dorm rooms, but for the founders of JonnyPops, that was the only option. Five business-savvy sophomores, four from St. Olaf...

Chicken covered in a light beer sauce enhances the flavors of garlic, lemon and a spice rub that coats the dish.

College Kitchen: Beer-lympics Special

August 6, 2012

  College students drink beer like it’s an Olympic sport. Shotgunning a beer? Five points! Drinking warm, flat brew from red plastic cups? Two points! Celeb shot in beer pong? Fifty points!...

The “Seven Days a Beef” dip is a great snack that complements a summer picnic or party. The familiar dish is composed of all the ingredients that would make a cheeseburger but is packaged as a nacho-style dip instead.

College Kitchen: ‘Bout to Dip

August 1, 2012

  Dips are a great excuse for rich ingredients to mingle with strong flavors. And because you only eat a little at a time, your palate is pleased rather than overpowered. Best served family-style,...

A portion of the yakisoba noodles sits on display at the newly-opened Japanese restaurant Masu Sushi and Robata on Saturday at the Mall of America.

Restaurant review: Masu at the Mall

August 1, 2012

Shoppers rush through the mall, quickly passing the blinking pachinko machines and vibrant Japanese pop-art photography. Hurrying to the food court, they pass by black polished tables set with chopsticks...

College Kitchen: Cyber Assistance.

July 31, 2012

Do you find yourself struggling with the most basic techniques in the kitchen? Struggle no more, you information generationers, you. "Sorted" is here to help. The culinary/tech savvy, British...

Hip Midwestern Designs

July 31, 2012

At the Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend, there was more to check out than the music.Two huge tents were filled with vendors of all sorts. There was a plethora of records, posters, custom jewelry...

A vibrant ruby-red breakfast juice is made from blueberries, pineapple, apples, plums, yellow zucchini and cherries. The ingredients are put through a juicer to separate the juice from the pulp.

College Kitchen: Juice on the Loose

July 25, 2012

Tape won’t fix a broken window. You wouldn’t use a Silly Putty to hang an expensive painting. Quick fixes don’t work. The same goes for fad diets. Fans of outlandish health schemes are...

St. George’s Middle Eastern Festival: Sharing food and faith

July 25, 2012

Church members in blue T-shirts and hair nets doled out gyros, falafel sandwiches and lemonade to the hungry visitors forming lines next to the big white tent set up in the roped-off parking lot. Across...