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Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Jun. 12 | Lesli’s ordering-in suggestion sounded good. Keith didn’t feel like cooking, and there should be a law against letting Lesli anywhere near pots or pans around a working stove. He grabbed a menu and picked up the phone. Her usual was French...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jun. 11 |     Booker T. Jones Fri., Jun. 13, 7 pm Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Go to www.dakotacooks.com or call 612-332-1010         Juneteenth Festival The Juneteenth Festival observes the...

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Jun. 6 | By Howard McQuitter II Contributing writer Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle The beautiful biracial daughter Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) and a slave woman is adopted by great-uncle Lord...

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Jun. 6 | According to Wake Forest University, the memorial service for Maya Angelou will take place at the Wait Chapel of Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., this coming Saturday morning.  Angelou died on May 28. She was the Reynolds Professor...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jun. 5 | Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and more. In the Garfield parking lot behind the Jungle Theater. In conjunction with Open Streets Minneapolis. Proceeds benefit the Blaisdell...

Keith’s cousin calls from the pen

Keith’s cousin calls from the pen

Jun. 5 | Keith stood at the living room window, sipping coffee, staring out at a drizzling, early-morning rain, catching hell from Lesli. She was in the kitchen, barely wearing a short, silk housecoat that clung to her curves and, at the moment, was half-open,...

How to Train Your Dragon 2 screening

How to Train Your Dragon 2 screening

Jun. 2 | The MSR invites you to an advance screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Saturday, June 7 at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park at 10am. To download passes click here (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. Please arrive...

Remembering an influential legend

Remembering an influential legend

May. 29 | Yesterday, May 28th,my day started out like many others before it. I tuned into WBGO and heard the voice of the host of Mid-Day Jazz, Rhonda Hamilton. Instantly I could sense sadness in her tone, and then she said it: “Dr. Maya Angelou has passed...

Epilogue: Something ends, something new begins

Epilogue: Something ends, something new begins

May. 29 | Keith stood at the window, gazing out, cigarette smoke drifting up his arm, watching the street stories below. He was wearing his favorite piece of clothing, a Michelle Obama t-shirt given to him by this newspaper editor, Freezy J, one of the world’s...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

May. 28 | Grand Old Days 2014 Street fair with parade, live music, food and beverage vendors, family events, more. Sun., June 1, 8 am — 6 pm Grand Ave. from Wheeler Ave. to Dale St., St. Paul Go to www.grandave.com/grand-old-day or call 651-699-0029 for...