Arts & Culture

reading Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

Do you have a favorite quote from a book? Are there words that you can read over and over and still find fresh layers of meaning? Recently, I found myself drawn back to words written by E. B. White (Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little).

When it comes to entertaining during the summertime, there’s no better spot in Minnesota than outside near a lake.

Dick Owens is an avid hunter, craftsman and self-proclaimed Dumpster diver. All three of these titles, however, are closely related.

It’s rare for a first-time novelist to get as much attention as Tea Obreht has for her novel, The Tiger’s Wife. Born in Belgrade, Obreht has lived in the United States since age 12.

Some books catch our eye more than others. With three new children’s books that revolve around a family of fictional characters living in Minnesota, this series makes us feel right at home.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Books in the Garden series is not your ordinary book club.

Celebrating its 31st year, Art on the Lake is bigger and better than ever.

Peter Andreos traveled from sunny Greece to snowy Minneapolis and opened the Pure Food Café in Minneapolis with his new bride, a Norwegian Lutheran named Olga Sollie. To fit in with these northern Europeans, Peter changed his surname to the more anglo Andrews.

The eighth annual Wayzata Art Experience has all you need for a crafty kick-off to summer. Lake Street will be transformed May 21–22 as vendors, exhibits and entertainment fill the downtown boulevard.

How do you transform a house but preserve it at the same time? How do you take an old-fashioned, endlessly subdivided space and turn it into something sweeping, open and modern, all without compromising its essential character? Just ask architecture-slash-design team of Jon and Mary Monson.