Arts & Entertainment

Heaven, hell, nirvana — Eagan author D.D. Lanz examines ideas of an afterlife as well as humanity’s natural fear of death his new fiction “Going, going, gone: A Journey into the Hereafter.” Faced with terminal lung cancer, Lanz’s character, John Janne, plans his own suicide, which he intends to look like an accident during a [...]

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Life’s big questions are the motor driving John Solensten’s writing. His new novel, “The Gibson Boy,” is a fictionalized account of real-life foreign news correspondent Richard Harding Davis and his struggle for survival after being captured by Germans at the start of World War I. Inherent in the book is a search for meaning to [...]

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Download coupon for 50% off one item – then head to your favorite Goodwill store and brew up an awesome costume for less. By Sarah Carlson Editor, Real Housewives of Minnesota Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to top last year’s Halloween costumes. I aim to be craftier, trendier – and most importantly, [...]

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Burnsville author explores culture, history through abstraction Ja, the leader of a misfit cult on the planet Kebb, claims he’s been anointed by God himself to flee the planet through a mystical portal. Certain the grass is greener on the other side, Ja — a “hue-man” on a planet where only people of color are [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (R) (3.5) [Language throughout, some sexual content, and brief violence.] — Terrific acting highlights this poignant, captivating, star-studded (Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma [...]

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Nightmare on Zoo Boulevard A night of fright and fun is planned from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. This new Halloween party for ages 21 and older includes music by DJ Youngstar, a strolling magician, creepy animal encounters and more. Dress to impress for the (optional) costume contest, [...]

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