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Rich McDeid and his son Mason McDeid enjoy the Helmet show with special guests Local H at Fine Line Music Cafe on Dec. 14 in Minneapolis.<br>Leila Navidi, Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

500 bands in 365 days: Minnesota father, son carry on heavy-metal mission

Mason McDeid struggled to catch a glimpse of the band Korn as they performed before tens of thousands of fans last summer at a music festival in Wisconsin. The 21-year-old Maple Grove man, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was stuck in the back with his father when a fellow concertgoer noticed their dilemma and offered to help.


Emoji? Bunny? The next generation Monopoly token? You decide

Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version of the Monopoly board game.


Tips to keep your phone working in cold weather

It happens to the best of us. You bundle up on a frigid winter day to build a snowman and pull out your phone so you can snap a photo — but your freshly charged device is as dark and lifeless as the snowman’s charcoal eyes.

'La La Land' leads race for British Academy Film Awards

The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical “La La Land” quick-stepped into an awards-season lead Tuesday, gaining 11 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.


Golden Globes sing for ‘La La Land’

“La La Land” steamrolled, “Moonlight” swooped in at the last minute and Meryl Streep offered an impassioned rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump at a schizophrenic Golden Globes that pivoted between heartfelt moments of protest and old-fashioned song and dance


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games

‘Super Mario Run’ a fun and faithful platformer

For more than 30 years, Mario has faithfully collected coins, saved princesses and fixed sinks. Oh, and his empire brought gaming from the arcades into our living rooms and did as much as any other franchise to ensure it stayed there.




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the meat and potatoes of life

Sex, lies and profile pics: What yours says about you

Eight years ago, I sat at a desk in our stairwell apartment on Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, and created my first Facebook profile. Technology was not my forte, so it took hours for me to figure out how to upload a digital photo. The image that I used that day is the same one on my Facebook profile today, but not for the reasons one might think.