De Niro shines, Hathaway fizzles in “The Intern”

Ben Whittaker is a try-hard. The type of guy who owns a rotating necktie display in his closet, sets two alarms on his old-school alarm clocks and who at 70 years-old decides the retired life of senior cruises, yoga in the park and Rosetta Stone just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But luckily for try-hard Ben (Robert De Niro) the online fashion startup About The Fit is looking for interns – senior interns.

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Atkinson tackles reality in companion novel

Teddy Todd’s life defines normalcy: he’s born, he grows up, falls in love, gets married, has kids, becomes increasingly older and one day he too takes his last breath – “the fourth wall of the solemn temple falling as quietly as feathers.”

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Mythology goes modern in Augustana’s “Antigone”

The landscape is stark, shrouded in smoke and darkness as Chorus members glide onto the stage and take their places in the stony arena-like setting. This is the place where two brothers have fallen in battle, each at the other’s hand. This is the uneasy atmosphere into which a young girl is thrust, forced to make an impossible decision. And for five nights in Augustana’s Edith Mortenson Theatre this is Thebes – a transformative place stuck in ambiguity between now and then, perched on the edge of catastrophe.

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’50s zeitgeist reigns at uptown donut shop

Nestled innocuously between a shady motel and an even shadier consignment store sits a pinup girl perched on a doughnut. The woman-doughnut pair is part of the bubble gum pink exterior of Glam Doll Donuts – the 2605 Nicollet Ave. bakery in Minneapolis, MN’s Uptown that has become the destination for hipster pastry-connoisseurs of the upper Midwest.

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