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David O. Russell Reunites With Many of His Favorite Actors in 'American Hustle'

American Hustle - David O. Russell

David O. Russell has been on fire as of late -- his past two films, The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook, two of my favorite films of all-time, have been huge hits both critically and financially. Both of those films notched Academy Awards for some of their prominent roles, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Jennifer Lawrence. O. Russell is reuniting with Bale and Lawrence in his latest, American Hustle. O. Russell...

Minnesota State Fair Plans to Transform Heritage Square

Heritage Square

With the month of August upon us, many Minnesotans consider this the best month of the summer. This means the Minnesota State Fair, an event that is without a doubt one of Minnesota's biggest attractions, is only a few weeks away. The State Fair means food, people watching, and of course, more food. As each year passes, there are of course small changes (and some big) to the event. Heritage Square, a fixture at the fair for sometime, will soon be one of those changes. Heritage Square is a spot to walk around, try various foods (like the delicious kettle corn), take...

A Firefighters Dream -- 'Firehouse Grille' Restaurant Review

firehouse grille - elko The instant you walk through the doors of Firehouse Grille in Elko, MN you are greeted with dim lighting and friendly staff ready to guide you to a table or one of the cut-out booths against the back wall. Fireman jackets, hoses, helmets, and model fire trucks decorate the dark walls, as well as a large lit logo with fire and axes announcing Firehouse Grille. These decorations give the restaurant a unique look and cause it to live up to its name. A bar sits below a television bank in the center of the restaurant, making it easy to grab a drink right away if you so choose. The television bank...

An Adventure to Chicago -- A Trip to Remember

Chicago - Navy Pier - Sam

I have never been able to label myself as a traveler. I remember hearing people in my high school classes talking about their trips to Mexico with their families. The most I ever had to contribute was that time I went to Oregon when I was seven and got bit by my dad’s new dog. Not the most glamorous of experiences. Therefore, while I was planning my trip to Chicago this summer, I wanted to immerse myself in activities that would allow me to proudly wear the traveler badge I’d been missing all my life. That is, until I realized Chicago is not Minneapolis. It...