James T. Kirk

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2014
  • Movies

    June 25, 2014

    The Death of the Star Wars Universe

    Why Millions of Fans Have Felt a Great Disturbance in the Force

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2014
  • Movies

    October 30, 2013

    The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them

    A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers

  • Movies

    May 15, 2013

    Star Trek: Into familiar territory

    The latest installment is filled with the makings of a summer blockbuster hit

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson plan summer Minneapolis date

    ​No, not that kind of date, though their chemistry when performing live is more than any pair of lovebirds could aspire to. Elder statesmen of country music Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson have announced they're pairing up once again for a performance at Minneapolis' downtown State Theatre on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Will Shatner, the ultimate 'Iron Man'

    ​So just when you'd managed to excise every last trace of the lava-bed crunch-munch of plodding, misanthropic metal mayhem that is The View from your cranium, shameless hambone thespian William Shatner crashes the random-heavy-metal-news-sweepstakes party with what's gotta be the most cringe-worth ... More >>

  • Movies

    March 16, 2011

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Paul

    Too many sci-fi references and not enough Kristen Wiig

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2005

    Scotty beamed up

    James Doohan is dead at 85. And here's the best bit of the wire service obit that the Strib is carrying--Doohan's 1998 revery about the good old days on Star Trek: "I started out in the series at basic minimum--plus 10 percent for my agent. That was added a little bit in the second year. When we ... More >>

  • Sports

    December 8, 2004

    Don't Fight the Unitard

    Extreme mind melds. Chesty vulcans. Why not try 'Enterprise'?

  • Music

    May 30, 2001
  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Conventional Wisdom

    Seeking enlightenment in a rented ballroom with an evangelist and two dozen Klingons

  • Arts

    December 30, 1998


    With her complicated hero, Miles Vorkosigan, Minnesota science-fiction writer Lois Bujold leads an expedition into inner space

  • Restaurants

    April 8, 1998

    Ciao Bella, Ti Amo

    Ciao Bella may not be playing in the big leagues with Italian heavy hitters, but out in the minors of the first-ring suburbs it is kicking major keester.