Entertainment

How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.

Stacker looked at data from The Numbers on production budgets of Oscar-winning films to see what it costs to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
The best movies of 2024 so far
Stacker ranked the best films of 2024 so far, using data from Metacritic. Keep checking back to see this list grow as the year progresses.
Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony
Using data provided by the Academy Awards, Stacker compiled a list of 25 Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony.

24 of the most anticipated movies coming in 2024

From the "Mean Girls" musical to the "Nosferatu" remake, Casino Bonus CA highlighted 24 films audiences are most looking forward to in 2024.

Highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years

Stacker compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years, using domestic box office gross from The Numbers.

Best films turning 50 in 2024

Stacker ranked the top 50 films turning 50 years old in 2024, providing a strong overview of the innovative and long-lasting impact of 1974 cinema.

Are the Grammys biased against hip-hop and rap? Here's what the numbers say.

Stacker dove into Grammy nominations, Billboard charts, and Spotify and Last.fm data to quantify the Recording Academy's predisposition to hip-hop.

10 first-time Grammy nominees for 2024

Stacker highlighted 10 artists nominated for a Grammy at the 2024 awards ceremony for the first time.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Mark Rivard of Do Rad Things
Hear from Mark Rivard, creator of Do Rad Things, at 'Let's Connect' event in February
Every artist has an interesting origin story. But nothing compares with how Mark Rivard got started. Rivard began illustrating skateboards with Sharpie markers in the early 2000s. That led to an …
Dr. Joan Madden and Richard Baldinelli founded the 53rd Street Brass Quintet.
Bound by Brass
Musicians Richard Baldinelli and Dr. Joan Madden exude joy whether playing their trumpets in the 53rd Street Brass Quintet, looking forward or reminiscing. The two musicians capture the delight of a …
Events - Feb 2024
LOLA ART SHOW  LoLa will once again be hosting a winter art show at Squirrel Haus Arts in late February and early March, including a reception on Saturday, March 2. Over two weekends in …
One of Heid E. Erdrich’s favorite spots in the neighborhood is the Kenwood School Stone Poem Rain Garden.
A people’s poet
This month, Southwest resident Heid E. Erdrich became the first poet laureate for the city of Minneapolis.  “We need poetry, even if we don’t know we do. There’s a human …
Mural brightens coliseum building and celebrates diversity
Past and present create a beautiful fusion in artist Kada Goalen’s two-story mural recently completed at the Coliseum Building, which is undergoing phase two of its renovation at Lake Street …
Entertainment 2023
Take laughter, add tears: The secret recipe for the most-liked Super Bowl ads
The Conversation looks at Super Bowl ads and what makes for a successful one.  
25 actors who've come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character
Stacker referenced various news articles to compile a list of 25 celebrities who have come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character.
25 celebrities who you may not realize have learning disabilities
Marker Learning compiled a list of 25 celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using a variety of news sources.  
Biggest NFL playoff upsets of the last 70 years
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest playoff upsets in NFL history since 1952 using historical point spread data from Stathead.
Highest-grossing genres at the 2023 box office
Casino Bonus CA broke down 2023 box office data to determine which movie genres have brought in the most money as of early December.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Milkweed owner Brenda Ingersoll serves Ronnie Hartman coffee and a donut as part of the Too Good To Go program that pairs customers with surplus unsold food at restaurants for lower prices.
Get cheaper food to go
Had a tough day at work and don’t feel like cooking, but don’t want to pay the price for the family to eat out? Too Good to Go (TGTG) may solve your problem, and enlist your help in …
(Left to right) Mahmoud Rahman, Jack Thoresen, Aurora Quinn, Asmat Ali, and Hafsa Islam of Curry in a Hurry.
Stepping Up
It has been over three years since Gandhi Mahal, a well-known and popular restaurant at 3009 27th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, was burned down during the social uprising following the death of George …
Patricia Neal works with children to tend their neighborhood sponsored garden.
Local model for an urban CSA
“Four years ago, I realized we needed a model for an urban CSA,” says Craig Neal, founder and chief gardener of the Neighborhood Sponsored Garden (NSG) located in a backyard on Beard Ave. …
Some 40 years after Belai Mergia (left) escaped from war-torn Ethiopia, he, the dreamer, and Rahel, the culinary artist who dreamt with him, offer sumptuous meals in a restaurant where patrons are invited to dine in or take out. And enjoy.
Grit, resolve and a restaurant
When 18-year-old Belai Mergia walked through the jungle from Ethiopia to Sudan in 1984, he didn’t picture a restaurant named Selam in his future. Belai had hired two guides yet feared that they …
Sheila and Reid Nelson own Vegan East, which recently opened at 5501 34th Ave. S. Sheila handles the baking and Reid the business side. (Photo submitted)
All of the delicious with none of the guilt
I want to announce that I am writing this article with one hand. Why? Because I am eating a cookie dough cupcake with the other one. I wanted to put the cupcake down, but I can’t. So… …

10 popular '90s artists going on tour in 2024

Stacker compiled a list of 10 popular '90s artists going on nostalgic tours in 2024, including full-blown reunions and album anniversaries.

Osage history comes to Hollywood in 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

The Daily Yonder looks at the cultural and local impact from Martin Scorsese's latest film retelling a dark chapter in Oklahoma's past.

10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before the US

OLBG found 10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before they became household names in the United States.

Top 25 stars of 2023, according to the people

Stacker used IMDb data on 2023's top stars to showcase the stars who consistently ranked the highest on IMDb's STARmeter throughout the calendar year.

Symbol of a superhero empire: The evolution of Marvel's logo

Trademark Engine dives into the history of Marvel's logo, tracing its evolution from a simple design to an iconic emblem of superhero and cinematic excellence. 

5 of the best holiday travel movies
'Tis the season for travel! Airalo researched holiday travel movies and curated a list of five of the best, consulting user ratings on IMDb.
The highest-grossing Christmas weekend movies from the last 40 years
Casino Bonus CA compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing movies during Christmas weekend since the 1980s using data from The Numbers.
From A-listers to tennis legends: 20 famous figures who are also surprisingly musicians
Skoove scoured the internet for 20 famous figures, from athletes to actors to politicians, who you might not know are also musicians.
The Napoléon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see
The 1802 Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot was part of Napoléon's effort to retake Haiti − then known as Saint-Domingue − and reestablish slavery in the colony. Wikimedia Commons …
15 unconventional Christmas albums from the past 50 years
Stacker brings readers 15 of the most unconventional Christmas albums, from new material to covers to those totally made up for an alternate universe.