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Jay Gabler

Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Jay Gabler joined the Duluth News Tribune in February 2022. His previous experience includes eight years as a digital producer at The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), four years as theater critic at Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages, and six years as arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. He's a co-founder of pop culture and creative writing blog The Tangential; an alumnus of the National Critics Institute; and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Gabler grew up in St. Paul and Duluth before heading east to attend college at Boston University and graduate school at Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 2007. After 15 years in Minneapolis, he's excited to return to the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. Readers can reach Gabler at 218-279-5536 or jgabler@duluthnews.com.

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Dozens of people packed the Zeitgeist Zinema on Sunday for a screening of the new holiday movie filmed in Duluth. Carmody Irish Pub hosted an afterparty in what's now advertised as the "home of 'Merry Kiss Cam.'"
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Capsule reviews of Lena Dunham's new movie and a thriller starring Aubrey Plaza.
The historic mansion has been adorned inside and out for the holiday season, in the spirit of its founding family.
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A piece of land next to Garland's childhood home was at risk of being lost to commercial development. "It was a shocker," the museum's executive director said about the $45,000 Superior Choice Credit Union donation that made the purchase possible.
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The Scarlet Goodbye opened for the Minnesota music legends at a Nov. 3 show. Nearly four decades since its founding, Run Westy Run proved as rambunctious as ever.
The actor is part of the production for "Body Language," a movie currently filming in Duluth. "Wish you were here," Milian wrote in the caption of a photo taken at Fitger's.