Arts & Culture

01.28.17 Book Signing and Reading Benefit for “RECLAIM” Boneshaker Books Minneapolis MN


Inventively and Joyously Realized at the Ritz — “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Theater Latté Da’s Peter and the Starcatcher, now on stage at the Ritz, is one of the most vibrant ensemble works to come around in recent years. Joel Sass has directed the local premiere of […]

An Ingenious Inquiry into Religious Viewpoints — “Grace” on Stage in Osseo

How religious views reflect individual personalities is ingeniously portrayed in Craig Wright’s play, Grace, now in a numinous production at Yellow Tree Theater in Osseo. When a married couple moves from St. Paul to Florida […]

Arts Spotlight: 567

Bad Dates Through Feb. 26 Black Box Theater, Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington 952-563-8575 Sara Marsh performs Theresa Rebeck’s solo play Bad Dates. She says, “From the moment I […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

We have seen Batman. The LEGO Batman Movie is a spin-off story in the LEGO cinematic universe. Batman (Will Arnett) is forced to drop the lone vigilante thing, and try to work with others if […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Gold”

Gold is an American crime adventure loosely based on the true story of the Bre-X mining scandal, when a massive gold deposit was supposedly discovered in Indonesia. Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, the unlucky […]

Gladys Knight Brings Soul to Mystic Lake

Gladys Knight’s U.K. farewell tour kicked off in 2009. But she’s far from the retiring type. Since then, Knight put out an album, toured regularly, and appeared in a few movies, including last year’s Almost […]

5Q: Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches The Musical

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

American Swedish Institute’s Vision of Harmony with “Migration, Identity and Belonging”

From its beginning, the American Swedish Institute (ASI) has been influenced by migration. It was founded in 1929 by Swan and Christina Turnblad, immigrants themselves who became successful publishers of a Minneapolis Swedish-language newspaper focused […]

Sex and Shame in Tehran — Oscar Nominee “The Salesman”

The Salesman, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, looks into different levels on which shame can operate in Tehran. This gripping thriller is a window into values surrounding sex, violence, and vengeance in […]

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