Arts & Culture

“Tom of Finland” – A Transporting Chronicle of the Legendary Gay Illustrator at Lagoon Cinema

The sensually expressionistic illustrations of muscular men by Touko Laaksonen have made an indelible mark in both gay history and the history of erotic art. His life is perceptively chronicled in Dome Karukoski’s captivating film, […]

Jane Austen Christmas Comedy Delights at the Jungle- “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

Jane Austen’s savvy, warm, and witty Pride and Prejudice is one of the major novels of the 19th century. It has been adapted into popular screen and stage versions so often and for so long […]

Spotlight: 2017 Year In Review

GLBT content wove itself boldly and subtly into Twin Cities Theater in 2017. Homophobic shame haunted Theatre in the Round Players’ breathtaking Suddenly Last Summer and the enduring love between Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude […]

We Are All Ebenezer Scrooge

For 52 of 56 performances of A Christmas Carol in 2017, Nathanial Fuller is the iconic miser-cum- misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s a demanding role, even for Fuller, who has Scrooged five times before, and who earlier this […]

A Word In Edgewise: Noël, Noël

Parlous times may evoke the tragic, as in the Guthrie’s recent, wrenching Watch on the Rhine, or, as currently bookended by Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, the darkly comic. Both opened in London in 1941, as the Blitz […]

2017 Jingle Ball

The annual KDWB Jingle Ball kicked off Monday night on an uncharacteristically balmy December night. By the time the audience left the Xcel Energy Center, downtown St. Paul was covered in fresh snow and twenty […]

“Light the World” & Miss Richfield Guide Us With Holiday Cheer

The LAB Theater mixes musical styles from Tchaikovsky to The Beatles to Beyoncé in Light the World. Collaborators Sanford Moore and Andrew Hill match the sounds with dance, aerial art, and ten performers. The theater’s […]

A Stirring Vision of a Young Girl Vs. The Taliban – Nora Twomey’s Cross-Gender Masterwork “The Breadwinner”

Nora Twomey (co-director, Secret of Kells) has created a masterwork, The Breadwinner, adapted from the novel by Deborah Ellis. Set in Kabul in 2001, this animated film captures the zeitgeist of an Afghanistan torn by warlordship and its […]

Extended Run of “Curious Incident” at Mixed Blood – Autism Portrayed With Intimate Power

The Tony-winning Best Play production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was both praised and criticized for its Broadway staging. Boldly vibrant technological effects were meant to show the audience how […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Justice League”

Justice League picks up in the aftermath of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Bathed in the shadow of Superman’s death, crime has been on the rise and an early rooftop skirmish with a […]

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