The Block E Art Project: Definitely Made Here

So, Block E—the saddest square block in the upper Midwest—has finally succumbed to the soul-sucking emptiness of its new reality, and the city, desperate to do something—anything—to counter the ever-expanding black hole of capitalism Block E has become, has decided to do what all cities do (including Detroit) after they’ve tried everything else: throw it to the artists. Read More


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Review: War Horse @ The Orpheum

Everyone loves a good horse story, it seems—even if they already know the plot. And War Horse is a great horse story, one virtually everyone in America knows from the beloved Steven Spielberg movie, and one that audiences around the country are reliving through the Broadway road-show theater production stabled at The Orpheum for the next ten days. Read More


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Photos: Walker Mini-Golf is Officially Open

This year, the Walker Art Center's artist-designed mini-golf course features two eight-hole courses, both of which offer some fiendishly difficult—and entertaining—holes. Read More


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What Happens if the Minnesota Orchestra and Management Never Agree?

 
Date: June 1, 2042 
MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF  LOCKOUT!
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Review: The Primrose Path @ The Guthrie is worth walking down

Before discussing the Guthrie’s new play, The Primrose Path, I must admit up front that I have a strong Turgenev bias. Read More


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Don't be Fooled, More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness is brilliant

Some years ago, in a report that may or may not be credible, it was asserted that young people supposedly get more of their news now from fake news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report than they do from real news shows or newspapers—which the kiddies don’t watch or read, in any case, and certainly don’t trust. Read More


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New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's visit; and Andy Warhol is in town . . . again.

I had the honor Thursday night (and again Friday morning) of meeting and introducing the legendary New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast to the crowd gathered for the Hennepin County Library Association’s Pen Pals Lecture Series at Hopkins Center for the Arts. Read More


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