Sunday News and Reviews

‘The Wave’ turns anti-gay DVDs into pro-tolerance art – Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

Local artist Lucinda Naylor is turning a negative into a positive. Many were enraged recently when Minnesota Catholic bishops sent out 400,000 DVDs expressing anti-gay marriage sentiments and urging church-going Minnesotans to vote accordingly. Rather than organizing a traditional protest, Naylor decided to turn the DVDs into a powerful piece of pro-tolerance art.

At the crossroads of jazz and classical – Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

The SPCO hops on board pianist Brad Mehldau’s “Highway Rider” for weekend concerts at the Walker.

New fest has diverse lineup of Asian films – Colin Covert, Star Tribune

Drama, comedy and documentary are part of the Twin Cities’ first Asian Film Festival.

Celebrating El Midwest Canto al Pueblo in St. Paul – Betsy Mowry, TC Daily Planet

The renewal of El Midwest Canto al Pueblo on the back of the REDA building at 176 Cesar Chavez Street in St. Paul was celebrated October 29. The most recent repair, led by Pablo Basques, installed a mosaic version of the original mural painted by Basques in 1979.

Not your daddy’s ‘Austin City Limits’ – Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

The long-running musical TV series is getting fancy new digs and a hipper format.

‘Poster Offensive 5’ sneak peek – Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

Found on lamp posts, nightclub walls, and in college dorm rooms, posters can be a surprisingly powerful form of art.

War of the worlds – Tom Horgen, Star Tribune

Trapped in an alien world, humans battle monsters to get home.

Stories and poems reflect the wisdom and resilience of age – Rosemary Herbert, Star Tribune

A collection of essays, poems and stories by authors past the age of 50.

Right man, right time – Casey Common, Star Tribune

A new look portrays Washington as indispensable for Revolutionary America.

Monroe’s letters reveal witty, earnest woman – Carl Rollyson, Star Tribune

As portrayed in her own words, Marilyn Monroe emerges as thoughtful and accomplished — not characteristics that most biographies emphasize.

Adams biography glides past the hard stuff – Carl Rollyson, Star Tribune

An elegant and impartial biography of the United States’ first dynastic couple.

Dreams of the Wild West – Andrea Hoag, Star Tribune

A boy, obsessed with the Old West, moves with his sister to California, where they live with a cowboy star.

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