Saturday playlist

Talking Volumes: Nicole Krauss

Novelist Nicole Krauss speaks with Kerri Miller at the Talking Volumes Series. Her novel “Great House,” has been named a fiction finalist by the National Book Award.

The dirt on the Walker’s ‘Naked’ exhibit

For the next month veteran Japanese movement artists Eiko and Koma will perform in the Walker Art Center galleries for six hours a day, six days a week — completely nude.

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Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Bloomington

Does the song “Ne Me Quitte Pas” ring a bell? How about “Carousel?” If you’re not familiar with the music of Belgian singer Jacques Brel, the Bloomington Civic Theatre would like to change that.

The decline of creativity

One author argues that America is suffering a crisis of creative thought. A psychologist explains we can do to encourage creativity and innovation in our thinking.

Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls.

The “In Search of Asia Festival” will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it’s drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.

Hollywood espionage

The new film about CIA operative Valerie Plame opened this week and Midmorning delves into Ken Turan’s best picks for the spy genre.

Zuill Bailey comes to Minnesota

He’s earned a reputation as one of the up-and-coming greats in the cello world – and on American Airlines too, where he needs to buy a separate seat for his valuable 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello. The airlines simply refer to her as “Cello Bailey.”

The Dinner Party Download featuing Chris Morris

English satirist Chris Morris is one of the UK’s most respected – and controversial – TV and radio satirists. So it’s no surprise his film directing debut, “Four Lions,” is a comedy about terrorism. Morris talks to Rico about tackling taboo topics, and what it’s like to be asked to speak for God.

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