A look at the arts stories making headlines, dominated by book reviews from the Star Tribune…in fact pretty much everybody else appears to have taken a snow day.
Ralph Rapson’s visionary Cedar Square West development, which in many ways fell short of his dream, has won historic designation.
Photographer at the heart of “Waste Land” shows plenty of heart.
By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press
Grossman reviews Home inspired by Love and Beauty and God’s Angry Man
Complementary skills and attributes buoyed the politics of both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. And while each formed intimate relationships outside the marriage, their relationship was never only one of convenience.
Eric Wilson’s account of how he found meaning and faith is unfailingly powerful.
- Brigitte Frase, Star Tribune
A community is united and divided by the birth of a baby.
- Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune
It’s Nora Ephron’s sharp humor that draws readers — primarily women readers of a certain age — but it is her frank honesty that keeps us.
More than 60 years after his experiences as a WWII Japanese prisoner of war, Scotsman Alistair Urquhart writes dispassionately about the horrors he endured.
- Ann Klefstad, Star Tribune
A young woman returns to the family ranch and, with her father’s help, builds a house.
Movies coming this holiday season are a truly odd lot, but include some gems worthy of hot anticipation.
Austrian conductor Hans Graf put the dazzling music front and center as he led the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra through its stirring homage to Paris and Vienna. It was almost perfection, if not for the program notes.
On a march from Britten to Beethoven, the Minnesota Orchestra showed mastery.
(Note: this story was released on Friday, but was buried on the Strib’s website, so only just found it – whoops!)
She has soared high above the stage in her star turn as Elphaba in “Wicked.” Now Idina Menzel takes off the green makeup and reveals herself in concert.