Lots of great stories today, but the first one is the funniest…
Apparently, someone thought it was just a little too nipple-y outside.
- Jessica Lussenhop, City Pages
Notables in the design world come to Walker Art Center to offer a 25th year of Insights.
- MARY ABBE, Star Tribune
On Thursday evening, a group of fellow poets, former students and admirers gathered at the Loring Pasta Bar’s red room in Dinkytown to remember John Berryman.
- Robert OConnor, TC Daily Planet
A story collection built on old-time cultural touchstones (milk deliveries, pen pals) reveals timeless truths.
- KEVIN CANFIELD, Star Tribune
At the grand piano, Newman is a sit-down comedian. He sets up his songs by explaining the context or inspiration for his compositions. And, of course, he often adds a little biting commentary.
- Jon Bream
Third album from the indie faves goes back to basics
- Jeff Gage, City Pages
Reinstated singer dishes on the breakup and her trio’s new start
- Jen Boyles, City Pages
(For the extended interview, click here)
Funny women finally get their piece of the pie — even if it’s being thrown in their faces.
- NEAL JUSTIN, Star Tribune
City Pages recently took a moment to talk with Flanery about her script, the politics of writing about people you know, and producing new work.
- Sheila Regan, City Pages
Agnes Under the Big Top is, at times, a lot of fantastic adjectives: ambitious, confident, funny, provocative. But the end result winds up being notably less than the sum of its parts.
- Christopher Kehoe, TC Daily Planet
Director Josh Cragun pushes the material and the company, and produces moments that transcend the limitations, creating something truly strange and grand.
- Ed Huyck, City Pages
I found myself charmed, despite my misgivings about the timing of the show, by the enthusiasm that the dancer and puppeteers had toward our horrible, wonderful climate here in Minnesota.
- Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Blank Slate Theatre’s 14th full-length production, a page-to-stage adaptation of Pinocchio, would be artistically challenging even for a professional theater company. The fact that this brilliantly staged and beautifully performed play was put together by grade school and high school students and their twentysomething creative team (playwright, director, and producer) makes it a breathtaking achievement.
- Sarah Rattanavong-Wash, TC Daily Planet