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Tuesday, March 3rd


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 1
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Even a slightly lackluster season opening can’t completely quash the for the beloved reality television competion.




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Saturday, February 14th


In Review: “American Midget”
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Shadow Horse Theatre’s regional premiere of Jonathan Yuckich’s dark comedy is a gloriously deranged carnival-inspired marvel.




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Friday, February 13th


In Review: “The Coward”
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Walking Shadow Theatre Company’s new production straddles the thin line between good and great.




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Wednesday, February 11th


In Review: “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark”
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Lynn Nottage’s poignant Hollywood farce is getting a pitch-perfect production at Penumbra Theatre.




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Monday, February 2nd


The Idiot Box: Best Superbowl Commercials of 2015
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Once again, we look at the best commercials from television’s biggest event.




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Saturday, January 31st


In Review: “Rehearsing Failure”
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Theatre Novi Most’s newest play, part of the launch of the Southern’s ARTshare program, finds success in examining the life of Bertolt Brecht and his collaborators.




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Thursday, January 29th


In Review: “Gertrude Stein And A Companion”
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The Jungle Theater kicks off its twenty-fifth anniversary season with a thrilling remount of its most acclaimed production.




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Thursday, January 29th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premieres March 2
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Halleloo! Miss RuPaul’s School for Wayward Girls re-opens its doors March 2.




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Wednesday, January 28th


We Will Rock You: Happy Anniversary. You’re fired.
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In his column, Jon Hunt weighs in on the firing of Barb Abney from The Current.




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Monday, January 26th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 4
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Everyone at the house that Lord Crawley built has gone lovesick! Literally!




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Monday, January 12th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 2
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This episode is brought to you by the letters on everyone’s minds at Downton: S, E, and X




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Thursday, January 8th


The Idiot Box: “Empire” Building
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Todd O’Dowd takes in the compelling debut of the new hip-hop soap opera.




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Monday, January 5th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 1
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The Crawley clan and their legion of servants returns in a strong season opener




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Friday, December 26th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Christmas Special 2014
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This year’s Christmas Special goes off like a dream. Literally.




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Monday, December 22nd


A Few of Our Favorite Things: The Best of 2014
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l’étoile presents its list of the best people, events, and things in the Twin Cities in 2014!




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Friday, December 12th


In Review: A Christmas Story – The Musical
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In its first in-house production in three years, The Ordway has delivered a fabulous Christmas gift.




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Wednesday, December 3rd


In Review: “Love’s Labour’s Lost”
Nathan Keepers, Heidi Bakke, and Steve Epp in The Moving Company's production of Love's Labour's Lost

The Moving Company returns home to Minneapolis with a magical, if slightly muddy, adaptation of this early Shakespearian comedy.




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Wednesday, November 26th


The Niles Files: “National Gallery” on Display at the Walker
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Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery,” a stirring and fascinating documentary that goes behind the masterpieces and into the offices of London’s National Gallery, plays this weekend at the Walker Cinema.




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Thursday, November 20th


In Review: “On Golden Pond” and “Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”
Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr in the Jungle Theater's production of On Golden Pond.

The Jungle Theater and Theatre Coup d’Etat serve up different courses of theatrical comfort food.




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Friday, November 14th


The Culturator: A Cultural Common Room – The Soap Factory Celebrates 25 Years
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In honor of their 25th Anniversary celebration, Juleana chats with The Soap Factory’s Executive Director Ben Heywood ,for an in-depth look into its unique history and its vision of engaging artist and viewer in consumable art.




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Thursday, November 13th


Le PSA: Give To The Max!
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In honor of the sixth annual Give To The May Day, we have a public service announcement.




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Wednesday, November 12th


In Review: “Disenchanted!”
Stephanie Bertumen as Hua Mulan, Jen Burleigh-Bentz as Snow White, Bonni Allen as Cinderella, Joy Dolo as The Princess Who Kissed The Frog, and Kim Kivens as Ariel in Disenchanted!

A charming production and brilliant cast give the kiss of life to this remount of the New York-bound musical revue.




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Tuesday, November 11th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 12
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The dead are returning in an emotionally complex and satisfying end to the season.




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Thursday, November 6th


The Culturator: Conjuring Up the Stritch Spirit
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In this week’s edition, Juleana Enright chats with Robert Frost of queer performance partnership, Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp, to get the deets on Saturday’s tribute show, “Stay Where You F***ing Are: A Tribute to Elaine Stritch,” plus gain a little insight on the Stritch appeal.




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Monday, November 3rd


The Idiot Box – “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 11
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The penultimate episode of the season is loaded with death, betrayal, and more. Not to mention the return of a classic Doctor Who villain or two.




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Tuesday, October 28th


The Niles Files: Derek Jarman’s “Blue” at the Walker
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The Walker Art Center’s Derek Jarman series concludes this Wednesday evening with a screening of his audacious final film, “Blue.”




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Monday, October 27th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 10
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A dip into a fairy-tale scenario turns the penultimate episode of the season into a slightly off affair.




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Monday, October 20th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 9
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in this stand-out episode, Clara Oswald becomes the Doctor. This is not a good thing, historically speaking.




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Monday, October 13th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 8
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A glamorous train ride becomes the last hurrah for The Doctor and Clara. Or is it?




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Thursday, October 9th


The Culturator: ReSEE Pop-Up Gallery feat. Jay Nuhring
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For this week’s issue, I caught up with fine artist and interior designer, Jay Nuhring, to chat about the idea behind his pop-up gallery, the artistic process behind his recycled billboard art and what attendees can expect from the upcoming 3-day exhibition.




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