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Tuesday, April 14th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 7
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The return of an audience-favorite challenge leads to a controversial elimination.




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Monday, April 13th


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 9
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A slightly disappointing episode examines the wreckage of Don Draper’s life through the women he shared it with.




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Friday, April 10th


In Review: “Mr Burns…” Electrifies The Guthrie
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Anne Washburn’s witty post-apocalyptic comedy on cultural survival is getting a fantastic production at the Guthrie.




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Tuesday, April 7th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 6
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A long awaited return of our favorite judge breathed life into a lackluster challenge.




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Monday, April 6th


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 8
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The mid-season premiere asks (and answers!) a very important musical question.




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Thursday, April 2nd


In Review: “In Which…” A Collaborative Success Is Achieved
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The ambitious collaboration between SuperGroup, Brute Heart, artist Liz Miller, and playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski,is a challenging and moving collaboration.




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Thursday, April 2nd


In Review: The “‘Art'” Of Friendship
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Theatre Coup d’État’s bracingly intimate production of ‘Art’ is a gloriously dark comedy of the foibles of friendship




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Tuesday, March 31st


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 5
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Awards! Guest Judges! Shady Queens! Shady Ru!! This episode has it all!




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Monday, March 30th


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7 (Part 2) Preview
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In anticipation of next week’s season premiere, Todd O’Dowd examines the promotional pictures for clues on the new season of the acclaimed drama.




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Tuesday, March 24th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 4
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A parody-driven musical episode ends with a surprising elimination.




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Tuesday, March 17th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 Episode 3
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Brush up on your Shakespeare as the first acting challenge sees a breakthrough for local queen Max and RuPaul breaking out her reading glasses.




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Thursday, March 12th


In Review: “The Manchurian Candidate”
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Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s adaptation of the iconic political thriller gets a stirring world premiere at Minnesota Opera.




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Tuesday, March 10th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 2
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After a lackluster season opening, the show takes off with an inspired challenge.




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




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