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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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Wednesday, October 8th


The Niles Files: Derek Jarman’s “Jubilee” at the Walker
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A month-long Wednesday night retrospective on late iconoclastic filmmaker Derek Jarman begins tonight, October 8, at the Walker Art Center with his punk classic “Jubilee,” in addition to his short music promos for Marianne Faithful’s “Broken English” and The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead.”




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Monday, October 6th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 7
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A crisis on the moon, an ethical dilemma, and Clara finally loses it in this game-changing episode.




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Friday, October 3rd


The Dark Side of Kate Iverson
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In an exclusive interview, Susan Woehrle chats with artist and woman about town (and former l’étoile Editor-In-Chief) Kate Iverson about her new exhibit opening this week at SooLocal.




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Monday, September 29th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 6
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The Doctor returns to an iconic place and runs smack into Clara’s double life in this darkly hilarious episode.




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Tuesday, September 23rd


In Review: The 2014 Ivey Awards
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The Twin Cities theatre scene gathered for their annual celebration of the season.




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Monday, September 22nd


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 5
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It’s an old-school caper as the Doctor has to rob the most secure bank in the universe.




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Thursday, September 18th


The Culturator: In Search of… – Q&A w/ Edie Overturf and Derek Van Gieson
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This week, The Culturator chats with printmaker Edie Overturf and illustrator/painter Derek Van Gieson about their Public Functionary exhibit “In Search Of…”, a unique collaboration exploring narrative and origin.




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Monday, September 15th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 4
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A time-twisting chamber piece might just be the best Doctor Who episode of recent vintage.




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Monday, September 8th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 3
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Legends collide as the Doctor comes face to face with the “impossible” Robin Hood




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Thursday, September 4th


The Culturator: Clay Shapes – Q&A with Erin Smith
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This week, in honor of an awesome nod in NYLON magazine for her ceramic works, Juleana Enright checks in with SHIP&SHAPE co-founder and local ceramics maker, Erin Smith.




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Wednesday, September 3rd


In Review: “The Mystery Of Irma Vep” at Jungle Theater
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In this special review, Todd O’Dowd takes in The Jungle Theater’s hilarious remount of Charles Ludlam’s ridiculous masterpiece.




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Tuesday, September 2nd


Le Talk: P.O.S. Is Ruining The World
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In this special interview, Juleana Enright chats with the iconic Minneapolis hip-hop artist on his return to performing following his kidney transplant, and his upcoming headlining gig at “The F*cking Best Show Ever” on September 13.




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Monday, September 1st


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 2
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The Doctor discovers InnerSpace as he goes on a Fantastic Voyage into the head of his greatest enemy. Literally.




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Monday, August 25th


The Idiot Box: “Doctor Who” Series 8, Episode 1
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A great new Doctor. An on-point companion. Dear Old Friends. A surprise return villain. All of which are nearly thwarted by an uneven script in this extended series premiere.




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Tuesday, August 19th


In Review: Theatre Coup d’Etat’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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Susan Woehrle takes in an outdoor production of the classic Shakespearean comedy at Kelley Park in Apple Valley by award-winning Minneapolis Company Theatre Coup D’etat.




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Wednesday, August 6th


In Review: The 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival
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In this special omnibus review, Susan Woehrle and Todd O’Dowd share their reviews of what they saw at this year’s edition of the nationally-acclaimed festival, continuing in town through August 10.




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Thursday, July 31st


LOL/OMG On the Fringe: A Look Back
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A first-time producer (and writer/performer/director) last year, our own Jakey Emmert looks back on what he will — and won’t — miss about taking part in the Fringe Festival, which kicks off today.




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Wednesday, July 30th


Le Talk: Jeff D. Larson of the Minnesota Fringe Festival
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On the eve of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, we talk to its new executive director on his goals for the largest non-juried performance festival in the United States; running July 31 – August 10.




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Monday, July 28th


The Idiot Box: “Let’s Be Careful Out There”
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In his column, Todd O’Dowd takes a look at the comedy “Barney Miller” and the drama “Hill Street Blues” and how they made television safe for the modern day show runner.




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Friday, July 25th


The Culturator: Midnight’s Children
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In this week’s column, Juleana Enright chats with owner/sales and boutique manager Ash Marlene Hane about her co-venture The Midnight Brigade; a new artist run space in South Minneapolis that connects artists while housing a gallery, apparel boutique, screenprinting studio, and cassette tape label – all under one roof.




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Tuesday, July 22nd


The Idiot Box: Of (Talking) Moose and (Prehistoric) Men
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Continuing his examination of classic television shows, Todd O’Dowd looks at two animated shows that forever altered primetime television landscape.




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Friday, July 18th


In Review: “Crazyface” At Shadow Horse Theatre
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In this special review, Susan Woehrle takes in Shadow Horse Theatre’s compelling production of horror icon Clive Barker’s rarely-produced play.




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Friday, July 11th


A Convention Where Fandoms Converge
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A brief overview of CONvergence, the Midwest’s largest sci-fi and fantasy convention, with a photo gallery!




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Thursday, July 10th


The Idiot Box: And The Nominees Are…
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The 2014 Emmy Awards nominees were announced. Herein are our reactions (including who is missing).




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Monday, July 7th


The Idiot Box: In The Name Of The Moon…
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In this special report, we look at the importance of the Sailor Moon franchise on fandom and review the debut episode of the rebooted new series.




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