To kick off his coverage of Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, Todd O’Dowd breaks down some of the backstory and references in the first episode centering around the legendary feud of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.
A reference in “La La Land” to a little-seen postwar Kurosawa film sheds light on some flaws of this year’s Oscar front-runner; plus a slate of predictions for Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Beth Hammarlund reviews the 13 collections from the Fall 2016 edition of Envision, the Twin Cities’ longest running fashion show.
Beth Hammarlund reviews the FWMN and FGI event “Fall into Luxury,” a boutique runway show featuring looks from Mona Williams, June and more.
Beth Hammarlund reviews I Am Inspired, an FWMN event featuring clothing from six local boutiques and art from Caitlin Karolczak.
Beth Hammarlund reviews designer Danielle Everine’s latest show, “Matryoshka in Japan,” as part of l’étoile’s FWMN coverage.
As the revered performance festival winds down, Todd O’Dowd picks the 11 most memorable shows of this year’s festival.
Walking Shadow Theatre Company achieves a theatrical miracle with its area premiere of Lucas Hnath’s modern day morality play.
Theatre Coup d’État triumphs with a hauntingly beautiful and viscerally painful production of Tennessee Williams’ iconic play.
An overview of Walking Shadow’s stellar production of “The Christians,” at the Mixed Blood Theater, alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “The Book of Mormon,” currently at the Orpheum, which in tandem dig into a contemporary American spiritual crisis.
Minnesota Opera ends its 2015-16 season in triumph with the world premiere of the fantastic and terrifying operatic adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic horror novel.
The multi-Grammy winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member was found dead at his studio / home this morning.
This week’s challenge saw the remaining seven queens (and a few friends) go Over The Rainbow with a reading-inspired challenge.
New Epic Theater takes a huge artistic risk with its presentation of “The Normal Heart” and “Coriolanus” in repertory.
The most beloved challenge in the show’s history leads to one of the weakest episodes in the season.
In this special episode, the girls form New Wave singing groups for the entertainment of two musical legends.
The first acting challenge (with more than questionable material) leads to a surprising result and one of the most inspired runways in the show’s herstory!
Minnesota Opera proves it can deliver in the standard operatic repertoire with a thrillingly sung and conducted production of “Tosca.”
What happens when one of the best team challenges is paired with one of the worst lip syncs? Let’s find out together!
In preparation for the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” we look at the best Lip Sync For Your Life battles over the past seasons.
In the wake of her sold-out Mainroom headlining debut at First Avenue, Anthony Iverson offers an appreciation to the current queen of the Twin Cities music scene.
On the winds of a highly-anticipated debut, Guthrie Theater artistic director Joseph Haj makes a stunning debut with his gorgeous and entertaining production of “Pericles.”
In a bit of surprising (to some) news, the long-time radio fixture joins the Current’s Morning Show starting March 7.
l’étoile presents its annual list of the best people, events, and things in the Twin Cities this year!
The Ordway delivers a very traditional take (in the good and bad sense) of the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Miss Richfield 1981 and Walking Shadow Theatre Company are offering two non-traditional tonics to the Holiday Season.
James Sewell Ballet triumphantly remounts director and choreographer Myron Johnson’s iconic spin on the holiday classic.
Anthony Iverson spices up your holiday playlist with ten off-beat Christmas songs that you need to hear.
Todd O’Dowd reviews the 2015 edition of the beloved annual salute to British television advertising being screened at the Walker Art Center December 4 – January 3.
In this omnibus review, Todd O’Dowd takes in opening weekend performances from Casting Spells Productions, the Jungle Theater, New Epic Theater, Transatlantic Love Affair, Theatre Coup d’Etat, and Workhaus Collective over the course of six days.