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Monday, May 4th


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 12
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The SC&P gang finally joins with McCann-Erickson, and it goes as well as you would expect in this hilarious and horrifying episode that has a surprising local connection.




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Wednesday, April 29th


We Will Rock You: A Few Words On Bullying
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This week, We Will Rock You takes a break from the Top 40 to talk just briefly — and with music involved, we promise — about something near and dear to this writer’s heart: bullying. Which sucks. A lot.




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Tuesday, April 28th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 9
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RuPaul’s Drag Race finally (!) pays homage to arguably America’s First Drag Superstar.




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Monday, April 27th


Report: #localqueerTC questioning the motives of The Welcoming Committee
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In an open letter, a collective of Twin Cities LGBTQAI event producers question the motives of the Boston-based company trying to make inroads in the Twin Cities market.




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Monday, April 27th


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 11
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It’s the end of SC&P as we know it, and not everyone feels fine in this haunting episode.




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Tuesday, April 21st


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Episode 8
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A surprise return or seven leads to one of the most insane (and insanely awesome) episodes of the season.




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Tuesday, April 21st


The Idiot Box: “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 10
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The future is the topic of the day, but many characters’ futures are up in the air in this episode.




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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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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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