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Thursday, September 7th


Weekend What’s What: 9/7-9/10


Woofstock, Harvest Fest and Prof Outdoors are just a few of the events that round out this weekend.




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Sunday, September 3rd


The Fingernail Letters, 16: The Sleeper Awakens


The Roadhouse sweeper being a metaphor of painting, “Twin Peaks: The Return” unmasked stagecraft is part of a play of mirrors between art, its construction, and its exhibition and ultimate effect on the audience.




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Thursday, August 31st


Weekend What’s What: 8/31-9/4


The summer season ends with a bang in the Twin Cities.




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Sunday, August 27th


The Fingernail Letters, 14: Dougie’s Dream and Dale’s Desengaño


The intertextual significance of “Sunset Boulevard,” electrifying Dale Cooper to action, reinforces a theme of the nebulous boundaries between art and life, and between dreams and waking.




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Sunday, August 20th


The Fingernail Letters, 13: “The Open Air” (Part 2 of 2)


A continuation of the significance of bodily functions in “Twin Peaks,” where scatological reductiveness surprisingly leads to the sublime.




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Thursday, August 17th


Weekend What’s What: 8/17-8/20


Outdoor music, food trucks and the Renaissance Festival round out this weekend’s lineup of events across the Twin Cities.




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Thursday, August 10th


Weekend What’s What: 8/10-8/13


This weekend things start to heat up with Rock for Pussy, the Pizza Luce Block Party and much more.




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Sunday, August 6th


The Fingernail Letters, 11: Who’s Afraid of Audrey Horne?
Sherilyn Fenn

The emergence of Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) in Part 12 of “Twin Peaks: The Return” feels like a nod to absurdist playwright Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, magnifying a theme of authorial games the show is having with its characters–and audience.




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Tuesday, August 1st


The Fingernail Letters, 10: Marks of the Ancient Flame


“Twin Peaks: The Return” lovingly quotes other films, and then subverts them, reminding us our own relationship to the images on hand are a crucial variable in Agent Cooper and Laura Palmer’s respective journeys.




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Monday, July 31st


The Fingernail Letters, 9: Being There and Being Here
Gordon and Laura

With allusions to “Sunset Boulevard,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and “Being There,” “Twin Peaks: The Return” examines the pull of mass media images and their independent power to energize viewers.




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Thursday, July 27th


Weekend What’s What: 7/27-7/30


Among many other things, this weekend will feature everything from visual arts on bikes to dogs in parades.




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Sunday, July 23rd


The Fingernail Letters, 8: Rancho Rosa Presents the Body as Theater


Beginning with a message from Jerry Horne’s foot and similarities with Roman Polanski’s “The Tenant” (1976), this edition of the Fingernail Letters examines the performers’–and the audience’s–relationship to the bodies on display in “Twin Peaks: The Return.”




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Thursday, July 20th


Weekend What’s What: 7/20-7/23


Visual arts, theater, local music and open streets fill out MSP’s weekend lineup of events.




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Thursday, July 6th


Weekend What’s What: 7/6-7/9


Beat the heat with all of the great events happening this weekend!




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Tuesday, July 4th


The Fingernail Letters, 6: “Of my life.” The Miracle of Dougie Jones


Why Kyle MacLachlan’s Dougie Jones, an avatar of human innocence, is the most joyful, beautiful character in current American movies, pointing to our sympathetic capabilities as viewers.




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Thursday, June 29th


Weekend What’s What: 6/29-7/4


Let freedom ring throughout the Twin Cities as we celebrate independence with punk rock, gallery shows, hip hop and more in this expanded 4th of July edition of Weekend What’s What.




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Thursday, June 22nd


Weekend What’s What: 6/22-6/25


Pride, Pride and more Pride. This weekend is stacked with opportunities for you to celebrate one of the greatest gatherings the Twin Cities has to offer.




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Thursday, June 15th


Weekend What’s What: 6/15-6/18


This weekend Twin Cities Pride sneaks into the mix early, the Stone Arch Bridge lights up and the Minnesota Zoo hosts more than just animals.




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Wednesday, June 14th


Fingernail Letters, 3: Through a Glass Box Darkly


“The conclusion of the Glass Box sequence is not a Puritanical horror movie trope of unrestrained sexuality being punished. Rather, the monster is summoned by voyeurism.”




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Monday, June 12th


The Fingernail Letters, 2: “Listen to the sounds.”
Cooper

“The false-starts, arbitrary incidents, and dead-ends amounting to a hill of beans are less of a conceit than a leitmotif leading to an overarching theme.”




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Thursday, June 8th


Weekend What’s What: 6/8-6/11


Northern Spark, Prince’s birthday and the re-opening of the Walker Sculpture Garden? It seems as though summer really has returned.




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Thursday, June 8th


Fingernail Letters, 1: A Twin Peaks Blog (Introduction)


Introduction to a summerlong blog about David Lynch and Mark Frost’s return to “Twin Peaks.”




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Thursday, May 25th


Soundset’s Rise to the Top: From Minneapolis Warehouse Party to Marquee Music Festival


How Rhymesayers turned a local community into hip-hop’s center stage




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Thursday, May 4th


Weekend What’s What: 5/4-5/7


Outdoors or in, the Twin Cities has your back with a variety of unique happenings this weekend all throughout the area.




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Thursday, April 27th


Weekend What’s What: 4/27-4/30


End April in the Twin Cities with the St. Paul Art Crawl, the return of Mia’s “Art In Bloom,” and so much more.




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Thursday, April 20th


Weekend What’s What: 4/20-4/23


This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, and as such, MSP has plenty of opportunities to celebrate our local icon’s illustrious life.




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Thursday, April 13th


Weekend What’s What: 4/13-4/16


Arts, theater, film and craft beer: this weekend features all of that and everything in between.




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Thursday, April 6th


Weekend What’s What: 4/6-4/9


With a handful of exciting throwback-themed events, a strong lineup of local live music and a reading from Nora McInery’s new book, this weekend will surely live up to the expected spike in temperature.




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Thursday, March 23rd


Weekend What’s What: 3/23-3/26


Even though the weather isn’t reflective of the fact that spring is finally here, this weekend’s lineup of events certainly is.




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Thursday, March 16th


Weekend What’s What: 3/16-3/19


From local music to benefits to dance parties, this weekend is filled to the brim with a lineup of great events.




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