The annual Sound Unseen Film and Music Festival kicks off today with “Every Everything,” a documentary about Husker Du founder Grant Hart. For the next week, Sound Unseen curator Jim Brunzell III rocks the Twin Cities at the Landmark Center, the Trylon, and McNally Smith College of Music.
You know iTunes’ “Genius Feature” has failed you many, many times when it comes to recommendations. So this week, Jon Hunt offers some recommendations to suit your taste.
Niles offers an in-depth look back on Brian De Palma’s 1993 character driven crime epic, “Carlito’s Way,” which shines as one of the most distinctive genre films of the 1990s.
The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibition “9 Artists” presents an attitude which can’t be bothered to take a singular position, give definitive answers, or even accurately report the number of artists involved. It’s also one of the institution’s conceptually strongest shows in years.
Beth Hammarlund shares two innovators in online shopping: KISUA, a boutique that brings garments from African designers to the masses, and Joyus, a site that provides product information to consumers in a new and effective way.
This week, Isabel Marant takes H&M by storm. Also in store, Mona Williams’ Holiday Open House, June’s sample sale featuring Grant Whittaker, and more.
The Rogue Epicurean presents an edit of some of the bold, attention getting topcoats that define this season.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: JAHNA PELOQUIN / CONTRIBUTORS: JULEANA ENRIGHT, ANTHONY ENRIGHT, JON HUNT, NATHANIEL SMITH, TODD O’DOWD, LIZZY SHRAMKO, ALICIA NEUBAUER, MAGGIE LAMAACK, DANIELLE MORRIS, BETH HAMMARLUND, MOLLY OBERSTAR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES presents The Main Street Project @ The Cowles Center Tek Box 528 Hennepin Ave – 2nd floor Minneapolis 8 pm / $20 Given the private nature of their work, it’s a rare treat when […]
Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color” has gotten attention for its extended sex scenes between two female leads, but the film is also a tender and sympathetic look at first love between people from disparate psychological and social arenas.
Another catch-all review roundup — this week we talk about the oddly-reviled Arcade Fire album Reflektor, the magnificent psychedelia of Black Hearted Brother, the gorgeous shoegaze band Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, and the perfectly-tuned power-pop of Verskotzi.
Yesterday it was announced that Nicolas Ghesquière is taking the helm at Louis Vuitton. Beth Hammarlund revisits his years at Balenciaga and tells us what we can expect from the designer’s new gig.
This week, the famed NorthernGrade Market comes home to Minneapolis. Also in store, MartinPatrick3′s expansion celebration, Hammer Made’s MOA grand opening party, Galleria’s holiday open house, and more.
Juleana Enright chats with Manchita of Minneapolis’ GRRRL PRTY about the band’s current Icehouse residency and how the fierce collective began their reign.
The Rogue Epicurean helps you find a use for the abundant harvest produce with rustic ideas for satisfying and healthy vegetable gratins.
This week in Local Lenses, Jen Hughes proves just how powerful hair can be: It’s not just a platform for beauty — it functions as a time machine, too.
Halloween weekend #2 is upon us, and there’s no lack of spooky, creepy and divinely dark things to do this weekend. Craft your itinerary with offerings ranging from haunted basements to Victorian ghost stories.
From flash cooking tiny birds, Samhain rituals, collapsed lungs and the supernatural, The Culturator highlights four creative locals whose craft leans toward the macabre. BONUS: a l’étoile-exclusive Halloween mix from The Nightstalker.
The ’90s are still back. Beth Hammarlund re-visits some of the decade’s trends that still have the potential to return, but have not been re-embraced quite yet.
To celebrate Halloween, we asked l’étoile’s staff writers — many of which are noted horror geeks — about their favorite scary movies. From modern Japanese thrillers and Lynchian mind-benders to horror classics, our tastes run the gamut.
Instead of waxing poetic or crafting some kind of artsy-fartsy eulogy for Lou Reed (they’ve been done!), Jon Hunt goes straight for the music — here’s a list of his favorite Reed albums, from top to bottom.
The Walker highlights the world of visual artist-turned-narrative filmmaker Steve McQueen, whose new film “12 Years a Slave” brilliantly displays how changing circumstances lead individuals to a different experience of the world around them.
This week in The Shopping List, Hammer Made pops up at the MOA and builds buzz with a giveaway. Also in store, a Halloween bash at The Foundry Home Goods, a jewelry mart at The Walker, and more.
Minneapolis-by-way-of-Atlanta designer Lindsey Hopkins has us thinking spring with her just-released spring/summer 2014 collection lookbook.
Beth Hammarlund reviews Time/Travel, a runway show held at St. Paul’s historic Union Depot featuring looks from eight designers and two boutiques.
The Culturator catches up with Public Functionary’s Tricia Khutoretsky to chat about what attendees can expect from next week’s Great Pumpkin installation.
This weekend kicks off one of two spooktacular weekends in the Twin Cities, with events ranging from haunted basements, a kung-fu zombie musical and an horror-movie-themed art show.
Ridley Scott directs Cormac McCarthy’s first screenplay “The Counselor,” an unnerving cartel thriller of excessively lavish lifestyles under the author’s trademark assault of unexpected death.
Beth Hammarlund previews tomorrow night’s fashion event, Time/Travel, with sketches from the designers.
This week, St. Paul’s historic Union Depot hosts its first fashion show. Also in store, a Vera Wang trunk show at L’atelier, Top Shop’s launch party, and more.