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.
Oh my god, so many albums to get through, and so little time. Enjoy a few capsule reviews of albums from FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), The Darkness, Manilla Road, Rich Mattson, Lunar Laughs and Edger.
Two great summer albums for ya — the magnificently authentic outlaw country of Whitey Morgan and the 78s (seriously, cannot be beat) and the deeply trippy, acid-drenched hip-hop of A$AP Rocky, which sees the afro-futuristic underground coming into the mainstream in a big way.
Anne Washburn’s witty post-apocalyptic comedy on cultural survival is getting a fantastic production at the Guthrie.
Three terrific local things this week, including a gorgeous baroque-folk album from Eau Claire’s Rivers, a great guitar-pop album from Persian Leaps, and a cocaine-inflected banger from Mark Mallman.
Featuring a series of brief capsule reviews — a great way to address claims of “long-windedness” for our erstwhile critic and tackle the ten thousand backlogged reviews all in one shot! Enjoy!
This year’s Macy’s Glamorama included a number that was half Benny Hill, half Chippendales. It was awesome. Let Beth Hammarlund tell you why.
Beth Hammarlund recaps the runway fashion’s at Dress Rehearsal, the annual benefit for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
We Will Rock You takes a look at the musical landscape at the year’s halfway point and unearths a few gems you might have overlooked.
Chelsea Streich offers a review of last night’s Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show, spotlighting summer trends with a exotic, bossa nova, retro twist.
Beth Hammarlund reviews the Minnesota History Center’s annual RetroRama, featuring locally-designed looks inspired by the Constitution, politics, and civil rights.
Jon Hunt reviews “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” the new LP by California legends the Beach Boys, and finds it to be completely unhip – and completely awesome.
New contributor Alexandra Katz reviews Friday’s stylish breast cancer benefit the Pink Carpet Event, which featured locally-designed frocks from Emma Berg, Max Lohrbach & more:
Chelsea Streich reviews Saturday’s St. Kate’s Katwalk fashion show celebrating fashion and all things eco-friendly.
Rob Callahan delves into the world of steampunk with two new neo-Victorian plays from Hardcover Theater and English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties.
Stefani Arden reviews Saturday night’s Spring Crosswalk fashion show at Cliché, which took fashion to the streets – literally.
Designers incorporated flowers and foliage in the “Haute-House Garden” fashion show kicking off Art in Bloom at the MIA, as reviewed by Beth Hammarlund.
Inspired by Ballet Preljocaj’s recent production of “Snow White,” U of M student designers ” reimagine the darkest fairytale looks in “No White,” as reviewed by Stefani Arden.
To recap the “Envision” fashion show, we grabbed one our most outspoken fashion friends Richard Anderson – a fashion stylist, interior designer of HGTV fame, and a sometime-drag queen – for a gab fest.
Tuesday night was a super one for local lit lovers, as Paper Darts teamed up with the Current and the Nomad to present Super Super Tuesday. A crowd of literati packed into the place and stood shoulder-to-shoulder to see five exceptional authors read their work.
Last Saturday, spring-fevered guests spilled out from the expansive silent auction, across the luxurious runway and into the unseasonably balmy March night on the terrace of the Calhoun Beach Club, ready and waiting to see this year’s 5th annual ARENA Bikini benefit – a collaboration between local fashion designers, ARENA dancers and local boutique style. The highlight of the fashions was without a doubt Emma Berg’s collection of breezy, beach-ready wrap […]
Last night, Lyndale boutique You and Me presented “Resurgent,” their first runway show, at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. A collaborative venture between fashion designers Tim + Thom, Camille Fashions and jewelry designer Katy Schmaty, the store is part studio, part custom shopping experience. The show opened with musical performances by Loveless Aphrodite and Tiger Vs. DJ Encounter then took to the stage, which had been decorated in twisted […]