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2011 Stories by Brad Richason

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  • Preston Sturges: Screwball Comet

    published September 21, 2011

    The career of filmmaker Preston Sturges—at least in its earlier stages—reads like a fantasy wish fulfillment for frustrated... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 14, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 14, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 14, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Neighbors

    published September 14, 2011

    Every so often the argument will be made, usually by hyperventilating television pundits, that the United States has entered a so-called... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 7, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 7, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 7, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Cat's Paw

    published September 7, 2011

    "Exploitation" is a word that tends to be wielded by media watchdogs in the aftermath of tragedy, wherein the exhaustive press coverage is often... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 31, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 31, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Tim Burton: Hopes and Screams

    published August 31, 2011

    In the history of Hollywood, few directors have thrived on as strikingly non-mainstream work as Tim Burton. From his earliest films (including... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 24, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 24, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 17, 2011

    As the traditional signal of summer's end, August represents one last fleeting chance to savor the simple pleasure of lounging outdoors,... More >>

  • Twin Cities Polish Film Fest

    published August 10, 2011

    Minnesotans can be forgiven for thinking an innocuous question like "How many Poles does it take to create a Polish film festival?" sounds like... More >>

  • Nobody's Perfect: The Films of Billy Wilder

    published August 3, 2011

    Given tendencies to categorize a film director's work by easily identifiable genres, Billy Wilder stands out as something of an anomaly. Few would... More >>

  • Nobody's Perfect: The Films of Billy Wilder

    published July 27, 2011

    Given tendencies to categorize a film director's work by easily identifiable genres, Billy Wilder stands out as something of an anomaly. Few would... More >>

  • Obama Mia; or The Real Housewives of Abbottabad

    published July 20, 2011

    Satiric skewing of current events has long been synonymous with 2605 Hennepin Ave. S., the home stage of sketch comedy mavens Brave New Workshop.... More >>

  • Street Scene

    published July 6, 2011

    Despite winning the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, playwright Elmer Rice's Street Scene has grown conspicuously neglected by the... More >>

  • West Side Story

    published July 6, 2011

    In the history of stage performance, many works have been directly derived from William Shakespeare, but West Side Story is one of the... More >>

  • microseries at microcinema

    published June 29, 2011

    As the Trylon microcinema approaches its two-year anniversary, local film aficionados have reason to celebrate. Operated by Take-Up Productions,... More >>

  • Shakespeare Smash!

    published June 29, 2011

    Establishing a new theater company is no easy feat, especially in a region already rife with emerging upstarts. Troupes looking to distinguish... More >>

  • Dali's Cookbook: A Gastronomical Inquisition

    published June 22, 2011

    When used to describe a piece of art, the adjective "delectable" isn't generally meant to suggest that you'll be employing your actual taste buds.... More >>

  • Guys and Dolls

    published June 15, 2011

    In the six decades since its Broadway premiere, the musical Guys and Dolls has become inseparably associated with a mythical era, one in... More >>

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