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Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant
Photos courtesy of The Bachelor FarmerFootfalls on wooden planks led to the front door of The Bachelor Farmer, a new restaurant that softly opened last week. It was before business hours and a knock on a locked door is answered by two immaculately dressed young men, "Hello, I'm Eric," he ex ... More >>
Is making mystery meat causing mysterious illnesses?A recent piece in Mother Jones (with lovely photos by Alec Soth) skewers the makers of Spam with some serious accusations: "First Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got ... More >>
Influential artists of 2010
Alec SothAmateur and professional photographers looking for an inspiration prompt should be sure to check out Alec Soth's latest project, 'From Here to There.' The artist, in conjunction with the Walker Art Center, has recently created a Flikr pool where participants can share images.
Martin Parr, Cambridge, England, from "Luxury" series, 2005 (printed 2008), The Linda and Lawrence Perlman Photography Endowment 2009.42.2Starting this Friday through January 2, 2011, museum-goers at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will get a chance to witness how wealth--or lack there of--h ... More >>
Alec Soth Kym, Polish Palace, Minneapolis, MN, 2000-2002Minnesota-based artist Alec Soth has traveled the world photographing many different subjects during his lengthy career, but it is his images from the U.S. that will make up his first major survey exhibition. Opening mid-September at the ... More >>
New locally-focused arts show premieres tonight on tpt2
(Pictured: Kokoon Spring 2010)With MN Fashion Week in full swing, this is an excellent weekend to check out some of the free fashion parties around town, from a charity events to high fashion to t-shirt sales. But don't worry if you're not a fashionista; there are plenty of other cool events for ... More >>
Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth
Death becomes Angela Strassheim
I was pretty stoked last week to visit photographer Alec Soth's Minneapolis studio and preview some stuff from his forthcoming book, a meditation on fading love made up of pictures taken around Niagara Falls. Most striking were some bleak yet pretty exterior shots of the area's newlywed-geared motel ... More >>
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
In search of photographic beauty and big dreams at a Minneapolis dive bar