James Blake With FaltyDL First Avenue, Minneapolis May 1, 2013 From the moment James Blake tentatively burst onto the music scene in 2010, his inventive music has boldly defied definition or classification. Blake's proven to be too orchestral and delicate to be considered straight dubstep, while to ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
Alt-J With Hundred Waters Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 1, 2013 After Alt-J's convincing Minneapolis debut at a crowded Triple Rock back in September, the hotly-tipped U.K. quartet raised the stakes a bit with their Twin Cities return at a sold-out Varsity Theater on Monday night. And while mu ... More >>
The Jungle's new play breaks historic and modern boundaries
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.‚ÄčA suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
The Ladiis and the Baddest squash their beef
Thirty characters, one actor, and one big liar
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
Buxom firestarters and dog-faced men: Frontier theater on the fringe
Freeze-drying: It's not just for pets anymore
Sick kids, wheezing teachers, baffled administrators: Minneapolis schools encounter trouble in the air
A Minneapolis elementary school sends the Edison Project packing--and district administrators back to the drawing board
Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.
For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.
Makers who mattered in 1995