Thoughts on a handful of offerings at this year's theater festival
The Twin Cities is starting to thaw out as January comes to an end. Friday night is especially busy. Retribution Gospel Choir plays the Turf Club while Minneapolis pays tribute to Joe Strummer in the First Avenue Mainroom. Semisonic songwriter Dan Wilson and brother Matt Wilson play a set at Pantage ... More >>
Casey Spooner on his stage antics, Southern pride, and the near breakup of his band
Starflyer 59, Ester Drang, Sufjan Stevens, and the new Alt-CCM
Man-sized poultry, punk-rock panties, and the grossest story ever told
First Prize Killers pulse with the beat of pastoral pop
A Festival of New Documentaries Presents a "Reality" Where More Is at Stake Than Who Gets Voted Off the Island
O forces Shakespeare to concede to Gore
Filmmaker Jon Springer's bloody liturgy includes incest, stigmata, and stolen communion wine. Heaven can wait.
Joy Williams's acid novel navigates the borderland between The Quick and the Dead
No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.
Enchanted, Not Slanted: Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is one of the best indie-rock albums in years.
The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.
The Rank Strangers have terrific--if bizarre--chemistry, a trunkful of hooks, and a singer/songwriter who says he lives "in an Old Testament world." They may be the best local band you've never heard of.