Ten Thousand Things finds the heart in the Shakespeare classic
Ten Thousand Things mixes ancient Greece and the modern day with a hip-hop version of Aeschylus's play
From Tarantino's Django Unchained to Anderson's The Master
A battle of the sexes
Americana-roots band finds success with Jack White and classic sound
Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>
Savage Umbrella retells a haunting Greek tragedy
Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>
As is always the case every spring, a lot of big-ticket veteran acts are making their way through town these days. With Paul Simon's recent visit, Duran Duran's gig, and next week's hugely anticipated Cars concert at First Avenue, the spirit of rock 'n' roll from days of yore has never been more ... More >>
Much like the rest of his condensed tour, Alexi Murdoch's stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was quick to sell out. Murdoch is not only wildly popular, but is also quite the catch if you are fortunate enough to witness him standing live in front of you; simply put, he doesn't tour very often.
A.J. OlmscheidToday we wrap up our talk with Broders' executive chef, Michael Rostance. (Here's parts 1 and 2 for the latecomers.) In this installment, Rostance shares stories about eating eyeballs, hanging out with Mario Batali's dad and messing up a meal for the shah's wife.
A.J. OlmscheidChef Michael Rostance has always faced the pressure to produce, but it wasn't always in the kitchen. His first career was in radio, when he worked as one of the DJs who started the Twin Cities community station KFAI. Rostance started cooking at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
Don't let the fact that Chooglin' and Pink Mink play out about every 72 hours these days keep you home tonight. Afterall, Athens, Ohio Wheels on Fire are returning to town to fill this local meat and potatoes rock and roll sandwich with a swift and swinging sound that is as good on a Tuesday as i ... More >>
Israel's Desert has some klezmer hidden in there somewhereThe Music Alliance Pact was initiated by Scottish music blog The Pop Cop (recently mourned by Franz Ferdinand...you can read the full story of its demise here), who assembled a confederation of 30 pan-global music blogs, each contributing ... More >>
In search of good dining in the suburbs
What's left after the movie attains cult status? "Two Gentlemen of Lebowski," written in The Bard's English.
Today's fave: Greek-style comfort food.
Get out there and have some fun, leave your wallet behind.
A new oil and vinegar shop opening next month will be just the second in the Twin Cities.
No sign of a recession at popular Greek restaurant
Matthew Amendt delves into tricky and delicate ideas with an assurance that belies the fact that it's his first shot as a playwright
Want to taste your way through another country? Local restaurants are a good first stop
The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more
Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum
A one-man, three-ring circus named Chris Wells takes his monumental muse on the road in Liberty!
The Guthrie Lab's Lysistrata withholds the loving that launched a thousand ships; Hidden Theatre's The Dying Gaul wields sex as a weapon
Ajax scours the body politic in search of a conscience; The Chairs discovers the seat of all meaninglessness
A Pilgrimage to Pleasant: Sean O'Hagen (center) channels Brian Wilson's California dream on the High Llamas'