In the Twin Cities underground jazz scene, if you dig just two more inches, you will hit solid gold. One of those jazz bands is the newly formed Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding. Subtle, yet intensely dark, the band's new self-titled album brings us jazz with a hint of punk. The songs tease with the prosp ... More >>
The re-imagined Fringe Festival hit balances on the border of action-packed parody
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
Harry, Hermoine, and Ron Weasley are all grown up
Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.
Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
(Okay, a few of the performers in the nation's biggest Fringe Festival aren't nude. but a lot of them are.)
Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)
Myth and life and the dark side
The other night there was a party at my house
A disquisition on horripilation, cutis anserine, gooseflesh, and goose bumps
With the help of new computer-animation technology, Waking Life tackles some age-old riddles of existence
The Ministry of Cultural Warfare issues a manifesto for revolutionary sketch comedy: If all art is political, stay away from lousy politics
The Coen Brothers grant Ulysses a Southern setting in their Thirties-style road saga O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Chris Carter's latest slice of millennial dread, Harsh Realm, takes the fun out of the apocalypse
How We Lose the Race to Win
Minnesota filmmaker Wendell Jon Andersson has devoted the better part of his youth to creating his debut feature, With or Without You