Now that Megaupload has gone under and Kim Dotcom and Swizz Beats, perhaps two of the most ridiculous men in America, are fugitives holed up in the mountains in a 78 day standoff with the CIA, we're simply going to be streaming this month's mixtape. You can still download individual tracks below. ... More >>
James Teto Grant was murdered last summer.Seventeen-year-old Leonard B. Baker will spend the next 23 years of his life in prison after pleading guilty in January to beating another teenager to death with a shovel in Wirth Park last summer. He was sentenced today.
James Teto Grant's decomposi ... More >>
James Teto Grant was still breathing when Leonard Baker and Emmanuel Myles left him under a pile of brush in Wirth Park on July 10.
The two 17 year olds had beaten Grant mercilessly with a shovel, and they were going get some more tools, come back, finish him off and bury him.
But that's no ... More >>
Playwright Aditi Kapil juggles dishes from many culturesLocal playwright Aditi Kapil is in a unique position: Her new play Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale will be staged simultaneously next month at Mixed Blood Theater and Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut. The play, an international fab ... More >>
Battle Creek CVBBowling took a backseat to brawling in Moorhead over the weekend.When police arrived on the scene of a Christmas party gone wrong at a Moorhead bowling alley, there was total chaos.
Multiple fights had broken out in the parking lot while panicked bystanders who fled to thei ... More >>
Bathroom humor: "Sh!tlisted" at the BLBYes, some healthy mourning for the end of summer might well be in order, but the bitter pill is at least sweetened by a distinct sense that the theater season is picking up again. This weekend I'll be at Pillsbury House for Vigil and the Jungle for The Glass ... More >>
IPRToki Wright released an album over a year ago called A Different Mirror, and his touring support for the record is still in high-gear. Tonight marks a big bash for him and urban music at an Institute of Production and Recording (IPR)-sanctioned concert at Minnehaha Park where he will play alon ... More >>
The way his two accused teenage killers tell the story to police, James Teto Grant went to Theodore Wirth Park on July 10 of his own free will to be initiated into a gang. When he got there, he was instead beaten to death with a shovel. One of his legs was tied to a stolen car battery and he ... More >>
Michal DanielPutting our best men on it: Steven Epp and Bradley Greenwald in "Irma Vep" The nirvana of the front-porch/back-deck, cool-drink-in-hand state of mind is certainly exerting its pull right now in these climes. But there's still plenty of time for culture (and you need something to t ... More >>
Michal DanielMight not get out of this one alive: Regina Marie Williams in "Pa's Hat"After speaking with playwright Cori Thomas a day before the opening of Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy at Pillsbury House (see this earlier Dressing Room post), I thought I had a pretty good handle on the subject it ta ... More >>
Michal DanielRegina Marie Williams, Bruce A. Young, and Namir Smallwood in "Pa's Hat"When playwright Cori Thomas is asked about her personal connection to Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy, opening at Pillsbury House Theatre tonight, she lets loose with a laugh. "It's very autobiographical," she says. "B ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist DaughterWe're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>