Movie stars, tragedies, and even some laughs
Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>
Amadou & Mariam Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Friday, June 28, 2013In the midst of an amazing "African Summer" series at the Cedar Cultural Center and on the heels of an appearance from Afrobeat star Femi Kuti this past week the "blind couple from Mali" Amadou and Miriam set the tone going ... More >>
Bombino Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Americans have plenty of Tuareg desert blues to chose from these days. That sounds really weird, even in an age where we've grown accustomed to digital abundance glutting our most niche musical tastes. But following in the wake of no ... More >>
Twin ShadowWith ElliphantFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, May 31, 2013For the majority of Twin Shadow's stage show at First Avenue on Friday, frontman George Lewis Jr. looked charmed and freely flashed his glistening smile. Commanding a red guitar and some dizzying effects pedals with authority, he ... More >>
Shabazz PalacesWith THEESatisfactionFine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Seattle's Shabazz Palaces made the first stop on their current tour at the Fine Line. The multi-faceted team of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Palaceer Lazaro, formerly known as Butterfly of Digable Planets, came together for a unique ... More >>
Some artists only have enough creative juices for one medium, but Mike Davis can tap a keg of creativity spilling out into art, music and even the beef jerky industry. By day, Davis sits at his computer creating posters for bands for Burlesque of North America, as well as stickers with classic And ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
By Lily TroiaThe Barr Brothers have been busy since the Montreal foursome's last Minneapolis visit in November. The band toured Europe and the U.K. with fellow Secret City labelmate Patrick Watson, they staged a video in the Grand Canyon, recorded a song for NPR's Radio Lab and even made an appearan ... More >>
Michelle LeonSteaks, like this one from Heartland, are spendy but tend to have low mark ups.The San Francisco Chronicle looked into restaurant food pricing to compare the cost of ingredients to the final cost of the dish. These costs, of course, don't take into account the expense of, say, pu ... More >>
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Whatever these two have percolating on their digital 4-track machines is gonna have to be enough to sate AC fanatics until the group emerges from a self-imposed break.
She's photographed everyone from Common to Jam Master Jay and worked as a photo editor at the Source. And she's got Minneapolis ties.
Even perverts need a 'Guide'
'Bamako' upends the concept of the "festival film"
Two musicians from Mali and a footloose cosmopolitan chart the peaks and valleys of globalism
Mali Kouanchao critiques new media with old images
The B-Girl Be Summit preaches strength in numbers
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
Last year my boss sent me to sit in a dark room for 150 nights. Here's what I took away from the ordeal.
Blur's musical diaspora: Beyond the waterloo sunset, Africa!
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
A generation of Malian women discover a portal between the music of the past and a feminism of the future
Makers who mattered in 1995