McKnight Foundation

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Current volunteer suffers severe head injury in bike accident

    A bicyclist sustained a severe head injury after colliding with a car during a race in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Shaina Briscoe, 28, an avid cyclist and volunteer for 89.3 The Current, has been unconscious and in intensive care since the accident. Shaina is a loud advocate for bike safety, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Barbara Jean on the North Shore, her love of the banjo, and moving to the Cities

    Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen a substantial migration of Northern Minnesota musicians to the Cities. Packed with a radiant story and haunting voice, Grand Marais performer Barbara Jean's new album The Great Escape leans heavily on the bluegrass side and perfectly balances the heartbreak in Jean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Big Cats! at Cedar Cultural Center, 10/11/12

    Big Cats!With The Chalice and K. RaydioCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThursday, October 11, 2012It's certainly been a productive year for Spencer Wirth-Davis, the hip-hop producer better known as Big Cats!. With some full-length rap albums under his belt, including The Tribe and Big Cats' Space a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 10, 2012

    Big Cats! creates for a cause

    Spencer Wirth-Davis dedicates new release to his mother

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Local Frames: Videos from the Tallest Man On Earth, Wiping Out Thousands, Toki Wright, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2012

    Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota

    Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2009

    The Cedar celebrates new signage

    The iconic West Bank sign will rise again at this ceremony.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    McKnight Foundation seeks nominations for community service award

    Know someone who works hard to make our community better? Nominate them to win $10,000.

  • News

    November 5, 2008

    Southern Theater's war of words comes to uneasy end

    Artists, management call truce after highly criticized firing of artistic director Jeff Bartlett

  • News

    October 29, 2008

    Graywolf Press is lone wolf in book publishing

    The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Southern's Bartlett, 30-year arts veteran, ousted: outcry ensues

    Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    Nightmare on Oak Street

    Minnesota Film Arts downsizes its festival, prepares to sell off its screen

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    The New Voyageurs

    Wherein six Minnesotans brave the Mekong River, whirlpools, and dysentery in a leaky boat with a lawnmower engine held together by toothpaste and cardboard and live to tell about it

  • News

    December 13, 2006
  • News

    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    I Am A Camera

    Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Twins Stadium: Verbatim testimony from the House

    Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Extreme Makeover: Lake Street

    Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?

  • Books

    November 10, 2004
  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Green Acres

    Inver Grove Heights tries to turn one of its last farms into a subdivision

  • Arts

    May 12, 2004

    Can't Knock The Hustle

    Why would a giant of free jazz hang out with middle school kids?

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    Baby Please Don't Go

    Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?

  • Arts

    September 4, 2002

    This is a Recording

    Local labels are redefining the way to make music

  • Arts

    April 24, 2002

    A World Without Tutus

    Civic boosters are proud of the Twin Cities' theaters, orchestras, museums, and literary centers. so what happened to the ballet?

  • Arts

    December 12, 2001

    Danse Macabre

    After 22 Years of Supporting Artists, the Minnesota Dance Alliance Marches Into the Grave

  • Books

    June 20, 2001

    Central Heating

    A Minneapolis neighborhood association raises the eyebrows of city administrators--and the ire of some of its constituents

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    When you wish upon a city

    If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?

  • Movies

    December 8, 1999

    Shooting for Dollars

    Can this year's Minnesota Independent Film Fund winners marshal their scripts to the screen?

  • Music

    October 6, 1999
  • Arts

    September 8, 1999

    Shadow and Act

    Penumbra Theatre's campaign to build an ambitious new stage has the makings of an epic drama--or a nonprofit tragedy

  • Arts

    July 28, 1999

    For Art's Sake!

    What takes seven years to build, costs nearly $600,000, and looks like a boondoggle?

  • News

    January 20, 1999

    Folding Chair

    Five years ago Joel Sisson's blend of art, social work, and lawn furniture was the talk of the town. Now the founder of the Green Chair Project is sitting on a pile of dreams and unpaid bills.

  • News

    September 16, 1998

    Two To Tango

    The courtship between artists and foundations is filled with sweet talk, deception, and intrigue

  • News

    September 16, 1998

    Money In, Art Out

    Arts funding and the cost of free money

  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Distress Signals

    KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.

  • Feature

    March 4, 1998
  • News

    October 8, 1997

    Mother Superior

    The terrible compassion of Mary Jo Copeland.

  • News

    November 20, 1996

    New Kids on the Block

    A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.

  • News

    April 24, 1996

    Why Art Sucks: 57 Cultures and Nothing On

    The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.

  • Feature

    November 15, 1995