Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A dynamic new video from recent Rhymesayers signee, Dem Atlas, leads off this week. Dig in for fresh clips from Bomba de Luz, Doe Paoro, Courageous Endeavors, and a behind-t ... More >>
From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
Fresh off of a brief but successful U.S. tour earlier this month, Dessa has announced plans for a special local show at the MIA (not with M.I.A., as I initially, and awesomely, misread the press release). The Doomtree vocalist/MC will be performing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Reception Hal ... More >>
Late last fall, Minneapolis band The Farewell Circuit put out an album of quietly elegant songs. While performing for Rock the Cradle at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with Gabe Douglas, lead singer Danny O'Brien met videographer Brian Suerth, who was there filming the dancing sensation Rupert. D ... More >>
Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen
D'Amico ousts Wolfgang Puck from the Walker. "It's true," says Richard D'Amico, when asked about Heavy Table's anonymous report that his restaurant group would be ousting 20.21 from its prime digs at the Walker Art Center. D'Amico says he was recently approached by a Walker consultant, alon ... More >>
Examples of workHey ladies--want to be big, strong, and...hairy chested? Just eat tomatoes. That's what somebody told artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen when she was nine years old. As a result, she avoided the juicy red fruit for 20 years. That childhood experience--and many others--have inspire ... More >>
stopnlook via Flickr.com It's a killer good weekend for free stuff happening in the Twin Cities. Our Freeloader Friday list today includes Attitude City at Clubhouse Jager, a party with Baby-sitters Club author Ann M. Martin, death metal at the 4th Street Entry, and much more. Check it out.
St. Paul's most lauded restaurant thinks big
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
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."
Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
Paisley swirls sell, but where is the soul of San Francisco?
Artist Chris Larson and his deeply weird cabin
Walker show inspires chat about scary bugs and nature of reality
The haughty, naughty photography of Timothy Piotrowski
Bain Boehlke's meander from teenage barn-theater impresario to middle-aged drifter to Jungle Theater visionary
Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family
With 'Justice,' a pair of Twin Cities civil rights lawyers raise the bar for African American filmmaking
Laptop drone artist Datura 1.0 hacks in through the doors of perception
Vince Leo Turns three generations of his Italian family into a national photo album
"American Sublime" looks at the spacious skies and gathering storms of the beautiful landscape painting
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?
What you can do to revitalize downtown Minneapolis
Cartoonist and portraitist Frank Gaard has faced off against the anti-defamation league, art-school administration, and his landlord and remains a defiantly good artist
Melissa Stang's installation art makes a sly statement about latter-day womanhood
More public art for the Red Bull and Doritos set
A collection of photographs, China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic, spurs Chinese immigrants to take a great leap backward into the nation's past
More than a thousand artists each year compete to find the art of the blue ribbon at the State Fair
Artist Frank Sander heads far outdoors
Photographers Lewis W. Hine and David Parker frame the debate over child labor
Painting for museums and parking ramps alike, artist Ta-coumba Aiken treats the city as his canvas
As the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off its annual Viennese Sommerfest concert series this month, Jeffrey Tate takes up the baton. But both dischord and harmony have passed over the celebrated conductor's road to the podium. Last fall, Tate talked with Q