From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
More than most people, Amanda Palmer has an insider's perspective on Neil Gaiman. After all, she's his wife. The Cambridge-based musician met the author through a mutual friend, and after some careful courting, the two haven't looked back. This June, Gaiman published his first adult novel in eight ... More >>
On the eve of Sandman: Overture, the writer talks about his life and his work
At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>
Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, October 3, 2012There's no doubt about it, Amanda Palmer is a force to be reckoned with, onstage and off. Going to a performance featuring Palmer isn't an idle, listening-only experience: it's a full-blown theatrical per ... More >>
From releasing her latest album to high praise and facing unexpected kerfuffles, Amanda Palmer has been quite hot topic this fall. The alt-rock, punk cabaret singer burst onto the scene in the early 2000s as one half of the Dresden Dolls and has spent the last decade building a steadfast following t ... More >>
The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>
As 2011 comes to a close, we took time out to check on the stories that had readers talking most this year. The Top 10 Blotter Stories of 2011 include a good chunk of Bachmann gaffes (of course), a couple dodgy civic outbursts and an apocalyptic farm incident involving cattle. Never a dull ... More >>
Photo via MPRFriday night was the season finale of John Moe and John Munson's interview and performance series Wits at the Fitzgerald Theater, and they went out with a bang. In addition to bringing together highly imaginative and fascinating author Neil Gaiman and call-in guests Wil Wheaton (from ... More >>
Neil Gaiman supports local arts. Matt Dean, not so much.Neil Gaiman is at it again, speaking at publicly funded events and directing his earnings to charity. Hasn't this guy learned his lesson? Last week the famous author was called a "pencil-necked little weasel" and a thief by House Majo ... More >>
Neil Gaiman is successful. This bothers House Majority Leader Matt Dean.Since when did Republicans take such a dim view of free enterprise? Here's Neil Gaiman, a hugely successful and famous author, paid handsomely for his accomplishments, and House Majority Leader Matt Dean calls him a "penc ... More >>
Matt Dean's mom didn't raise a name-calling bully. Or did she?Just about everyone was taken aback yesterday when Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean launched a peculiar and unhinged attack on noted local author Neil Gaiman. In a discussion about arts funding through the Legacy Amendment, D ... More >>
Neil Gaiman likes Matt Dean's mom, but isn't too keen on her son.If a powerful politician you'd never met took to the press to call you a "pencil-necked little weasel" and falsely accuse you of stealing thousands of dollars from the state, you might reasonably expect a sincere apology.And after t ... More >>
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
Photo by Kamilla KraczkowskiThis morning, MPR revealed the lineup for its new season of "Wits," the charismatic and adventurous radio show presented at the Fitzgerald with host John Moe (the tech reporter for American Public Media's "Marketplace") and resident musician John Munson (the Twilight H ... More >>
A food magazine gets barbecuedUntil yesterday, Cooks Source was a sleepy, anonymous little magazine about food that was distributed for free to maybe 20,000 people in western New England. The magazine publishes quaint stories about harvest fairs, recipes, gluten-free diets, and so on. The onl ... More >>
Picture, meet thousand words: "The Unwritten"Those who follow comics will be familiar with the team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross, whose previous collaboration birthed the strange soap opera of Lucifer, a series that depicted everyone's favorite fallen angel in his travels through our realm and ... More >>
It's news that sounds dubious at best, but the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Neil Gaiman's beloved, award-winning comic The Sandman may be coming to a television screen near you. Rumor has it that Warner Brothers is currently working on acquiring rights. There's no word yet on whether or ... More >>
BirdChick.comWorking hard for the honey.It's a sweet friendship between local Sharon Stiteler, an obsessive bird-watcher who blogs about her adventures on birdchick.com, and Neil Gaiman, who penned the Oscar-nominated flick Coraline. Each had always wanted to keep bees, but Gaiman couldn't commit ... More >>
Two titans of the comics industry are locked in a mortal struggle in a Wisconsin courtroom. Hanging in the balance: control of a popular character and lucrative royalties.The issue that introduced Medieval Spawn and Angela.The case pits Todd McFarlane--who was at one time the No. 1 artist in the ... More >>
Neil Gaiman: Worth $45,000?Sandman author Neil Gaiman is under attack by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for charging $45,000 for a recent speaking engagement at a Stillwater public library. Under the headline, "One author: $45,000 for an afternoon," the newspaper questioned the hefty ... More >>
(Pictured: Kokoon Spring 2010)With MN Fashion Week in full swing, this is an excellent weekend to check out some of the free fashion parties around town, from a charity events to high fashion to t-shirt sales. But don't worry if you're not a fashionista; there are plenty of other cool events for ... More >>
Neil Gaiman, author of the Newbery Award-winning "The Graveyard Book", sort of claims the Minneapolis area as his home, so we are going to claim him back.
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