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dynamosquito via Flickr.comThe University of Minnesota has devoted quite a bit of space to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective character, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the U has the world's largest collection of Sherlock Holmes. Beginning in 1974, over the years the University has purchased ... 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 >>
Petronella YtsmaNo shit, Sherlock: Craig Johnson as Oscar Wilde and Steve Hendrickson as Sherlock Holmes chew the fatFriday night was the opener for Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Jersey Lily at Park Square, and it was impressively close to a full house for an early-summer night out. The show ... More >>
This week's bonus blurbs includes a local artist craft fair, a huge street fest, and the cheapest date night we've seen yet.
Hmm . . . did Sherlock Holmes ever try his hand at experimental theater? This year's annual "Five-Fifths" deconstruction, delivered under the banner of the Minnesota Fringe, is happening tonight and tonight only at the Ritz. The idea is simple: take a classic work, divide it into five parts, and ... More >>
Robin Wright Penn plays Ben Affleck's wife in Kevin Macdonald's political thriller
The skyway burger joint offers free coffee or orange juice with the purchase of one of its new breakfast options.
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Now Let Me Out, I Have to Pee
Before Plain Layne disappeared, readers knew her as a fiery online diarist, an outspoken lesbian, and a beauty straight out of a Midwestern Botticelli. Afterward, they knew her as a hoax.
A satirist's belated acclaim mirrors our own screwy self-image
The radical truth emerges in a new Hollywood history
Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
The University of Minnesota calls its new underground library a triumph of design and function. Never mind the mold that feasts on pollution, a multimillion-dollar legal dispute, and those pesky health complaints.
A husband thrusts his wife toward madness at the Lakeshore Players; Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas make nice at the Jungle
Jake Esau brings Count Dracula and classic horror back to local broadcast television
In Mr. Death, documentarian Errol Morris trains his beloved Interrotron on execution technologist-turned-Holocaust denier Fred Leuchter
With its catchy plotlines and complex characters, David E. Kelley's legal drama courts success
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.