Sunday night, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, eviscerated the Miss America competition for its misogyny and misleading claims about the amount of scholarship money it doles out to women.Though Miss America officials claim to make $45 million in scholarships available to contestants -- ... More >>
This is a date that many folk-rock fans in the Midwest have been waiting for. Mumford & Sons have just announced a new stretch of The Full English tour dates that will bring them across the United States to several cities that often get left off major tour schedules. And then there's the Twin Ci ... More >>
Stephen Yoakam captivates audiences with his talents in this one-man show
If the drool-worthy posters shown above haven't already pulled you in, the rest of the story of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined certainly will. Just released this month, the book features 200 freshly created concert posters recalling the nascent shows of some of the finest unde ... More >>
January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
Days of no consequence. Minneapolis edged November. My turmoil was a batholith hidden deep within. The new record was closer to "The Red Bedroom" than anything I'd written in 10 years. Brad was forced to cancel our mix session in Kentucky, so tracking it round Minneapolis would be a new change. I ... More >>
Frank Theatre at the Playwrights’ Center
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
Theatre Pro Rata at Gremlin Theatre
Take your places at the show
The final issue of ARP!About two and a half years ago I came across ARP!, or Art Review and Preview, at a café and was immediately rapt; heady and sharp pieces from smart people on the macrocosm and minutiae of capital-a Art, playful and focused design, regular printings...an experiment in quali ... More >>
John Catron by Tony NelsonWhen I reach Frank Theatre artistic director Wendy Knox on the phone this week, it's to discuss the adaptation of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis opening this Friday at Open Eye Figure Theatre. Turns out, this day at least, Knox is tackling more than her directorial wor ... More >>
New HBO series from The Wire creator honors New Orleans
A collective of whatever the hell they want. Check out Saturday's Grand Casino show and see if you can make some sense of it.
Fences, Blackbird round out best plays of the year
August Wilson's story of an aging athlete thwarted by prejudice gets a masterful staging at Penumbra
Liz Neerland deftly directs Nimbus's staging of the Aeschylus tragedy
What can stop 'High School Musical': The Musical? Nothing.
Are the best cannoli in the world available to Minnesotans, and even Bismarckers? Dear Dara finds out.
The Greeks, the geeks, the freaks, the dualistic representations of the Argentine distaff underclass--all the best of Twin Cities drama circa 2005
All the dirt (and blood and music) on Frank's Euripides hybrid
The Wolves lineup shuffle only partly fixes their underachievement problem
On the brink of the playoffs, the Wolves' brain trust breaks down the best season in franchise history
Twins/Angels Game 3
Neil LaBute's theater of cruelty
Minneapolis neighborhood honchos are betting on Tyrone Reed's dot-com dream. But is there an operator error?
The gallows comedy Three Kings returns to the dark eye of Desert Storm
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends offers a televised tour of American eccentricity
Eight years for burglary. Eighteen for rape. Life for murder. Five women talk about doing time with their men behind bars.
Eyebrow Entertainment: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in John Woo's Face/Off
The Twin Cities' most celebrated playwright and their most prominent theater finally meet--under questionable circumstances.