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  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Ask Grieves: Help, I'm Addicted to Sex

    Grieves is a Seattle-based rapper signed to local hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. He recently released his fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, and will perform two shows at First Avenue this weekend. (Tickets for Friday & Saturday.) Grieves, You seem pretty logical. I'd love to ge ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 14, 2013

    Kick Ass 2 lives up to its name

    Superhero comedy isn't interested in deep thoughts

  • Movies

    December 26, 2012

    Les Misérables doesn't dream daringly

    The latest screen adaptation mostly plays it safe while trying to be gritty and realistic

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Amanda Palmer at First Avenue, 10/3/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Zenon sets the stage at the Cowles

    ​For its 29th season, Zenon Dance Company's first evening of work at the Cowles Center went over with panache. The opening weekend included the premiere of two pieces by Daniel Charon and Mariusz Olszewski, as well as Morgan Thorson's fabulous "Deluxe Edition" from 2010 and Danny Buraczeski's fun ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Portrait of the Artist as a Killer

    The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.