The sometimes-surreal French filmmaker nails romance again
For many, Prince remains an enigmatic character, larger than life. This month, the star comes a little closer to Earth in a new book by journalist Touré in I Would Die 4 U. In three long essays, Touré explores Prince as a talented kid from Minneapolis in "Prince's Rosebud," a sex symbol in "The K ... More >>
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider is at the forefront of the "post-classical" scene where genre boundaries can't keep her and contemporaries from fertile new artistic ground. Her haunting, lush song cycle for strings and electronics, Penelope, comes alive with the voice of My Brightest Diamond's Shara ... More >>
Hidden behind the heavy rhythms and fierce collection of percussive embellishments, Glenn Kotche is most well-known as the guy on the drum stool for the band Wilco. Bringing the role of modern day rock drummer to new esteemed heights he has also collaborated with So Percussion, Kronos Quartet and On ... More >>
Raekwon First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, November 4, 2012 For the closing of the afterparty of the first annual Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Exchange (TCS.AX) Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef was the main draw. Still, First Avenue only had maybe 75 people in it Sunday night and Raekwon was clearly ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
"An evening with Philip Glass... Just an evening?!"
Will and Hammer get ready to dazzle AmericaTwitter shines brightest at those moments of all-encompassing togetherness -- blizzards, uprisings, tablet computer magazine launches, bare penises, and duh, the Super Bowl. This year was -- wow -- an explosion of diamond wit at what we'll now call ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenRatatatSeptember 11, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisREVIEW BY CECILE CLOUTIERThe Brooklyn instrumental duo Ratatat mix up rock, hip-hop, dub and electronica with cool abandon, and in retrospect it shouldn't have been a huge surprise that their live show was somewhere between a ... More >>
Rappers. Vacationing in Minnesota. We'll let that sink in a sec.
To heck with "One Man Minneapolis"
Gay Witch Abortion play on the Miss, Slug and Murs to release new album & next week's best new releases.
No wax here—we just asked 'em, "What did you listen to in 2007?"
Homages, paraphrases, and glorious messes from Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins
After 43 years without a major local show, Freddy Muñoz returns with 10-foot paintings of a monkey in a charnel house and bloody-mouthed pigs
Robert Bresson found the ineffable in the ordinary
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Harry Chapin lives in my head and is trying to kill me
Art lovers, prize fighters, commies, and Jesus!
Alyn Silberstein has built the walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Now he's hanging his work on them.
Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
A satirist's belated acclaim mirrors our own screwy self-image
French director Agnès Varda's iconoclastic oeuvre displays a feminist intelligence across six decades
Since age seven, Ballet of the Dolls founder Myron Johnson has followed his passion for performance to ridiculous--and rewarding--extremes
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue is a must-see epic of moral dilemmas
As Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey prepares to take a bow in Man on the Moon
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim found a mentor in Duke Ellington, a fan in Mandela, a community in American free jazz, and a muse in his once-lost country
Richard Einhorn and the Minnesota Orchestra
Director Mike Figgis finds his Paradise Lost--for better or worse--in The Loss of Sexual Innocence
A musical boy and his laptop give new meaning to the term Mac Daddy
A Father's Day Memoir
Yo-Yo a go-go: The cellist in Mark Morris's "Falling Down Stairs"
All Tomorrow's Parties: Annelise Christ waits for company in the Hidden Theatre's Blue Window.
Cirque Berzerk and The Minnesota Opera's Don Giovanni make classic spectacles.