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Culture compass: MCAD, Midsommar and morels

Culture compass: MCAD, Midsommar and morels

Sophie Vilensky
June 12, 2019

Friday: “25 Years Out: MCAD MFA Alumni Exhibit” This Friday, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will celebrate 25 years of its master of fine arts program with the coolest college graduation...

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece in Minneapolis on Saturday June 8th. 

Armed with a needle and thread

Becca Most
June 12, 2019

Liza Gorman-Baer’s most recent embroidery series focuses on the nude human body. Each of the six pieces contains a tracing from a photograph of one of their close friends. Using leftover fabric scraps...

Chicago based circus

Building a brave space

Becca Most
June 12, 2019

A group of about 100 audience members edged the corners of the square studio space, shyly looking in wonder at the sea of white fabric that took up most of the floorspace.  The cloth seemed to breathe,...

Alex Pieczynski and Kathy Patino browse the shelves of The Book House on Thursday, May 2 2019. Pieczynski and Patino are members of Chicago band

Judging a book by more than its cover

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
May 6, 2019

The sight and smell of an old book is distinct. Its pages, now yellowed, are crisp and fragile. At one point, it may have been someone’s favorite book — the past obvious in its dog-eared pages. Or...

Wally Sakallah poses for a portrait inside Wally's Falafel and Hummus, one of the businesses he owns, on Wednesday, May 1.

Wally’s brings a piece of the Middle East to Dinkytown

Becca Most
May 6, 2019

The air hums with conversation as friends and families chat over chicken shawarma sandwiches and round plates of hummus. To the left of the register, customers gaze into a glass display case, mulling over...

A video still from dance student Ally Paitl's capstone project,

Femininity in full bloom

Becca Most
May 2, 2019

Four dancers in white enter from the left side of the screen, each carrying a bucket. They gaze directly at the camera and dump the contents of their buckets on the floor wordlessly after a couple of seconds. It’s...

Culture compass: Dance, ‘Star Wars,’ and Beyoncé

Becca Most
May 2, 2019

Friday: "Dance With Me" Watch student-choreographed dances at the St. Paul Student Center this weekend. A student performance group, the Dance Collective features a variety of dance categories including...

Student Ian Smith poses for a portrait at The Tower launch party on Wednesday, April 24.

Street Style: The 2019 Tower magazine launch party

Becca Most
May 1, 2019

Hundreds of art and literature lovers crowded into the gallery of the Weisman Art Museum on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of The Tower, an annual literary arts magazine. The student-run publication...

Spring Jam attendees cheer as they wait for Jay Rock to perform on Saturday, April 27 at the University of Minnesota.

Review: Didn’t go to the Spring Jam concert? You should have.

Samir Ferdowsi
April 29, 2019

What do a 12-year-old cowboy, a leopard print-wearing duet, a West Coast wordsmith and a Traplanta rager have in common? No idea. But when put on stage during Saturday’s Spring Jam concert, this league...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Ricky Lagoon croons his tunes

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
April 29, 2019

If ‘60s big band music and satirical masculinity is your thing, Ricky Lagoon will make you swoon.  For one night only, the comedy concert “Ricky Lagoon: He Croons!” will include classic swing...