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(From left to right) Mamé 007, Wari 007, Yoni Light and Don T., members of the Minneapolis ballroom collective Vogue Down, encourage two audience members battling in the performance category as part of their showcase on Friday, June 28.

Having a ball with Vogue Down MPLS

by Sommer Wagen
Published July 2, 2024

Vogue Down, a Minneapolis ballroom collective, brought face, body and undeniable energy to its first-ever showcase at the Coffman Union Great Hall Friday. The seven-member collective channeled education...

Keith Haring’s iconic pop art comes to the Walker Art Center

Keith Haring’s iconic pop art comes to the Walker Art Center

by Ethan Lambert
Published July 1, 2024

“Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody” is the latest high-profile art exhibit to hit the Twin Cities.  The work of Keith Haring, the renowned artist and activist who died of AIDS in 1990 at the age...

The opening sequence of Only Ugly Guys. Picture courtesy of Jacob Olson.

“Only Ugly Guys,” an enthralling play about the struggles of queer dating

by Gabriel Brito
Published June 28, 2024

“Only Ugly Guys,” an original four-act play by local playwright Kurt Engh following the interconnected lives of four gay men, opened at the Open Eye Theatre last Friday. Hilarious and deeply introspective,...

“Stung!,” the tenth album by the band from Fremantle, is an hour of trippy, distorted and reverb-heavy music perfect for a summer night.

Review: “Stung!” by Pond

by Gabriel Brito
Published June 28, 2024

The Australian psychedelic rock band Pond released a dreamy tenth studio album on June 21 titled “Stung!” Full of the reverb-laden guitars and atmospheric synth pads the band became known for, the...

Visitors flocked to Lowertown in St. Paul to watch musicians at the festival’s many venues.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival hosted across the Twin Cities

by Gabriel Brito
Published June 26, 2024

From Thursday to Sunday, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival hosted over 80 performances across over 20 different venues in the Twin Cities.  The festival’s main stage was in Mears Park in St. Paul’s...

A skater performs tricks at the Friday Night Jamz event hosted by the Twin Cities Skaters Studio in uptown Friday, June 21.

Making the most of summer with a new hobby

by Sommer Wagen
Published June 25, 2024

Even with classes out for the summer, a college student’s time may still be consumed with work and other obligations. Nearly 90% of students report working in some capacity this season, according to...

The co-headlining concert is the first one to be hosted at Surly Brewing Festival Field this year.

Pixies and Modest Mouse impress with co-headlining show at Surly

by Ethan Lambert
Published June 23, 2024

Pixies and Modest Mouse’s co-headlining performances on Friday made for one of this year’s best concerts. This was the first concert of the year at Surly Brewing Festival Field, one of the only...

The annual pedestrian festival was held June 15 and 16.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival celebrates 30th birthday

by Gabriel Brito
Published June 18, 2024

The annual Stone Arch Bridge Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday along a mile-long stretch of West River Parkway in downtown Minneapolis, spanning from Gold Medal Park to...

For students looking to catch a blockbuster or an independent film this summer, here are some picks within a reasonable distance to campus.

Top five movie theaters for students living on campus

by Ethan Lambert
Published June 17, 2024

The summer movie season is here, and with no film screenings scheduled at Coffman Union this summer, you might be wondering what other options there are for catching movies. Whether you are anticipating...

“The Watchers” is a film adaptation of the 2022 book of the same name by A.M. Shine.

Review: “The Watchers”

by Ethan Lambert
Published June 13, 2024

Ishana Night Shyamalan, daughter of famous director M. Night Shyamalan, has followed in the footsteps of “The Sixth Sense” filmmaker by making a horror film with a plot twist, “The Watchers,” released...

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