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All content by Carter Haaland


Published October 27, 2011

  Halloween is the time of year to huddle around a campfire in the middle of a dark forest while your friend eerily places the flashlight just beneath his face and tells a scary story thatâÄôll...

Amy Palmer raps as Bon Qui Qui at King Burger from MAD TV.

The Halloweenista Is In: It’s Costume Time

Published October 27, 2011

Halloween is the creative mindâÄôs time to shine: a whole day to step into another character, whatever character you want. Sure plenty of folks hastily throw together a costume from whatever they...

James Everest rehearses for his cd release show in the basement of his home in South Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The cd Blackfish is a live recording of several performances with another musician Joel Pickard from around the country. Each track has its own unique sound from the experimental improvisation of steel and acoustic guitars with different effects and looping pedals.

Improv-ing with time

Published October 20, 2011

What: Blackfish CD release When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Bryant Lake Bowl 810 W. Lake Street Cost: $10/12 James Everest graduated from the University of Minnesota in the âÄô90s with a degree in...

Actors Craig Johnson, Laura Salveson and Ann Daly bring the audience back into the 19th-century in their performance of  Victorian Ghost Stories put on in the James J. Hill House in St. Paul. The performance is not recommended for children under age 8 and includes some real ghost stories as well.

Victorian Ghost Stories

Published October 20, 2011

What: Victorian Ghost Stories When: Sunday and Oct. 30 Where: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul Cost: $10 The Minnesota Historical Society really knows how to celebrate Halloween. TheyâÄôll...

Twist and shout

Published October 13, 2011

  What: Oliver Twist When: Previews beginFriday Oct. 14; official shows run from Friday, Oct. 21- Nov. 6 Where: Park Square Theater 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul Cost: $25-58 This weekend, Park Square...

Workers for the Minnesota History Museum work on a display of a typical 1968 dorm room Friday morning. The display has artifacts from the LeClair Affair which brought national attention to issues regarding young people about sexuality and womens liberation.

Highway ’68 revisited

Published October 13, 2011

 WHAT 1968 exhibit  WHEN Friday, Oct. 14  WHERE Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.  COST $8 college students, $10 adults  Just beyond the entrance to the Minnesota...

Local emcees warm up the mic to kick off homecoming week

Published October 12, 2011

On Monday October 17th two young hip-hop acts, Duenday and Niles Miller, will be performing in the Gateway Plaza of the McNamara Center.  The concert, kicking off Gopherfest, will run from NOON until...

The Doctor is in

Published October 6, 2011

    What: Dr. SeussâÄô âÄúSecrets of the DeepâÄù art exhibition When: OpeningSaturday, Oct. 8 Where: Jean Stephen Gallery 912 Nicollet Mall Cost: Free It has been said...

Campus Arts Crawl

Published October 6, 2011

  What: Fall Art Tour When: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday Where: 10 different colleges & universities throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul including the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Katherine E. Nash...

Hennepin Theater Trust announces holiday season entertainment lineup

Published October 5, 2011

  Earlier today, the Hennepin Theater Trust announced their lineup for November and December at the Pantages and New Century Theaters.  Notably, Brainerd’s Linda Eder, the stunning vocalist...

Brother Ali to host charity-oriented block party at N. Minneapolis mosque

Published September 30, 2011

What: Day of Dignity with Brother Ali & Freeway When:  Oct. 1 11a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Masjid An-Nur 1729 N Lyndale Ave. Cost: Free   Tomorrow, some streets just off Broadway and Lyndale avenues...

Drunken Sing-alongs

Published September 29, 2011

  The best bar songs have absolutely nothing to do with your personal tastes.  TheyâÄôre a communal affair where every loud, off-key voice is just as important as the next.  An incredible...

Boobs & Booze

Published September 29, 2011

  The male sex drive is as natural as it is irrepressible. WeâÄôre really just a bunch of chimps that can talk and buy things, right? And oh, how long and lonely the night can be without a...

Ryan Adams coming to the State Theater

Published September 28, 2011

Alt-country singer/songwriter and husband of bubblegum sensation Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams, will be coming to the State Theater on 12/13.  The tour is in support of his forthcoming album, “Fire and...

The Pattersons reluctantly welcome in their new neighbors

Stomping Stereotypes

Published September 22, 2011

What: âÄúNeighborsâÄù written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins When: Friday, Sept. 16 thru Sunday, Oct. 9 Where: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis Cost: No cost admission ($15...

West Coast Connection

West Coast Connection

Published September 22, 2011

  What: Grieves & Budo When: Sept. 23 Where: The Varsity Theater 1308 4th St. SE Cost: $13 Rhymesayers has always prided itself on its Twin Cities-based, community-centered origins. But in recent...

U of M Carlson professor and writer Stephen Wilbers will read from his new book at the True Colors Bookstore on Thursday, September 22nd.

Boundless Waters

Published September 22, 2011

  What: Stephen Wilbers reads from his new book âÄúA Boundary Waters History: Canoeing Across TimeâÄù When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday Where: True Colors Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Av. S., Minneapolis Cost:...

F. Scott Fitzgerald would be turning 115 this Saturday!

Published September 21, 2011

  On September 24th 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was welcomed into this world in a picturesque, once lavish Victorian home on Laurel Ave in St. Paul—and you know what that means?  This Saturday,...

New weekly dance party @ Loring Pasta Bar

Published September 14, 2011

  D-town staple Loring Pasta Bar debuts “Metronome,” their new Anthem Heart-sponsored weekly dance party, tomorrow night. Resident DJs Ken Hannigan and Conrad Leber have a successful track record...

Just one of Djurbergs 83 depraved bird statues

Explorations of the perverse and the taboo

Published September 8, 2011

  What: The Parade exhibit When: 9/8-12/31 Where: The Walker Art Center Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Students, free Thursday evenings Currently resting at the Walker Art Center is a flock of birds that make...

Prof goes Gampo

Prof goes “Gampo”

Published September 8, 2011

What: âÄúKing GampoâÄù CD release show When: Friday, Sept. 9 Where: First Ave Cost: $12 Minneapolis hip-hop isnâÄôt typically known for getting the party jumping. Honestly, who...

Just one of Djurbergs 83 depraved bird statues

The Parade: explorations of the perverse and the taboo

Published September 8, 2011

What: The Parade exhibit When: 9/8-12/31 Where: The Walker Art Center Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Students, free Thursday evenings   Currently resting at the Walker Art Center is a flock of birds that make...

Literary Event Punch Card

Published September 7, 2011

So apparently attendance at Twin Cities literary events has been down lately.  Anyone surprised?  Anyone?  Though it may not be shocking that people don’t care about books anymore, the...

The Minnesota History Center has panties by the bunches

The Minnesota History Center has panties by the bunches

Published May 5, 2011

What: Underwear: A Brief History When: Saturday-September 11 Where: Minnesota History Center 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, Cost: Student discount ($8) and free Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Starting...

Art of darkness

Art of darkness

Published May 5, 2011

What: âÄúinterpenetrationâÄù MFA Thesis Exhibition When: Now until May 20 Where: Katherine E.Nash Gallery, 405 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis Cost: Free It took five days, two hired hands,...

A piece from last years Art In Bloom exhibit

Spring is no longer in doom

Published April 28, 2011

  What: Art in Bloom When: Today through Sunday Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Ave. S. Cost: Free This weekend a wondrous aroma will leak from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and...

The artsy girl next door

The artsy girl next door

Published April 28, 2011

  What: St. Paul Art Crawl When: April 29-May 1 Where: Various studios in Lowertown and Downtown St. Paul Cost: Free As the Minneapolis art community basks in the glory of its glimmering scene, its...

Dennis W. Spears plays Nat King Cole in I Wish You Love

Get your kicks on North Kent Street

Published April 21, 2011

What: âÄúI Wish You LoveâÄù When: April 21-May 22 Where: Penumbra Theatre, 270 North Kent St., St. Paul Cost: Regular $38, w/ student ID $10 The year was 1957. The push for racial equality...

War on prejudicial terror

War on prejudicial terror

Published April 21, 2011

What: Eleven Reflections on September When: April 21-May 1 Where: Pangea World Theatre 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis Cost: Student/Senior $12, Adult $15,   Post-Sept. 11 America gave rise to the rushed,...

Basilica Block Party lineup will be announced on 4/20

Published April 19, 2011

Cities 97’s weekday afternoon DJ, Brian Oake, will reveal the Basilica Block party’s 12-band line up in a live broadcast on Hideaway’s most profitable day of the year—4/20.  The hype surrounding...

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gary Snyder

Leaving the forest and crossing Turtle Island

Published April 14, 2011

What: Gary Snyder reading When: 7 p.m. April 18                                            ...

Motionpoem still from Robert Blys Wanting Sumptuous Heavens.

Poetry for your eyes

Published April 14, 2011

What: Motionpoems When: 3:00 p.m.Friday Where: Lind Hall Room 207A, 207 Church Street SE Cost: Free Poetry was once the very foundation of cultural expression. Now it rests on an island off the coast of...

Review: To Kill A Mockingbird @ the Park Square Theater

Published April 11, 2011

  Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of those loveable, timeless tales that our great grandchildren will probably still be required to read—blah, blah, blah.  Yeah, it’s really...

Author of The Ask and professor at Columbia University, Sam Lipsyte

Vonnegut can finally rest in peace

Published April 7, 2011

What: Sam Lipsyte reading of âÄúThe AskâÄù When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. Cost: Free For the past couple of decades, literary satire addicts...

Slaughterhouse Gallery 13

Published April 3, 2011

The executioner stood, coated in grim black from hood to toe, axe in hand, angst in heart.  A flimsy construction of white tarp and PVC pipes hid his physical form from the audience, but a bright...

Culture compass — dancing, books and cowboys

Published March 31, 2011

  Thursday STOMP Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington St., St. Paul 7:30 p.m. $36 STOMPâÄôs reputation precedes it. You and your mom have probably seen or heard all those everyday...

Art versus artist: a battle to the death

Art versus artist: a battle to the death

Published March 31, 2011

  What: âÄúExecute Rogue CitizenâÄù art execution When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. Where: Gallery 13, 811 LaSalle Ave. Cost: Free The act of beating instruments to death on stage has seen...

Something is rotten in the State of Denmark

Published March 24, 2011

Hamlet When: Fridays through Sundays, now through April 17 Where: Theatre in the Round 245 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis Directed by: Matt Sciple Starring: Clarence Wethern, Lindsay Marcy Cost: $10 with student...

Populus software helps professors teach biology

Published October 8, 2009

When University of Minnesota professor Donald Alstad created Populus more than 20 years ago, he had no idea of the wide-spread impact it would have in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Now...

Secretary of Agriculture speaks at University

Published October 5, 2009

Secretary of Agriculture Tim Vilsack addressed the future of farming in the United States and internationally at the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Ted Mann Concert Hall Monday night. In the United...

University aerospace engineering junior Andy Komisarek works on a neutrino detector for the NOvA lab Monday inside the MN Geological Survey building in St. Paul.

Undergraduates help construct neutrino detector

Published October 5, 2009

Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota are participating in the construction of the near detector, a neutrino detector prototype which will work with the future NOvA lab detector. Both the near...

Morris campus could get two new wind turbines

Published October 2, 2009

A plan for the installation of two new wind turbines on the Morris campus, which will cost the University of Minnesota an estimated $5.6 million, will be presented to the Board of Regents on Oct. 8. The...

University of Minnesota professor Lawrence Que is researching an iron-containing enzyme called “nonheme iron”.

Chemistry professor hopes to make a difference with enzymes

Published September 28, 2009

University of Minnesota chemistry professor Lawrence Que âÄôs work with enzymes could lead to better understanding of the processes in the body that result in cancer. QueâÄôs deals with...

Free Geek Twin Cities co-founder Amanda Luker takes a quiz during the Geekathlon at Grumpys Grill and Bar on Saturday.

Free Geek to open in Twin Cities

Published September 27, 2009

Free Geek Twin Cities, a new nonprofit will be opening in October in Minneapolis, with a mission to educate people about computers and practice responsible recycling. The organization is modeled on Free...

Cold-hardy kiwifruit breeding research underway

Published September 24, 2009

Fruit growers at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center near Victoria, Minn., are growing cold-hardy kiwifruit. Though the facility is best known for apples and grapes, they are making...

Medical Devices Center

Fellows invent UV catheter sleeve

Published September 22, 2009

Four fellows from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Medical Devices Center have created an ultraviolet catheter sleeve prototype that will help prevent bloodstream infections. Hospitals in the United...

Engineers Without Borders return from Guatemala

Published September 13, 2009

Students from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Engineers Without Borders student chapter recently returned from implementing a rainwater harvesting system in Guatemala. The group of six students...