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Anacamgirl

Anacamgirl

March 10, 2011

WHAT:âÄúSelections from Ana Voog AnacamâÄù Exhibit Opening WHEN:Friday WHERE:Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S. COST:Free There are few things more awkward than watching webcam porn from...

Gaddafi can’t get a book deal, either

March 3, 2011

For his doctoral thesis, Saif Gaddafi used"The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization of Global Governance Institutions" to describe the work on its title page. The work calls for Libya and...

Spoken-word poet Guante poses for a photograph on Tuesday outside of Canvas in Paul. Guante will be one of the hosts for the Equilibrium Spoken Word on Thursday at the Loft Literary Center.

Spitting more equalizing meaning

March 3, 2011

WHAT: Equilibrium Spoken Word WHEN:Thursday at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. COST: Free So many hip-hop artists âÄî and lyricists in general âÄî are...

Mammoth collective

February 24, 2011

WHAT:Proximity WHEN:Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. WHERE:Bell Museum, 10 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis COST:Free Human beings havenâÄôt repressed all of their mammalian instincts or physical characteristics....

The Roots

February 24, 2011

WHAT: The Kids Grow Up WHEN:Feb. 25 at 7:15 p.m. WHERE: St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St. S.E., Minneapolis COST: $6 - $8.50 ItâÄôs unfathomable to have a parent extensively record your life...

Culture compass — writers, climbers and Rubik’s cubers

February 17, 2011

  Friday Books âÄî Parts of a Whole Minnesota Center for Book Arts 1011 Washington Avenue S. 6 p.m. The exhibit on new projects created by bookmakers at the MCBA will include literary works...

Cearah Hamilton and her fellow cast members rehearse Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 on Saturday at the SteppingStone Theatre.

We dream of real freedom

February 17, 2011

People have been celebrating black history a lot longer than 35 years, and not just in the month of February. Triumphs were being immortalized, repression fought against and freedom sought in eras long...

Grab your scimitars and bring your mummies

Grab your scimitars and bring your mummies

February 17, 2011

A 19-year-old king, spawned after a secret incestuous romance between Akhenaten and his sister, was buried for more than 2,000 years before English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter uncovered...

Q & A w/ King Tut Curator, 18 Artifacts Now Missing from Cairo Collection

February 16, 2011

  Dr. David Silverman is curator of the nationally touring King Tutankhamun exhibit soon to open at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Dr. Silverman curated the original King Tut traveling exhibit in...

Prostitution, presses and poets

February 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. âÄî In a 2,000-seat ballroom in Washington, D.C., murmuring Associated Writers and Writer Programs Conference (AWP) attendees anxiously awaited the appearance of the sultry Mary...

Poet and University of Minnesota English Instructor Sarah Fox sits Sunday in her Minneapolis home. She will be attending the Association of Writers & Writers Programs Conference which runs from Feb. 2-5 in Washington D.C.

Bookies in D.C.

February 3, 2011

  It can be hard to make the trek downtown in the evening to hear a reading at The Loft, sometimes. Hell, it can be difficult enough to read through the homework thatâÄôs assigned for that...

MARS Bookstore Benefit at Memory Lanes

January 31, 2011

Arise! Books & Resources Collective in Uptown was forced to close on May 15th of last spring. The volunteer-run space that touted its compilation of, "works of resistance," has since refocused its...

Music of many colours

January 27, 2011

WHAT: NT Live: FELA! WHERE:Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street WHEN:Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. COST:$15 for students Fela Kuti could have exploited his talent beyond any reasonable limit. The creator of the...

Stand-up comic Keith Barany demonstrates an ‘advancing hairline’ on Saturday during the Jewish Humor Festival at the Sabes Jewish Community Center.  Barany has written for major television productions such as the Emmy Awards, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and Seinfeld.

Chomedy of the Chosen

January 20, 2011

What: Jewish Humor Festival Where: Sabes Jewish Community Center When:Now through Jan. 30 Cost:$5-8 for students   The Jewish community has a knack for producing comic geniuses. Drunken bat mitzvahs,...

Former public relations representative at CIGNA Wendell Potter speaks about the health care reform Wednesday afternoon at Coffman Union Bookstore. Potter resigned his position at the Health Insurance Company CIGNA in 2008 and wrote his book “Deadly Spin” which talks about many of the tactics used by public relations and health insurance corporations.

Whistleblowing on Wealth Care

January 20, 2011

Despite the recent claims of the health insurance industryâÄôs displeasure with President Barack ObamaâÄôs Health Care Reform Bill, there is reason to believe that the industry actually...

Health Care Whistleblower at UMN TODAY

January 19, 2011

Former CIGNA spokesman Wendell Potter, who recently released the book Deadly Spin, will be speaking at the University of Minnesota Bookstore at 4 p.m. today. Though his story will appear in the Daily...

So this is Christmas

So this is Christmas

December 9, 2010

What: Bell Museum Social: Light by Ali Momeni Where: Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church Street SE When:Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Cost:Regular museum admission   Where there were once blades...

Light by Ali Momeni

December 9, 2010

What: Bell Museum Social: Light by Ali Momeni Where:Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church Street SE When:Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Cost:Regular museum admission   Where there were once blades...

Local comic artist Brittney Sabo shows her work Tuesday at her studio apartment in south Minneapolis.  Sabo and co-author Anna Bratton's new comic book will be featured at Big Brain Comics following their book signing on Saturday.

Great minds and Big Brain

December 2, 2010

Who: Graphic novel authors Brittney Sabo, Anna Bratton and Lars Martinson What: Book signing and after party Where:Big Brain Comics, 1027 Washington Ave, S. When:Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. âÄì...

Greg Yolen runs through the technical screening of film entries at MCAD Wednesday evening. The films will be shown at this weekends Underground Film Festival that Yolen organized.

They came from underground

December 2, 2010

What: 2010 Underground Film Festival Where:Minneapolis College of Art and Design When:Dec. 3-5 There are plenty of attempts at integrating localized cinema into larger film festival productions. Minnesota...

CD roundup — Robyn and Girls

November 24, 2010

  Robyn âÄî âÄúBody TalkâÄù Label: Cherrytree Released:Nov. 22   Blair Waldorf epitomizes excess. Whether itâÄôs her $40,000 shopping sprees in Paris, chauffeured...

The Nanny returns to TV

November 24, 2010

  What: The Fran Drescher Tawk Show Premiere Where:Gameworks Video Billboard at 600 Hennepin Ave. and on FOX 9   When:Friday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. âÄì 2 p.m.   Though sheâÄôs...

Free energy

November 18, 2010

Who: Minnesota Renewable Energy Society What: Fall Festival Where: Summit Brewery, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul When: Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m.   There are plenty of businesses hopping on the renewable and...

High rollers

High rollers

November 18, 2010

Who: MN RollerGirls What: Home Teams Bout Where: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 75 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul When: Nov. 20   WouldnâÄôt it be wonderful if, after a long and stressful day...

A fate worse than death

A fate worse than death

November 11, 2010

What: âÄúLife is a DreamâÄù When: Oct. 22 âÄì Oct. 30 Where: Open Book Cost: $25   ItâÄôs been almost 400 years since it was written. Pedro Calderón de...

Jewelry artist Lauren Neal discusses her work.  She is excited to appear behind her artwork and talk about her process to customers for the first time at the bazaar.

Deck the dolls

November 11, 2010

What: MNFashion Holiday Bazaar When: November 13, 11 a.m. âÄì 6 p.m. Where: MNFashion Atrium Cost: $8.50 in advance, $10 door   People who call Minneapolis, âÄúThe Mini-Apple,âÄù...

The horror, the horror!

November 4, 2010

What: Crypticon Minneapolis 2010, Horror Media Convention When: November 5-7 Where: Bloomington Sheraton Cost: $10-85   Halloween is over. No more candy, no more mutilated pumpkins, no more spiked...

Minnesota fashion gets crafty

Minnesota fashion gets crafty

November 4, 2010

What: SceneASota When: November 6 at 8 p.m. Where: Loft 2, second level of OM,   401 First Avenue N. Cost: $10 general admission, $15 seated   Sometimes designers get lost in the fray of...

Ghostwriters Convention

October 28, 2010

What: The Loft Presents, Raking Through Books âÄî Dead Poets Party When: 7 p.m., Oct. 31 Where: KieranâÄôs Irish Pub Cost: Free   The guest list last year included F. Scott Fitzgerald,...

For Great House, Norton USA, Hardcover

Great Krauss

October 28, 2010

Who: Nicole Krauss What: Talking Volumes with MPRâÄôs Kerri Miller Where: The Fitzgerald Theater When: Oct. 28th Cost: Sold out   When she was younger, Nicole Krauss travelled with family...

Nicole Krauss to make impromptu visit to Lind Hall

October 28, 2010

Thank goodness for Rebecca Aylesworth. Due to her and a few other folks, Nicole Krauss will be visiting Lind 207A tomorrow (October 27th) at 2 p.m. to meet and greet those who'd like to visit. Even if...

It’ll blue you away

It’ll blue you away

October 21, 2010

Who: Yves Klein What: Exhibit at the Walker When: Oct. 22 through Feb. 13 Cost: Varies, free on Thursdays   Philippe Vergne has traveled with the Yves Klein exhibit from New York and has personally...

Ashley Montondo plays Genia Hofreiter in Undiscovered Country Thursday at Rarig Center.

A stage of their own

October 21, 2010

Who: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program Senior Class What: âÄúUndiscovered CountryâÄù (Das Weite Land) written by Arthur Schnitzler, adapted by Tom Stoppard When:...

Local musician Andy Cowley plays piano at Nye’s Polonaise Bar in northeast Minneapolis Monday while bar-goers sing along.

Don’t be a rock star, son

October 14, 2010

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has just been added to the long list of similar organizations that have gone on strike over the past few months. The Minnesota Orchestra has not been presented with 33- to...

CD Roundup — Sufjan Stevens

CD Roundup — Sufjan Stevens “The Age of Adz” and Antony and the Johnsons “The Swanlights”

October 14, 2010

Sufjan StevensâÄî âÄúThe Age of AdzâÄù Label: Asthmatic Kitty   As much as we Minnesotans were hoping for a Sufjan album about our hotdish-infatuated state, âÄúThe...

Culture Compass — Tom Green, Envy and Immolation

October 7, 2010

Thursday Tom Green Rick BronsonâÄôs House of Comedy at the Mall of America 8:00 p.m. $39.95   One of our favorite Canadians will soon appear in Bloomington for a night of rapping, Facebook-bashing...

Tucker Max keepin' it sleezy.

Self-described “asshole” lives up to his reputation

October 7, 2010

Who: Tucker Max What: Book reading Where:The University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Union When:5 p.m.,Oct. 11   By 2002, Tucker Max had just finished his J.D. at Duke Law. He was quickly realizing...

Soap Factory becomes a ‘fear factory’

Soap Factory becomes a ‘fear factory’

September 30, 2010

Cousin SallyâÄôs basement, with the mold, the rusty tools and the occasional draft that sounds like someone saying, âÄúIâÄôll get you, my pretty,âÄù is laughable when compared...

The creepiest basement in town gets creepier

The creepiest basement in town gets creepier

September 30, 2010

Cousin SallyâÄôs basement, with the mold, the rusty tools and the occasional draft that sounds like someone saying, âÄúIâÄôll get you, my pretty,âÄù is laughable when compared...

Son of Blues Legend Makes His Own Way

September 30, 2010

Bernard Allison What: Album Launch Show Where: WilebskiâÄôs Blues Saloon When: October 2 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost:$15   Sean Lennon, James McCartney, Jakob Dylan and so many others try...

Dipsomanic Mixes

September 23, 2010

By the time you’re 21 in the United States, you’ve likely come into some knowledge about one of the oldest traditions this country has to offer: mixing a drink. However, mixing beer is often...

Plants grow Monday along the walls of the Bell Museum of Natural History’s arboretum.

Apocalyptic architecture

September 23, 2010

For the past few years, consumers have been inundated with advertising about sustainability and green living. They’ve also constantly heard about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the fact that peak...

Rachelle Thorpe, left, and Hollie Olson, right, work in Olson’s apartment Sunday morning in Uptown. Thorpe and Olson use recycled bike parts to make jewelry for their new business Split Personality designs.

Beer, bikes and … jewelry

September 23, 2010

Who: Split Personality Designs What: Launch Party Where: The Hub Bike Co-op at 301 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis When: Saturday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m.   The Hub seems an unlikely venue for...

Purrrfect

September 16, 2010

  “We’re not really a high-roller kind of bar,” says Max Egermann, bartender at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. The bar conceals within its unassuming exterior a jewel of a hangout....

A sausage fest you may actually enjoy

September 9, 2010

Who: Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company What: Kielbasa Festival Where: Kramarczuk’s When: Sept. 10 from 5-10 p.m. & Sept 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Price: If you’re 21+, it’ll be...

Anarchy in the Twin Cities

September 9, 2010

Twin Cities Anarchist Book Fair Where: Powderhorn Park Building located at 34th St. and 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis When: Saturday, Sept. 11: Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 12: 2:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Cost: Free     Hundreds...