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Man has surgery after Spring Jam fall

May 5, 2005

An officer at Spring Jam on Saturday saw a 19-year-old man fall approximately 25 feet to the ground from a wall near Boynton Health Service, according to a police report. The man was underage and had been...

Current-issues survey reveals surprising results

May 2, 2005

University students who support the Iraq war attend Gophers football games, according to a study conducted by a sociology class at the University. For the second-consecutive year, professor Ronald Anderson's...

Group’s artwork stolen from Rarig

April 28, 2005

Someone stole approximately 20 artwork pieces last week from the basement of Rarig Center, according to a police report. The artwork was part of a gallery students from the Coalition for a Respectful U...

U program fights language barriers

April 28, 2005

OThis is the final story in a four-day series about diversity on campus. ne program convinced Ahmed Jama to become a student at the University. Jama, a Somali refugee, came to the United States at age...

Bills push for police database

April 26, 2005

University police and other state police departments might have a new resource for solving crimes that lack much evidence. Bills currently in the State House and Senate are pushing for the creation of...

Unruly student takes a swing at University police officer; Sanford Hall elevator vandalized

April 21, 2005

Two elevators in Sanford Hall short-circuited last weekend, said Katie Eichele, the residence hall director. Someone kicked in an elevator's call-button panel, instead of using his or her hand to push...

Police investigate rapes of two students

April 14, 2005

University police are investigating two reports of rape that happened during the first week of April, according to a police report. University police Lt. Chuck Miner said both rapes are part of one incident...

Shooting case draws guilty plea

April 12, 2005

One of two suspects police arrested in conjunction with an October shooting at the Leaning Tower of Pizza restaurant pleaded guilty Friday in a Hennepin County court, according to officials in the Hennepin...

Justice program centers on community

April 11, 2005

Connie Sullivan said that she woke up while a man was going to the bathroom in her yard last fall. "Ma'am, I am (peeing) on your shrubs, and I am going to kill 'em," Sullivan said the man told her. As...

Police unveil bike plan

April 11, 2005

Bike riders and thieves beware. The University Police Department officially rolled out its new bike monitor program today in an effort to curb bike thefts and enforce parking and riding rules on campus. Ben...

Campus area stays quiet after hockey loss

April 8, 2005

The streets remained calm in Dinkytown on Thursday after the Gophers men's hockey team lost in the NCAA semifinals game, ending their chances of a third national championship in four years. In preparation...

U students travel to D.C.

January 20, 2005

For the 55th presidential inauguration, University students Philip Goyette and Tyler Richter traveled approximately 1,100 miles to Washington Both, however, are on far different sides of the political...

U students reflect on last semester, look to future

January 18, 2005

A new year is here. Brandon Murphy said he is still annoyed about last year. He did not receive an "A" in his biology class last semester. "I was kind of disappointed," the first-year student said. "If...

U students create new homes with hammers, hearts

January 18, 2005

Over winter break, some University students put on their tool belts and headed for Florida. Others piled into cramped vans and drove to South Carolina, New Mexico and Washington. All were volunteers in...

The progress of her narrative

December 9, 2004

Alice Munro has not written anything new in years. So it is with her 12th edition of short stories, "Runaway," that readers can expect the same old, same old. This is, however, a good virtue for a storyteller...

No mercy in this cage match

December 9, 2004

Some University dance students will be pirouetting to the music of burning pinecones this weekend. That's right, burning pinecones. The sinister mind behind this music is John Cage, a composer whose arrangements...

Shoe fetishes and subjectivity

December 9, 2004

In the end, after all the drugs and high heels, salvation still eludes Scott Sundvall. But let's start at the beginning. The very beginning. Sundvall was a shoe pimp in the great "Church of Purchase." Which...

Give the inspections time to work

December 2, 2004

Scrooge, that tight-fisted, cheerless miser, is back this holiday season. Well, sort of. A man who would drive a stake of holly through Santa's heart, Scrooge was the invention of author Charles Dickens...

Last exit to Versailles

December 2, 2004

All the king's horses and all the king's men cannot prove their leader is a deceitful, pompous murderer. Despite this predicament, they are going to sing and dance their butts off. This weekend, the Xperimental...

Between despair and ecstasy

November 18, 2004

Give Thai filmmaker Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul a couple of characters and a plot. Just try it. Most likely, he will transport the characters into the jungle, leaving the plot far behind like distant...

The queen of topsy-turvydom

November 18, 2004

Sometimes, Quiana Perkins will wear gobs of make-up and bind her breasts in cloth. When she straps on cha-cha heels and steps onstage, look out. Bold and brassy, Perkins morphs into her drag persona, Princess...

Getting past categories

November 11, 2004

Juliana Pegues, creatively speaking, might come from the accent that rolls off her mother's tongue. Chances are, if you ask Pegues and the minority artists performing in "Our Voices" where they come from...

Sex, diversity and a kick in the head

November 11, 2004

The Bush administration is back by popular demand. But don't let anyone convince you the losers in this year's election are the Democrats. The losers are still the marginalized communities, such as lesbian,...

They say your reality is madness

November 4, 2004

This weekend, theater and psychoanalysis will have more in common than just sex drive. The disciplines will collide in Xperimental Theater's new production "Portrait of Dora," a blistering feminist rewrite...

The pain of making a home

November 4, 2004

Once there was an orphan boy living in the charred jungles of the East. One day, the Dragon of the East sent him to seek the Dragon of the West's help. But the Dragon of the West swallowed him. The orphan...

Chickpeas plus tahini equals drama

October 28, 2004

The cast members of Xperimental Theater's "Free Hummus" don't want to entertain the audience with plot resolutions. They have a political purpose, even though it doesn't support a Democratic or Republican...

Death be not dreary

October 28, 2004

Anselmo Cornejo has never seen a sad skeleton. Ask him. That's what the local Mexican artist will tell you. "No, no, no," Cornejo said. "I've only seen them with the big teeth and big smiles." Skeletons...

Shame and scandal

October 21, 2004

What do you do with a black, female, experimental playwright? Produce her work. This weekend, Frank Theatre will stage Suzan-Lori Parks' "Fucking A," one of two pieces Parks wrote spoofing Nathaniel Hawthorne's...

Hurrying along to crisis

October 21, 2004

While some pushovers blindly serve the law, the folks at the Xperimental Theatre enforce a code of theatrical investigation. Under inspection this weekend is "Red, Black and Ignorant." The first of Edward...

Vote with your eyeballs

October 14, 2004

Mike Elko's political art isn't exactly made for contemplation. When you find the phrase "resume oligarchy" in his poster work, the blunt instrument of irony is already clubbing your sensibility. He's...

Men at hard labor

October 14, 2004

The first British settlers in Australia weren't searching for religious freedom like the pilgrims. They were pickpockets and small-time thieves from the lower classes. Some of them had merely stolen a...

Public clay firing ends two-week ceramic workshop

October 8, 2004

A four-ton clay sculpture burst into flames behind the Regis Center for Art on Thursday evening. Part performance art and part spectacle, the public clay firing was the culmination of a two-week workshop...

Creating a sense of culture

October 7, 2004

Cheech Marin drifted into U.S. popular culture smoking Doberman poop in the 1978 movie, "Up in Smoke." It might be a surprise for some, then, that Marin is the nation's largest collector of Chicano (Mexican-American)...

In the fullness of empire

October 7, 2004

It's 1981, and Carlyle Brown is as Afro-centric as the next guy. That's his problem. Brown is a black man living in an America he considers his illegitimate home. For him, Africa is the motherland he mythologizes...

Tragic king dumb

October 7, 2004

President George W. Bush has been the object of many flattering comparisons (Hitler, pubic hair), but never one as apt as Macbeth. University senior Dan O'Neil sees witches in the Bush administration and...

Come together, right now

September 30, 2004

Put your mic to it and anything is possible. Eliana Reyes was once a hardcore tomboy rapper. Now, she is Spanish Royalty. In or outside of work, poet Anthony Galloway personifies Knowledge. They, however,...

Preservatives added

September 30, 2004

Formaldehyde and memories share a common purpose in the Red Eye Theater's Midwest premiere of "The Museum Play." In this tight production, writer Jordan Harrison investigates why humans, such as museum...

Shouting from the barricades

September 30, 2004

Blessed are the rich in spirit and poor in theatrical budgets, for they shall inherit the Xperimental Theatre. "We're doing theater that people don't want to pay to see," said Jessie Glover, the theater's...

One fist of iron, the other of steel

September 23, 2004

Socialist labor unions are organizing. The workers want to be treated like humans. The machine of progress that enslaves them will not consent to their demands. So they murder Tulio Castradoti, an Italian...

Sound and fury, signifying much

September 23, 2004

The rapper Nas once boasted that he was "Langston Hughes' predecessor." He wasn't being literal. The hip-hop MC was acknowledging the oral tradition of storytelling that pervades black culture. From hip-hop...

A boy and his horses

September 16, 2004

Presidential incumbent George W. Bush won't be the scariest thing in St. Paul this September. Starting Gate Productions begins its third season with Peter Shaffer's menacing "Equus," a story about random...

The lady and the lake

September 16, 2004

C"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir raig Blacklock can make landscape photography synonymous with the word "nude." The son of Minnesota...

Stevens Square solitude

September 9, 2004

In the exhibit "Expression Multicultural Latino," bold color is merely a prerequisite to reality. The rest is up to the artist. For artist Adrian Cruz, aliens and Clint Eastwood are building blocks in...

“Delaware and Other Lies”

August 11, 2004

?2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Red Eye Theatre University lecturer Ari Hoptman sees opportunity in cliche. In his world, a cat is to a hat, as a mouse is to a house, as pious Jews are to cement...

“Miss Biracial Upper Midwest 1984”

August 11, 2004

5:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday Red Eye Theatre Miss Celtic avoids potatoes. Miss Latin is a blistering feminist in a mini skirt. Miss Black, well, she's a brick house. Scathing gender...

“Six Steps, Part Deux”

August 11, 2004

.5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Illusion Theatre "Deux" is French. "Six Steps, Part Deux" implies a second time. Which is sad. Because it means the wussy superheroes at the center...

“Visible Fringe”

August 11, 2004

?"Visible Fringe" 5 p.m.-10 p.m. daily through Sunday Thorpe Building 1618 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis Of the 17 artists in the "Visible Fringe" that are exhibiting their work at the Thorpe Building,...

Theater on the edge of immediacy

August 4, 2004

The "fringe" in the Minnesota Fringe Festival is a statement of artistic piety and frivolity. "I sort of think of the fringe festival as a nice barometer of what's out there in the (artistic) world," said...

U explores alternative treatments to combat Dutch elm disease

July 6, 2004

Orange spray paint signifies death for some stately elm trees on the University campus this summer. The cause is Dutch elm disease, an ailment with a notorious history in the Twin Cities. In 1977, 31,000...

Beat a path to their dock

June 23, 2004

Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," now onstage at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, is very much like other whodunits. A well-mannered guest is murdered in an English country house. A shrewd detective...