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A&E’s top ten of 2018

Published December 13, 2018

2018 was the year of Ariana Grande's chart-toppers "Sweetener" and "thank u, next," blockbuster hits like "Black Panther" and "Incredibles 2," buzzy TV shows like "Killing Eve" and so much more. In other...

Tim Blake Nelson in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Your holiday season binge watches

Published December 3, 2018

You know the drill: the snow is here, and your desire to go out on the weekend is slowly fading. Why leave the comfort of your bedroom to go to the movies, when some of the best viewing options can be...

A&E’s guide to upcoming movie releases

Published November 29, 2018

We’re quickly approaching one of the best seasons for movies. Family-friendly picks for the holidays are showing alongside Oscar-hopeful flicks. Here are seven upcoming movies that A&E has its eye...

A film still from Widows.

This week in releases: ‘Widows’ and ‘Oxnard’

Published November 19, 2018

“Widows” With a highly-anticipated script by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave” and “Shame") and Gillian Flynn (the author of “Gone Girl”), “Widows” is a heist film that both defies and...

Album covers for Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestras The Capitol Studios Sessions and Charles Bradleys Black Velvet

This week in music: Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bradley and more

Published November 12, 2018

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra — “The Capitol Studios Sessions”  Jeff Goldblum might be one of the most baffling recipients of recent Internet fame. He’s known for iconic...

Film still from Suspiria

This week in movies: ‘Suspiria,’ Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Wildlife’

Published November 5, 2018

“Suspiria”  Director Luca Guadagnino’s (of “Call Me by Your Name” acclaim) remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 dance-horror film “Suspiria” makes some significant revisions. Most notably,...

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell star in Beautiful Boy

This week in movies: ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘Mid90s’

Published October 29, 2018

“Beautiful Boy”  “Beautiful Boy” is based on two memoirs about Nic Sheff’s struggles with crystal meth addiction: “Tweak,” written by Nic himself, and “Beautiful Boy,” written by...

Film still from Halloween

Review: “Halloween” and stream-able thrills

Published October 22, 2018

“Halloween” Even movie buffs who are ashamed to admit that they’ve never seen the original “Halloween” (or its multiple sequels) won’t need to shy away from the 2018 reboot starring Jamie Lee...

Amandla Stenberg and Lamar Johnson in The Hate U Give. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. 

This week in movies: ‘The Hate U Give’ and ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

Published October 15, 2018

“The Hate U Give” Based on a young adult novel by Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give” features a main character who leads two lives. Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) lives with her family in a predominantly...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star together in the film A Star Is Born

This week in movies: ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Private Life’

Published October 8, 2018

“A Star is Born” In case you’ve forgotten her glitzy pop anthems, Lady Gaga is a star in its fullest form — radiant, awe-inspiring, bright.  In “A Star is Born,” she is Ally: a girl-next-door...

Morgan Peterson, a University of Minnesota graduate and Thrift Stylist at Arcs Value Village, poses for a photo at Mid City Modified Vintage Market on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. Peterson performed alterations and tailoring for the pieces that people purchased at the market.

Q&A: Vintage maven Morgan Potter on fall style and thrifting

Published October 4, 2018

When we met University of Minnesota alumna Morgan Potter last week, she wore a cream blazer, tartan pants, leopard heels and a vampy lipstick. A vintage fur piece draped over her shoulders. “This is...

Culture compass: Non-Homecoming-related fun

Published October 4, 2018

Friday: Free October Improv Show Not looking to buy tickets for the Steve Aoki show on Friday? That's okay, because Minnesota Long-Form Improv will be hosting their first show of the semester just down...

Abdinasir Nourkadi, left, Zoe Long, Joshua Wang and Ruby Wesley pose for portraits outside Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 28 in Minneapolis. 

Street style: Fashion Week (U)MN

Published October 1, 2018

Last Friday, while local couture made its way down Twin Cities runways for Fashion Week MN, University of Minnesota students held down the campus fashion front. A&E camped out near the Weisman Art...

Stone Archer Bridgealis, by Cody Petts was part of last years pop-up showcase of Posters for Parks at Lakes & Legends taproom in Minneapolis.

Posters for Parks celebrates Minneapolis’ gems: green space and artists

Published September 25, 2018

From the shores of Bde Maka Ska to the skyline views at Boom Island Park, the Minneapolis parks system connects the city through greenspace and water.  Graphic designer Dan Woychick, a passionate...

This week in movies: “Assassination Nation” and “Lizzie”

Published September 24, 2018

“Assassination Nation”  “Assassination Nation” takes place in Salem, a town that director and writer Sam Levinson uses to play out his interpretation of — you guessed it — a modern witch-hunt.  When...

Freshmen roommates Ellie Schmitz and Julia Jakubiak decorated their room together using inspiration from a shared Pinterest board.

A slice of dorm life

Published September 20, 2018

Whether you spent hours scrolling on Society6 trying to find the cutest tapestry for your freshman dorm or grabbed the first twin XL comforter you saw at Target, you know the grueling process that is styling...

Christopher Selleck a university graduate poses for a portrait in his exhibit, This is a Record, at the Soo Visual Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. The exhibit displays masculinity through Sellecks life growing up in the 1980s/90s as a closeted gay man.

Recording masculinity and gay identity in the Twin Cities

Published September 17, 2018

The Soo Visual Arts Center in Lyn-Lake has opened both of its back gallery spaces to one artist for the first time ever — University of Minnesota alumnus Christopher Selleck’s exhibit, “This is a...

Review: Dessa’s “My Own Devices” bubbles with heartache and sparks with wonder

Published September 12, 2018

The inside flap of the debut essay collection by musician, writer and University of Minnesota philosophy alumna Dessa states she “defies category.” “My Own Devices” reflects this defiance. It begins...

Culture compass: “Scott Pilgrim,” spanakopita and streaming

Published September 6, 2018

Friday: Midnight Madness: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”  Kick off your weekend with a throwback movie screening. The Landmark’s Uptown Theatre will screen “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” at...

Illustration by Jane Borstad

Discounts, concerts and art galore: A&E’s guide to seeing it all as a student this fall

Published September 3, 2018

If you’re new to the Twin Cities, exploring can be a little intimidating. Do you stay on campus and see a football game? Take the Green Line to downtown St. Paul? Support some of the art students on...

John Cho stars in horror film, Searching.

Review: What’s there to find in “Searching?”

Published September 3, 2018

The dangers of the internet can range from cyberbullying to catfishing to the embarrassing profile photos you haven’t deleted from your early Facebook days. “Searching,” a new thriller directed by...

Zero waste Tare Market hosts first pop-up this weekend

Published August 1, 2018

Thanks to blogs and Instagram, the zero waste world has long thrived on the Internet, allowing people who live trash-free to share tips, products and advice in online communities.  Adopting a zero...

From left, Lourdes Juarez with Muñeco, Erin and Brian Hart with Rona, Kim Lykens with Elvin, and Peri Riddel with Arlo pose for portraits during the northeast Minneapolis dog parade on Friday, July 28.

Street style: Northeast Dog Parade

Published July 30, 2018

The pups were out to strut Friday evening, thanks to the Northeast Dog Parade. Organized by The Heart of Northeast, the pups enjoyed a stroll around Northeast before joining at the park across from Wilde...

The cast of Wonder and Awe: a Play about Magic, rehearses in Blegen Hall on Monday, July 23. The production will feature futuristic magic, comedy, and puppets and premieres on August 3 for the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

The 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival: Magic, chickens, right swipes and more

Published July 25, 2018

In its 25 years, the annual Minnesota Fringe Festival has filled thousands of seats at theaters across the Twin Cities. Modeled to be widely accessible like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, performers...

Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade

This week in movies: “Eighth Grade” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

Published July 23, 2018

"Eighth Grade" In an A24 newsletter, comedian Bo Burnham urges viewers to see his directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” in theaters. “We believe that this girl and her story deserve to be projected...

The Minnesota Daily rated the best products from Trader Joes for students. A new Trader Joes will open on South Washington Avenue on July 20.

A&E’s guide to Trader Joe’s snacks

Published July 18, 2018

The recently-opened Fresh Thyme near campus has found competition in downtown Minneapolis — a brand new Trader Joe's, opening this Friday. Located a couple blocks away from the Guthrie Theater and a...

Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade

Review: The cringe and heart of Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade”

Published July 16, 2018

In an A24 newsletter, comedian Bo Burnham urges viewers to see his directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” in theaters. “We believe that this girl and her story deserve to be projected 20 feet tall. Her...

Instagrammers share their favorite Twin Cities bites

Published July 11, 2018

From Eat Street to Sweet Martha’s cookies, the Twin Cities is known for a sprawling food scene.  It can be difficult to tackle the full scope of food options we have here, so A&E turned to two...

Culture compass: Bell Museum, Bastille Day and Bon Appétit

Published July 11, 2018

Friday: Bell Museum Opening Night Celebration  The long-awaited grand opening of the new Bell Museum is finally happening this weekend. On Friday night, head over to the St. Paul campus to see the...

Amy Adams in Sharp Objects

Review: The dark, twisted premiere of HBO’s “Sharp Objects”

Published July 10, 2018

From “Big Little Lies” to “Killing Eve,” television shows are digging into the minds and feelings of complicated women. HBO’s “Sharp Objects” is the latest to follow the trend of examining...

Courtesy of Brittany Vickers

BodyCartography Project: staging collaboration in the Weisman galleries

Published July 3, 2018

When Boris Oicherman moved to Minneapolis a little over a year ago, he was looking for arts events to attend across the Twin Cities. As the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration at...

The Minnesota Daily made turkey burgers topped with pineapple jalapeño salsa. 

College kitchen: Barbecue

Published July 3, 2018

With your day off right in the middle of the week, you’ve probably received Fourth of July barbecue invitations for today, tomorrow, this weekend and more.  A&E has you covered with three easy...

Review: The Guthrie Theater’s dynamic depiction of “West Side Story”

Published June 28, 2018

When it came to "West Side Story," Joseph Haj and the Guthrie Theater production team found the key to developing their retelling of the classic musical in the opening lines of the script’s stage directions....

Alexandria Cochran tries on a red overall outfit at the launch of the Minneapolis Vintage Market on Sunday, June 24.

Taking vintage off your feed and onto the street

Published June 27, 2018

Growing up in London, Hayley Matthews-Jones became accustomed to combing through racks at markets for vintage finds.  “I had a bunch of really cool leather jackets when I was a teenager,” Matthews-Jones...

Culture compass: Spice Girls, screenings and spies

Published June 27, 2018

Friday: Spice Girls vs. Boy Bands Flip Phone is taking over Can Can Wonderland for a competition between and a tribute to the Spice Girls and classic boy bands. You can watch drag performances, play mini-golf,...

A&E’s guide to Pride in the Twin Cities

Published June 20, 2018

June is LGBTQ Pride month, and it’s finally Minneapolis’s official weekend to celebrate.  There's no need to scramble at the last minute to make plans — A&E has you covered with a variety...

John Akre poses in front of his animation setup during his two-day Community Media Kit Show at the Susan Hensel Gallery on Saturday, June 16. Akre asked passersby to help him create an animation that reflects the neighborhood using various pieces of cutout paper and felt. 

Seeing and understanding the world through media: a Minneapolis man’s art excursion

Published June 20, 2018

At the Susan Hensel Gallery on Saturday, white tape sectioned off a plot on the floor. Inside the rectangle, a strip of black tape represented Lake Street. A green rectangle, with a blue paper lake, stood...

Culture compass: Shows, sparks and Stone Arch

Published June 13, 2018

Friday: Retro Game Show  Take your average game night up a notch by heading over to Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul this Friday. The weekly event brings shows like "Family Feud," "Let’s Make a Deal"...

Photo by Barry Wetcher, © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

This week in movies: “Ocean’s 8” and “Hereditary”

Published June 11, 2018

“Ocean’s 8” Eight of our favorite female celebrities pulling off a heist at the Met Gala? The possibilities are endless.  But the concept of “Ocean’s 8” might work better than the film...

A&E’s summer reading guide

Published June 6, 2018

It’s summer. You shouldn’t have any syllabi-listed books to avoid. Instead, take the time to work through some non-required reading.  A&E spoke with the experts — local librarians and an...

Members of Ladybrain Sketch Comedy perform a sketch about the male gaze and the Free the Nipple movement while rehearsing at Strike Theater on Monday, June 4 in Northeast Minneapolis.

Using their Ladybrains: a UMN alumnae-founded comedy group breaks comedy norms

Published June 6, 2018

As women comedians in the Twin Cities, University of Minnesota alumnae Gabby VandenAvond and Amie Durenberger faced enough frustration working in male-dominated writer's rooms.  “I think women are...

Evan Kail, author of Ubered poses with a copy of his book at Magers & Quinn bookstore on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Minneapolis. Kail no longer drives Uber.

Q&A: Evan Kail, author of “Ubered” and seasoned rideshare driver

Published May 30, 2018

While trying to jumpstart a screenwriting career after graduation from the University of Minnesota, Evan Kail turned to driving for rideshare services Uber and Lyft as a quick, reliable job. Kail eventually...

The Minnesota Daily made caprese sandwiches with watermelon, feta and cucumber salad for the College Kitchen series. Dessert was a berry puff pastry with Cool Whip frosting.

College kitchen: Wicker basket case

Published May 29, 2018

When the temperatures reach 90 degrees in May, you can cower in the air conditioning. Or you can remember that about a month ago we were cursing a weekend-long blizzard. Whip up these recipes, grab your...

Culture compass: treats, snacks and delicacies

Published May 29, 2018

Friday: National Donut Day  Sometimes made-up holidays are just a silly excuse to post on Instagram. But when Glam Doll Donuts offers free donuts and new flavors, you might as well celebrate. The...

A&E’s guide to summer events

A&E’s guide to summer events

Published May 3, 2018

Don’t let the grind of finals get you down — the season of outdoor concerts, street festivals and farmers markets is just around the corner. Here is A&E’s rundown of just some of the offerings...

University of Minnesota alumna Ashley Hanson named Obama Foundation Fellow

Published May 3, 2018

When University of Minnesota alumna Ashley Hanson began to study theater in college, she struggled to see herself in the roles.  “I’m from a small town in northern Minnesota … and I’m a woman,”...

Strawberry-Arugula-Spinach Salad, Spaghetti with Peas, Parmesan and Artichokes.

College Kitchen: Spring produce

Published April 26, 2018

Thanks to those late bursts of wintery snow, fresh produce seems like just a dream now.  It might still be, but A&E put together a few recipes that will keep you dreaming of all the spring produce...

Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty

Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’ lacks confidence and depth

Published April 23, 2018

In “I Feel Pretty,” Renee Bennett, played by comedian Amy Schumer, struggles with a lack of confidence — all she wants is to look and, more importantly, feel beautiful. After falling off a spin bike...

Geevie Wood and Sophia Wood pose for a portrait at their kitchen table on Wednesday, April 18 in Minneapolis. The twin sisters started their blog, Sustain Yo Self to share and promote their zero-waste and vegan lifestyle.

Twins in blogging, Instagram and zero waste living

Published April 19, 2018

Twin sisters Geevie and Sophia Wood are both students at the University of Minnesota. Although they have followed zero waste lifestyles for about a year, the two have always aspired to live sustainably. “When...

Last Import

Meet the contenders for UMN’s 2018 Battle of the Bands

Published April 19, 2018

On Friday, after four rounds of preliminary battles that took place throughout spring semester, five bands will compete to perform at Saturday’s Spring Jam.  A&E spoke with each group still...

Culture compass: Celebrate records and the Earth this weekend

Published April 15, 2018

Friday: Earth Day Celebration 2018  Earth Day is this Sunday, but thanks to a variety of student groups and on-campus resources, you can celebrate two days early. A variety of activities will be available...

University alumnus Brady Knudson sells movie tickets at the St. Anthony Main Theatre on April 5, 2016. The theatre is one of the venues hosting the 37th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival from April 12-28.

A guide to this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Published April 12, 2018

The 37th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival opens tonight. The festival will screen over 250 works of film through April 28, including 150 features and 100 shorts.  “The film...

Madison Thorsfeldt and Anne Johansen hold up their ice cream to take photos at MN Nice Cream in northeast Minneapolis on Sunday, April 8.

The new MN Nice Cream brings Insta-worthy cones to Northeast

Published April 9, 2018

MN Nice Cream, the colorful soft serve truck that’s been seen everywhere from Twin Cities block parties to the Eaux Claires music festival since 2016, has found a new home in Northeast as of March 16....

The new MN Nice Cream location now open in Northeast

Published April 8, 2018

MN Nice Cream, the colorful soft serve truck that’s been seen everywhere from Twin Cities block parties to the Eaux Claires music festival since 2016, has found a new home in Northeast on March 16. Its...

Univeristy of Minnesota graduate Allison Quinell goes through the inspirations for her collection in her apartment studio in the North Loop on Tuesday, April 3. Quinells Slate Collective debuts on April 23 at Le Méridien Chambers in downtown Minneapolis.

UMN alumna Allison Quinnell launches new clothing line

Published April 5, 2018

While on a trip in Paris, local fashion designer Allison Quinnell, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, visited the National Museum of Modern Art in the Centre Pompidou. When she walked past a painting...

A slew of celebrities join director Wes Anderson to voice a cast of castaway canines in his new film Isle of Dogs.

Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a messy world filled with cute dogs

Published April 2, 2018

When Chief, a growling stray banished to Trash Island in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” asks why he should help a young boy searching for his dog, a well-trained show dog named Nutmeg tells him:...

Lorde performing at the Roskilde Festival in June, 2017.

Lorde commanded the stage at the Xcel Energy Center

Published March 26, 2018

The onion ring-loving, Razor scooter-riding pop queen Lorde took over the Xcel Energy Center on Friday night. And the crowd loved her. As a part of her “Melodrama” World Tour, the St. Paul tour stop...

A grid of possessions of Miguel Dieppa, the subject of Cecilla Aldarondos film Memories of a Penitent Heart

UMN alumna’s documentary explores her family’s history with AIDS

Published March 26, 2018

Cecilia Aldarondo’s documentary “Memories of a Penitent Heart” began as somewhat of a coincidence. “It all started around 2008, when my mom found a box of home movies in the garage,” Aldarondo...

Asian American Studies program creates literary journal and poetry contest

Published March 22, 2018

Art and activism have long worked in tandem. In its 15th year, University of Minnesota's Asian American Studies Program is bolstering that connection.  By establishing a literary journal and opening...

Culture compass: Lattes, tacos and waffles

Published March 22, 2018

Friday: Barista Throwdown and Taco Takeover  Watch the best baristas flaunt their skills at this latte art contest. 32 competitors enter and three will emerge victorious, thanks to judges from the...

Nick Robinson in Love, Simon.

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is as important as it is ordinary

Published March 19, 2018

Simon Spier is just a normal teenager. He lives in an upper-middle-class neighborhood. He has a close group of friends he spends all his time with. He performs in the ensemble of his high school musical,...

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern Theater on Friday, March 9.

Turtle Theater Collective elevates Native voices

Published March 8, 2018

The members of the Turtle Theater Collective frequently encounter misconceptions about their work as Native American theater artists in the Twin Cities. “There’s a narrative in the Twin Cities theater...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

A&E’s guide to Women’s Day

Published March 5, 2018

Since the suffragette movement, March 8 has been a celebration of women across the world, marking a day of activism and recognition. This year’s theme? Press for progress.  Whether you initiate...

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

A&E’s 2018 Oscars picks

Published March 1, 2018

The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony is now infamous for the “Moonlight”-“La La Land” fiasco. Will the drama this year be as monumental? Probably not.  There are, of course, the performances that...

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotnyin, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez in Annihilation.

Review: ‘Annihilation’ is a horrific and thrilling trip

Published February 26, 2018

“Annihilation” dives into Area X, a mysterious coastal landscape encompassed by an iridescent slime barrier. Inside, DNA mutates and radio signals disappear.  To see “Annihilation” is to be...

Actor T Mychal Rambo speaks during a performance of Hippocrates Cafe in January 2017.

Hippocrates Cafe connects medicine with art

Published February 22, 2018

Even throughout medical school and his work as a physician, Dr. Jon Hallberg, a professor of family medicine at the University of Minnesota, never let go of his interest in the arts. After working with...

Students get the silver screen at the Weisman

Students get the silver screen at the Weisman

Published February 20, 2018

Artists, filmmakers and movie buffs can come together at the Weisman Art Museum on Wednesday. As a part of their ongoing efforts to engage the student body with the Weisman, the museum’s student group,...

Culture compass: A midwinter weekend’s guide

Published February 19, 2018

Friday: 35 mm Feminist Silents A world of male homemakers might sound like an episode of “Black Mirror,” but a screening of 35 mm Feminist Silents at the Trylon Cinema will prove the concept is far...

Local fashion designer Samantha Rei works in her studio on Monday, Feb. 12. Rei was a competitor on Season 16 of Project Runway.

‘Project Runway’ alumna Samantha Rei returns to the Twin Cities

Published February 15, 2018

After facing the critical eyes of Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia on season 16 of “Project Runway,” Minneapolis native Samantha Rei is staying busy in the Twin Cities — her still life collection entitled...

Honey-Lemon Chicken and Asparagus with a Pomegranate Side Salad.

College Kitchen: Valentine’s Day

Published February 12, 2018

Reservations at your favorite restaurant all booked on Wednesday? Looking to save some money, even on the most romantic day of the year? The solution is to cook your Valentine’s Day meal at home. You...

Local artist, muralist and printmaker Adam Turman installed two murals in Coffman Union. He is giving a talk about his murals on Feb. 9 at Coffman.

Q&A: Adam Turman captures the iconography of the Twin Cities

Published February 8, 2018

Walk into Coffman Union and you’ll see the two campuses of the University of Minnesota captured with a bold maroon and gold flair on the wall. Look closer, and you’ll find the tulips of the Northrop...

A&E breaks down this year’s Super Bowl commercials

Published February 5, 2018

For viewers across the country, the annual Super Bowl viewing is made up of three crucial parts: the game, the halftime show and the commercials. With advertisers paying millions of dollars for the best...

Review: “Hostiles” tries to revise history and Western film traditions

Published January 29, 2018

“Hostiles” opens with a symbol of Western movies — a prairie home nestled between rocky ridges, horses milling about in a corral and a picturesque American family. Within minutes, the house burns...

Jonathan Gershberg, host of Minnesota Tonight, delivers a monologue encouraging Michele Bachmann to run for Al Frankens recently-opened seat, during the shows season 3 premier, Wednesday Jan. 24. The group to his right insist that only God can decide if Bachmann runs for the seat.

“Minnesota Tonight” opens its third season

Published January 29, 2018

At Brave New Workshop on Wednesday, Lizzo played over the speakers as audience members found their seats, and a Minnesota plaque was proudly displayed on the podium onstage. This wasn’t just any comedy...

Culture compass: Markets, movies and “Modern Love”

Published January 22, 2018

Friday: Swinging through the '20s  There’s no need to leave 2018 for a taste of the Roaring ‘20s, thanks to Student Unions and Activities. Head to Coffman Memorial Union, and you’ll walk into...

Spectators view Alison Malones pieces at the Land Body Industry art exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Regis Center for Art on Saturday, January 20.

“Land Body Industry” explores the impact of industry on human lives

Published January 22, 2018

Snowy sidewalks and 30 degree weather surround the Regis Center for Art on the University’s West Bank. Inside, however, the works of nine artists transport the gallery to places such as the neighborhood...

Minnesota Daily reporter Maddy Folstein chopped, sautéed and peeled to assemble a greens and grains salad for the newspapers College Kitchen segment on Friday, Jan. 19.

College kitchen: Healthy recipes

Published January 22, 2018

Most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive January. If you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle at school, that goal can be even trickier to reach with taunts of free pizza at club meetings and...

Black Label Movement opens its 2018 season at the Ritz Theater

Black Label Movement opens its 2018 season at the Ritz Theater

Published January 16, 2018

In its 11 years, the dance company Black Label Movement has collaborated with dancers, musicians, visual artists, composers and even biomedical engineers. As Black Label Movement moves into the next phase...

The Post, a film chronicling the release of the Pentagon Papers by journalists played by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was wide-released on Jan. 12.

Review: “The Post” brings spectacle and drama to journalistic history

Published January 15, 2018

“The Post,” Steven Spielberg’s latest sweeping historical drama, opens in the midst of a war — in the thick of a jungle in Vietnam, to be exact. It’s a heated, bloody opening to a movie about...

Seth Souvannayoung is cheered on by friends during a dance practice in Peik Gymnasium.

UBreak to host the fifth annual Kings of the Midwest break dance battle

Published December 14, 2017

Last Thursday night, the sounds of nearby tap dancers and drum rehearsals were drowned out by hip hop music in the Peik Gymnasium as the University of Minnesota break dance club, UBreak, held practice....

Michelle Eboch gives her Ph.D. recital in conducting in Ferguson Hall on April 7.

The University of Minnesota School of Music hosts final concerts of 2017

Published December 11, 2017

When looking for a night of live music, most students head to First Avenue or the Cedar Cultural Center.  However, as 2017 plays its final notes, the University of Minnesota School of Music closes...

Dance Revolutions opens Thursday at the Rarig Center

Published December 7, 2017

Thirty-three students, four works and one concert of contemporary dance: the University of Minnesota’s dance department will open its annual Dance Revolutions concert Thursday at the Rarig Center’s...

Courtesy of Minnesota Krampus

Minnesota Krampus brings Alpine traditions to life

Published December 4, 2017

While Santa might have his naughty and nice lists, in some places there's more for misbehaving children to fear on Christmas than a handful of coal from the jolly red man. Anyone familiar with Alpine traditions...

Holiday decorations are seen on display on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in St. Paul.

Holiday happenings in the Twin Cities

Published November 30, 2017

Finals may be lurking around the corner, but that's no excuse to stay inside and act like the Grinch. Relieve stress and ring in the holiday season by checking out all the events that the Twin Cities metro...

City Love preforms at the second-annual SusTunes concert in the Learning and Environmental Science building on St. Paul campus on Dec. 2, 2016.

Singing about earth, wind, fire and sustainability

Published November 30, 2017

Music has long been a politicized, impactful form of art, and the University of Minnesota’s department of sustainability education is harnessing that power.  On Friday, the department will host...

New works and new voices

Published November 22, 2017

On Sunday night, over 20 literary enthusiasts, most of them familiar with the University of Minnesota's MFA creative writing program, crowded into chairs between the mystery and thriller shelves at Magers...

Roasted brussels sprouts, chai-spiced pumpkin bars and turkey apple meatballs.

College kitchen: Friendsgiving

Published November 20, 2017

If you’re stuck on campus this Thanksgiving or you’re looking to host a Friendsgiving, you might be wondering how to serve a traditional turkey, stuffing and gravy this weekend. But, if you’re cooking...

Dominique Houcmant Goldo, Courtesy of the Guthrie Theater

The Walker and the Guthrie co-present ‘Leila’s Death’

Published November 16, 2017

In their 2017-2018 seasons, the Walker Art Center and the Guthrie Theater have collaborated to present a work of international performance art.  On Saturday night, the first installment of the series,...

Saoirse Ronan and Lucas Hedges in Lady Bird. Photo courtesy of A24

Review: Ronan and Metcalf soar in ‘Lady Bird’

Published November 13, 2017

“Lady Bird” contains the hallmarks of any classic teenage movie — homecoming dances, prom, first kisses, lost virginities, teachers and nagging parents. But what does “Lady Bird” have that its...

Tracking the issue of waste through film

Published November 9, 2017

The iPhone X was released on Friday and thousands of people will upgrade to the latest model, which means thousands of old iPhones will be thrown into recycling bins. This Thursday, as a part of its Sustainability...

Redefining local, indigenous cuisine in Minnesota and beyond

Published November 9, 2017

The Sioux Chef is a Twin Cities-based culinary group that focuses on reviving precolonial Native American food. Since opening in 2014, The Sioux Chef’s message has taken the form of a catering business,...

The cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time rehearses at Mixed Blood Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The play won a Tony award in 2015 and will be showing at Mixed Blood Theatre Nov. 10 through Dec. 3.

‘Curious Incident’ at Mixed Blood Theatre opens on November 10

Published November 2, 2017

Mixed Blood Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will be the fifth Mixed Blood-produced play that focuses on autism in the last 10 years. Jack Reuler,...

Steven Kreager and Andrew Friedman perform a skit as part of the Midnight Shit comedy show at the Humble Cup on Friday, Oct 27.

University students launch weekly comedy showcase

Published November 2, 2017

Although the Minneapolis comedy scene spans an array of stand-up venues, University of Minnesota students Kate McCarthy and Nick Saxton and University graduate Andrew Friedman found a gap in the comedy...

Triple Rock Social Club as seen on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Triple Rock recently announced that it would be closing in November.

As students remember the Triple Rock, musicians foresee a trend of gentrification

Published October 26, 2017

For 19 years, the Triple Rock Social Club was West Bank’s punk hub for local music and high-quality vegan brunch. This month, news reverberated across the Minneapolis music scene and social media that...

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Courtesy of My Favorite Murder

“My Favorite Murder” provides murderous fun at Northrop Auditorium

Published October 23, 2017

Amidst a crowd of jersey-clad students heading towards a homecoming event, fans wearing “Murdersotan” shirts walked towards Northrop Auditorium. It was Thursday night, and it was time for the sold-out...

Hats designed by Karen Morris sit on display in her shop in Northeast Minneapolis Friday, Oct. 13.

Minneapolis hat designer puts a modern twist on an old tradition

Published October 19, 2017

Modern hat designs usually encompass baseball hats and beanies.  Karen Morris, a women’s hat designer, is reimagining the form for a modern, elegant audience who isn’t just looking to go to the...

“Great River Review” celebrates first issue at the University of Minnesota

Published October 19, 2017

The oldest literary journal in Minnesota, “Great River Review,” has started its new life at the University of Minnesota. After the graduate and creative writing programs took over publication in 2016,...

Culture compass: Superstitions, squash and sad songs

Published October 18, 2017

Friday: “Electra” The renowned Twin Cities theater company Ten Thousand Things is taking on Greek tragedy. If you’ve never seen the theater company’s revolutionary format, now is the time: audience...

Artist Travis Chavez tattoos jack-o-lanterns on Sierra Burke at Lady Liberty Tattoo in St. Paul Park on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The shop is one of many participating in the tradition of offering discounted flash tattoos in honor of Friday the 13th.

A&E’s guide to Friday the 13th

Published October 12, 2017

The next Friday the 13th won’t fall in October for another six years, so take advantage of the variety of options held on the (second) creepiest day of the year. Most events are in high-demand, so reserve...

People view the exhibit Now Playing at the Porch Gallery on Friday in Minneapolis. The gallery is located in a 1903 Victorian home near the Powderhorn neighborhood.

Animation exhibit “Now Playing” opens at The Porch Gallery

Published October 11, 2017

Walking up to a stranger’s porch, peering into their front window and grabbing a beer from their cooler may not sound like a typical art gallery opening. But at The Porch Gallery, this is the exact atmosphere...