Dec 30, 2005
I Want My Feminist Blockbuster
Suzanne Szucs went to see the big Chuck Close show and wondered why most of the big shows lately have one thing in common.
Dec 13, 2005
Michael Fallon writes about how Minnesota looks from the outside.
Sep 21, 2005
Letters from a Writer: Be Difficult
Jean Sramek tries to decide between being "difficult" and being "flexible": which is a rock and which is a hard place?
Sep 1, 2005
Aurora Pours: Thoughts about Iron
Suzanne Szucs writes about her experience of the North Shore Iron Pour this August. Since this writing, Hurricane Katrina has struck artist Coral Lambertís home and studio in New Orleans. Send inquiries about aid for her to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 8, 2005
The Arrival of the Sun
Coinciding with Heart of the Beast Lake Street Excavations (through July 16), Suz Szucs thinks here about Heart's May Day celebration and puppetry's role in public politics.
Jun 21, 2005
Letters from a Writer: Saving the World, Sort Of
Jean Sramek wrote the script for "Phantom of the NorShor," performed by Colder by the Lake in Duluth. This series of columns has followed the fates of that show. Here she evaluates the whole damn thing: Was it worth it? Did it do what it was supposed to?
Jun 12, 2005
The Column: What Is a Minnesota Artist?
Michael Fallon writes on how the different components of the art world think differently about art: what it is, what it's about, whether it's any good.
May 16, 2005
The Column: War Talk, Peace Talk
Suz Szucs writes on art and war and peace, and how hard it is to find vivid language for what is peaceful.
Apr 21, 2005
Letters from a Writer: Leaving All Bridges Unburned
Jean Sramek is in the home stretch--"The Phantom of the NorShor," which she wrote, is on--April 22 - 30, at the NorShor Theater in Duluth. Here's her valedictory take on the preparations.
Mar 17, 2005
A Spot on the Globe
Michael Fallon is back from the College Art Association conference, with thoughts on globalism as an artworld force.
Mar 2, 2005
Art Job Follies: Burning Down Atlanta
Suz Szucs attends the College Art Association conference: the annual ritual for job-seeking artists from all over the country. How brutal was it? Not bad--
Feb 28, 2005
Letters from a Writer: The Never-Ending Script
Jean Sramek's account of the Phantom continues: The team is finally ready to start rehearsals for "Phantom of the NorShor," the lightest-of-opera parody of, well, you know. How does intention turn into performance? By strange and twisting paths . . .
Feb 5, 2005
Old Eagle Eyes Is Back
Michael Fallon returns -- here's his thoughts on presence and absence.
Jan 24, 2005
Big House 1: So You Wanna Be . . .
Christian McShane, musician, producer, and impresario, will be writing a column every 2 months on how to build a career in music from the ground up. Here's the intro--come up on Christian digging the foundations . . .