Jun 25, 2009
Tilting at Windmills in St. Cloud
Writer Jennifer Kohnhorst profiles an intriguing, talented musician in St. Cloud--a one-man creative dynamo whose audience size has yet to catch up to his talent. Read on for Ganderson's story and to lend your ears to his appealingly quirky take on pop.
May 18, 2009
MN Filmmakers Invade Cannes Today--Tomorrow, the World
Writer Maggie Sandford speaks with the motley crew behind the 48-Hour Film Project success story, "Birthmarked for Death," about their many film projects and the team's new endeavor, "Nation Undead."
Apr 21, 2009
A Fan's Notes -- MSPIFF 2009: Opening Weekend
The latest in a series of dispatches by Max Sparber from this years Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival (April 16-30). Read on for his take on a couple of love stories he saw opening weekend: "500 Days of Summer" and "Just Another Love Story."
Apr 15, 2009
4 Track Films: Movie Production, MN-style
Ann Klefstad's engaging profile of the filmmakers behind Duluth's 4 Track Films, whose fearlessness and comedic chops are getting real critical notice. Their new film, "White Man's World," will screen at this year's MSPIFF April 24.
Apr 13, 2009
A Fan's Notes - MSPIFF 2009: Minnesota Made
Over the next few weeks, Max Sparber will file a series of on-the-ground dispatches giving his impressions of the films, the conversations, and the vibe among filmgoers at this year's Mpls/St Paul Int'l Film Fest (April 16-30).
Apr 1, 2009
Farm Accident: A Secret History
Andy Sturdevant investigates the elusive history of Farm Accident, an ephemeral art gallery which lay at the center of the disco era's elite Minneapolis contemporary art scene, notorious for illicit, star-studded exhibitions in the IDS building downtown.
Feb 16, 2009
A Fresh Eye on Minnesota Hip-Hop
Daily Planet Arts Editor Jay Gabler profiles B Fresh (aka Rebecca McDonald), a young woman who's quickly becoming the photographer of record for our region's exploding hip-hop scene.
Jan 22, 2009
2008 YEAR IN REVIEW: Theater, Music and Dance
Compiled by Susannah Schouweiler
Minnesota actors, dancers, choreographers, and theater-goers respond to the year that was, taking stock of the moments, both personal and public, from the last year in performance that are lingering with them into 2009.
Jan 8, 2009
2008 YEAR IN REVIEW: The Lists
Compiled by Susannah Schouweiler
Local art luminaries Frank Gaard, Emma Berg, and Ruben Nusz offer a grab-bag of their picks for the high (and low) points and the love-'em/hate-'em memorable moments from the year just passed
Dec 17, 2008
FILM: Local Film Seen from the Best Seat in the House
Article by Britt Aamodt
Britt Aamodt gives you the lowdown on this year's MNTV line-up, an annual showcase of the best new short films made by local talent, presented by IFP, the Walker, Intermedia Arts and TPT, all broadcast through this month on public television.
Oct 20, 2008
FILM: Something to Say
Article by Britt Aamodt
Writer-about-town Britt Aamodt offers up the skinny on the TCYMN All-City Youth Film Showcase, coming on October 25 to the Walker, with a line-up of screenings of films submitted and curated by young local artists.
Oct 13, 2008
MUSIC: Too Much Information? Music Criticism in the Digital Age
Article by Megan Wiley
Veteran music writer Megan Wiley asks: With the migration of their writing from print to web, are critics altering how they cover music? More important, is the trend toward digital content working in in favor of the craft of smart music criticism or not?
Sep 29, 2008
MUSIC: How Do You Suppose She Got to That Moment?
Profile by Alison Morse
Alison Morse offers a lyrical profile of internationally acclaimed composer Mary Ellen Childs, whose movement-rich compositions weave between dance, visual art, music, and poetry.
Sep 3, 2008
FESTIVALS: The Convention, The UnConvention, and the UnUnConvention
Article by Mason Riddle
Mason Riddle gives a run-down of arts events running in tandem with the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, from the festival offerings of UnConvention to independent, renegade affairs that constitute a sort of UnUnConvention.
Aug 6, 2008
These days, accomplished film pros—many of them women—see no need to head for LA to make their way in the industry. Britt Aamodt talks to a slew of MN women working in the business about the innovations revolutionizing how we make (and see) movies.
Jun 30, 2008
FILM: A Filmmaker's Guide to Getting Your Movie On (the Right) Screen
Article by Ali Selim
Acclaimed filmmaker Ali Selim (Sweet Land) offers hard-won advice for emerging filmmakers, including tips on pursuing the right festival for your particular film and the wisdom of looking beyond Cannes and Sundance to find screens for your work.
Jun 23, 2008
COMMENTARY: What is the State of the Arts in Minneapolis?
Commentary by Michael Fallon
Or, "The Future’s So Bright, You Gotta Wear Blinders:" arts administrator and critic Michael Fallon comments on the recent panel discussion about the state of arts in Mpls and makes a case for candor in our civic conversation on the subject
Jun 11, 2008
From Sandman to Star Trek to Sammy the Mouse
Writer Britt Aamodt takes stock of Minnesota's unsung wealth of notable cartoonists and comics artists working in every aspect of the industry, from the superhero staples of the genre to groundbreaking underground publications and web strips.
Jun 9, 2008
FILM: Making Movies That Matter
Profile by Myron Berdahl
"Butter City" producer Myron Berdahl chats with MN documentary filmmaker Emily Goldberg about her newest production, "TCGMC: Reflections on Meth Addiction," which will have its broadcast premiere on TPT June 21 at 8 pm.