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.
Nov 26, 2006
Seductive, Repulsive: Quantum Circus at Soo VAC
Amanda Vail reports on “Quantum Circus: The Intelligent Design Process,” an enviroment built by Michael Zansky and Andréa Stanislav at the Soo Visual Arts Center. The show is up through December 24.
Oct 13, 2006
We Can Be Heroes: Cameron Jamie
Jeffrey Kalstrom writes on Cameron Jamie's show at the Walker as a clarion call for citizen artists--all those who make, throw off your chains! You have nothing to lose but the remote. Jamie's work is up through October 22.
Sep 24, 2006
Restless with a Hunger to See: The McKnight Photo Fellows
Glenn Gordon saw the McKnight Photography Exhibition at the Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota and was impressed: this is a great show. It's a fine way for the Nash to wrap up its stewardship of the program; next year it moves to the MCP.
Jul 24, 2006
Night Haunts: What Creates the Body of the City?
Chris Atkins writes on "Night Haunts: A Nocturnal Journal Through 2006," a web project by Sukhdev Sandhu with visuals by Mind Unit and sound design by Scanner. It's one of Artangel's startlingly effective public art projects.
Jul 13, 2006
FILM: The Future of MN Film (Wherever You May Find It)
Ali Selim, writer and director of the acclaimed film fest favorite "Sweet Land," MPR's Euan Kerr, and web video creators Cristina Cordova and Juan Antonio del Rosario ("Chasing Windmills") talk about the future of motion pictures, wherever they may be.
May 20, 2006
The Column: Thaw
Suz Szucs finds a context to think about time, change, photography, and loss, in the disappearance of winter and in the work of photographers.