May 24, 2006
Mix Tape: Mark Lindquist, Sara Softich
Chris Godsey, our northern Mix Tape correspondent, reviews new CDs by Duluth artists: Mr. Lindquist in his "Little Black Books" avatar, and Sara Softich.
May 14, 2006
A Gesture, An Image: "Days and Nights," Skewed Visions
Lightsey Darst ventured to the old Grain Belt Brewery at 1215 Marshall St. NE in Minneapolis to see "Days and Nights" by Skewed Visions. Gulgun Kayim made this piece about the works of the divine Bruno Schultz--more in homage than imitation, it seems.
May 13, 2006
Thinking Souls: Real Karaoke People
Read on for Shannon Gibney's review of Ed Bok Lee's "Real Karaoke People," and go to Thinking Souls Read, our online book club, to discuss.
May 10, 2006
Letters from a Writer: Creepy/Understandable
Jean Sramek writes about "slash fiction." (Okay, we didn't know what it was either.) Is it better to want more and thus get more, or to want only the right things?
May 6, 2006
The Column: The Sacrificial Poet
Suz Szucs writes about how poems and design can get tangled up in the everyday, to everyone's benefit. She describes one night in Duluth this winter.
May 6, 2006
Thinking Souls: An Interview with Ed Bok Lee
Shannon Gibney, the writer for Thinking Souls, mnartists.org's monthly literary feature, interviews poet Ed Bok Lee for May. Look for a review of his book "Real Karaoke People" and come and talk in our on-line book club, any time.
Apr 13, 2006
Thinking Souls: Book Review: Butting Out
Do brown bodies mean something different on stage than white ones? What happens when feminine energy is explored through men’s bodies? Are terms like “postmodern” and “revolutionary artistry” reserved only for the white West?
Apr 10, 2006
Thinking Souls: Interview with Ananya Chatterjea
This is the first installment of our new series "Thinking Souls," which will offer author profiles, book reviews, and online forum discussions with authors. Next month we'll read, review, and discuss Ed Bok Lee's "Real Karaoke People."
Apr 6, 2006
Duluth Does Dylan . . . Again:
Chris Godsey reports on the new "Duluth Does Dylan" project, a reprise of the undergroundy original that's got more measure, maturity, and oddity. Release party this Friday (April 7) at the Tap Room in Duluth, and Saturday at the Turf Club in Saint Paul.
Mar 26, 2006
Ten Thousand Things in a Garden
Jaime Kleiman attends her first Ten Thousand Things performance (at Open Book, through April 2) and has expectations dashed.
Mar 24, 2006
Radio mnartists: Amy Salloway
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Amy Salloway.
Mar 17, 2006
"Faker" in SCUBA: Best of Three
To find out what this title means, read on! (Hint: it's Camille Lefevre's take on Morgan Thorson's work.)
Mar 9, 2006
Radio mnartists: Live Action Set
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Noah Bremer of Live Action Set.
Mar 1, 2006
Radio mnartists: Black-Eyed Snakes
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Alan Sparhawk and Brad Nelson of the Black-Eyed Snakes.
Feb 18, 2006
Combination, Transformation: Jelloslave
Lightsey Darst, Jay Orff
Lightsey Darst and Jay Orff listened to Jelloslave's new CD "Touch It" --an adventurous leap of cellos. Their CD release party is February 18 (Saturday) at the Southern Theater, part of "Catalyst: An Electric Mix of New Music and Images."
Feb 18, 2006
Quetico: Voyage Out
David Hopkins speaks to Quetico (Kathy McTavish and David From) who will also be featured in "Catalyst: An Electric Mix of New Music & Images," at the Southern Theater, February 18 and 19.
Feb 10, 2006
Open and Leashed at the Bryant Lake Bowl
Lightsey Darst reviews the first performance in the "Saturday is the New Monday Series" at Bryant-Lake Bowl. This Saturday (February 11), it'll be "In the Buff: Naked Choreography."