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Shameless Self-Promotion: The Ship Is A Destination, Caroline

1 Jan

Welcome to 2010, and it only seems fitting that the first post of the new year is an invitation to an evening of music, performance and art in order to support a couple wonderful artists. Dancer Anna-Marie Shogren and visual artist Margaret Coleman have been accepted to an artist residency in Skagastron, Iceland, to make […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Spirits of the Red City

31 Dec

You’ll notice on Staciaann’s 2009 show list that the first show there, and one of the highlighted favorite shows, is Spirits of the Red City at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. That was a special show, an intimate venue with crowded stage that the octet of musicians managed to make feel as though it contained their own […]

A Dozen Bits of Writing to Ring Out the Year

31 Dec

Gorram end of year, stupid list making end-of the-decade hoo-hah, makes this curmudgeon sit and spit and spin large yarns and look back in reminiscences, adhering to the tyranny of the Julians and journalistic fabrications that make years easily delineated into digestible decades and here we are again and what the cuss have we learned […]

What To Do Tonight: Toys In The Attic at SooVac

4 Dec

Sneak Peak Print from Cory Tobin ‘Tis the season for toy drives, but here is one that we’ve been to, we like, and think is totally worth going to, especially if you want your generosity mixed with a dash of hot local art, a sweet soundtrack and good looking people. The annual Toys In The […]

What To Do Tonight: Here Come The Waves

3 Dec

Yes, there are some great shows to hit up tonight- you could hit up KaiserCartel, Jeremy Messersmith and Zoo Animal at the 7th Street Entry for your melodic indie-rocking fix, or catch singer-songwriters Brianna Lane, Brad Hoshaw, Jeremiah Nelson and Brooks West at the Kitty Cat Klub, or the get some hip-hop at the Unknown […]

Two Poems

18 Nov

I haven’t written, let alone put out into the world, any poetry in quite a while. The lapse in poetry coincided with the rise of prose, interviews, reviews and other such works that are intended for clear articulation of ideas, getting down to the point. But so many phrases rack up in notebooks and scraps, […]

200 Dollar Bills

13 Nov

Andy Warhol’s 1962 screenprint 200 Dollar Bills, sold at auction at Sotheby’s for an astounding $43.7 million, far outstripping the pre-sale estimate of $8-$12 million. Neither the seller nor the buyer have been disclosed, but the work has an exclusive art world provenance, having been once owned by taxi magnate Robert C. Scull, known for […]

MN AIDS Walk and Sexing It Up

12 Nov

Christian-Philippe Quilici of posts what amounts to an op-ed calling on to question the sexy new ad campaign for MN AIDS Walk. The new AIDS Walk promotional materials feature glossy videos of buffed men talking in stilted terms about the importance of safe sex practices. Here is Alex’s behind-the-scenes video: The problem, as Quilici […]

Houses + Art = Now

6 Nov

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Greg Gossel at SooVAC

23 Oct

The Concrete Pour of Culture or We’re Gonna Die, Let’s Make Art Standing in Greg Gossel‘s show Broken on view through November 29th, half the fun is counting the references. The pulpy, cartoon women in his works dial a direct line to Roy Lichtenstein, the newspaper images blown up and silkscreened throughout the show are […]