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The return of Jeune Lune, Leigh Kamman, and Diablo Cody

Before I get into the thick of the week's shows, I thought I'd share an interesting perspective that blog writers have on the world, namely the searches people do to find this page. It'd...

What does Obama have to do with MN arts?

Last week's New Yorker offered an article on the "post-racial politics" of Newark mayor Cory Booker, an African-American and a friend of Sen. Barack Obama, with whom he shares an idealism about racial cooperation.Here,...

Theater: “Poetry of Pizza” a slice of fun, “Blue Door” beckons

I like pizza. I like some poetry. But I never expected I would like a play about both of them nearly so much. Like a well-appointed pie, The Poetry of Pizza, now playing at...

Frida’s last stand; hot arts for cold times

Among the many reactions people have had to the Frida Kahlo retrospective that closes this Sunday at the Walker Art Center is how hot it is, both in its provocative, florid, subject matter and...

This month’s must-see shows

Not sure you care for modern dance? Or any dance performance short of your own, in the living room, with sunglasses and...never mind. Just check out Black Label Movement, whose show about sailors about...

New plays you can be the first to see

Ya'll made it into 2008? Considering how my family back in Milwaukee used to celebrate (see: Cannibal sandwich, raw-egg eggnog), I'm surprised I did. But it's worth it, so I could live to see...

A New Year’s Eve, without regrets

I have to be honest--I haven't spent a New Year's Eve in town, much less in a club, for most of the past three years. Too much flash, and necessary cash, for what seems...

Is Diablo Cody’s “Juno” the year’s best picture?

You gotta hand it to her: Diablo Cody, the Minnesota blogger/stripper/tattooed raconteur turned Hollywood screenwriter, has a way with words. At last night's sneak preview of "Juno," her new motormouthed teen-pregnancy comedy opening tonight...

Black Nativity turns 20

There's plenty to celebrate over at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. First, its holiday staple, Black Nativity, turns 20 this year, conceived immaculately once again by the winning duo of T. Mychael Rambo and...

Diablo, Matt Wilson, swinging Christmas

Man, where you guys been? Oh yeah, I was the one who was gone--in Mexico, amigos. And who knew that in the 11 years since I'd last been down Mexico way, the country has...