The A&E blog covers a span of cultural artifacts as wide, fascinating, and bizarre as the internet itself, from reviews of the cheapest coolers at the liquor store to the best concert to see at the Triple Rock, with a bit of speculation at the meaning of it all stuffed in between.
Thu, 6/23, 11:35am (1 day ago)
I hopped on the bandwagon a bit late, but I’m no fake fan.   This American Life is a (very popular) weekly public radio program hosted by Ira Glass. Broadcast since 1995, episodes were released as a podcast alongside its radio twin in 2006.   The show centers on a specific theme each…
Mon, 6/20, 9:39pm (4 days ago)
Typically, people discuss punk rock in two ways: as a genre of music or as some sort of social movement. The reality is that it’s probably somewhere in between. Punk rock is more or less about attitude. Think the arrogance of the rock star persona and the complete denunciation of…
Thu, 6/16, 11:47am (1 week ago)
Paul Simon is still crazy after all these years — crazy delightful, that is.   On Tuesday night, Paul Simon played the first show of his two-night engagement at the Orpheum. The show was slated to start at eight, but when I arrived at 8:03 p.m. there were still people lined up…
Tue, 6/7, 9:38am (2 weeks ago)
This week, one of my favorite modern period pieces was released — “Love and Happiness”. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, it’s the first that was actually funny to me. It blends humor with the beauty and drama of lifestyles of the rich. Because of that, and my disturbing love…
Thu, 6/2, 2:42pm (3 weeks ago)
Millennials are prone to seek the comfort of yore. Disney provides an adequate refuge.   As proven by Fuller House and the MAC Trolls Collection — nostalgia is trending. In honor of their 100th original movie release on June 24th (a remake of 1987’s “Adventures in Babysitting”), Disney Channel will be…
Mon, 5/30, 5:22pm (4 weeks ago)
Ego Death, the Minneapolis “punkish” three piece, features singer/songwriter Jeremy Warden, bassist Bree Meyer and drummer Seth Tracy. They recently headlined a show with touring New York band Adult Mom and New Jersey based Forth Wanderers at secret DIY venue Licorice Beach. They’ve toured the Midwest, become perennial local radio…
Thu, 5/26, 7:56pm (4 weeks ago)
A trendy bottle begs attention and it’s even better when the beverage inside is palatable. A far cry from the juice cleanses of yore (sorry Gwyneth Paltrow), kombucha combines a distinct yet pleasant tartness with subtle fizz for a low price. Sporting a slight caffeine and alcohol content, kombucha may…
Mon, 5/23, 3:10pm (1 month ago)
The ritual of drinking coffee seems ancient, like there couldn’t be a massive improvement in how coffee is prepared or consumed because we would have thought of it by now. Then I heard some rambling about this thing called “Bulletproof Coffee.” Apparently, the idea is that you use a high-fat content…
Wed, 4/27, 12:16pm (2 months ago)
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Sun, 1/31, 12:18pm (5 months ago)
By Brenda Tran I’ve been obsessed with omelettes ever since I learned how to cook. They're quick and easy and you never get sick of 'em because you can customize the dish in so many ways. While making a good omelette is a piece of cake, making a unique, high quality…
Wed, 1/27, 12:15pm (5 months ago)
By Austen Macalus Here's the thing — I loved season one of “Transparent”. That is by no means an unique statement; the show was unanimously praised by critics and nominated at last year’s Emmys for tons of awards, including “Outstanding Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Supporting Actress…
Mon, 1/25, 2:24pm (5 months ago)
By Brenda Tran Eric Hanson is an illustrator and writer based in Minneapolis whose career spans decades. His artwork has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, to name a few. He has designed product lines for Pottery Barn, illustrated books and his writing has appeared…
Sun, 1/24, 3:21pm (5 months ago)
By Yena Lee If you’ve been out of the Instagram game, then it’s time for you to get yourself in it. A lot of local Minnesotan brands carefully curate their Instagram feeds, and it’s being noticed by a lot of people. Local businesses, notably coffee shops, have extremely well-curated Instagrams. What’s a…
Wed, 1/20, 12:46pm (5 months ago)
BY AUSTEN MACALUS Almost as soon as the Oscar nominations were released last Thursday, conversation emerged around the surprising lack of diversity, the biggest snubs (Where is Paul Dano’s nomination?), and whether Leonardo DiCaprio will finally bring home the statue for his work in “The Revenant.” This kind of talk is typical…
Tue, 1/19, 12:55pm (5 months ago)
By Danylo Loutchko I’ve had a lot of movies on my “To Watch” list for a long time, and over winter break I drove with my family to the mountains in Montana and just watched movies the whole time, like some kind of hipster film hermit. Here are some of my favorites…
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