ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


3/18/2018, 11:56pm

Review: 'Love, Simon' is as important as it is ordinary

Simon Spier is just a normal teenager. He lives in an upper-middle-class neighborhood. He has a close group of friends he spends all his time with. He performs in the ensemble of his high school musical, “Cabaret.” The thing that sets him apart in his mind, however? He’s gay, and no one knows, other than another closeted student. They met on their school’s gossip blog and use fake names to avoid giving away their real identities.


3/18/2018, 11:54pm

Review: 'Tomb Raider' is for the ... we're not sure.

Based on the plot of a 1990s video/computer game (and its many reboots), “Tomb Raider” doesn’t go all “Riverdale” in its hints at good old consumer culture and character building. Croft is introduced in a boxing arena, stealing the owner’s apple before hopping on a food delivery bike, charming everyone she meets. 


3/8/2018, 12:35am

Artist Meghan Murphy’s new rules

When she was an undergrad, a classmate told Meghan Murphy her work reminded him of middle school. She’d painted a bunch of Tim Burton-esque dolls floating in yellow and wearing lingerie — a study in tragedy and empowerment that come with being aware of sexuality at a young age. But the classmate just saw trivial little girl art.   


3/8/2018, 12:34am

At Black Lodge, 'Twin Peaks' comes to life

Local artist Nancy Waller started watching “Twin Peaks” when it came out in 1990. In early December, she unveiled a pop-up inspired by the show in her South Minneapolis storefront — the “Black Lodge Gift Shop.”  


3/5/2018, 1:13am

A&E's guide to Women's Day

Whether you initiate change through marches, rallies or an Instagram post honoring your favorite women, A&E has you covered for this Thursday, with events on campus and beyond.  


3/4/2018, 10:15pm

Bollywood, breakdance and ballet all at Jazba

Over 2,200 people gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to witness Bollywood-Fusion at its finest. Inspired by South Asian arts and culture, Bollywood-Fusion dancers also blend music and dance from other cultures into their performance. Hosted by the University of Minnesota's student organization Jazba Entertainment, nine collegiate dance teams competed for only one spot to move onto the national championship.