4/5/2018, 1:17am

Round-up: Smocks on, artistes!

When was the last time you did something creative? Doodling in your margins doesn’t count, nor does helping your friend workshop an Instagram caption. Was it a long time ago? Maybe even middle school? Here at A&E, we’re sad for you — it’s important to let your creativity flow!

4/5/2018, 1:10am

Dancer, McKnight fellow and artist: Herb Johnson

At the age of 13, Herb Johnson III began to take his dancing seriously after a classmate challenged the power of his moves.  Johnson, now 25, is a graduate of the Perpich Center for the Arts and a dance instructor at the University of Minnesota with knowledge and experience spanning various styles. 

4/5/2018, 1:05am

UMN alumna Allison Quinnell launches new clothing line

While on a trip in Paris, local fashion designer Allison Quinnell, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, visited the National Museum of Modern Art in the Centre Pompidou. When she walked past a painting by contemporary artist Joan Mitchell, Quinnell couldn’t take her eyes off the artwork. 

4/1/2018, 11:13pm

TEDxUMN tells the story of the Twin Cities at McNamara

It was around 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon — the day of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities. The stage was set, the goodie bag filling process was underway and University of Minnesota School of Nursing associate professor Cheryl Robertson was set to appear on stage in about five hours.   As all promotional materials declare, TEDxUMN is an independently organized TED event taking place on the U of M campus; the recent event took place at the McNamara Alumni Center. The format is the same as the talks and conferences you’ve seen online, but the organizers are different. 

4/1/2018, 11:09pm

Review: 'Isle of Dogs' is a messy world filled with cute dogs

When Chief, a growling stray banished to Trash Island in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” asks why he should help a young boy searching for his dog, a well-trained show dog named Nutmeg tells him: “because he’s a 12-year-old boy. Dogs love those.” Audiences love dogs too, and director Wes Anderson is keenly aware of this. Combining the famed director with a pack of animated puppies seems like a simply perfect collaboration. Maybe it is, but “Isle of Dogs” doesn’t quite play out with such perfection.