ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


3/22/2018, 12:55am

A&E’s guide to spring style in 2018

David Loranger, a professor in the retail merchandising program who’s gone from working in the industry (read: Bergdorf Goodman) to teaching in apparel departments, and his student Ian Harris gave us a run-down of what’ll be hot once the weather warms up. 


3/22/2018, 12:51am

UMN graduates debut their first books

Three graduates of the Creative Writing MFA program will return to campus at the University of Minnesota to share their first-ever books. Sally Franson, Jon Lurie and Isaac Butler will be at the Weisman Art Museum this Thursday at 7 p.m. to read from their books.


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.”