ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


7/25/2017, 6:01am

River Rats bring their love of waterskiing to the Mississippi

The thought of being pulled behind a speeding boat and launched off of a ramp while balancing on skis may scare some. It is for Freddie Plessner, but he loves doing it anyway. “[I like] the fear of it and the adrenaline building up when you're going up the ramp and just stepping off of a ski,” 12-year-old Plessner said.


7/25/2017, 5:17am

Rock the Garden: A lukewarm festival in tropical heat

After relocation last year due to construction, Sunday’s Rock the Garden music festival was back to its native ground — the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Thunderstorms were projected, but the sky turned out clear and sunny. Possibly too sunny. In the 90-degree heat, the crowd felt slightly sedated, muffling some enthusiasm. “I know y’all are sweaty already,” local rapper Dwynell Roland said.


7/19/2017, 6:42am

Summer classes are short, ceramics are forever

Ceramics is an art form that you can interact with, feel and even talk to. So, when University of Minnesota psychology senior Claire Nusbaum heard that Crisis Connection — a local mental health crisis hotline where she volunteers — was on the verge of shutting down, she wanted to respond with art. The result is an installation project she’s created in her summer ceramics course.