ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


4/23/2018, 2:09am

Street style: The best dressed at The Tower release party

Last Thursday, The University of Minnesota’s art and literary magazine, The Tower, held its annual release party at the Weisman Museum of Art. Full of poems, short fiction pieces, photography and art of all media, the magazine drew only the most chic to the galleries.


4/16/2018, 11:18pm

Review: You and “Borg vs McEnroe” — it’s an easy match

It’s the summer of 1980, and you’re in the crowd at Wimbledon. Do you remember the cheers? Björn Borg’s luscious locks and John McEnroe’s ferocity? Do you remember who won? Of course you don’t. Nor will many of the people who see “Borg vs. McEnroe,” which had its wide release in the U.S. on Friday.


4/12/2018, 1:27am

Art to die for, 'Stories to Live'

Joan Didion once wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Paper Darts, a literary magazine founded in Minneapolis, took this idea a step further — they added art.


4/9/2018, 12:32am

The new MN Nice Cream brings Insta-worthy cones to Northeast

MN Nice Cream, the colorful soft serve truck that’s been seen everywhere from Twin Cities block parties to the Eaux Claires music festival since 2016, has found a new home in Northeast as of March 16. Its brick-and-mortar location is filled with rainbow stripes, succulents and a fluorescent ice cream cone sign. In other words, it’s Instagram heaven, and owner Katie Romanski has designed the business as such since she opened her first truck. 


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.