ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


11/6/2018, 11:21pm

A&E explores: A guide for pedaling through the last days of fall

Unless you have a bike with tires fat enough to brave Minnesota’s worst weather, chances are you'll soon rein up your trusty two-wheeled steed for the winter.  Don't fret! Now is one of the best times to enjoy the carving, shore-caressing paths of Minnesota — especially around campus.


11/5/2018, 12:01am

'Noises Off' finds comedy in chaos

“Noises Off,” which performed this week at Guthrie Theater, is not an average play – it is a play within a play. The acclaimed 1982 comedy, written by Michael Frayn, comments on how the drama of putting together a theater production can sometimes be funnier than the performance itself.


11/4/2018, 11:59pm

This week in movies: ‘Suspiria,’ Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Wildlife’

Director Luca Guadagnino’s (of “Call Me by Your Name” acclaim) remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 dance-horror film “Suspiria” makes some significant revisions. Most notably, perhaps, Guadagnino’s film is now set in Berlin, with the Berlin Wall now located just across the street from the steps of the Helena Markos Dance Company. 


10/31/2018, 10:38pm

Culture compass: Herbal tea, building bridges and a cappella

The "A Capell-Off" returns for another year, with five a capella groups competing for a $250 cash prize. The night will be jam-packed with a capella renditions of your favorite classics. 7Days A Cappella, Urban Sound, The Enchantments and Basses Wild will compete against last year’s winners, Vocal U. The event is completely free and open only to University of Minnesota students.  


10/30/2018, 10:22pm

Pulling strings with Liz Howls

When Liz Howls was a child in Iowa, her father brought home a refrigerator box and cut a hole in it. Just like that, the young Howls had her first puppet theater. She loved putting on productions for her parents in their living room, using the cloth puppets her mother already had from her job as a children’s librarian.


10/21/2018, 10:11pm

Northeast coffee shop serves up local music

Five Watt Coffee’s Northeast location, which opened about a year ago, is quickly becoming a hub for local musicians to gather and share their work. The shop’s “Bummer Strummer Sessions” feature heavyhearted acoustic tunes that invite everyone in the room to find camaraderie through what's described as “intimate feels.”


10/21/2018, 10:10pm

Review: “Halloween” and stream-able thrills

Even movie buffs who are ashamed to admit that they’ve never seen the original “Halloween” (or its multiple sequels) won’t need to shy away from the 2018 reboot starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie, Michael’s escaped victim.