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.”  


3/5/2018, 1:13am

A&E's guide to Women's Day

Whether you initiate change through marches, rallies or an Instagram post honoring your favorite women, A&E has you covered for this Thursday, with events on campus and beyond.  


3/4/2018, 10:15pm

Bollywood, breakdance and ballet all at Jazba

Over 2,200 people gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to witness Bollywood-Fusion at its finest. Inspired by South Asian arts and culture, Bollywood-Fusion dancers also blend music and dance from other cultures into their performance. Hosted by the University of Minnesota's student organization Jazba Entertainment, nine collegiate dance teams competed for only one spot to move onto the national championship. 


3/1/2018, 12:32am

A&E’s 2018 Oscars picks

The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony is now infamous for the “Moonlight”-“La La Land” fiasco. Will the drama this year be as monumental? Probably not.  


3/1/2018, 12:31am

The personalities at Cafe Meow

Turns out the recently opened (and super popular) cat cafe boasts a baker’s dozen when it comes to kitties in their cohort. Fluffy and good-naturedly ferocious, these cats come from no-kill shelters throughout the Twin Cities: No Kitten Left Behind MN, Ruff Start Rescue and Pet Project Rescue. 


3/1/2018, 12:30am

A day in ballet shoes

To find out what the life of a dance student is really like, Junior BFA dance major Katie Kummerow shared her school experience.


3/1/2018, 12:29am

A&E’s guide to spring break

Someone you know definitely has a car, and they sell mini drink umbrellas at Target. Buy the snacks, set up the collaborative Spotify playlist and get going. There are, indeed, more destinations in the world than the St. Paul campus. There are more roads than 4th and University.


2/22/2018, 12:56am

Dessa: From office hours to Scholars Walk

In January, the University of Minnesota quietly removed a plaque of Garrison Keillor from Scholars Walk and added one of Dessa, along with others. The plaque features a photo of Dessa, her graduation year and a quote about failure.