ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


2/11/2018, 11:59pm

A&E’s guide to Valentine's week

Something more to look forward to than the convenience store clearance section on Feb. 15. Something more than that bad 2010 “Love Actually” rip-off starring Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner as high school sweethearts, “Felicia and Willie.”


2/11/2018, 11:57pm

Review: Varsity Theater's "soft" reopening

To the uninformed eye, all was ordinary in Dinkytown, except for the handful of social smokers and the sound that seeped out of the doors of the Varsity Theater. For the first time in over a year and a half, Varsity opened its doors and put on a show. 


2/11/2018, 11:45pm

College Kitchen: Valentine’s Day

Reservations at your favorite restaurant all booked on Wednesday? Looking to save some money, even on the most romantic day of the year? The solution is to cook your Valentine’s Day meal at home. You can customize the meal entirely to your liking, and you’ll get the added bonus of bonding with your date while chopping garlic and melting chocolate.  


2/8/2018, 1:19am

CDES celebrates 50 years of student fashion

Saturday night marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Apparel Design Fashion Show. Completely student-run at one time, the show is now integrated into the curriculum of the College of Design’s (CDES) Apparel Design program.


2/5/2018, 1:48pm

A&E breaks down this year's Super Bowl commercials

For viewers across the country, the annual Super Bowl viewing is made up of three crucial parts: the game, the halftime show and the commercials. With advertisers paying millions of dollars for the best ad slots, the comedic commercials can bring sports fans and the sports-ambivalent together for a night of entertainment.


2/1/2018, 1:31am

Street style: In Blegen, hallways turn to runways

Dark stairwells with no traffic policy, high-school-reminiscent bathroom graffiti and the permeating smell of basement Subway. There’s just something about Blegen Hall.  Then there’s the array of gorgeous people from a number of majors that wander its halls, only there because they have to be. They roam the windowless hallways on the way to a liberal arts discussion with only the promise of a single-serving Papa John's pizza to get them through.


2/1/2018, 1:23am

Uncovering the Walker Archives

In addition to its exhibitions and permanent collection, the Walker holds a rich selection of contemporary art books and archival materials that are consistently used for research and reference. Saturday morning, the art center opened their library and archives for a public tour initiated by St. Kate's Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. 


1/29/2018, 12:45am

Review: “Hostiles” tries to revise history and Western film traditions

“Hostiles” opens with a symbol of Western movies — a prairie home nestled between rocky ridges, horses milling about in a corral and a picturesque American family. Within minutes, the house burns to the ground. In this moment, “Hostiles” begins its attempt to do the same to the tired conventions of the Western genre, but the match never quite strikes.


1/29/2018, 12:29am

New "Vanishing Ice" exhibit now at Weisman

“Vanishing Ice” is a traveling exhibition that focuses on three regions: Alpine, Arctic and Antarctic. The selected photos, paintings, installations, audio and videos at Weisman are a smaller iteration of the full-scale exhibit, but feature artists from almost every continent dating from 1860 to the present. 


1/25/2018, 2:05am

A&E’s guide to Super Bowl week

It’s not every day the Super Bowl comes to town! With concerts, clubs and cover charges exceeding hundreds and hundreds of dollars, Super Bowl week may seem a bit intimidating, if not entirely impossible. Luckily, there are a number of free and low-cost events happening all over Minneapolis for those of us who can’t afford to party with JT and Cardi B.


1/25/2018, 2:04am

A&E's guide to this semester's non-required reading

You know how sometimes you're shopping in the University of Minnesota bookstore and you see a book that looks fabulous, but you know you'll never be able to fit that class into your schedule? We have you covered — just don't forget to bring your U-Card to checkout. 


1/22/2018, 1:27am

CDES students take architecture to the ice

Laughter, conversation and exclamations echoed across the ice Saturday morning on Lake Harriet. The opening day of the month-long Art Shanty Projects included an abundance of children in snow pants, dogs in sweaters and 22 artist shanties of all shapes and sizes.