3/7/2019, 12:15am

Daniel Volovets strums to the beat of numerous passions

The University of Minnesota medical student has been plucking away at a guitar for about 20 years, releasing seven albums throughout that time. He composes and arranges music and teaches the instrument to his own students. He will be graduating in May, on his way to become a psychiatrist.

3/7/2019, 12:14am

Culture compass: Women, spelling and avocado toast

Dock 6 Pottery is offering you the cutest way to get into pottery: making your own little snowman. Sure, it’s March and we’re all waiting on spring, but there’s at least a foot of snow on the ground — make it enjoyable! The clay snowmen are free to make, and Dock 6 will fire your creation for $10 if you want to keep it. In about three weeks, you'll love the memento of the snow and bitter cold. 

3/4/2019, 11:22pm

The extended play: Post-grad life for Gopher rappers

On Kanye West’s “Graduation,” you find a story about a man’s journey through a college experience of his own. The record holds moments of exploding confidence that shaped the controversial emcee's career. But what about those rappers who actually did orchestrate their careers during their time in lecture halls?

3/4/2019, 11:22pm

Review: “Pippin” brings some serious circus vibes to West Bank

Armed with a white baton, a manic smile and the air of an experienced ringmaster, the leading player took command of her audience Saturday at Rarig Center. Clad in sparkling pants and a small tipped-to-the-side hat, she promised, like any good host would, a night of magic, sex and intrigue.

3/4/2019, 11:21pm

Bringing consent center stage

“Actually” tells the story of two students, a white Jewish woman and an African-American man, who relive this night to a panel of judges tasked with determining whether or not sexual assault took place.

3/3/2019, 10:56pm

Street style: UMN serves looks with Tan France

If you ever thought picking out an outfit was stressful, think about the possibility of a famous fashion designer seeing it. Now multiply that stress by one hundred. That was exactly how it felt to put together a look for “An Evening with Tan France.”

2/28/2019, 12:52am

Culture compass: Stop-motion, pie and lights

Pittsburgh rap duo Social House, known for their popular song “Magic in the Hamptons ft. Lil Yachty” and their work in producing Ariana Grande’s hit “thank u, next,” is coming to the University campus Friday before heading on tour with Grande in the spring. Paired with the feel-good beats of Darnell Williams and the Minneapolis-based music collective the MARAJ, the audience is in for a treat.

2/28/2019, 12:42am

Power through movement

Twenty minutes before the other dancers entered the healing space, Deja Stowers lit a stick of incense and walked the proximity of the studio, sending wisps of sweet-smelling smoke curling toward the ceiling.

2/21/2019, 12:35am

Culture compass: From MN, to India to Madrid

After two rounds of slaps and grooves, Battle of the Bands sounds off for the last round before the final. The winners will move on to meet previous winners and compete in April to open up for the Spring Jam headliner. Counterfeit Democracy, Joe Kelly, Lapdogs and Raspberry will be on the mic. Get out and mosh!