ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


12/2/2018, 9:15pm

Your holiday season binge watches

You know the drill: the snow is here, and your desire to go out on the weekend is slowly fading. Why leave the comfort of your bedroom to go to the movies, when some of the best viewing options can be streamed from home? 


11/29/2018, 12:07am

Q&A: Ladybrain talks new show, 'Hysteria'

Ladybrain made waves this past summer with its first show, “Ladybrain: A Sketch Comedy Revue,” which explored the male gaze and the "Free the Nipple" movement, among other things. 


11/29/2018, 12:05am

Culture compass: Christmas trees, new museums and Tiny Desk Concerts

With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is now in full swing — and the Union Depot has you covered in the early-holiday-spirit department. Their annual tree lighting will be complete with music, fireworks and a screening of “Elf.” There will be snacks for purchase, but make sure to bring your own blankets and folding chairs for an extra level of cozy. While you’re there, you might as well check out the "European Christmas Market" on the East Plaza and get started on those holiday season gifts, too!


11/25/2018, 10:03pm

Review: Where’s the Minnesota love, Hippo Campus?

On the night of a historic W for the Gophers in Madison, Hippo Campus took an unfortunate L in St. Paul. On night two of the band's residency in St. Paul for their “Bambi” tour, special guest NOW, NOW opened up the show with variable energy. Some songs seemed to connect with the crowd while others just filled up time until the big act.


11/18/2018, 10:40pm

'The Art of Avoiding PPL' is relatable for anyone with anxiety

Jose Dominguez never planned to show his intricate, colorful journal pages to anyone. But, there he was, at the opening of his first solo show in years Saturday night at the Public Functionary gallery. The large, open room — equipped with a DJ and plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer — was filled with admirers of his work.


11/18/2018, 10:37pm

This week in releases: 'Widows' and 'Oxnard'

With a highly-anticipated script by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave” and “Shame") and Gillian Flynn (the author of “Gone Girl”), “Widows” is a heist film that both defies and loves genre expectations. 


11/14/2018, 11:03pm

Ashley Mary embodies the rainbow — in work and in spirit

You may be one of her 46,000+ Instagram followers. Maybe you bought a planner at Anthropologie, a yoga mat from Manduka or a makeup bag from Target with her artwork on it. During your daily commute, you might have glimpsed a colorful bus stop in Uptown that she single-handedly painted.