ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


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! 


2/17/2019, 11:04pm

Review: ‘Potted Potter’ fails to cast a spell over Minneapolis

"Potted Potter" didn’t have some of the props you’d normally expect from a "Harry Potter" reenactment show. For instance, feared antagonist Lord Voldemort donned sparkly red devil horns and an attitude. The dangerous Forbidden Forest was a painted beach scene with black lettering that warned to "KEEP OUT" and the final Battle of Hogwarts featured a sing-off of "I Will Survive" complete with a disco ball and colored lights.


2/15/2019, 4:39pm

Throw us to 'The Wolves'

A group of high-school aged girls sit on a soccer field and stretch. Three simultaneous conversations occur, and one girl throws the word “fuck” around a little more than everyone else.


2/13/2019, 11:18pm

What's in the cards for tarot as a medium?

When the word "tarot" comes to mind, it brings a lot of associations with it. Maybe it reminds you of that creepy "Ouija" movie you saw a couple years ago. Or perhaps an expensive deck of cards you once saw resting on one of those weird wooden tables at Anthropologie.


2/13/2019, 11:18pm

Culture compass: Chili, sales and eight hours of sleep

If there's a record you’ve always wanted, this weekend is the time to get it. Electric Fetus’ first sale of the year means 20 percent off almost the entire store from Feb. 13-17. Even if there’s nothing on your wish list, it’s worth checking out. You never know when you might find a sick new band or a witty pair of socks that you don’t already have.