ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


3/31/2019, 9:34pm

That of the art consumer is perfect!

It’s a clear image and, due to its repetition, its likelihood contains multitudes: The art museum visitor stands in front of a canvas, staring longingly. At the last second, they turn around. Click! Their friend captures a picture, ensuring the inquisitive expression is still in place. 


3/28/2019, 1:44am

Review: Happy and sad at the same time

As she implies in her newest memoir, Nora McInerny doesn’t pay loads of attention to positive reviews of her work. Nora, if you’re reading this, the appraisal is sunny. You’re free to move on to the next review. I adore you!


3/28/2019, 1:26am

Culture Compass: Trenchball, Transylvania and tea

Big fan of dodgeball? Wait until you hear what trenchball is. While in the traditional game you’re beaned by a foam ball and have to make the dejected trek to the sidelines, in trenchball things are a little different. Players on each team guard three bowling pins without getting hit themselves by stray balls. 


3/26/2019, 8:07am

Embrace the Pundamonium

Pun-lovers and word-enthusiasts crowded the basement of The Spring Street Tavern on Wednesday night, clumping together near the stage. 


3/25/2019, 9:23am

This UMN student's podcast drips

An aspiring TV personality and current hustler, University of Minnesota journalism senior Dijon McCain recently released his passion project that was one year in the making.


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.