Dominic Papatola

Critic at large, State of the Arts
Minnesota Public Radio
dpapatola@mpr.org

Dominic Papatola Feature Archive

The Minnesota Center for Photography is running two exhibits that take viewers inside the world of women and girls. Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture" shows a spectrum of femininity from little girls to showgirls. Some Minneapolis girls didn't think their lives were well-represented in those images, so they took some photos of their own. (01/14/2005)
Dominic Papatola, theater critic at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and regular guest on State of the Arts, wonders if politicians should forego the $600 toilets seats and spend lavishly on the Arts. (05/14/2004)
There's a thrill in making good art—an adrenaline rush, a terror, a sense of pride. It's addicting. You can catch that thrill vicariously, as an audience member or as a critic—but only if you've had the original experience a few times. (04/16/2004)
Word that "The Lion King" was returning to Minneapolis next year didn't send thrills down my spine—I've always thought the Disney musical was a pretty kitty, but one with not much roar. (03/23/2004)
It's taken a few years, but finally we're seeing artists lifting their heads and realizing that the only way to survive is to think big and live bold. (03/12/2004)