Euan Kerr Feature Archive

As a grade-schooler, Benjamin Percy was so interested in werewolves he conducted a project on lycanthropy by trying to transform one night in his back yard. As the St. Olaf College writer-in-residence, Percy's obsession led him to write "Red Moon," a novel that channels researched themes of applied genetics, human rights, and terrorism to create a thrill ride of a story about family, conflict, and politics. (05/28/2013)
Stephanie Curtis and Euan kerr have a meeting of their film obsessed minds on "What Maisie Knew," and "Frances Ha" and "Hangover Part 3" (05/24/2013)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra today released details of its 2013-2014 season, which includes six world premiers, a centennial celebration of the work of Benjamin Britten, a survey of Beethoven's "heroic" period and an abundance of Baroque work. (05/23/2013)
The directorial team behind the indie hit "Bee Season" and "The Deep End" return with an updated version of the Henry James satire on bad parenting. Scott McGehee and David Siegel co-direct a number of films. For the critically acclaimed adaptation they have not only succeeded in telling a very modern story, they may have unearthed a new child star. (05/23/2013)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra board today is expected to re-appoint Bruce Coppock as president and CEO. Coppock previously held the spot, but left five years ago due to health issues. Now back and in good health, Coppock is challenged with repairing the damage incurred by a bitter contract dispute. (05/21/2013)
After 30 years of deliberately maintaining a low profile, Minneapolis-based Artspace will celebrate its work with an event at the Cowles Center on Monday night. (05/19/2013)
Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr review "Star Trek Into Darkness," in this week's Cube Critics video. (05/17/2013)
Short-story writer Ethan Rutherford's tales range from the voyage of a Confederate submarine to a science fiction saga about hunting for whales in the middle of a desert. Each of the stories in his debut collection "The Peripetetic Coffin" involve journeys which seldom end well. (05/16/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the use of current music and the need for 2D with the movie "The Great Gatsby" in this week's Cube Critics video. (05/10/2013)
After a punishing contract dispute and a five-month lockout, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned to the stage last night for the first time since musicians and management reached a labor settlement. On the surface the concert was all about the music, but underneath, raw emotions remain. (05/10/2013)
The challenges facing working people make eye-opening subjects for the films of British director Ken Loach and his screenwriter Paul Laverty. And that's unusual in the box-office driven world of modern movies. (05/09/2013)
The cancellation of the final two weeks of the orcheatra's winter season was not unexpected. However, it is a milestone in the long-running dispute. (05/08/2013)
Arts reporter Euan Kerr discusses director Sally El Hosaini's background, a new twist on an old tale and the thick London dialect in the movie "My Brother the Devil" in this week's Cube Critics. (04/26/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the visual power, sonic fullness and shortcomings of Tom Cruise's newest movie "Oblivion" in this week's Cube Critics. (04/19/2013)
Management of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra announced today it has reached an agreement on electronic media rights with the American Federation of Musicians. A tentative local contract agreement with the locked out musicians was dependant on reaching a deal with the AFM. Management says it will end the lockout on Tuesday if SPCO musicians to accept the local deal by 5 p.m. Monday. (04/18/2013)