When many people think of comic-book heroes, they likely picture a pantheon of ultra-muscled superheroes. But some hard core fans of the comics prefer "Love and Rockets," which portrays real people and is considered by some to be the pinnacle of the art form.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr discusses gang affiliation, fatherhood issues and gender inequities in "The Smurfs 2" during this week's Cube Critics.
MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about 'Smurfs 2' -- and how adults won't feel deep regret if they have to see it with their kids.
When documentary-maker Josh Oppenheimer visited Indonesia, he felt as if he were visiting Germany 40 years after the Holocaust and finding the Nazis still in charge. This week, he presents "The Act of Killing," a film he made about what he discovered.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr discussed the physical and drug-induced trips, the improvisation and Michael Cera's new persona in "Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus" during this week's Cube Critics.
Euan Kerr reviews Sebastián Silva's road drama starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffman, plus Maggie Carey's teen comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader.
MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art that's popping up all over: puppets in Minneapolis, dancing in St. Paul, a play in Albert Lea and cat-video voting online.
Neither side in the Orchestra dispute will confirm or deny that Mitchell, who brokered a deal between the warring sides in Northern Ireland and served as a special envoy to the Middle East, is leading attempts at mediation.
Minnesota Public Radio's arts reporter Euan Kerr says "Red 2" is a romantic comedy disguised as a secret agent movie, and discusses the film's incredible cast.
MPR Arts Reporter Euan Kerr reviews this action-comedy sequel starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Byung-hun Lee and Anthony Hopkins.
Announcement of the retirement of 10 long-serving Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians sparks sadness among friends of the orchestra, but also opens the door for the orchestra to plan for the future.
Writer J.M. Ledgard's life rarely strays far from two elements: water and danger. In "Submergence," his new novel, they are always near.
Thousands of youth soccer players from around the world will converge on Blaine this week for the annual Schwan's USA Cup.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr discusses the spectacular visual effects of 'Pacific Rim' in this week's Cube Critics. Kerr said that although there are plenty of explosions and mayhem the script lacks subtlety.
You can learn a lot in how people introduce themselves. Clearly, screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are old and good friends. Instead of jumping on offers after winning an Oscar for "The Descendants", the two decided to return to a coming-of-age script they had wanted to produce for years.