Posted at 10:28 AM on March 13, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
News, over the decades, from Indian Country
A look at life on the rez from an award-winning Indian journalist.
- CHUCK LEDDY, Star Tribune
A pull toward North
A Twin Cities woman wants to re-create the Up North experience of her youth.
- ELIZABETH FOY LARSEN, Star Tribune
Duluth poet Vine is headed to Carnegie Hall
Five poems chosen for the Sanctuary Project.
- LAURIE HERTZEL , Star Tribune
Hunker down with some worthwhile small-press fiction by or about Minnesotans
Reviews of six small-press books.
- Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press
The real wealth of Ireland
A collection of modern Irish short stories, from Roddy Doyle to Edna O'Brien.
- ROBERT CREMINS, Star Tribune
An assault on fear and ignorance
A short biography of Branch Rickey, who invented the baseball farm team system and signed Jackie Robinson to a major league contract.
- GLENN C. ALTSCHULER, Star Tribune
In search of wayward garbage
Hohn explores where our garbage goes, and why, by following a wayward load of yellow rubber ducks.
- KRISTIN THIEL, Star Tribune
Exploring strange on a royal scale
The private lives of Britain's royals, from the Tudors to the Windsors.
- ERIC HANSON, Star Tribune
5 reasons to care about SXSW
Austin's megafest is trendier and crazier than ever, but there will be ample proof this week that it still matters.
- CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Star Tribune
At History Theatre, a tale of two storytellers
Kevin Kling tells the stories and Simone Perrin makes the music as they tell of the two cities that nourished them both.
- GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune
In 'Broke-ology,' family faces common dilemma
Who's minding the parents?
- Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press
Broke-ology at Pillsbury House Theatre
Broke-ology is a playground for actors and director James A. Willams has assembled for us a terrific cast, led first and foremost by the understated but sly and artful James Craven.
- John Olive, Howwastheshow.com
"Goats" by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company: A whack in the back of the head with the metaphor broom
It is a humorous and touching story of one young man's spiritual journey in Jerusalem (and with a hundred or so of Jerusalem's goats), although at times it hangs heavy with metaphors and philosophical aphorisms.
- Katie Sisneros, TC Daily Planet
At the Children's Theatre Company, "Barrio Grrrl!" is fierce fun
Touching on some fairly weighty topics--absent parents, poverty, whether or not imagination can solve adult problems, why kids need imaginary friends--Barrio Grrrl! kept me (and the kids in the audience) interested and laughing throughout the whole show.
- Courtney Algeo, TC Daily Planet
Capes and capers
Children are the heroes in Children's Theatre season of classics, new works.
- ROHAN PRESTON, Star Tribune
Theater Latte Da will premiere original musical
Theater Latte Da will premiere "Steerage Song," an original musical about early American immigrants, with a run June 2 through 5 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.
- Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press