Posted at 1:37 PM on April 17, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Minnesota's artful women
A handsome book traces the careers of eight pioneering modernist artists from the state, all women.
- MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
Hey - did you check out the results of the MN Book Awards yet? Read all about it here.
'Little House' journey
A writer explores myths and stories behind the "Little House" books.
- MEGANNE FABREGA , Star Tribune
A long-lost Shakespeare play is discovered in a Minneapolis house -- maybe.
- MARK ATHITAKIS , Star Tribune
The line between violence and money
A former journalist takes a job at a hedge fund in Bolivia.
- MARK ATHITAKIS , Star Tribune
Rabasa's latest moves from zippy fiction to tale of obsession
A disturbed young man kidnaps a young woman and hides her in a cabin.
- EMILY CARTER , Star Tribune
Collection is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons
New stories by Ann Packer, the author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier."
- BETHANNE PATRICK , Star Tribune
Biography shows artist's wife was also an artist
Has there ever been an artist's wife more loyal to the work of her husband than Lee Krasner?
- ANDREA HOAG, Star Tribune
Christopher Bahn: Reveling in our wealth of music, art and theater
Is this a good place to be a critic?
- James Lileks, Star Tribune
Reality TV gets more real
More shows are featuring players with physical disabilities. Not only do they serve as inspiration, but they're potential winners, too.
- NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
Director without borders
Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier likes dramas with global locales and tough moral choices.
- COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
Jeff Beck is making a 'commotion' again
The guitar god talks about Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and "Nessun Dorma" as well as his enduring hairdo.
- JON BREAM , Star Tribune
Ruler of the calypso roost
Music legend the Mighty Sparrow brings his infectious beats and wicked rhymes for a rare club concert Thursday.
- RICK MASON , Star Tribune
Cults bring a splash of summer to the 7th Street Entry
I came away a much bigger fan than I was going in.
- Kyle Matteson, TC Daily Planet
Rusko on dubstep, 420, and the end of regional music genres
Rusko is UK-born Christopher Mercer, a 26-year-old producer and DJ best known for his association with dubstep and often credited for its recent rise in popularity.
- Sarah Heuer, TC Daily Planet
His zigzag path to the 'role of a lifetime'
For Dennis Spears, singing came naturally. Acting has taken hard work.
- ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
Illusion Theater's 'Three Viewings' makes a riveting return
Illusion Theater has resurrected a show set in a funeral parlor that is definitely worth viewing.
- Renee Valois, Pioneer Press
Theater review: Guthrie proves 'Arsenic' can still slay the audience
In terms of body count, they fall somewhere between the Zodiac Killer and Jeffrey Dahmer. In terms of laughs, they fall somewhere between "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Noises Off." They're the merry old serial-killing biddies of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
- Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press
Minnesota Opera's "Wuthering Heights": I could love a Linton
It really was something to see all of these unbelievably talented, and dedicated people bring to life the obsession of one man, a musical genius who never was able to see his project come to life.
- Courtney Algeo, TC Daily Planet
Annie at the Children's Theatre Company
Jumpin' Jehosaphat, but those orphans are cute.
- John Olive, HowWasTheShow.com
Three Viewings at Illusion Theater
What engages us from start to finish is Hatcher's gift with spinning a tale, balancing with care between perfectly believable and Forrest Gump-like absurdity - right where a good story ought to perch.
- Janet Preus, HowWasTheShow.com