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‘The Wrestler’ triumphs as Aronovsky delivers again

Chandy Clemens

February 12, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews

Randy “The Ram” Robinson, the epitome of the riches-to-rags story, struggles to revive his pro-wrestling career that peaked in the 1980s. But like so many of the one-hit wonders of the era, the Ram spirals downwards into... Read more »

Bruce Springsteen working on a comeback

Chloe Quinn

February 12, 2009

Filed under Music Reviews

The last twelve months have been good for Bruce Springsteen; his 2008 tour with the E Street Band for his last album "Magic" totaled $69.3 million, he performed at president Obama's pre-inauguration concert, he played the half-time... Read more »

Tale of crime and corruption comes to life

Kathleen Ambre

February 10, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews

"Frost/Nixon," directed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, commemorates a forgotten scandal and in turn sheds light on the true character of 37th President Richard Nixon as well as journalist David Frost. Following the scandalous... Read more »

Nazi movie thrills and excites

Mike Geer

January 26, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

With dozens of films like "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Great Escape,"World War II movies are beginning to lose their flavor. But the true-to-life Nazi thriller "Valkyrie" takes a fresh look at the inner workings of the world's... Read more »

Millions fall in love with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Kate Baldwin

January 26, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

As an attention grabber, "Slumdog Millionaire" is one of 2008's most memorable films. Set in Mumbai, India, the viewer is taken on a gripping journey which follows the main character Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) from his childhood... Read more »

Film makes couples young and old cringe

Elizabeth Tiffany

January 21, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

When it was announced that Kate Winslet and Leonardo DeCaprio would be portraying the lead roles in the film version of Richard Yates’s novel Revolutionary Road, Titanic fans around the world rejoiced at the prospect of Jack and Rose fin... Read more »

Chic boutique in Long Lake

Katie Mcclurg

January 20, 2009

Filed under Fashion, Reviews

After walking runways in New York, Paris, and Milan, former model Amy Briesemeister took her knowledge of the fashion industry and started her own boutique, Pink Champagne, in Long Lake. After helping a friend at her West... Read more »

Curious plot captivates audiences

Kathleen Ambre

January 20, 2009

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

A fascinating yet peculiar journey through time: Flaccid skin tightens against sharp cheekbones, unyielding joints bow to exuberance, and an innocent old man progresses to vigorous maturity and then youth. "The Curious Case... Read more »

Britney on top of charts again

Katie McClurg

December 17, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

With an infusion of R&B and electro, the pop-princess Britney Spears is back and proving she is here to stay with the release of her sixth album, Circus. Debuting on the singer’s 27th birthday, December 2, the album has... Read more »

Guthrie’s Blackbird Commands the Stage

Elizabeth Tiffany

December 17, 2008

Filed under Reviews, Theater Reviews

The Pillsbury House Theatre, a theater known for its controversial dramas, is putting on its production of David Harrower's Blackbird at the Guthrie. Performed in the intimate Dowling Studio, Blackbird offers its audience a haunting... Read more »

Black Nativity takes the stages of St. Paul

Elizabeth Tiffany

December 16, 2008

Filed under Reviews, Theater Reviews

Penumbra Theatre's Black Nativity--Hear Again the Christmas Story! returns for its twentieth run at the St. Paul theater, bringing unique holiday entertainment to the Twin Cities. The cozy theater is transformed into the home... Read more »

‘Twilight’ has nothing on this vampire flick

Chandy Clemens

December 16, 2008

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

Sorry, I might be a presumptive hater, but Twilight can’t even compare to the sheer brilliance of this little seen Swedish vampire flick, Let the Right One In. To a genre already filled to the brim with stupid entries such... Read more »

Holiday Tradition Parades Through Minneapolis Streets

jen deglemann

December 12, 2008

Filed under Around the Twin Cities

No one does Christmas like Minnesota! Enjoy a memorable Christmas parade in downtown Minneapolis between 12th and 4th Streets by Nicollet Mall. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the parade features light up floats, traditional holiday characters,... Read more »

Kanye West deserves to be arrogant

Chandy Clemens

December 12, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

Kanye West has always shown an under-the-table attraction to singing. In creating one of the most atypical mainstream albums of the year, West, acting on impulse, decided to drop the rapping and sing every track accompanied by... Read more »

Macy’s 8th Floor ‘Offers Enchantment’

maria cass

December 11, 2008

Filed under Around the Twin Cities

For those of you who love the holiday season, but are not fond of the cold, here is a way to enjoy yourself inside and still celebrate the holiday season: The annual Macy's auditorium show. Opening for its 46th year of enchantment,... Read more »