BLOG: Tackling the Edifice Complex

Posted Jan. 28

News and notes |

Does making big buildings help or hurt arts organizations?

Playlist profile: Kate Guentzel

The intense actress discusses the challenge of working with her husband, what’s keeping her awake at night and more.

How we built a theater festival


"Nothing great ever comes from being comfortable and risk is your best friend."

REVIEW: 'Cabaret' from Theatre Latte Da & The Hennepin Trust, at The Pantages


"This is a mosaic of adulthood we all recognize, even if we never moved more than a mile from home."

BLOG: Subsidize. Recognize.

Posted Jan. 21

News and notes |

You can come to argue over film/TV subsidies, big theater subsidies or performer pay. Take your pick.

Homegrown Theater: Uncommon Loons of Grand Rapids

Greater Minnesota

An unlikely partnership spurs original theater in an unexpected setting, and the crowd goes wild.

Standing up for the standing O


Savage Umbrella's Carl Atiya Swanson comes to the defense of the embattled standing ovation.

BLOG: Two-Fisted, In-Your-Face, 100% Pure Arts Journalism

Posted Jan. 13

News and notes | Criticism | Management | Production

Journalism, tax rebates and pictures of cats.

Some modest proposals for better theater criticism in 2014


A little counter-rant to all the year-end ranting and writing by arts critics.

Reviewing the reviews: Meeting expectations


A major touring production does what it's supposed to, and so do its reviews. Is that a good thing?