Poet, writer, critic and playwright David Mura takes on systemic racism in America in his new book, “The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives.” The impetus for the book came after Philando Castile was shot by a police officer at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.
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Minnesota enacted its first major human rights law in 1967. That statute made it unlawful to discriminate against people based on race, color, creed, and national origin in unions, employment, education, public services, and public accommodations.
Plus: ‘Cold Air Rises’; a Peyton Scott Russell retrospective; a Minnesota Center for Book Arts open house; and more.
During a three-week residency in the Twin Cities, Kablusiak will give talks and participate in several events. Their art on display at Bockley Gallery in Kenwood.
Beatlemania was in full throat that night at Metropolitan Stadium, where the screaming fans drowned out the group’s half-hour set.
Plus: Joe Rainey at the Cedar; Polynesian surf tunes; Ada Limón and Krista Tippett; and more.
“Locomotion” opens in its regional premiere this week at the Children’s Theatre Company. The story is about Lonnie’s journey, and how he discovers poetry as a tool for his own resilience as much is taken away from him and he’s forced to navigate the foster care system.
Motivated by his desire for a reliable cafeteria breakfast where he worked, Charles P. Strite designed a pop-up toaster in 1919.
Plus: Stunning landscapes; the Bakken Ensemble; Miguel Zenón Quartet; and more.
Set in the first half of the 20th century in the South, “the bull-jean stories,” now playing at Pillsbury House + Theatre, is an unabashed celebration of female desire.
Plus: Out There festival at the Walker; the life and music of jazz pianist Bill Evans; and more.
The winter of 1887–1888 was ferocious and unrelenting. But nothing prepared southwestern Minnesota for the January storm that came to be known as the Children’s Blizzard.
Moira Bateman hopes to raise awareness of the importance of bogs through textile art steeped in them. Her work is on display at Form + Content Gallery and opens at the Textile Center next week.
Local vibraphonists Steve Yeager, Dave Hagedorn, Steve Roehm and Levi Schwartzberg pay tribute to the late musician on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The stockaded structure, supervised by veteran trader John Sayer, was a place where employees of the North West Fur Company came together with Ojibwe and Metis hunters and trappers.
Plus: ‘King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild’ at the Jungle; textile arts in Stillwater; and Dave Sewelson and Gabby Fluke-Mogul at Jazz Central Studios.
Elsa Rezene, who died of cancer in 2004, moved to the U.S. from Eritrea in 1966 and later established Elsa’s House of Sleep. The business’ shuttered Lake Street location is the site of a new public art project.
Politics and public policy are always a focus at MinnPost and 2022 was no exception.
Plus: Marin Alsop with the Minnesota Orchestra, comedian Lizz Winstead’s year in review and a New Year’s Eve dance party from DJ Shannon Blowtorch.
A new production, “King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild,” directed by St. Paul-based Seth Bockley, weaves together Moneka’s story with that of the ancient epic poem, “Gilgamesh.”