The Southerner

Teen novel advances conversation on gender identity

Elise Sommers, Editor in Chief

June 4, 2014

Filed under A & E, Reviews

When local author Steve Brezenoff started writing his teen novel Brooklyn Burning, he didn’t mean for it to encompass issues of gender or sexuality. Yet the final product, published by Carolrhoda Lab in 2011 did just that. "I s...

Please End This Love

Maeve Handley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014

Filed under A & E, Blogs, Reviews, South Views

Prestigious girl with a promising future and a death of a loved one falls for a working class boy with a dark past. Sound familiar? Of course it does. It has happened in practically all teenage romance movies. The remake of En...

Unrealistic Love

Unrealistic Love

February 12, 2014

Podcasts: New Frontier in Entertainment

Ruby Dennis, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013

Filed under A & E, Blogs, Reviews

“A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale.” The podcast draws you in immediately with its carefully e...

Science Museum’s Mayan exhbit informs and educates

Ruby Dennis, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

Filed under A & E, Reviews

"The Maya world didn’t end. It transformed." The video you watch before entering the exhibit makes this point clear. And it’s entirely correct. Contrary to popular belief, the Maya people have not disappeared, but changed ...

Eleanor and Park delivers a tender and real story

Elise Sommers, Editor in Chief

November 11, 2013

Filed under A & E, Reviews

"Eleanor and Park" tells the compelling, heartbreaking story of two teens falling in love. I know what you’re thinking: crazy kids, star crossed lovers, you’ve read it before. What differentiates this book is the incredib...

Mixed Blood Theater’s Shiv: A Captivating Story

Elise Sommers, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2013

Filed under A & E, Blogs, Reviews, Theater

Mixed Blood has long been known as promoters of new theater, edgy theater, and theater that explores underrepresented areas. Their newest trilogy of plays, Displaced Hindu Gods, continues this tradition of people-centered, storyt...

The Butler

September 27, 2013

Terracotta Warriors exhibit offers a unique look at Chinese history and culture

Frances Matejcek, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013

Filed under A & E, Reviews, Visual Art

Twin Cities residents are very lucky to have easy access to millenniums of Chinese history at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this winter by traveling through the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. Here, artifacts never before shown...

Despite common assumptions, Jane Eyre proves captivating

Erika Roedl, Staff Writer

April 7, 2011

Filed under A & E, Reviews

You know it’s a good movie if it makes you want to read the book, which is exactly what I want to do after watching BBC Film’s Jane Eyre. The film effectively adapts the original book by Charlotte Brontë into something a...

Notes regarding shiny things III: The Room

Bessie Browne, Staff Writer

January 3, 2011

Filed under A & E, Reviews

Saturday night, Novemeber 20th saw winter's latest assut against the twin cities, unleashing slow motion sleet and coating the roads in ice. While all wise boys and girls were tucked safe into bed I was at a midnight showing of T...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I exceeds expectations

Caroline Stevens, Staff Writer

November 30, 2010

Filed under A & E, Reviews

Usually when one is looking forward to a movie, the anticipation is greater than the movie itself. Such was not the case with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.” Although the excitement in the room was almost tangible,...

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