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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Euan:

Van Gogh exhibit in Mpls. will explore new understanding of the artist's work

"Van Gogh and the Olive Groves” will include the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s own "Olive Trees," plus five oils on loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Dallas Museum of Art. → Read More

MSP Film Society will now program 5 screens

The MSP Film Society is fulfilling a long held ambition to program all five screens in the Minneapolis theater complex it has called home for over a decade. → Read More

Where's the cherry? Sculpture Garden's 'Spoonbridge' gets a touch-up

Minnesota winters are not kind to fruit, no matter how iconic they may be. The bright red cherry — which is in reality a 1,200-pound aluminum ball — will undergo its once-a-decade maintenance and repainting. It’s expected back in mid-January. → Read More

Duluth actor gets his biggest stage yet in the new movie 'CODA'

Daniel Durant, deaf since birth, has acted since he was 8 years old. He’s appeared on Broadway and TV, and now has a pivotal role in “CODA,” which won four major awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. → Read More

Walker show asks: Is a still life really still or life?

A new exhibition at the Walker Art Center is challenging its audience to consider the term “still life.” It's been used so long to describe a conventional kind of art that it's taken for granted. But can an image that is still really be alive? → Read More

Benjamin Percy novel re-imagines Minnesota as meteor-strewn center of geopolitics

While prolific novelist and comic book writer Benjamin Percy moved to Minnesota almost a decade ago, it's only now he's written a book based in his adopted state. "The Ninth Metal" delves into the politics and environmental battles of northern Minnesota, but it does so as science fiction. → Read More

Minnesota Orchestra will begin welcoming back audiences in late June

Only a limited number will be allowed in Orchestra Hall. The orchestra will continue presenting live concerts on radio, TV and livestream through at least August. → Read More

The Minnesota roots of Pixar's 'Soul'

Both co-directors of Pixar’s latest movie have Minnesota connections. It’s the story of a jazz musician’s struggle to get back to Earth after a fatal accident just minutes after getting a gig he’s been seeking his entire life. Like previous Pixar films, it works both on a child and adult level, and both Pete Docter and Kemp Powers say there is a certain amount of Minnesota in the film. → Read More

Al Milgrom, major player in local film scene, dies at 98

Al Milgrom taught film at the University of Minnesota and founded the U Film Society in the 1960s. In time, his efforts produced what became the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. → Read More

Multiplexes reopen with blockbusters, treats and COVID-19 precautions

With multiplex movie theaters reopening this weekend after months of pandemic-related closure, film fans should expect changes at the picture palace. → Read More

New novel relates Ojibwe history from the mouth of a wolf

Minnesota writer Thomas Peacock’s new novel "The Wolf's Trail" is hard to categorize. It's a fictional tale based on the foundational stories of the Ojibwe people. But Peacock tells it from from the perspective of an elderly wolf. The story is a profound mixture of history, spirituality, with a healthy dash of wolf wisdom and humor. → Read More

Okee Dokee Brothers move up album release to help families ease 'stay-at-home' time

"Songs for Singin'" was originally going to be released in July. But when it became clear families would be cooped up together for a long time, Justin Lansing said they wanted to offer something to help. “If we make this difficult time into something that is actually special, we are going to get through it a lot better,” he said. → Read More

Kate DiCamillo’s 'Because of Winn-Dixie' is first focus of new One Book One Minnesota book club

The new statewide book club will encourage readers of all ages to read and discuss the book, as well as enjoy additional online materials. → Read More

Indie booksellers turn virtual in response to pandemic

Many small bookstores are being nimble during the pandemic as they try to serve customers, even as they try to keep their heads above water. → Read More

Stuck at home? Many deciding it's a good time to spruce it up

As many of us are slowing down under Minnesota’s stay-at-home order, some businesses are speeding up — paint and hardware stores, for example. For some Minnesotans, staying home means a chance to tackle home improvement projects. → Read More

Minnesota officials consider additional Real ID resources as October deadline nears

Extra offices, longer hours and Saturday openings may be offered as state officials remind Minnesotans that applications must be in by June 15 to guarantee a Real ID card by Oct. 1. That’s when the card will be required to fly domestically and to enter federal buildings. → Read More

Youthful curators present a younger world in 'Just Kids'

Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit of photographs of children and young adults was designed and documented by Twin Cities school students. → Read More

Art Shanty Projects shift into drive with a ‘tiny art car parade’

For the next month, visitors on Lake Harriet can enjoy installations and performances of more than 100 artists — on the ice. And every Sunday, it will feature the “world’s only tiny art car parade on ice.” → Read More

Fifty years after Woodstock, two Minnesotans look back

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Woodstock, the huge three-day concert that came to symbolize the 1960s’ counterculture. Two now-Minnesotans who attended went on to very different lives, but have fond memories of the event, which shaped a generation. → Read More

Expat Venezuelan singers honor loved ones in MN Orchestra's multicultural masterpiece

An orchestral piece based on the Gospel According to Mark rounds out the Minnesota Orchestra’s summer celebration with a choir singing in Spanish, a huge percussion section and a troupe of dancers. There is, however, a bittersweet note to the concert as performers think of the people who they hoped would be there. → Read More