In April 2011, Ai Weiwei — the Chinese artist who helped design the Beijing “bird’s nest” Olympic stadium and who filled London’s Tate Modern with 8 million sunflower seeds — was arrested by authorities in his home country. They held him in detention for nearly three months on what later turned out to be tax fraud charges. After that, they placed their most prominent international artist on house arrest. This is where Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen’s documentary The Fake Case starts. The beloved, world-renowned creator is leaving the very grip of the authorities’ intimidation chamber, and he’s rattled — not talking to international press, keeping quiet. Something’s wrong.
This week a piece of childhood nostalgia is coming back, the Daytime Emmy’s went PG-13, and there was some good news for one of our favorite comedians.
Pets, and the humans who love them, will take over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this Saturday! Pet-A-Palooza is a free event that features some 30 exhibitors and 40 rescue and adoption groups.
Last night (June 25) Jay Z and Beyoncé played a show in Miami sayin’ “how the hell did this s–t happen, oh baby.” It was the premiere of their co-headlining On The Run tour, which has been criticized as both a perfunctory cash-grab for the celebrity couple and the must-see blockbuster event of the summer. Fans were delighted by a few marquee moments, most notably the reveal of the couple’s wedding footage when has never previously been released, and an extremely long setlist. When you’ve got that many hits, why not play them all.
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year in downtown St. Paul and is bringing in great talent from all around the world — and it’s totally free for concert-goers.
Rain or shine — here are some of the best ideas Jason Matheson came up with for this weekend.
The news, the blogs, the stories, the rumors surrounding Jackson can’t topple something like ‘Bad’ or ‘Thriller’ or The Moonwalk or “Got To Be Starting Something.” Nonetheless, here are some of the biggest, most sensational stories around Michael, fives years after his death.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since Prince bade us to “dig if you will a picture.” Yes, the blockbuster Purple Rain album — a 20 million unit monster that still stands atop the list of the bestselling Minnesota albums ever release, well ahead of Bob Dylan’s two separate Greatest Hits compilations — was released on June 25, 1984.
After postponing his 2014 U.S. tour due to illness last month, Paul McCartney has announced his rescheduled tour.
This week’s list of the best screenings around town features at least a couple movies I’m not very fond of, actually. I hope that you take this as a mark of my own possibly hopeless attempts to remain objective about what people might consider the “best bets.”
Harriet Island is under water, so organizers with the Taste of Minnesota have had to scramble to find a new location. Linda Maddox said this late in the game, it will be difficult to pull off.
One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” could bring $1 million to $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand is being offered by Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers.
CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” was named Outstanding Daytime Drama at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Best-selling author Vince Flynn died just over a year ago, but his terrorist-fighting protagonist Mitch Rapp will live on in new books written by someone else, Flynn’s publisher says.
All 16 houseguests have something to offer, but with Ariana Grande’s brother and a “Duck Dynasty” look-a-like in the mix, things could get interesting. “Big Brother” premieres Wednesday, June 25 (8 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9 PM ET/PT)
Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball’s best minor leaguers.
Relive the Backstreet Boys’ glory days Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.