Arts

Coverage of cool or newsworthy things geeks are doing in theatre, film, music, visual arts, and other artistic mediums with an emphasis of focus on the local MN scene.

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of June 26, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of June 26, 2019. The Spider-Man Annual Publisher: Marvel Comics Words/Story: Jason Latour, Phil Lord Art/Colors: Jason Latour “When Spider-Gwen’s dimension-hopping web-watch falls into the wrong hands, it’s up to everyone’s favorite wisecracking web-slinger, the wily waddler known as Spider-Ham, to save the day!” Category: Like They Need My Help Why I’m Excited: Into the Spider-Verse fan-favorite (at least this fan) makes a...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of June 19, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of June 19, 2019. The No Ones Publisher: Cave Pictures Publishing Words/Story: Jim Krueger Art/Colors: Well-Bee “The Bastions are superheroes at the height of fame and fortune—their brand has captured the world . . . and corrupted their souls. When they accidentally kill a man and cover up the crime to save their reputation, their corruption becomes a curse that erases their very...

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers Will Unveil Their New Album to Minnesotans at the Dakota

Mindi Abair has been at it a long time. A two-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and world-class saxophonist, she’s seen and done it all, including appearing on American Idol and performing with the Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, and many other prominent acts. Yet she continues to reinvent, thicken, add and subtract, and refine her sound, molding a new version of herself that’s found a niche conquering a hybrid of blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll with her band, Mindi Abair and the...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of June 12, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of June 12, 2019. Jughead’s Time Police Publisher: Archie Comics Words/Story: Sina Grace Art/Colors: Derek Charm “When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale’s most erudite teenager can’t manage the delicate dance of going back in time,...

Frozen II Promises Secrets and Magic in New Trailer

Since it came out in 2013, I’ve run the gamut of emotions when it comes to Disney’s Frozen. I’ve held the titles of superfan, skeptic, hater, advocate, and everything in between. I’ll proudly sing “For the First Time in Forever” at the top of my lungs while begging others not to sing “Let It Go.” If you ask who my favorite Disney princess is, I’ll give you an hour-long explanation as to why Anna is underrated and needs more...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of June 5, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of June 5, 2019. Black Cat Publisher: Marvel Comics Words/Story: Jed Mackay Art/Colors: Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji “Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault, or museum to . . . procure said finer things. But due to her actions in Amazing Spider-Man, Felicia’s...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of May 29, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of May 29, 2019. Dog Days of Summer Publisher: DC Comics Words/Story: G. Willow Wilson, Joshua Williamson, Mariko Tamaki, Dan DiDio, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and others Art/Colors: Stejpan Sejic, Tom Raney, Cully Hamner, Kyle Hotz, Cian Tormey, and others “‘Who let the dogs out?’ DC does this summer as we unleash the beast within and join Krypto and Superman; Bat-Cow and Batman;...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of May 22, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of May 22, 2019. Drawing Blood: Spilled Ink #1 Publisher: Kevin Eastman Studios Words/Story: Kevin Eastman, David Avallone Art/Colors: Kevin Eastman, Troy Little “[A]n inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids, Shane “Books” Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion-dollar global...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of May 15, 2019

Here are some original graphic novels you can find now at many fine local comic shops and bookstores. On this light week for new series launches, I’d like to highlight some original graphic novels (OGNs) released in the last few months. In working his way through accreditation to become a school librarian, my husband took a class on the use of graphic novels in the classroom. This surprised me, because when I was taking English classes (in high school...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of May 8, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of May 8, 2019. Excellence Publisher: Image Comics Words/Story: Brandon Thomas Art/Colors: Khary Randolph “Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—those with greater potential—but never themselves. Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but...
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