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.

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 22, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 22, 2018. Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Evan Dorkin Art/Colors: Benjamin Dewey “A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs set off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A...

How Can Writers of Color Reconcile H. P. Lovecraft’s Influence with His Racist Legacy?

August 20, 2018, marks the 128th birthday of the polarizing American writer H. P. Lovecraft. A resident of Providence, Rhode Island, he is best known in fandom for his interconnected stories collectively referred to as the Cthulhu mythos—or Yog-Sothothery, as he is said to have preferred. A consistent joke is that the list of things he wasn’t afraid of was shorter than the list of things he was, and that is clearly reflected in his writing. He’s one of...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 15, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 15, 2018. Pearl Publisher: Jinxworld/DC Words/Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art/Colors: Michael Gaydos “Pearl is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 8, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 8, 2018. Black Badge Publisher: BOOM! Studios Words/Story: Matt Kindt Art/Colors: Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins “Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 1, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 1, 2018. The Seeds Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Ann Nocenti Art/Colors: David Aja “The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don’t? The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the...

5 Things You Should Know About Theater Etiquette

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is fast approaching. The festival draws veteran audiences as well as first-timers, and it’s a great opportunity to see many different genres of performances in a short period of time. One thing they all have in common is an audience. I want to take a moment and talk about how we, as the audience, can help make the experience positive for both fans and performers. Of the dozens of performances I attend every year, more...

The 8 Most Exciting Trailers out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Each year, we poor unfortunate souls who can’t afford the exorbitant cost of attending nerdvana, otherwise known as San Diego Comic-Con, wait anxiously for news to drop about our favorite fandoms. Those lucky few . . . thousand . . . in attendance get to enjoy the massive Hall H panels firsthand and witness the reveals of television and film trailers before anyone else. Of course, through the magic of this infinite series of tubes called the Internet, those videos...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 25, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of week of July 25, 2018. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita (#1 of 6) Publisher: IDW Words/ Story: Scott Tipton, David Tipton Art/Colors: Tony Shasteen “Following their clash with their villainous doubles from the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise crew returns to business as usual, little realizing one of their own has been replaced! What does Mirror Barclay want,...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 18, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of July 18, 2018. The Thrilling Adventure Hour (#1 of 8) Publisher: BOOM! Studios Words/Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker Art/Colors: MJ Erickson “Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 11, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of July 11, 2018. Incredibles 2 Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Christos Gage Art/Colors: Landry Walker “Three original stories are set during and after The Incredibles 2: At the dedication of a new submarine, Mr. Incredible is interrupted by the dastardly Bomb Voyage, who is intent on crushing the crowd of onlookers underneath the sub! Meanwhile, Bob tells Jack-Jack a bedtime...
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