Theater Mu’s The Princess’ Nightingale Is a Dazzling Flight of Fancy

Delightful. That’s the word that captures the experience of seeing The Princess’s Nightingale, directed by Randy Reyes of Theater Mu at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul. Incorporating singing, dancing, and fighting (plus writing), the show will grab your attention from the moment the curtain rises and hold it throughout. Though a loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Nightingale,” The Princess’ Nightingale is given its own voice by playwright Damon Chua. In fact, despite the two stories...

AP Bio Succeeds on Its Minor Characters

The cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has really started to take off over the last few years, going from an FXX show with a cult following to pop culture mainstays. Charlie Day has popped up in numerous movies, like Pacific Rim, Horrible Bosses, and The Lego Movie (and each of their sequels). Kaitlin Olson has guest-starred on many shows and headlines her own sitcom, The Mick. And Rob McElhenney has . . . been writing season 13? But, the newest project from an Always Sunny alum is AP...

Deadpool 2 Isn’t Groundbreaking, but It Brings the Mayhem and the Fun

After Thanos snapped his fingers and turned our collective hearts into dust in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s time for something a bit more lighthearted. This time, Josh Brolin only wants to kill one person, not half the universe. He’s also significantly less purple but still has a bit of a hard-on for time travel. I gotta ask: has anyone checked on Josh lately? Does he need a hug? Because he’s out here causin’ all kinds of chaos, and it...

The Laser Time Podcast Is a Weekly Nostalgia Trip for ’80s and ’90s Kids

Nostalgia is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. The adults who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s pine for the simpler days—some of my favorite memories are from when I was a kid in the ’90s. We had corded telephones, Windows 95, and the best cartoons. And Laser Time will tell you all about it. This podcast that picks a different pop-culture topic each week and tells you all about it. A lot of work...

This Week in Geek (5/14/18–5/20/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 14th to Sunday, May 20th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Join Twin Cities Geek for Nerd Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

On the third Thursday of every month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art stays up late and throws a free party with fun activities, live music, drinks, and free access to its current special exhibition. On May 17, for the second year in a row, Twin Cities Geek is helping make that event as nerdy as possible as part of Nerd Thursday! At this event, you can: Challenge yourself with our trivia to prove your nerd prowess—you may just win...

The Dilemma of Sacrifice and Selfish Heroes

*Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead* The battlefield is set. Spaceships have unloaded thousands of weird alien dogs, the Children of Thanos are itching to recover an Infinity Stone, and hundreds of Wakandan warriors line the meadow—led by our favorite MCU heroes—prepared to fight. But why? To buy time for Shuri to free Vision from the Mind Stone and save his life. Life. This concept drives the plot of the entire film—we must save everyone. Vision offers to sacrifice himself...

The Promised Neverland Is the Suspenseful, Well-Written Manga You’ve Been Looking For

The Promised Neverland. After deciding to read this manga because of a friend’s recommendation, I knew it would be good, but nothing could’ve prepared me for how good. The chapter one plot twist grabbed me by the throat and punched me in the gut. Almost every chapter since has been highly suspenseful; dialogue is full of tension and plot seems to execute flawlessly. Normally I’m not the type of person who enjoys thrillers, but it only took that one...

Godard Mon Amour Portrays the Famed Director through a Distant Lens

In directing a biopic on the legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, director Michel Hazanavicius chose the trickiest sections of his subject’s life to dissect. It is the moment where politics overtake filmmaking, where the passionate old fool struggles to step in and out of the cultural revolution, depending on who he can appease and how he can ascend the moral mountain. Godard Mon Amour is a film that more dances around Godard and his style than peer in depth into...

This Week in Geek (5/7/18–5/13/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 7th to Sunday, May 13th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...
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