Arts & Culture

On KFAI’s MovieTalk show on January 1st, critics Jim Brunzell, Erik McClanahan and Peter Schilling revealed their top 10 film selections (and Jim’s biggest disappointments) for 2008. See if you agree! Listen here:http://uno.kfai.org/_other/Movie_Talk/MT010109.mp3

JIM BRUNZELL
1. WALL*E / dir. Andrew Stanton (USA)
2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN / dir. Tomas Alfredson (Sweden)
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Katie and Blaine Garrett, the curators of MPLSART.com, stop by the Morning Blend to talk about up-coming visual arts events and openings throughout the Twin Cities.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes gets the scoop from the Garretts about an art crawl in Northeast, some local murals-in-progress, and an exhibition featuring the work of a Nigerian prince. 

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This month, the artwork of international illustrator Sue Coe, local painter Nancy Robinson, and the anonymous NYC art collective Guerrilla Girls will be featured at Instinct Art Gallery on Nicolett.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with Katie and Blaine Garrett, the curators of MPLSArt.com, about this event plus other visual arts events taking place throughout the Twin Cities.   

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Katie and Blaine Garrett, the curators of MPLSART.com, stop by the Morning Blend to talk about up-coming visual arts events and openings throughout the Twin Cities.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with the Garretts about LED-lit Tarot Card art, Hippie Modernism, Minnesota-themed t-shirt art, and more.  Check out MPLSART.com for gallery hours and additional events.

Photo: Electric Skin by Haus-Rucker-Co, courtesy of the Walker Art Center

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The Coalition for Palestinian Rights:http://coalitionforpalestinianrights.wordpress.com/ stood in solidarity against the 60th anniversary of the formation of Israel.

The National Conference on Media Reform took place from June 6-8, 2008, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Minneapolis-based NEED Magazine describes itself as a hope-filled publication that seeks to highlight the heroic efforts of people trying to make a difference.

St. Paul’s recycling provider, Eureka Recycling, has begun a pilot project to test curbside pick-up of compostable materials. Six hundred homes will participate in the three-month study to see how landfilled waste can be reduced with industrial composting. KFAI’s Asa Diebolt reports on the project.

06-23-10

Love is hard to find – and if you’re looking for someone who can quote Battlestar Galactica, love might be especially hard to find. That’s why an organization called Nerds at Heart has come to Minneapolis. It’s helping trekkies and computer programmers alike find love from across the metro area. KFAI’s Michelle Brook has the story.

05-27-10

New Beginnings: The Story of Liberians in Minnesota
Produced by e.g. Bailey and Sha Cage

This special three-part documentary airs from 7:30-8pm on MinneCulture:
Part 1: Wed, Feb 16
Part 2: Mon, Feb 21
Part 3: Wed, Feb 23

For some time now, Minnesota has been a refuge for immigrant communities displaced from their homes due to a variety of circumstances.

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