“I’ve had a few other comics, including Dave Chappelle, who have called me an NPR nerd, which I take as a compliment,” he says.  Like a lot of people, comedian Alonzo Bodden decided to get a pandemic puppy. Two years later, and he now has a full-grown Great Dane named

Along with the excellent Arab Film Festival, Mizna hosts other screenings at the Trylon—like the absolutely epic Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel documentary that continues THIS WEDNESDAY with part three, The North. We check in with DISPATCH: How much will this film series change our entire worldview, especially on Palestine?

A mainstay on the Minneapolis-St. Paul music scene since the early 80’s, Ollie Stench has previously co-hosted the punk rock show Radio Riot on KFAI and performed in bands such as The Hostages, Ed Gein Fan Club, and minimal synth pop band The Trapezoids. Stench is also one of the main driving forces behind this

Reverend Matt—once called a combination of David Attenborough and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark in MPR—played by local comedian Matthew Kessen, is the star of the long-running Reverend Matt’s Monster Science (‘part science, part comedy, all monsters’), a multimedia series of deep studies of the lore of monsters, infused with

On Monday the Current delivered a surprising announcement from radio personality Sean McPherson: The Radio-Free Current host and trivia don was leaving to take over as Program Director at Jazz88 KBEM. Nabbing McPherson—or Twinkie Jiggles to many in the music community who know him through his bass playing with live hip-hop band Hieruspecs—is a very

I think this is a great time to start something new, and put out a new record. Traditional revenue streams seem to be drying up, but there are lots of new avenues to explore and get your music out. We are going to blaze trails. ~Greg Norton In the pantheon

It’s been a long pandemic for everyone in the Arts & Culture world, but it’s been particularly challenging for live theater—you know things are bad when even the Guthrie has to cancel some showings of A Christmas Carol! Now that it’s possible to once again do a run of performances, we’re

Not all heroes wear capes . . . or ninja hoods. Tim Alan Holly, one of the hardest working people in the MPLS + STPL Arts & Culture scene programs B-movie stuff all over town, including the incredible Cinema of the Macabre series at Emagine Willow Creek on Monday nights,