Prepare yourself for a Minnesota theater invasion. The Minnesota Fringe Festival
will host a total of 169 shows in less than two weeks. The event started this past Thursday and will continue up until August 10.
The festival features a variety of performances, ranging from comedies to dramas to improvised pieces to everything else you could think of. Check out all the shows here
In order to go to a show, you must first purchase an...!--more-->
What appeared to be one of the more fun movies of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy
, delivered exactly what it was selling: a comedic/action romp that would leave fans and casual movie goers alike fully satisfied. This flick isn't going to wow anyone with an original, immersive, developed story -- but it has likable characters, plenty of wonder and imagination, and more laughs than most would expect.
The film kicks off with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), or as he would like to be called, Star Lord, heisting a very important piece of galactic treasure....!--more-->
The Minnesota Twins were active at the trading deadline this year, but not in the ways most felt they would be -- thoughts of Correia, Willingham, Suzuki, and Plouffe being traded were mentioned. Rather none of those players were traded and instead Sam Fuld was jettisoned to the Oakland A’s for 27-year-old starting pitcher Tommy Milone. It was a trade that happened in the aftermath of Oakland’s Billy Beane trading his cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and perianal playoff contestant Jonny Gomes.
Billy Beane may have been overexcited...!--more-->
I have a confession. For the longest time I assumed Tune-Yards was fronted by a guy. It wasn't until I finally heard them being discussed that I realized the lead singer was referred to as a "her". That's not to say her, who is Merrill Garbus, voice is bad, far from it actually. Seeing her perform live not only provided an opportunity to hear her unique and distinctive voice in person, but also showed how amazing it was and the incredible range it's capable of.
"There's sold out, and then there's sold out" said Garbus, describing how packed...!--more-->
Meet Chimgee Haltarhuu, a Mongolian-American woman driven to end outdated views in Mongolia on domestic abuse. Haltarhuu shared with me her life story: from growing up in Mongolia, joining the circus, moving to the U.S., and starting a mission to help battered women. Chimgee Haltarhuu is one of the most motivated and inspiring persons I have ever met -- I encourage you to read her story on how she broke from the cyclical pattern of abuse and now helps others to escape it.
Haltarhuu's story starts off in Mongolia when she was a child. As a young girl, she was always active, so much...
We still have a ways to go until we see JJ Abrams bring us back to the world of Star Wars (hopefully lens flare free, though unlikely). We do, however, have something to satisfy our sci-fi thirst: the power of 'The Force.'
Okay, before you jump for joy and risk colliding with a low ceiling, or ceiling fan, let's take a step back. It's not the actual 'Force' so, no, you are not going to be able to go all Darth Vader on your boss because he won't let you take vacation time. This 'Force' comes in the ...
In today’s world people have become accustomed to the accessibility technology gives us and the “wanting now” approach. Even though it may be helpful and easy to manage, does that really make a person happy? I was at a restaurant a week or two ago and took a look around and noticed a couple sitting in the table beside me that hadn’t uttered a word to each other. They were both on their phones and deeply engaged in whatever they were looking at. Is that what the world is coming to? Are physical, social interactions becoming void?
This is just one behavior that...!--more-->
To all those movie fanatics out there, have we got a screening opportunity for you. Sure, Calvary
doesn't have the marketing campaigns of Transformers: The Age of Extinction
, but this is one of those potential award-winning films that will catch the attention of the Academy Awards. This film has already been screened by the important...
Imagine that none of your electrical appliances work because you have no power. Or, you aren’t able to flush your toilet.
These are some of the potential consequences
of a solar storm that occurred on July 23, 2012. The sun unleashed two clouds of plasma, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that made up a solar storm that barely missed an encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.
If the storm had occurred a week earlier, it would have come directly into contact with the Earth’s...!--more-->
Four years of soccer history versus 102 years. North American Soccer League versus English Premier League. Minnesota United FC versus Swansea City AFC.
Despite one club having a storied history and the other not, the young Minnesota club was victorious 2-0 (or two, nil as the Brits say).
Saturday the United hosted Swansea in Blaine at the National Sports Center -- fortunately, I was able to be one of the Minnesota United’s record-high 9,064 fans (1,000 more than the previous record) in attendance to see the local team take on Swansea City, the first team from one of the top leagues in Europe, the English Premier League, to play in Minnesota.