Friday , 22 March 2019


Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’

By: Shannon Scheidell Sylvain Chomet must have spent the past eight years, since his last film was released, honing his artistic skills in both music and animation direction, because “The Illusionist” is a cultural masterpiece. Originally written years before by Jacques Tatischeff, famous for his work in “Mon Oncle” (1958) and “Play Time” (1967,) Chomet took over the reins and breathed ... Read More »

Ten Grand #3

By: Shannon Scheidell Are there such places as Heaven or Hell? “Ten Grand #3,” the latest installment in J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith’s comic, makes you seriously question the meaning of life and what happens thereafter. Why are we here? Why do we breathe, eat and sleep and work our lives to the bone just so that we can kill ourselves some more? Love is ... Read More »

Functional and Fine Art Gallery to Open at Month’s End

By: Shannon Scheidell The new gallery, Artista Bottega, will host its grand opening Aug. 30 across the street from the legendary Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company. Nance Derby, the sole proprietor of the shop on West 7th has designed props for The Guthrie and the Saint Paul City Ballet, as well as scenes from The Mighty Ducks and Grumpy Old Men. Now she is opening her ... Read More »