Reporter | Arts and Culture

Before joining the Star Tribune's arts and entertainment team, she covered regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior, the longtime teacher at a one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. She has also covered higher education and suburban news for the newspaper.


Older actors give fresh, deeper meaning to 'Rent' in St. Paul production

One of the stars has been living with HIV since before the musical's Broadway premiere.


Sarah Edwards and other artists take over a downtown Minneapolis hotel

The new event Sonder emerged during a dark year for the social media queen.


All-night Northern Spark arts festival announces end

The nonprofit behind the free public arts fest cited pandemic pressures and reduced income.


Minnesota Orchestra rebounds from pandemic but remains in the red

The financial results released Wednesday reflect a return to weekly concerts and a major federal grant.


Great Northern festival blends art, outdoors and action on climate change

St. Paul artist Seitu Jones and Canadian composer Kara-Lis Coverdale are among the artists meditating on winter for the 12-day fest.


Minnesota nabs $1 million in national arts grants

Two poets are among the National Endowment for the Arts awardees announced this week.


Excerpt: Our Missing Hearts

A taste of Celeste Ng's new novel


In Celeste Ng's dark new novel 'Our Missing Hearts,' libraries shine a light

Ng will appear at Talking Volumes Oct. 26.


Tucked into Falcon Heights, University Grove spotlights Minnesota architecture

A pair of professors who live in the neighborhood are examining its unusual history.


University of Minnesota professor uncovers silent film's forgotten, feminist stars

With a new DVD/Blu-ray set five years in the making, Maggie Hennefeld highlights rare films by "Cinema's First Nasty Women."