Daily Planet headlines: Walker Art Center pushes the cinematic envelope



“Walker Art Center pushes the envelope with ‘Expanding the Frame’ film series”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8862
by Stephen Sporer, TC Daily Planet
Anyone who loves cinema knows that once the awards season hoopla is over, thought-provoking, interesting cinematic offerings are few and far between until the following fall when studios release the movies they hope will garner awards consideration. How perfectly timed, then, is the Walker Art Center’s film series Expanding the Frame, which begins on January 12th.

“Science licensure: the quest for excellence”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8853
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020
Minnesota education faces a supply and demand problem: As the state’s demand for science teachers grows, the supply of new science teachers can’t keep up. The Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) has eased licensing rules for science teachers, and the Minnesota Science Teachers Association is not happy about it.

Views and Reviews

“Music note: New discs from Yohannes Tona, Aimee K. Bryant, and Alicia Wiley”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8857
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
The tail end of 2007 made nice noise for discerning Twin Cities music lovers, with CD debuts by Yohannes Tona and Aimee K. Bryant—and the arrival of Alicia Wiley’s newest. Now that holiday spending is done putting a dent in your wallet, kick off 2008 by treating yourself to at least one of these albums, if not all three.

“Mu reprise of The Walleye Kid: The Musical”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8842
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Mu Performing Arts presents a reprise performance of their modern folktale, “The Walleye Kid: The Musical” from January 19 (with preview performances on Jan 17-18) through February 3 on the Ordway’s McKnight stage in St. Paul. This updated version has more surprises and some new stars to go along with some familiar faces.

“Film note: The top eleven of 2007”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8836
by Stephen Sporer, TC Daily Planet
2007 was a terrific year for film. After viewing almost a hundred films released this year, it was a difficult task to create a ‘best of’ list that could showcase such a wide range of cinematic offerings.

“Why is Obama called ‘Black’ and not ‘White’?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8821
by Steve Young, The Fifth Column