Inside the Daily Planet, 10/25/07

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VIEWS AND REVIEWS Fourth Friday at Golden Thyme by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet Mahmoud El-Kati, Twin Cities historian and scholar, revered in African American communities as a griot, offers with St. Paul’s Golden Thyme Coffee Café a splendid film series, Fourth Friday at the Movies. The monthly gathering assembles folk to access long-obscured contributions to national and international cinema by black producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and technicians – as well as homage from industry professionals who don’t happen to be black. In Another’s Boots: Cherry Docs Jaime Kleiman, MN Artists Jaime Kleiman reviews the Minnesota Jewish Theater Company’s “Cherry Docs,” an unsettling look, through the medium of shoes, at how intolerance can entangle even those with good intentions. Casual Confusion returns for Halloween by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet Casual Confusion, blasphemous as it is to say, legitimately follows in the footsteps of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Arthur Lee’s seminal rock band Love – and not just because head honcho Colin Hodges is black. Launched in late 2005, they’ve gained strong traction in short time, going over the next year from unheard of upstarts to burning up the brush on the strength of sheer word of mouth. One of your worst nightmares? Jeffrey Kalstrom, MN Artist Jeffrey Kalstrom offers his True Account of the Haunted House in the Soap Factory basement. Through (of course) Halloween. NEW IN BLOGS Condos, condos, condos … empty, uncompleted, scratched by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota NEW IN VOICES America dries up by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor When people talk about the risks of global warming, the discussion usually centers around rising ocean levels. We are all of us, skeptics and believers alike, aware of the images of Florida half-submerged, the Pacific islands obliterated, Louisiana gone. Too much water will flood coastlines throughout the world, bringing destruction in its wake.