Inside the Daily Planet, 11/20/07


Young mothers driven to desperation in ‘Shipside’: Review by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet Shipside, which opened November 16 at the Playwrights’ Center, is the first fully produced mainstage performance by Exposed Brick Theatre, a four-year-old company dedicated to ‘telling untold stories.’ While the play is effective in many respects and rises to moments of genuine pathos, the company’s educational pedigree is apparent: the production often hangs heavy with its girl-you-have-no-idea message about the struggles of young mothers in challenging circumstances. Activists respond to archbishop comments on homosexuality by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor When Archbishop John Nienstedt was appointed by Pope Benedict to lead the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese, many argued his tenure would be more conservative than outgoing Archbishop Harry Flynn. Nienstedt made good on those expectations Thursday when he wrote a statement accusing not only gays and lesbians of mortal sin, but their friends and family as well, a statement that has enraged gay and lesbian Catholics. Change and relevance by Kendall Anderson, Minnesota Women’s Press Is women’s studies still relevant? NEW IN VOICES Rachel Paulose plays seven victim cards by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor LATE-BREAKING ADDITION: Paulose is out. NEW IN BLOGS Learning from rural Minnesota high schools by Joe Nathan, Talking About Schools