Inside the Daily Planet, 9/27/07


Iraqi art in Minneapolis by Ryan Zickermann, Special to the TC Daily Planet In 2004, Sami Rasouli returned home to Najaf, Iraq. Rasouli, a longtime owner of Sinbad’s restaurant on Nicollet Avenue, was heartbroken about the war and wanted to find a way to help. Dutch Star DJ Ferry Corsten visits Spin Club by David Schommer, Special to the TC Daily Planet FRIDAY Ferry Corsten, one of the world’s leading DJs for electronic music, will start “The Ferry Corsten L.E.F. Road to Voodoo Tour” through the United States at the Spin Club in Minneapolis this Friday, September 28. Chris Shillock: Successor to the beatnik poets by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet FRIDAY If you’re not quite old enough to know, ask your mama what a beatnik is. Today’s art of spoken word is fine and the whole nine, but for dyed-in-the-wool prose-poetry, the era of firebrands Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg and such is where it’s at. El-Kati explores legacy in film at Golden Thyme monthly series by Maya Beecham, Insight News FRIDAY September’s Old Black Movie Night features Within Our Gates on Friday, September 28 at Golden Thyme Coffee Café in St. Paul. Strange Love: review by Jay Gabler, Special to the TC Daily Planet Our current historical moment, with the government tapping citizens’ phones and conducing secret interrogations in sketchily-governed foreign lands, might seem to be a propitious occasion for the reanimation of an iconic Cold War caricature, the title character of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Further, if one is resolved to work such black magic–and to do so in our own unsuspecting City of Lakes–one might as well situate oneself in the basement of a former coffin factory. NEW IN BLOGS Saffron Revolution marches on despite violence by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth NEW IN VOICES Renewable communities by Staff, Minnesota Daily A new community-owned wind farm will further Minnesota’s renewable energy goals.