Rotund bearded Scot doing radio at MPR out in the wilds, wondering about the state of civilization. ekerr@mpr.org

In 'National Gallery,' filmmaker Frederick Wiseman turns the camera on art

mprnews.org — Acclaimed documentarian Frederick Wiseman has tackled a wide variety of subjects, from a hospital for the criminally insane, a portrait of U.S. Army basic training and the juvenile justice system to the Comedie Francais in Paris. But for his latest film, Wiseman decided to focus on a monumental institution: the National Gallery in London, home to 2,400 of the world's finest paintings.

Cube Critic: 'Foxcatcher'

thecurrent.org — Sponsor Sponsor Nov 19, 2014 Thanksgiving weekend is a big time of year for film releases and viewing; as such, MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Foxcatcher, a new film starring Steve Carrell. "This is not a comedy," Euan explains.

Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' tells true story of money and murder

mprnews.org — Even though "Foxcatcher" was inspired by a true crime story involving murder, money and the Olympics, director Bennett Miller was not interested in sensationalism.

Violinist wants to push SPCO's musical envelope

washingtontimes.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her debut this weekend as an artistic partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, she hopes to break new ground. But the violinist European music critics describe as one of the world's greatest hasn't come to the SPCO with a grand plan, Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1zEvexl ) reports.

Cube Critic: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

thecurrent.org — Sponsor Sponsor Nov 19, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Mockingjay - Part 1, the next in the series of films inspired by the popular books. "This is the third in the trilogy of four movies," Euan quips.

Patricia Kopachinskaja wants to push SPCO's musical envelope

mprnews.org — When Patricia Kopachinskaja makes her debut this weekend as an artistic partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, she hopes to break new ground. But the violinist European music critics describe as one of the world's greatest hasn't come to the SPCO with a grand plan.

Stealing from one Shakespeare play to improve another

mprnews.org — Many great artists over the years have said if you are going to steal, steal from the best. The Minneapolis-based Moving Company is doing just that for its new production of Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost," a play that explores love, and its consequences.

Minnesotan's film captures the magic of Jamaican ska

mprnews.org — Some people simply listen to the music they love. But Brad Klein loves ska so much that he spent a decade and a half making a movie about it. The finished documentary, "Legends of Ska," premieres this weekend in St Paul. Although many people may not be familiar with ska, they've probably heard the music, the precursor to reggae.

Play challenges audiences to look back at our own time

mprnews.org — The audience entering the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio Theater for "Relics" will examine the 'wonders' of contemporary life as if they came from an ancient civilization.

Kevin Smith to stay on as Minnesota Orchestra CEO

mprnews.org — Smith, who ran the Minnesota Opera for 25 years, took over as interim leader in the wake of a labor dispute and 16-month lockout of the orchestra's musicians.
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @TheCurrent: . @EuanKerr reviews 'Foxcatcher' from @sonyclassics, starring @SteveCarrell. "Folks, this is not a comedy," he says. ow.ly/ETvjz

Nov 26, 2014

Tonight on a Thanksgiving @cubecritics we have @MadelynMahon on #Foxcatcher an Antarctica: A year on ice. All on @MPRnews

Nov 25, 2014

@SinusOfValsalva OK, no bar hopping for at least 48 hours. Alright 24. Twelve if you must.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @laura_yuen: I'll be on the air in a few minutes @MPRnews to discuss latest developments in Minneapolis re: federal investigation into ISIS recruiting.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @AliLozoff: Helping @SplendidTable prep for call-in logistics for Turkey Confidential and am as excited as if I was on the actual show. #mprlife

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