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Barbara Jensen on March 30

March 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

Barbara Jensen has been examining and teaching about working class cultures for over thirty years as a university ins

Chris Monroe on March 23

March 23, 2013 - 11:00am

Chris Monroe’s humor and intricate illustrations for Monkey with a Tool Belt drew high praise from reviewers

Distillations Opening on March 15

March 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Prints, Drawings, a Painting
Larsen Husby - Sarah Albinson - Lisa Leppa

Daniel Hunter on March 14

March 14, 2013 - 6:30pm

Daniel is coming to the Twin Cities with his new book in tow: Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt politicians, and Philly casinos. He'll be reading from the book and talking about strategy and group dynamics.

About the Book:
How do social movements grow from a handful of people to thousands? How do campaigns for justice escape the dull cycle of marching and create vibrant tactics that use our power? How do organizers keep going in the tough times? How do we win when all odds are against us?

Through the eyes of a local development fight, this book takes on these questions -- not in the abstract of an organizing textbook, but in the heat and fire of a lively campaign. This thrilling read is filled with lessons for even the most savvy campaigner.

Margi Preus, author of Shadow on the Mountain, on Feb 16

February 16, 2013 - 11:00am

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains - and loses - friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Wallace: The Book on Feb 9

February 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs shares the heartwarming tale of one plucky, unwanted pit bull who achieved international celebrity.

Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could tell immediately that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Frantic - and even though they already had two dogs - Roo and his wife fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him.

Jim Gorant, Roo Yori AND WALLACE will all be at Boneshaker Books on Feb 9 at 1pm.

Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere - and help rescue this popular breed's unfairly tarnished reputation.

WPBP Film Night: What I Want My Words To Do To You

February 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

We will begin movie night with a short (10-15 minutes) presentation from Meggie Greivell, an organizer with One Billi

Croix Clayton on Dec 22

December 22, 2012 - 7:00pm

An experimental, non-linear narrative composed using Surrealist Automatic Writing techniques, and modeled on the 22 chapters of the Book Of Revelations of John (and the 22 major arcana of the tarot, on which Revelations itself was modeled), The Gate Of Xibalba is the absurdly visceral tale of millionaire playboy sociopath Christian Saxon-Banks, time-traveling golden boy of the White Road project, a secretive cabal of scientific, political, military and economic bigwigs bent on exploiting the geostrategic advantages of a rapidly emerging psychic high-technology, powered by human sacrifice.

"Mining the psychic and mythological territory explored and devastated by William S. Burroughs, Diego De Landa, and even H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton-Smith, Croix Clayton's glittering cosmos of word-images is a calculated attempt to invent new directions for the genre called science fiction by removing the constraints of both space and time."
- V.Vale of Re/Search Publications

Croix Cambria Clayton has been an active member of the Twin Cities creative arts community for over a decade. He has performed or displayed work at the Walker, Soap Factory, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Nicholas de Villiers on Dec 21

December 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

In coordination with Broc Blegen's "Coming Out Party" in the MAEP galleries at the MIA, Professor Nicholas de Villier

Luke Tromiczak: Reflections & Declarations

December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Luke Tromiczak is a Minneapolis based figurative painter and draftsman. A recent graduate from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Luke received the 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, and will be attending New York Academy of Art in pursuit of his MFA in fall 2013. Luke's work has been shown in the traveling drawing exhibition, Deseigno 5, the juried Made at MCAD exhibition and has held solo exhibitions around the cities.


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