Last night, I saw Sorcerer and the Shorts festival at the Duluth Superior Film Festival… and I will be adding more to my thoughts before I post them.
But I ran into Kathleen Roberts, a local poet and a leader in the Duluth arts scene (one of the engines behind Prove Gallery). I teased that she would probably spend the weekend watching the movies in her gallery, but this is what she shared with me, instead — the movies she wants to see in the festival. Maybe she or I will see you there? Continue Reading
Does anyone remember that in the early 1970s there was a dedication for the groundbreaking of the new Duluth Public Library, and suddenly a group of war protesters, marching down Michigan Street, were raided by the police.
I was about 4 years old and remember seeing the cops using their billy clubs to best long-hair teenagers.
The Trib revamped its website several months back. For some reason since then if you go to the classifieds and click on a category such as “Garage Sales-Lakeside/Lester Park” it just goes to a page with all the stuff around the edges, but the actual classifieds are missing.
I keep e-mailing them, they blame it on some cache issue or say it was down earlier, but they can never seem to permanently fix the problem. Is this some sort of jquery issue?
It was actually last week — Friday, May 23 — when the first tick of 2014 crawled up my neck after a short hike near Kingsbury Creek. Although this time of year is prime time, ticks aren’t expected to be worse than usual in 2014. Mike McLean, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, told KSTP-TV, there was a “depression in their numbers” in 2013 because of late-season snow, and that could carry into 2014. Continue Reading
Vincent Gargiulo here with a new short film that I shot in Duluth and Superior last June when I was in town for the Duluth is Horrible premiere. It’s part of my upcoming bigger film, Fantastic but also works as a stand-alone piece. If interested, you can watch and find out more of the bigger film at fearofdisney.com. Enjoy. Rated R for Really Artsy.
Stadium Lanes and the Clubhouse Bar have been wrapping up operations over the past two weeks. The building at 132 N. 34th Ave. W., between Wade Stadium and the ore docks, is being gutted and sold. There will be no more bowling in West Duluth … except for lawn bowling. Word is the new owner will divide the building up into some type of business center or mall, with mini storage units. Continue Reading