Kristin Tillotson

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7046
A Strib journalist for nearly 20 years, Kristin Tillotson now writes mostly for features on a broad range of topics, and sometimes for news.

Recent content from Kristin Tillotson

Offbeat 'Beaverdance' hits and misses

A socialist musical of the absurd suffers from too many beaver jokes.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 04:41 PM

Art found a fit at Roberts Shoe Store, but now Shoebox Gallery must also close

Shoebox Gallery, which occupied a window of the footwear shop, bids its rough-and-tumble corner farewell with a final exhibit.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Brave New Workshop twerks up some holiday cheer

REVIEW: Brave New Workshop's shtick may be well-worn, but infused with new topical humor, it's a crowd-pleaser.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 11:36 AM

Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst partners with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Martin Fröst is known for pushing traditional boundaries.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 12:23 PM

Gyllenhaal carries offbeat thriller 'Nightcrawler'

REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal brings a captivating ickiness as a crime-chasing freelance videographer, making “Nightcrawler” one of the year’s most satisfying and original thrillers.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 05:45 PM

Azar Nafisi continues love affair with American lit

Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a guest at Talking Volumes on Nov. 5, views fiction as “the moral guardian of the American dream.”

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 09:26 AM

Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda brings 'superposition' to Walker

Inspired by quantum mechanics, the Japanese multimedia artist limns the relentless buildup of big-data information layers in “superposition.”

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:57 PM

'Birdman' soars beyond the usual backstage drama

REVIEW: Much more than just another showbiz satire, “Birdman” is original visual storytelling at its best. It inspires renewed faith in what we used to go to the movies for — original storytelling, enveloping escape, heart-stopping camera work and enough “wait, what’s going on here?” to keep us intrigued from beginning to end. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:14 AM

Actor Norton calls 'Birdman' a new style of storytelling

Edward Norton flew right into his role as cocky foil to Michael Keaton’s man on a mission in “Birdman.”

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 01:39 PM

War-weary WWII soldiers are no angels in 'Fury'

REVIEW: While Brad Pitt's World War II film “Fury” occasionally shocks, it is ultimately not as moving as, say, “Saving Private Ryan.” But writer/director David Ayer has accomplished something arguably more noble.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 01:39 PM

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