Quinton Skinner

Quinton Skinner is the theater critic for City Pages. He is also the author of the novels 14 Degrees Below Zero and Amnesia Nights, as well as non-fiction books on fatherhood and rock 'n' roll.

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The Minnesota Way

Criticism | Tradition

Wendy Knox and Bain Boehlke. Michelle Hensley and Lou Bellamy. Do they have anything in common? Quinton Skinner tracks it down.

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The state of the theater cannot be separated from the state of our culture or our lives in this country now.

In-depth posts by this author

  • Posted
    March 8, 2010 - 12:02am
    When a theater critic visits a church service at Jefferson Community School, what's the verdict?
  • Posted
    March 27, 2010 - 11:04am
    UPDATE! (#5) The parallels between classrooms and theaters go far far beyond the fact that sometimes both can be dull.
  • Posted
    March 1, 2010 - 1:19am
    Tea Party Rallies are theater. So is a tragic evening at a Timberwolves game. But theater critic Quinton Skinner begins this month's column with cavemen.
  • Posted
    March 21, 2010 - 10:38pm
    NEW (#4) The arts are often compared, negatively, to sports. But, in this post, Quinton examines how basketball gains cultural currency by being Drama.
  • Posted
    March 11, 2010 - 3:15pm
    Courtroom procedure uses the trappings of theater to make messy reality manageable.
  • Posted
    March 31, 2010 - 4:09pm
    Eating, drinking, and breathing plays at the Humana Fest this past week leads Quinton to some conclusions about the dramatic impulse in life.


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