Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

“Front Row Seat” was the name of my movie column when I was a teenager writing for the magazine High 5. It later became the name of the arts column I wrote in the Twin Cities Daily Planet from 2008 to 2013.

The column won three Page One awards from the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists—including, most recently, the first place awards for Best Independent News Blog in both 2013 and 2014. Thanks, SPJ!

Here are a few posts from the last year of the blog:

Why arts journalism matters

Andy Sturdevant’s Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow: The Minnesota book that Minnesota needed

Parking, parking, parking: When can the Twin Cities stop obsessing over where we put our cars?

Uptown Minneapolis chick lit, 2015

Artist-shamers score a big win with Minnesota State Arts Board travel restrictions