It's a sunny midweek afternoon and Truth Maze is hanging out in the stacks of the downtown branch of the Minneapolis Public Library. Although the dreadlocked hip-hop scenester has only been here a moment or two, he's already been recognized by a few patrons. In fact, he can't sit down for more than five minutes before someone stops by to ask how he's doing. Amid a series of brief encounters with various friends and acquaintances, Maze spies a former student of his from the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (where he provides academic support), a teenage girl walking toward the checkout desk with a couple of books about France. "You should study the French... More >>>