In the Twin Cities underground jazz scene, if you dig just two more inches, you will hit solid gold. One of those jazz bands is the newly formed Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding. Subtle, yet intensely dark, the band's new self-titled album brings us jazz with a hint of punk. The songs tease with the prosp ... More >>
The world's community of thinkers lost an amazing individual on Thursday with the passing of Amiri Baraka, born LeRoi Jones. He was 79. With uncensored and unrelenting poetry, essays, plays, music criticism, and other written works, he captured an underrepresented side of American life. From the rac ... More >>
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Is there no one in Minnesota who can handle the job?
Why would a giant of free jazz hang out with middle school kids?
Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots
Defining black music with a departing record impresario
Wallabies, cherry nooses, tai chi black blades: The Ghostface Killah story
The Source suggests that beatness is in the eye of the beholder
A gloomy Tartuffe celebrates the end of sincerity; A Streetcar Named Desire sets off for the other side of the tracks
Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?
Word Up: KTCA's Daniel Bergin documents African American letters in Literature & Life.
Art Crimes, Susan Welch, Amiri Baraka, Edward Humes, Garry Wills, The Wife, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Sweet Nothing, Boz Scaggs, dEUS
PBS's The United States of Poetry tries to make verse sexy again.