If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
Sometime over the weekend, someone decided to inscribe a politically themed message upon one of Minneapolis's most iconic structures. The word "Kony" has been spray-painted on the Walker Art Center's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan ... More >>
What a tragedy.Medard Prosper, 19, lived through more than most of us could ever imagine -- he parents were killed in 2007 during the Democratic Republic of Congo's bloody civil war. His parents dead, Prosper and his six siblings embarked on a 500-mile journey to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Two youn ... More >>
Peter Waldron used to brag about what he did, but now won't give out his name.Michele Bachmann might not even be the most interesting crazy person on the Bachmann for President campaign.Peter Waldron, a Bachmann staffer who helped her win the Ames Straw Poll, is an "evangelical organizer" who spe ... More >>
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Thinking about catching a flick this weekend? Here's what to see...
Even if you don't like the music, Michael Vick will be barbacking as part of his parole agreement. Ba dum ching, try the peppersteak.
Summer Guide: Film
Ten of the year's most timeless records
Eight renowned musicians unite to give jazz legends their due
Escapist CD sets gold standard for Congolese compilations
'Darwin's Nightmare' calculates the terrible cost of a good meal
TV's dark comedies get their day in the sun
Minneapolis's most beloved West Indian cook opens a much-awaited new spot
Home from assignment in Iraq, the Star Tribune's Paul McEnroe talks about fear, bias, and embedded journalists
Favorites from the second week of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
The Zanzibar Film Festival reflects the African island's position as a cross-cultural hub
'Lumumba' Reimagines the Ten-Week Reign of the Congo's Only Freely Elected Leader
Apocalypse Now Redux extends an epic allegory of American megalomania into the 21st Century
Buffoons on the ground, dictators in space: Emmanuel Dongala and the tragicomedy of Congo
Thirty years after popularizing salsa, piano great Larry Harlow is still Latin music's undiplomatic gringo ambassador
Three reissued fusion flops from the 1970s give free-jazz giant Ornette Coleman back to the freaks
With their mix of Pygmy chants and hip-hop beats, Zap Mama journey into "the exotic"
From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.
Margarita Tolchinskaya left behind a budding professional career and a ravaged homeland when she emigrated from the former Soviet Union to join her brother in St. Paul. Three years later, she wound up dead in the back room of the family laundry where she
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.