The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>
The musician has it both ways with the release of his new album and his retrospective double-LP
-- Update at bottom of post -- Temple Israel was defaced overnight by vandals who defaced the synagogue in numerous spots with graffiti.SEE ALSO: Walker's Spoonbridge sculpture defaced with Kony graffiti [PHOTO]It's unclear to us if there's any message hidden in the tags, but if you think you see so ... More >>
Shin Bet vets critique the Palestinian occupation
Last night, the Timberwolves hosted Maccabi Haifa B.C., a professional basketball team from Haifa, Israel, for an exhibition game at the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Andrew Zimmern and Sameh Wadi in political Twitter spatMinutes into the game, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel (or perhaps more accurately, ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Bachmann says there's "a spiritual hurricane in our land" as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches [UPDATE] [VIDEO]The most painfully awkward moment of last week's DNC came when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigos ... More >>
It's always gratifying when good musicians get together for a great cause. This Sunday at the Cedar Cultural Center, a fine gathering of local musicians will be performing in celebration of the release of MN Music 4 MN Kids, a benefit CD featuring family-geared songs by a stellar batch of local a ... More >>
Local weatherdude Sven Sundgaard is off your television screen and on vacation this week, enjoying the heat and hummus in Israel and Jordan. When he's not globetrotting, the active Sundgaard can most often be found at the nearest Thai food establishment.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, quoting heavily from an AP story and adding her own commentary, sided with Israel today in its attack on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the deaths of nine aid activists, 600 arrests and 45 deportations. She aired her opinion in a blog post on ... More >>
Ellison calls for cool heads to prevail after attack on flotilla of humanitarian activistsSaying he's "deeply shocked and saddened" by an Israeli attack on Palestinian humanitarian activists in international waters that resulted in at least nine civilian deaths," U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison calle ... More >>
Israel's Desert has some klezmer hidden in there somewhereThe Music Alliance Pact was initiated by Scottish music blog The Pop Cop (recently mourned by Franz Ferdinand...you can read the full story of its demise here), who assembled a confederation of 30 pan-global music blogs, each contributing ... More >>
How did Israel respond to U.S. questioning about block pasta at the border? Americans are simply uninformed about food aid.
"Not just an American dream. Also an Irish dream, a European dream, African dream, Israeli dream. And also [long pause] a Palestinian dream."-- Bono at Inaugural Celebration concert on the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, during U2's performance of "Pride (In the Name of Love).""I'd like to dedicate this ... More >>
Put off by his controversial words on Israel, the University of St. Thomas snubs a Nobel Laureate
A Palestinian filmmaker records the tick-tick before the bang
'Route 181' draws the line between human trauma and resilience
Film as a weapon in a time of war: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival coverage.
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
Assuring Theatrical Quality Through a Well-Armed Director
Ethiopian Jews return to the Promised Land at the Mixed Blood; Leopold and Loeb kill again at the Actors Theater of Minnesota
A historian examines who stands to benefit from the history of the Holocaust
U Film Society's Jewish Film Festival delivers a celluloid shalom for the age of kabala chic