On Sunday, reports circulated that two Somali men who recently lived in Minnesota may have taken part in al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.But later reports indicated the purportedly Shabaab-managed Twitter account that linked the Minnesota to the ... More >>
Two Minnesotans may been among the gunman who slaughtered shoppers of Nairobi's Westgate mall this weekend with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.An English-language Twitter account purporting to speak for al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate, live-tweeted the massacre. Before the social ... More >>
Beats, rhymes, and life take center stage at the annual festival
Sixteen restaurants have been competing for over five weeks in the ultimate shakedown competition, the Iron Bartender. Many drinks have been served, and an expert, rotating panel of judges has narrowed the competitors to representatives from just four restaurants. The final ... More >>
See Also: Talib Kweli talks about his new tour, album, and role models in hip-hop The name of the festival might be a bit unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup certainly won't be. The Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party is set to take place on Saturday, September 15 in the Nomad World ... More >>
The mother of Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen has partnered with local Minnesota non-profit Moving Forward Africa to stage a benefit show at Turf Club next month. According to Matthew Ylvisaker, president of Moving Forward Africa, this was a show that Larsen was hoping to assemble before his life was cut sh ... More >>
Local immigration attorneys are up in arms over the United States embassy in Nairobi's refusal to issue certain visas to Somali applicants. At issue are I-130 applications by Somalis in America, which are petitions to bring over family members. United States Customs and Immigration Services has to ... More >>
The second wave of coffee awareness has seized the Cities. Where once we happily sipped diner swill for $1.50, when we were introduced to Starbucks the coffee snob revolution began. Now we have single-cup brewing of fair trade beans and elegant surroundings in which to savor them. We ... More >>
The Hollanders also launching a label
Photo by Emily UtnePearl Studio owners Zach and Noah HollanderWith the year-end review season in full swing, this week marks the publication of our annual Artists of the Year issue, which pays tribute to 15 local and national artists whose voices rose above the din in 2011.
Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
A certain kind of dream ticket.Minnesota's two favorite maybe-probably presidential candidates aren't exactly tearing out of the gate. A poll last week showed Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann duking it out for last place among likely Republican presidential candidates. This week things are ev ... More >>
Why is it so hard for Michele Bachmann to just come out and say that President Barack Obama is an American citizen? Her latest embrace of birther conspiracy theories comes in the pages of Christianity Today -- where you'd think some adherence to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule might ... More >>
Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate. Uh oh. The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>
From the bushes, Michele Bachmann can't tell if homosexuality is just as bad as second-hand smoke.This isn't the first time Michele Bachmann has been stumped by a really easy question. It's just a crazier time. The question came during an appearance before The Family Leader, an anti-gay marriage ... More >>
PixliBachmann and the birther sign.Rep. Michele Bachmann happily plays into the birther conspiracy hokum that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not America. So maybe it's not a surprise that at a 200-strong tea party rally in our nation's capital on Thursday, with a scrum of press p ... More >>
River Chocolate Company Premium chocolate sauce could totally change the trick or treating landscape.Why should kids get all the fun? Sure, a Snickers bar hits the spot once in awhile, but with age comes greater appreciation for food and beverage. While the rugrats are loading up on low-grade giv ... More >>
Steve NeuharthDuck in a can, beer in a bottle at Haute Dish. What's better than a stock tip from Gordon Gekko? A pastry tip from Heidi Woodman and Zoe Francois. Meet these master bakers, take down some hot curry for a hot cause, and wash it all down with beer at breakfast this Week in Food. Mon ... More >>
It's Gingrich time.Newt Gingrich says a lot of crazy stuff, but deep down, he's just a tortured intellectual working through the trials of being misunderstood by lesser lights. And if you've got $5,000 to spare, he'll tell you all about it later this month.
Bull Run's cup of loveThe Twin Cities is a coffee shop mecca with literally hundreds of places to grab a mugful. Nonetheless, local connoisseurs know there are only two real contenders in the battle of the bean: Bull Run Coffee Bar in Minneapolis and Kopplin's in St. Paul. As summer wanes, it's t ... More >>
Taste of Minnesota kicks off Friday (we leave it up to you to decide whether the music is worth the price of admission), so we asked Andy Faris, one of the managing partners of Taste, what red, white, and blue foods would be for sale and what exactly "Manfood 101" will teach attendees.
Check out our video of Bull Run's siphon brewer.
The GOP congresswoman is a nominee for a reality-challenged rant on Sean Hannity's Fox News show.
The Dodos brought their much-vaunted live act to the Turf Club Tuesday, and their electrifying performance didn't disappoint
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating possible causes of autism among Somali children.
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture
The Twin Cities' newest sushi spots are just fine, but they also offer mad-crazy rolls
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
Somali workers complained about racism at a local car-rental agency--and got canned on the spot
They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
Director Mike Figgis finds his Paradise Lost--for better or worse--in The Loss of Sexual Innocence