They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies
Making art and fighting back: the lowdown on Minnesota's first black feature
A new 15-disc retrospective challenges the listener to separate the legend of Fela Kuti from the musician
Atmosphere makes a hip-hop album for people who don't like hip hop
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
When Sara Jane Olson goes to court in coming weeks, a Los Angeles jury will be asked to pass judgment on the most divisive time in recent American history.
A two-year-old brawl has south Minneapolis's most prominent gym on the ropes
Teaching Minnesota's student prisoners reveals the power of the pen
With three great albums in three years, Steve Earle is riding his country-rock renaissance into bluegrass territory
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.
Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.
U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general
After a hardscrabble life in the Depression, Gordon Parks picked up a camera instead of a gun. But as a massive retrospective of his work reveals, his sympathies have often remained with those who went the other way.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Typically, prosecutors would be all over a case involving someone suspected of trying to run down a cop