Director Lou Bellamy's newest show presents a flawed but intriguing look at the leader's last night
I missed 1968 by about three months, so everything I know and think about the year is secondhand. Now, that happens to be a lot, as the year has loomed large over American culture for the past 44 years, from classic rock on the radio to endless documentaries about the 1960s. What does the History ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing that happened, like, a really long time ago. Some people were being mean to other people who had darker skin. At least, that's what New York told us.Minnesota is one of 35 (!) states that got an F in the Southern Poverty Law Center's new report on the tea ... More >>
A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of Al Qaeda terrorists commandeering passenger airplanes and piloting them into New York City skyscrapers, an unknown young musician cut a 17-minute-long, eerily prescient song in his bedroom, somewhere in the wilds of California. This uncouth, possib ... More >>
Well, we don't have Osama bin Laden to kick around anymore, do we? Or at least, we don't have Osama bin Laden to have hover unseen and malevolent over our Threat Level Orange existences anymore, do we? Osama bin got gotten! I'm the first to make that joke. As always, with big news comes big s ... More >>
Behind the scenes of standardized testing
The 2010 "1968 Film Festival" will take place tomorrow at the Minnesota History Center, showcasing short films triggered by any and all things related to that crucial turning point in American history; the year 1968. And the best part is, it's sure to be educational, enlightening, and it is defin ... More >>
Brother Ali wants you to crack the booksHow do you persuade kids who've dropped off the Minneapolis school district's radar to get back to class? Enlist the help of a Rhymesayers hip-hopper they're probably listening to on their iPods instead of answering the school bell. Brother Ali cut thi ... More >>
In preparation for their forthcoming box set (BRING THE NOISE, HITS, VIDS, and DOC BOX: GREATEST SITES AND SOUNDS), Public Enemy dropped a new video for "Say it Like it Really Is" this morning, and it includes snapshots of inspirational public figures, activists, and musicians ranging from Malcol ... More >>
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a knack for asking simple but big questions. This year they want to know: What does 1968 mean to you? It's a question MNHS is extending to everyone for their 1968 Film Festival Competition--even to those who weren't yet a twinkle in their mother's ... More >>
The Birchwood's accepting food donations in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "Day of Service."
A Minneapolis author helps raise new questions about the King assassination
Assault with a sex toy, carpooling with fetuses, law-abiding condom-carriers, Apple anime t-shirts, the "Anderson Effect," the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A congressman returns DeLay PAC money, the Danish Air Force compensates a part-time Santa over a dead reindeer, Brian Wilson on your phone, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...