That Nicole Salazar videotaped her arrest is both fortunate and unfortunate.It's fortunate because that same tape just helped Salazar, a producer for the Democracy Now! news show, and two other journalists win a settlement in their lawsuit against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for bad po ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Drugs, death, and fear
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
John Weeks is what some people might call an obsessive. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at a time traveling alongside the Mississippi River, photographing more than 300 of the bridges that span that mighty body of water, from Itasca to New Orleans.
Can Al Franken become a U.S. Senator just by being Al Franken?
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
St. Paul-Based filmmakers Lu Lippold, Dan Luke, and Laurie Stern fought a tough campaign for 'Wellstone!'
Meet the neighbors
What we know--and what we don't--about methamphetamine's history, chemistry, and impact on users
Two nice Minnesota boys and the healing power of satire
Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
This year's model, Natalie Imbruglia: The Australian daytime TV actress with the fever for the flavor of a single
You'd think that Clinton's decision amounting to a death sentence for thousands of HIV-positive Americans might generate a public outcry. Instead, the chattering classes were obsessed with Dick Gephardt's speech at Harvard.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
By interfering with the Teamsters, a union only just emerging from a scabrous history of institutionalized malfeasance, the Clintonoids displayed their utter contempt for union democracy and for the labor movement itself.
Democrats and Republicans are happily engaged in a folie à deux to forestall any real congressional probe into campaign finances
One of the longest running picket lines in the history of the local labor movement
The Clintonites pulled a neat bit of political flummery last week when they connived
Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade
The Wild River Patriots are out to beat the New World Order in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
On Pat Buchanan and the man in the wings
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas
Why Washington can't give up the drug war.
A conversation about the far-from-settled presidential field.
The Giant Sucking Sound Revisited