• Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Michele Bachmann is worried about Somali terrorists attacking the Mall of America [AUDIO]

    Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    What we know about Minnesota's connection to the Kenya mall massacre

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Two Minnesotans may be among attackers in Kenyan mall massacre

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Somali immigrant visa petitions stalling over identity paperwork

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Big Mac Index: Lucky we don't live in Nairobi?

    The average Chicagoan has to work less than 15 minutes to get enough dough for a Big Mac. Is that a good or a bad thing.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Wikileaks fights back against Coleman campaign

    In their third update since the announcement, Wikileaks addresses some of those questions and concerns raised about Coleman's campaign leak of private data.

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    Reunited Somali families stranded after crackdowns

    Feds making family reunions not so sweet

  • News

    October 24, 2007

    The Death of Father Kaiser

    Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    Payback Is a Motherland

    How African hip hop "gives back" to two continents

  • Movies

    March 1, 2006

    Our Cameras, Ourselves

    Seeing is still believing in 'Women With Vision'

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2005
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    September 23, 2005
  • Sports

    August 24, 2005

    Kids Demand More Gore on Television

    Al Gore's Current TV takes an earnest poke at news and culture

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2005

    Let anarchy ring

    Declaration of total chaos   Somalia's founding fathers wannabe founding fathers convene in...Nairobi   Everybody loves a constitutional convention. The wise men full of altruism and profound insights on human governance. The debates over the public good. The brawling with chairs and walking stick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2005

    Declaration of total chaos

    Somalia's wannabe founding fathers convene in Nairobi Everybody loves a constitutional convention. The wise men full of altruism and profound insights on human governance. The debates over the public good. The brawling with chairs and walking sticks. In order to celebrate more than a decade of anarc ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2005

    AIDS: A Small World After All

    The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota

  • News

    July 4, 2001

    Bitter Pills

    The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.

  • Books

    February 7, 2001
  • News

    August 2, 2000

    No Place Like Home

    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.

  • Feature

    March 1, 1999

    Braided Lives

    From brutality, death, survival, and triumph, a family emerges

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    The Hot Zone

    Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.