Abdirahmaan Muhumed grew up in Minneapolis, but he became the second Minnesotan to die fighting for ISIS in Syria this summer. (We wrote about the first, Douglas McCain, a week ago.)But perhaps the scariest aspect of Muhumed's story is what he was reportedly doing for work before leaving America. Ac ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Last week, Minnesota came close to becoming the first place in the Western Hemisphere to experience an Ebola case when Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Coon Rapids man, was stricken with the disease in Lagos, Nigeria shortly before he planned to board a flight back home.Though he ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
Femi Kuti and Positive ForceCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWednesday, June 26, 2013A Femi Kuti concert is unlike any other concert. The dancing, the shaking, the emotions that start on stage and infiltrate the audience with an almighty power. It's the kind of thing that gets a huge crowd at the C ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
What if a song could change your perception of everything -- how you view yourself, others, the world? And if a song could accomplish something like that, what sort of statement does that make about your sense of reality, of how mentally tenacious you were to begin with? My original concept for t ... More >>
"Monumental," "transcendent," and "unbelievable." These were the words I kept hearing in my head in between all the horn vamps, polyrhythmic shuffles, and body movements that were born of the powerful display on the Cedar Cultural Center's stage this Saturday courtesy of Tony Allen and his seven- ... More >>
This man does not work for free.Can we all agree now that Adrian Peterson's NFL lockout talk about players being "slaves" was ill advised, at the very least? And if you're not convinced, maybe Omilara Aribisala can change your mind. She's a fifth-year defensive end for a Washington, D.C., w ... More >>
Abraham MpakaNo one had seen Abraham Mpaka for two years. He vanished the day after Christmas in 2008, right after his girlfriend Coty Paul, the mother of his two kids, was stabbed in the heart while watching TV in a Florida neighbor's apartment. It turns out he's been hiding in plain sight ... More >>
Ellison joins in the debate over union busting in Wisconsin.Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the congressional progressive caucus, ripped into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning, lambasting him as a dictator for his attempt to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHAfter returning home from a month-long adventure in Ghana (and being featured in City Page's Year in Music review) filmmaker Justin Schell and artist M.anifest sat down with Gimme Noise to discuss the impact of their experiences, life-changing interactions with M.anifest's grandfa ... More >>
Uganda's Parliament could outlaw homosexuality and make it a crime punishable by death.
Octogenarian world-music legend is preparing for a night of improvisational music at the Walker—just don't call it jazz
The yanks are through to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. They knocked off Nigeria 1-0 to win Group B. They'll face England on Saturday. The squad didn't look particularly impressive, but got the job done.
Femi Kuti makes Afrobeat for today's world
Anyone who's spent a decent amount of time hanging out in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis knows Patrick Ashang. For years the Nigerian-born flower salesman has been a fixture in area watering holes like the Viking Bar, the Red Sea, and Palmer's Bar, notable for his ever-present grin.
Who are the oddsmakers pegging as the next pope? The 115 Cardinals gathered at the Sistine Chapel to pick a new pope have held their first ballot, but no winner emerged during day one of the conclave. This means that there's still time to thrown down some money on who will win the papal sweepstakes ... More >>
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
Carl Fratzke fell for one of the oldest cons in the book. Then he came up with one of his own.
Recruiting foreign nurses to cover staffing shortfalls is local hospitals' latest healthcare Band-Aid. But the crisis only grows.
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
A new 15-disc retrospective challenges the listener to separate the legend of Fela Kuti from the musician
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning
The Jungle portrays the scope of a small town; Pangea searches for the self in a faraway land
For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop
From playing for the Pope to inaugurating The Body, Guinean-born master drummer Fodé Bangoura is both international legend and local discovery
How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.
Bill Clinton's Indonesian connection brought him campaign cash in exchange for influence--and continued inaction on the country's notorious human rights abuses.