For two hellish years, the Iranian government held Shane Bauer prisoner on suspicion of being a spy. The worst part, he now says, was the four months he spent in a solitary cell. But since his release, Bauer has been surprised to discover even more troubling prison practices happening on American so ... More >>
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
Chris Fields, Congressman Keith Ellison's Republican opponent for re-election, said in an interview yesterday that Ellison isn't doing enough for black constituents.
Fields also claimed Ellison is unpopular with some "prominent Democrats" who have expressed their displeasure to Fields in private b ... More >>
Peter Waldron used to brag about what he did, but now won't give out his name.Michele Bachmann might not even be the most interesting crazy person on the Bachmann for President campaign.Peter Waldron, a Bachmann staffer who helped her win the Ames Straw Poll, is an "evangelical organizer" who spe ... More >>
Shane Bauer is from Onamia. His mother lives in Pine City.It's been a long journey for Shane Bauer from Onamia to Tehran, but that's where he stands trial Wednesday on spy charges.
One of three Americans arrested two years ago while hiking in the mountains of Kurdistan on the Iranian border, ... More >>
First hitting the stages in his native Syria in the '90s, Omar Soleyman made his first appearance in the Twin Cities promoting his Sublime Frequencies Stateside debut, Dabke, that just dropped on the Cedar Cultural Center's stage last night.
Minnesotan Shane BauerAmericans Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested in July 2009 after a border guard motioned the three off a hiking trail and onto Iranian soil.
They were not in Iraq when they were arrested, Shourd told the New York Times. A military report released las ... More >>
The Chambers Hotel, where D'Amico Kitchen is run by chef Justin Frederick.Justin Frederick, who took over D'Amico Kitchen at Chambers Hotel this summer, became a chef in a simpler, or at least cheaper, time. Comparing himself to recent culinary school graduates who emerge with tens of thousan ... More >>