The Wild left wing has been called the dirtiest player in hockey, but he intends to prove the haters wrong
From an early age, Femi Kuti got a crash course in music and the chaotic adventures that came along with having a politically outspoken and celebrated father. As a 15-year-old, he began performing with Fela Kuti, and absorbed raw energy of Afrobeat music.Continuing the Afrobeat tradition, Femi has ... More >>
How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle
Constituents of the 6th District who voted for Michele Bachmann instead of Jim Graves last month can't be happy to hear their Congresswoman say she spent a "whole year" fretting about Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann doesn' ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
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 >>
Shane Bauer would be a free man, but someone has to finish his vacation first.The plight of Shane Bauer, a Minnesota native and freelance foreign correspondent, and his friend Josh Fattal, has captivated and outraged Americans. Apparently, the Iranian authorities responsible for jailing, and perh ... More >>
The Minessota Catholic Conference opposes the plot of this movie.The Minnesota Catholic Conference is taking a stand against human cloning. At the moment, it's not clear who's on the other side of this issue, but they still seem pretty fired up about it.In a message to members, the MCC is telling ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Lucas Baiano turned T-Paw into an action hero.Every time we see another of those hilariously over-the-top campaign ads for Tim Pawlenty, with their pulsating soundtracks, cut-away shots, weird angles, and contrived lighting, we ask ourselves the same question: Who made those things? Lucas Baiano ... More >>
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
Peter Erlinder is being held in a Rwandan prisonThe Rwandan News Service reports that William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder was hospitalized on Monday evening following hours of intense questioning by Rwandan detectives. RNS says there are suspicions he may be poisoned, but an American l ... More >>
Via William Mitchell College of LawNo question, the man is lightning rodWilliam Mitchell constitutional law professor Peter Erlinder is no stranger to controversial causes in the United States, but his latest gambit leaves him on the hook far from home: He's been arrested in Rwanda for denyin ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
Che emphasizes the process without being particularly partisan
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life
The story of true ice man Will Steger, from our Winter Guide
Poor Bud Selig. Poor Tom Goldman. Goldman is a reporter with National Public Radio, and Selig, well, he's the Commissioner of the corporation known as Major League Baseball. This morning, on NPR's Weekend Edition, Goldman gave us a story about how Barry Bonds has been stuck on 754 home runs and the ... More >>
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?
Documentarian Eugene Jarecki discusses his latest weapon of mass instruction
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
How's the president doing?
On the road to 20th century suffering with photographer Werner Bischof
James "Brazen Bull" Nora wanted his daughter to publish his collection of poetry on mid-list press. She refused. Now, both are engaged in a stubborn legal showdown.
In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?
On the eve of his last American tour, Marcel Marceau emerges as one sweet-talking mime
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
Novelist and historian Tariq Ali on the war and the antiwar movement
With lusty seniors in Rio and hard-driving cabbies in Lima, filmmaker Heddy Honigmann makes her home in the world
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
'Lumumba' Reimagines the Ten-Week Reign of the Congo's Only Freely Elected Leader
Are local immigrants unwittingly funding Al Qaeda? The numbers just don't add up.
A world-music star from 1970s Senegal finds his place in the age of hip hop
No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief
Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world
From brutality, death, survival, and triumph, a family emerges
From playing for the Pope to inaugurating The Body, Guinean-born master drummer Fodé Bangoura is both international legend and local discovery
How Paul Thelander turned radios into gold, wind into spirits, and chemicals into a cocktail that might have saved the world.
Having survived Cambodia's killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur writes as a witness to the "Kingdom of Hell"
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.
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
Portraits of two Republican caucuses--one suburban, one urban-- underline the growing polarities in GOP ranks.
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.