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  • News

    October 2, 2013

    Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitator

    The Wild left wing has been called the dirtiest player in hockey, but he intends to prove the haters wrong

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Femi Kuti: I actually cried when I saw the Fela! musical

    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 >>

  • News

    March 6, 2013

    Urban cavers fight over turf and free speech

    How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia law

    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 >>

  • News

    November 14, 2012

    Behind Laos's yellow rain and tears

    A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Shane Bauer: Out of Iran, investigating America's prison system

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal's release delayed for Iranian judge's vacation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Minnesota Catholic Conference: Say no to human cloning

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Lucas Baiano makes Tim Pawlenty's over-the-top campaign ads

    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 >>

  • News

    January 12, 2011

    Jason Meyer and his get-rich gold scam

    Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash

  • News

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Peter Erlinder hospitalized after Rwandan interrogation

    Peter Erlinder is being held in a Rwandan prison​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Peter Erlinder arrested in Rwanda for denying genocide

    Via William Mitchell College of LawNo question, the man is lightning rod​William 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 >>

  • News

    February 25, 2009

    Guantanamo's final days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms

  • Movies

    January 14, 2009

    Soderbergh presents two Che Guevara films at the Uptown

    Che emphasizes the process without being particularly partisan

  • News

    November 12, 2008

    Minneapolis Somali community facing dark web of murders

    They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?

  • News

    November 5, 2008

    Tom Mischke still pioneering format-free radio

    The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Anti-Semitism Vs. Criticizing Israel

    Cecillie Surasky is no stranger to being misunderstood, having her faith questioned, and giving the world her two cents. The Philadelphia native was raised in the city of brotherly love, a ... More >>

  • Feature

    December 12, 2007

    Explorer Returns to the Arctic to Take On Global Warming

    The story of true ice man Will Steger, from our Winter Guide

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2007

    One Man's Nightmare; Most Men's Dream

    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 >>

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    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?

  • Movies

    February 22, 2006

    Why He Fights

    Documentarian Eugene Jarecki discusses his latest weapon of mass instruction

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2006
  • News

    November 3, 2004


    Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72

  • News

    June 30, 2004

    9/11-Another Minnesota Connection?

    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.

  • News

    February 11, 2004
  • Art

    October 8, 2003

    The Foreigner

    On the road to 20th century suffering with photographer Werner Bischof

  • Arts

    October 8, 2003

    The Bull Fight

    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.

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    All the President's Lies

    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?

  • Arts

    March 26, 2003

    The Quiet Man

    On the eve of his last American tour, Marcel Marceau emerges as one sweet-talking mime

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    And The War Came

    Planet America: Our world and welcome to it

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Protest and Survive

    Novelist and historian Tariq Ali on the war and the antiwar movement

  • Arts

    May 15, 2002

    Far Away, So Close

    With lusty seniors in Rio and hard-driving cabbies in Lima, filmmaker Heddy Honigmann makes her home in the world

  • Arts

    April 10, 2002

    Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers

  • Movies

    November 28, 2001

    Dreams of Democracy

    'Lumumba' Reimagines the Ten-Week Reign of the Congo's Only Freely Elected Leader

  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    Blaming the Somalis

    Are local immigrants unwittingly funding Al Qaeda? The numbers just don't add up.

  • Music

    November 15, 2000

    N'Dour Endures

    A world-music star from 1970s Senegal finds his place in the age of hip hop

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    The Party Crasher

    No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    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.

  • Books

    April 21, 1999

    Ground Troops

    From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief

  • Feature

    March 1, 1999

    Braided Lives

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

  • Arts

    January 27, 1999

    Keeper of the Beat

    From playing for the Pope to inaugurating The Body, Guinean-born master drummer Fodé Bangoura is both international legend and local discovery

  • News

    July 29, 1998

    Chemical Imbalance

    How Paul Thelander turned radios into gold, wind into spirits, and chemicals into a cocktail that might have saved the world.

  • Arts

    June 3, 1998

    Fly Away Home

    Having survived Cambodia's killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur writes as a witness to the "Kingdom of Hell"

  • 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.

  • News

    October 23, 1996


    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.

  • News

    May 22, 1996
  • News

    March 13, 1996

    The Big Tent Folds

    Portraits of two Republican caucuses--one suburban, one urban-- underline the growing polarities in GOP ranks.

  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    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.

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