Michael Karkoc, the 94-year-old Nazi commander who has been living quietly in northeast Minneapolis since 1949, ordered the murder of Polish civilians in 1944, according to testimony recently unearthed by the Associated Press.RELATED: Northeast Nazi: Top 10 tweets The testimony in question was given ... More >>
Desaparecidos With Birthday Suits First Avenue, Minneapolis August 28, 2013 Over the years, it has become quite obvious that Conor Oberst loves playing in Minneapolis. He has strong ties to the city through his former manager (and former 400 Bar owner) Bill Sullivan, and each riveting show he puts ... More >>
You expect to find hipsters, artists, students, and all sorts of interesting folks up in Northeast... but Nazis?:::: UPDATES ::::-- Northeast Nazi's neighbor has a big sign outside his house that says, "FUCK" [PHOTO]-- Northeast Nazi: Top 10 tweets According to a fascinating report by the Associated ... More >>
Chuck Grassley, a 79-year-old U.S. Senator from Iowa, took the overheated rhetoric of the war on drugs to new heights in a letter he sent to constituents comparing smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse.SEE ALSO:-- Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, is hilariously awful at Twitter-- Marijuana legal ... More >>
DesaparecidosWith Little Brazil400 Bar, MinneapolisThursday, August 9, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Desaparecidos at 400 BarDesaparecidos' Denver Dalley on writing Read Music/Speak Spanish and the artistic use of racial slursConor Oberst can pack good-sized theaters playing his folkier, more precious Bri ... More >>
Sometime over the weekend, someone decided to inscribe a politically themed message upon one of Minneapolis's most iconic structures. The word "Kony" has been spray-painted on the Walker Art Center's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan ... More >>
On his way homeAfter a month of detention in Rwandan prisons, William Mitchel law professor Peter Erlinder is on his way back to the United States. He was released yesterday on bail due to medical issues. Erlinder was arrested May 28 for denying that the deaths of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate ... More >>
Photo: Free Prof. Peter Erlinder Now/FacebookErlinder's controversial views on the Rwandan genocide have landed him in prisonIt's not clear whether this means he'll be able to return home yet, but William Mitchell law professor Peter Erlinder has been granted bail on medical grounds by a Rwan ... More >>
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
Peter Erlinder is accused of denying the Rwandan genocideThe New York Times is reporting that William Mitchell College law professor Peter Erlinder attempted suicide in his Rwandan jail cell, where he is being held for allegedly denying that country's genocide. Police said they found Erlinde ... More >>
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 >>
Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.
It would probably end up better than most of the reality shows we accidentally waste our time watching. At least she's an elected official and supposed to be intelligent. Can't say so much for drunken fools on MTV.
If the Guthrie wants to explore Big Ideas, it'll need a bigger play
Twin Cities publication cites Ellison's work opposing Arlon Lindner's Holocaust denial in the State Legislature, and his support for civil liberties.
75-year-old British playwright Harold Pinter won't be able to attend the ceremony for his Nobel Prize this Saturday, but he's already videotaped his acceptance speech. He describes the Iraq War as "blatant state terrorism," and reserves extra tongue lashing for the "pathetic and supine" Tony Blair, ... More >>
Twin Cities bagels, revealed, celebrated, or mocked mercilessly, depending on which paragraph you read
A new book suggests what comes next for dictators who ate their opponents' innards
Simon Norfolk talks about genocide, landscape, and beauty
Purple Crayon exhumes a dated Sixties comedy; 3 Legged Race recounts the Armenian genocide
Chanel looks at fashion as a form of madness; 2 listens to the words of a sweet-talking Nazi
A historian examines who stands to benefit from the history of the Holocaust
Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road
Having survived Cambodia's killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur writes as a witness to the "Kingdom of Hell"