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Calhoun, Mud Lake, and Pig’s Eye: A Brief History of Renaming Minnesota Places

Lake Calhoun is on its way to becoming Bde Maka Ska, but it's only the latest in the history of Minnesota place renamings, which includes N-word lakes, Pig's Eye, and a middle school almost named after Prince
November 02, 2017

15-year-old Filmmaker Got Big Break at Twin Cities Film Fest

High school student Isaiah Bischoff filmed a documentary about camp All in the Circle—and moved that much closer to a professional career
November 02, 2017

Staging a Magazine: A Storytelling Pop-Up in St. Paul

St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater hosts a "live magazine"—where journalists become performers
November 01, 2017

Arab Film Fest 2017: The Takeaway

The lineup scoured modern Arab experiences—at home and abroad—for one of the state's timeliest entertainment events
October 10, 2017

Small Press, Big Impact: Graywolf's 2nd Literary Salon

Graywolf invited writers Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, and Danez Smith to the stage to challenge the status quo
October 02, 2017

The Humbling Biography of a MN Law Legend

Attorney Roberta Walburn gives a detailed look at the late Miles Lord in her debut biography, the tale of a proudly Minnesotan man who stood up for the underdog.
September 18, 2017

What It Means to Light Up the St. Anthony Lock

A colorful light show fills the now-defunct lock with its own history
September 15, 2017

Yarn Bombing at Mall of America: From Public Nuisance to Artistic Expression

The Mall of America gets a new, huge, brightly colored installation of yarn art courtesy of local artist HOTTEA. It's the same idea as graffiti—just less controversial.
August 15, 2017

Circus Juventas Goes Norse with New Show Nordrsaga

The St. Paul circus turns acrobatics and pyrotechnics into a modern retelling of Nordic mythos
July 31, 2017

Shredders: MN Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree Forms New Group

Shredders delivers their new self-titled EP with same heated energy found in Doomtree
July 20, 2017