Category: News

Ms Piff turns 36 in 2017

It’s here.  Thank God and Goddesses, it’s spring! Two things mean spring in Minneapolis: The film festival and Mayday. The 36th Annual Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (Ms Piff to those of us who care), April 13-29, will be bringing us 350+ new films from more than 70 countries. What a cure for cabin fever! Finally, a good reason and […]

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Who went to the precinct caucuses?

BY ED FELIEN Who went? Almost everybody. They had double the turnout they expected in the 6th Ward. The Fire Department came and said it was unsafe for so many in the room. Capacity was 450. They had twice that number.  So they had to meet outside in the soccer field. Tiffini Flynn Forslund said, “Even though there had been a meeting […]

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What’s happening in Syria

BY ED FELIEN On April 4 the Syrian Air Force attacked an ISIS warehouse in Idlib, Syria. Trump says the Syrian Air Force used poison gas in the attack. The Syrians claim the bombs targeted an ammunition warehouse, and the warehouse contained poison gas. The Russians say there should be an impartial international investigation to determine the facts. In retaliation for the Syrian […]

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Clubhouse deluxe

BY CARLA WALDEMAR The Kenwood 2115 W. 21st St. at W. Lake of the Isles Pkwy 612-377-3695 www.thekenwoodrestaurant.com Call it the Kenwood Arts District: On a single block on 21st Street at Kenwood Avenue reside an art gallery, indie bookstore and cult restaurant, the Kenwood. And from the looks of its dining room, no one in the neighborhood owns a […]

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DSA Report: The struggle for union solidarity

BY IAN RINGGENBERG As a rapidly growing organization, the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has brought in many young members who are new to activism and labor organizing. Whereas once it would be assumed that a group of socialists concerned with labor issues would be dominated by union members, the questions raised at a January meeting to establish […]

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Ethnic and otherwise, East Lake Street is becoming a major food destination

BY STEPHANIE FOX Travel the three-plus miles from the new “International Gateway” banners near 35W to the banks of the Mississippi, and you’ll find a colorful melting pot of eating and shopping, a culinary world in miniature. You can shop and eat cuisines from Latin America to Scandinavia to Somalia and some new, hip food and drink as well. Here […]

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Go home again with ‘Lone Star Spirits’ at Jungle Theater

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK We hear that we live in divided times, with one of those divides being between urban and rural. The clefts between interest groups are merely personal psychology writ large, though. The “micro” dramas of our personal lives project into “macro” conflicts in our society. Such is the donnée of playwright Josh Tobiessen’s short comedy “Lone Star […]

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Ms Piff turns 36 in 2017

It’s here.  Thank God and Goddesses, it’s spring! Two things mean spring in Minneapolis: The film festival and Mayday. The 36th Annual Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (Ms Piff to those of us who care), April 13-29, will be bringing us 250 new films from more than 70 countries. What a cure for cabin fever! Finally, a good reason and […]

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Who went to the precinct caucuses?

BY ED FELIEN Who went? Almost everybody. They had double the turnout they expected in the 6th Ward. The Fire Department came and said it was unsafe for so many in the room. Capacity was 450. They had twice that number.  So they had to meet outside in the soccer field. Tiffini Flynn Forslund said, “Even though there had been a meeting […]

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Say “No!” to endless war

BY ALAN DALE Trump and the Pentagon escalate endless U.S. wars. Trump asks for an additional $54 billion for the Pentagon while cutting needed programs. In recent weeks, thousands of additional U.S. troops have been sent to Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. Civilian deaths from U.S. bombings have increased dramatically. The Trump administration is planning for an increased level of U.S. […]

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