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30-Second Minnesota: Sinclair Lewis

  Learn more about Sinclair Lewis, the Nobel prize winner who described Minneapolis as "so ugly." Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out our 30-Second...

A Yemeni, an African American and an Iranian Jew walk into...

"If you go to any state, there will be two separate scenes: There's going to be an urban comedy scene and then there'll be...

Kevin Kling Celebrates the Place Where Water and Sky Meet

  Kevin Kling is many things - a writer, a playwright, a musician, an actor. But if you were forced to describe him using just...
Ben Weaver recites his poem Considering Leaves

‘You could stop raking and lay down in the dirt.’ But...

Ben Weaver is an artist of many disciplines. He began making music and writing poetry when he was young and later expanded his practice...

Writer Marcie Rendon Explores the Resilience of Native People

Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She is an award-winning crime novelist, an award-winning spoken word artist, a writer of children's...

Poet Donte Collins Wants You to Find Power in Your Own...

Donte Collins is a Black, queer American poet. Named the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, they are the recipient of the 2018 McKnight Artist...

Emcee Yevrah Won’t Be Silenced. Instead He’s Going to Shine.

Yevrah, a Hip-Hop/Neo-nusoul Emcee out of Saint Paul. Born in East St. Louis, IL, his politically charged music speaks on injustice and traumatic tragedy that...

Get a Shot of Inspiration from the Poets of the Prairie

  The prairies of southwest Minnesota have long been the cradle of poets. It's the land of Robert Bly and Bill Holm. Add to the...

Reality TV is Getting Real

  When you have a government like ours, who needs reality TV?  Sheletta Brundidge sits back with some popcorn to enjoy the ride.

ShaVunda Brown’s Work Sparks Empowerment in a New Generation

  ShaVunda Brown is a Minneapolis-based, internationally award-winning spoken word artist, actress, activist and spirit-guided writer. She uses her knowledge of African and African-American spirituality,...