Local Current Blog

November 17, 2015

Battling misogyny in hip-hop: Learning from community members at the Common Table

Sunday night at 5:30 p.m., four panelists and more than 50 community members gathered at the Common Table community center in Minneapolis for Let the Woman Speak, a two-hour-long conversation addressing sexism in hip-hop. Discrimination against women is hardly unique to Minnesota, reaching across borders worldwide, but it often presents itself locally. Local organization Twin […]

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Five Minnesota acts headed to SXSW 2016

Hard to believe it hasn’t snowed in the Twin Cities yet, but if you’re already looking for a Minnesota winter retreat, consider Texas. The annual South by Southwest Music Festival returns March 15-20, 2016 in Austin and five Minnesota-linked acts have been announced in the first two rounds of official SXSW performers: Har Mark Superstar, […]

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Paris: What I saw in the three days after the attacks

Hailey Colwell wrote for our Local Current blog as a college contributor when she was attending the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. She graduated this spring, and this fall she’s been living in Paris. This post is republished, with permission, from her blog Des mots // du monde. We had spent the night in a trance-like state, going between […]

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