Riot Festival: Chicago

Riot Festival: Chicago

Riot Fest is a spectacle, for all of those involved. Festival attendees line the streets of south Chicago, migrating to and from the event. Local residents set up shop on the sidewalks selling water bottles, pop, food, and more. Groups of police officers in bullet proof vests and armored vehicles patrol the area. Taxis and other ride services spend their days bustling to and from the festival area. Even phone service stalled, most likely due to the volume of people attempting to access their networks. Despite the chaos, an authentic communal experience took place.

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Interview With Tony The Scribe: Rap, Minneapolis, & Police Abolition

Interview With Tony The Scribe: Rap, Minneapolis, & Police Abolition

Tony The Scribe is a Minneapolis based rapper and organizer. He describes his music as "colored by a sense of impending consequences—be they social decay or just a really bad hangover" and alongside MPD150 works to abolish the police and raise awareness about the racist and harmful history/present of the policing system, as well as actively discovering and enacting alternatives to the police.

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Glam Doll: Northeast Minneapolis

Glam Doll: Northeast Minneapolis

Glam Doll Donuts, home of all things sweet, flirty, pin-up, and pink. The famous donut and coffee shop started in 2013 out of a small shop on Nicollet Ave S, also known as the delicious and famed "Eat Street" in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Solar Eclipse: Cedar-Riverside Viewing Party

Solar Eclipse: Cedar-Riverside Viewing Party

Today communities and individuals across the country took time away from work, school, and the grind of daily life to gather in hopeful watch of the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

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Solidarity with Anti-Racists in Charlottesville: MPLS march

Solidarity with Anti-Racists in Charlottesville: MPLS march

This past saturday during an anti-racist action against violent white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA, Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist terrorist as he drove a vehicle through a crowd of peaceful protesters, injuring nineteen others.

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Interview With Max Jury & Band

Interview With Max Jury & Band

Max Jury is a singer-songwriter from Des Moines Iowa, currently living in Los Angeles. He recently performed at the 2017 Hinterland Festival in Saint Charles, Iowa -- just a short drive from his home town. We chatted with Max about life on the road, touring, and his story thus far.

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Hinterland: Saint Charles, IA

Hinterland: Saint Charles, IA

The 2017 Hinterland Music Festival took place this last weekend just a few minutes' drive from DesMoines in the small town of Saint Charles, Iowa. The two day, camper friendly festival included a lineup featuring tons of rad acts like Alt-J, Gary Clark Jr., Foxygen, The Head And The Heart, The Cactus Blossoms (Minneapolis' own), Shakey Graves, Max Jury and more.

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Vans Warped Tour: Shakopee, MN

Vans Warped Tour: Shakopee, MN

Colorful hair, pierced faces, all things punk in all it's various, and an appropriate amount of aggressive anti-Trump symbolism forming a line miles long can signify only one thing: Warped Tour 2017.

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Twin Cities Solidarity March: Justice For Victims Of Police Violence

Twin Cities Solidarity March: Justice For Victims Of Police Violence

After the police involved shooting murder of Justine Damond, the Black Lives Matter community of the Twin Cities, Police Watch, and loved ones of victims of police violence all gathered to march in solidarity and demand accountability from our city officials.

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Women's March Sioux Falls

Women's March Sioux Falls

Yesterday, January 20th, 2017, Barack H. Obama took his final steps as President of the United States and rejoined the ranks as a private citizen of the U.S. Donald J. Trump was officially inaugurated as President of the United States of America. It was an overcast day, social media feeds like an astonished group of mourners. No one stopped it. No savior swooped in at the last minute yelling "you've been PUNKED!" Jan. 20th, a day we've held on the tip of our finger as though a hallucination, came to fruition, and it was... well, it was whew. 

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Copper Lounge Building Collapse

Copper Lounge Building Collapse

For the community of Sioux Falls, this day did not go as any of us might've expected it would. In fact it was tragically unexpected.

At around 10:30 am The Copper Lounge, located within a city staple known as "The Old Skelly's Building", collapsed. Within it at the time were three bodies; a young woman and her dog on the upper level, and one member of the construction crew who had been renovating the lower area of the building.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

From the glow of Bourbon Street's tacky neon lights to the scent of beignets and fresh coffee wafting from the kitchen at Cafe Du Monde I spent a week in New Orleans, Louisiana exploring the sights, sounds, culture, and history of this beautiful city.

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#StPhilando/Governor's Mansion Occupation

#StPhilando/Governor's Mansion Occupation

Shortly after on July 6, 2016 a 'Facebook Live' video went viral of an innocent Philando Castile (age 32) being shot 7 times and killed in front of his girlfriend and her young child after being pulled over by a St. Paul police officer. Community members from around Minneapolis and St. Paul gathered to hold space and demand accountability at the home of presiding Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

I and a group of 20 others spent a week prior to a three month stay in Namibia, in Cape Town, South Africa engaging the local culture and learning about the deep complexities of pre and post apartheid life and systems in the “Mother City”.

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Soweto, South Africa

Soweto, South Africa

Soweto is a township existing outside of Johannesburg, South Africa with deep and historical ties to apartheid as well as the legacy of resistance that grew out of it. There exists a wide variety of experiences and stories that give a colorful, lively face to the present and history of Soweto.

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