The first days of January are an inspiring time when new political leaders take their shot at changing the world. In Cincinnati today, Tamaya Dennard took the oath of office for the City Council. Read more →
The eye is drawn to the smiling politician in the center of this Associated Press photo, until you follow the line created by linked hands and see the face of his spouse, and a different story — different words, if you will — is revealed. Read more →
Eliahu Pietruszka, 102, thought he was the only member of his family still alive. He thought the rest had perished in the Nazi extermination camps. He found out recently, however, that his brother had lived, and had a son. Read more →
Today’s 1,000 Words comes with words.
It’s the voice of Jae Hong, a photographer for the Associated Press, whose assignment was to document the homeless crisis in the West.
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It was all party last night for Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the Chicago Cubs for the National League pennant and a trip to the World Series sponsored by Who Really Cares Anyway? [tm] Read more →
It’s all there in this Rockwellian picture of Aaron Judge’s catch of a potential two-run homer by Cleveland Indians star Francisco Lindor last evening.
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City Pages today has the story behind this photo, posted to Twitter last week, of a man hitting the hottest new club in the Twin Cities: an empty I-35W. Read more →
Americans love their freedom until they don’t. Read more →
They’re the crews who piled into their trucks from points far away — including from Minnesota and Wisconsin — and drove to Florida for the overtime pay and privilege of touching electric wires and listening to the occasional complaint from some people that their electricity wasn’t restored yet after Hurricane Irma. Read more →
For parents, the first day of school is like the feeling when you stop hitting yourself in the head with a hammer (trust me, or try it to find out on your own). Read more →
There are some photographs you can waste a Friday afternoon staring at. Read more →
Near University and Snelling in St. Paul, a new kind of graffiti appeared after last week’s killing of a woman by a police officer who was reportedly startled by a loud noise. Read more →
History has not been kind to the Carter administration but it has been kind to Carter, a recognition that maybe in the here and now, we’re never as smart as we think we are.
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Over 190 immigrants from 59 countries became American citizens at the fourth annual Independence Day naturalization ceremony hosted by the New York Public Library. Read more →
If there has to be a stuck-up bridge, isn’t Stillwater the perfect place for it? Read more →