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WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

Aug. 11 | Appetite For Change breaks barriers between inner-city families and healthy foods   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   We certainly hear enough bad about North Minneapolis. How about some good once in a while? Not that there aren’t...

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Aug. 7 | Everybody laughed. The session went swimmingly. The only thing Helen had to say when they were done was, “We should’ve recorded that.” Then she snatched Keith by the collar. “Boy, come here. I wanna talk t’ you.” They went back out...

Helen raises hell

Helen raises hell

Jul. 31 | Helen St. James didn’t understand the maxim “If it’s working, don’t fix it.” They got started and before long he’d had to throw her out, banish the star from her from own session. Everybody loved Helen — was crazy about the woman —...

Treating youth violence as a menace to public health

Treating youth violence as a menace to public health

Jul. 31 |   Can the medical model help eradicate this plague?     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, noted author of Deadly Consequences: How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving...

Keith decides things could be worse

Keith decides things could be worse

Jul. 24 | Right now, Lesli had raised something else to deal with. “Would you like,” he asked, “to tell me about this your-mother’s-not-going-to-like-me business?” Turned out this was not something to which Lesli had looked forward. Since Mari,...

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

Jul. 23 | On watching The General’s Daughter, a tragically brilliant account of a high-ranking U.S. Army officer’s complicity in silencing his own daughter, herself an army captain, about her sexual assault to further his career, I found it a monstrous,...

Aspiring educator shares penny-pinching tips

Aspiring educator shares penny-pinching tips

Jul. 18 | Youth, it’s understandably said, is wasted on the young. Not, though, in the person of Vanessa Young who, at 24, is an excellent exception to the proverbial rule. She’s sensibly down to earth when it comes to the fundamental nuts and bolts of...

Dinner goes sour

Dinner goes sour

Jul. 17 | Lesli guardedly watched him as Keith coughed on a mouthful of fries, spitting out bits of short-rib. Managed to wash it down, wiping sauce from his face. He looked in his whiskey glass at specks of meat. What good mood he’d held onto since leaving...

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Jul. 10 | That evening they stepped out on the town. They’d gone to see that revival of No Place to Be Somebody at the Apollo.  Leafing through the playbill, he’d idly suggested that it was time he met his in-laws-to-be. She had simply nodded, seriously...

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Jul. 7 | Crossroads Panorama uses theater arts to build coping skills   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer  If you’re going to salvage a community, the important populace to focus on is the young. And, face it, the urban African American community...