People & Places

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune

If you think it’s common for a 23-year-old to cover the NFL for the biggest newspaper in his or her state, think again.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio

Laura Yuen’s journalism career started with simple curiosity — about Smashing Pumpkins.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Jess Fleming, Pioneer Press

For Pioneer Press food critic Jess Fleming, a realistic attitude about trying new and unique dishes carries her through the workday.

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Alejandra Matos

Texas native Alejandra Matos is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What does the young Star Tribune reporter love about her job?

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Brandt Williams

A veteran of the Twin Cities police and community beat, Brandt Williams is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What are his favorite lessons from an award-winning journalism career?

Mu Performing Arts gives local Asian American actors a voice

When an opportunity didn’t exist for Asian Americans to invest in local theater, Mu Performing Arts created a community to be proud of.

Atheist profile: Alex Wick

Just because Alex Wick was born into a household with atheist parents didn’t mean he had to become one.

Unitarian profile: Laura Christenson

With an atheist father, Buddhist stepmom, Unitarian mom and Christian grandparents, Laura Christenson could have picked from an assortment of religions. She decided to become a devout Unitarian.

Buddhist profile: Seamus Flynn

Seamus Flynn is comforted by the reminder that he exists. As the world moves so quickly around him, Flynn notices how easy it is to lose sight of a concept most take for granted

Muslim profile: Ra'wi Mahamud

Ra’wi Mahamud has all the phone apps that you would expect of a 17-year-old Washburn High School junior — Twitter, Instagram, 2048, Snapchat.

Protestant profile: James Sorenson

While most students at Washburn High School dances are searching the floor for their next partner, James Sorenson is thinking about God.

Judaism profile: Phoebe Ellis

The stereotypes, the jokes, the misconceptions. Phoebe Ellis has heard it all.

Hinduism profile: Apekshya Panda

Apekshya Panda is at home inside Maple Grove’s Hindu Temple of Minnesota, a hidden gem nestled between rolling farmlands.

All in the family tree: Digging into the past can reveal a lot about your present

While genealogy might not be able to compete with Instagram for the attention of today’s teen, learning about family history can have a deeper impact for all ages.

Selfie expression: Today’s teens are intent on capturing every moment with their phones

Thanks to smartphones and social media, teens can’t get enough of their own faces—resulting in a bit of selfie overload, perhaps?

Sweet sounds of summer: For three days, jazz takes center stage in St. Paul

An often-overlooked music genre gets its due in St. Paul as the Twin Cities Jazz Festival takes over Mears Park in late June.

@16: Chris Coleman turns passion for St. Paul into productive tenure as mayor

The St. Paul mayor cruised to his recent re-election, but in his spare time, he prefers to cruise on his bike through the much beloved “city of neighborhoods.”

Thinking outside the batter's box a requirement for St. Paul Saints

Meet promotions manager Sierra Bailey in our third installment of “The Way I Work,” a regular ThreeSixty feature aimed at providing insight into unique and interesting career fields.

Home away from home: Exchange students experience highs and lows overseas

Culture shock is inevitable for students who travel overseas during the school year. Whether coming to America or heading to Spain and Sweden, the challenges are often unexpected, yet perhaps pleasantly surprising.

Cedar Cultural Center celebrates 25 years as a Minneapolis gem

As the Cedar Cultural Center celebrates its silver anniversary, the Minneapolis venue’s brain trust reflects on the power of live music and global awareness to build community.

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