Outsider

Boston Calling
We find out why St. Cloud has been called the worst place in the midwestern state of Minnesota to be Somali, and we head to the New England state of Maine where Somali youths are learning to navigate several cultures. Then: a conversation with the smooth-jazz-new-age maestro, Yanni; a French chef’s love letter to Brittany; a transgender Cuban woman’s vow to never return home; and DJ Michael Brun’s new hit song from Haiti, ‘Wherever I Go’. Image: Lul Hersi has lived in the Minnesota city of St. Cloud for 14 years, and told the newspaper City Pages that she often faces discrimination. Credit: Galen Fletcher