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Star Tribune: Dudley Riggs has a heck of a story to tell.
Dudley Riggs had to run away from the circus to join his home with the rest of us. In his new memoir, “Flying Funny,” Riggs carries us from his somewhat Oliver Twist-ish past to his current status as a fabled founder of American improvisational comedy/satire with the Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop.
Star Tribune: Lorna Landvik, decades ahead of the hygge curve
Twenty-two years after "Patty Jane's House of Curl," Lorna Landvik revisits her plucky crew of talented misfits and smitten lovers in a heartwarming stand-alone sequel.
Inside Higher Ed: Hybrid publishing platform Manifold launches in beta form
Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.
Southwest Journal: The high-flying Dudley Riggs
In a new memoir, the Brave New Workshop founder writes about his life before improv.
"Anyone who is even vaguely interested in Japanese literature should definitely read this book."
The Modern Novel reviews The Book of the Dead.
Reviewing the Evidence: Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
In the universe of Larry Millett's seven Sherlock Holmes spinoff novels, the eminent Victorian detective knows how to find trouble–generally, in the wilds of Minnesota.
Leonardo Reviews: The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age
The ensemble of the contributions in the book offer a solid critical base on the diverse topics developed; and it can hopefully become a point of departure to further deepen and expand these issues elsewhere soon.
Leonardo Reviews: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016
Providing a historical context for DH, Gold and Klein's extremely useful introduction draws perceptively on the canonical art historical essay "Sculpture in an Expanded Field" by Rosalind Krauss (1979) so as to extend upon the "Big Tent" DH metaphor that governed the 2012 volume.
Leonardo Reviews: The Interface
"A richly focused design history."
Star Tribune: Roots take on a deeper meaning for Nora Murphy
White Birch, Red Hawthorn: Time with American Indians makes an Irish-American rethink her claims to land.
MSP Magazine: Q&A with Dudley Riggs
With his memoir 'Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net' hitting bookstores this month, we caught up with the Twin Cities comedy pioneer to chat about growing up in a circus family, why the term “improv” is for the birds, and how the time for satire is now.
"A story of helping the earth to heal itself."
Iowa City author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and her friend Iowa City illustrator Claudia McGehee are both nature enthusiasts. It seems most fitting, then, that the creative duo teamed up to put together a lovely and inspiring new children’s picture book called “Creekfinding: A True Story.”
John Whitman: Don’t overlook the flowers of vegetables, herbs and berries
The importance of flowers of many vegetables, herbs, and berries is often overlooked. They are an essential part of a vegetable garden’s beauty. Many of them are edible and can be used to add color and flavor to a wide variety of dishes, used as cut flowers, or added to a potpourri for an exquisite scent. Flowers offer the added bonus of drawing in a wide variety of beneficial insects critical to proper pollination of numerous plants in the landscape as well as the control of insect pests.
San Francisco Chronicle: 'First Thought' introduction "ought to make Ginsberg fans scream with joy."
For decades, critics scolded Allen Ginsberg because he promoted himself and his work. Nowadays, there isn’t a self-respecting poet who doesn’t publicize and promote shamelessly. Ginsberg led the way.
Between Green Paris and Immigrant Paris: The Politics of the Jardins d’Éole
Through research with residents, activists, and urban planners, Andrew Newman weaves together a detailed ethnography of grassroots mobilization with a structural analysis of neoliberal urbanism.
Iowa Public Radio: A True Story About a Creek that was Lost, Found, and Restored
After children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin read an article in the paper about a man who had restored a creek back into a thriving habitat, something about the story struck her.
Mpls St Paul Magazine: Creekfinding
In Creekfinding, children's author Jacqueline Briggs Martin tells the true tale of an old creek discovered under Iowa farmland and restored to its blooming, gurgling, buzzing glory.
Granta excerpt: The Book of the Dead
A great deal lies hidden beneath the surface of the story; the entire text is a modernist mystery waiting to be decoded.
Kirkus Reviews: Learn more about the creators of science fiction
Featuring THE PERVERSITY OF THINGS by Hugo Gernsback.
PopMatters: Cinema's Bodily Illusions: You will get fooled again.
On experiencing the cinema without representation or ideology.