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More than Prince: 2 new histories of local music explain just what makes us so darn special
City Pages reviews Andrea Swensson's GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE.
NY Times Opinion: Mysterious Sounds and Scary Illnesses as Political Tools
Co-written by Lisa Diedrich, author of INDIRECT ACTION.
Barbara Fister: 'An eerie journey into small-town Norway and into its darker past'
On THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING: "As in the Minnesota Trilogy, Vidar Sundstøl is inspired by landscapes and history."
Pioneer Press: Vidar Sundstøl goes dark in new novel
Just in time for Halloween comes Vidar Sundstøl’s new novel “The Devil’s Wedding Ring,” with all the dark elements we love, including a 13th-century stave church, a venerated statue, pagan midsummer rites, a creepy folk tale rooted in Norwegian culture, a ghostly monk and murder.
Ryley Reads: 'A gritty, real crime novel'
THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING is "a solid story dealing with some ancient folklore and a decent crime novel."
'It's what paleo wants to be': Star Tribune interview with Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley
What’s a quintessential Native American dish? Lee Svitak Dean asks the author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
MinnPost: New biography of Judge Miles Lord recalls two big cases involving health issues
In an absorbing and page-turning biography, Roberta Walburn describes the remarkable life and career of Miles Lord (1919-2016), one of Minnesota’s most influential — and controversial — jurists.
Star Tribune: 'Part biography, part memoir, and wholly a legal page turner.'
NONFICTION: Roberta Walburn's look at Miles Lord's controversial career as a federal judge is a legal page-turner and an inside history of liberal politics in Minnesota.
The Sydney Morning Herald: What we can learn from our vegetal friends
On THE LANGUAGE OF PLANTS: "This mind-expanding work opens up new ways of apprehending the world."
Law360 | Judging A Book: Miles Lord
"Roberta Walburn, journalist and outstanding litigator, has written a rollicking and spirited biography of her mentor and friend, Miles Lord."
Food & Wine: Sean Sherman on Decolonizing the American Diet
From his home base in Minneapolis, Oglala Lakota chef and educator Sean Sherman's reach extends into many areas. He is studying and promoting indigenous North American foods with projects that range from pop-up dinners to plant taxonomy.
Leonardo: Anthropocene Feminism
The volume fits in a series of recent and upcoming literature that address the Anthropocene era and its devastating effect on our environment.
Culture & Agriculture: Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
Interview with Thomas Pearson.
Publishers Weekly: The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
An illuminating guide to Native American food that will enthrall home cooks and food historians alike.
Publishers Weekly: Scenarios
Should become essential reading for cinephiles and scholars of Herzog’s work.
The Best of End Times: Edge Effects in conversation with Anna Tsing
Anthropologist Anna Tsing has gone on a hunt for “arts of living” in this complex and unstable world.
Minnesota Monthly: The Humbling Biography of a MN Law Legend
Attorney Roberta Walburn gives a detailed look at the late Miles Lord in her debut biography, the tale of a proudly Minnesotan man who stood up for the underdog.
Los Angeles Book Review: On Fuel
Karen Pinkus’s inventive and engaging Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary constitutes a notable addition to a field that has rapidly come to be known as the “energy humanities.”
New book champions marginalized players behind the ‘Minneapolis Sound’
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder interviews Andrea Swensson.
The Architect's Newspaper: What can architects learn from Walmart’s fulfillment centers?
Jesse LeCavalier focuses on the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, and how its overarching obsession with optimizing logistics manifests itself in built form.