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Great Lakes Echo: Wilderness guide turns storytelling skills to memoir
If you’ve ever hiked in a deep forest, paddled a wide lake or walked beside a rushing stream, you already know the places Douglas Wood describes in his memoir, “Deep Woods, Wild Waters.”
Nordic Voices in Translation: Out of the Blue
In addition to being an enjoyable read, this anthology of recent short Icelandic fiction in English translation gives an overview of contemporary prose writing from a part of the world where writing, and the profession of writer, are traditionally held in high esteem.
Hyperallergic: A Painter Speaks, so that His Paintings Can Remain Silent
When René Magritte wrote “This is not a pipe,” he wasn’t negating the pipe so much as he was negating the language with which we attempt to grasp it.
Pioneer Press: Crystal’s ‘Mr. Rad’ writes about the good, bad, ugly of teaching for first-time educators
“This book is really aimed at newer teachers, that’s who I had in mind when I wrote it,” author Tom Rademacher said, “but what’s been really cool is how many really experienced teachers have reached out to me.
City Pages: Best Cookbook
THE BIRCHWOOD CAFE COOKBOOK is selected as the year's best cookbook.
City Pages: Best Book (Nonfiction)
THE KIND OF SKID ROW selected among the year's best from City Pages.
Coffee Break: Tom Rademacher on His New Book, the Moment He Wanted to Teach and Getting Hit by a Deer
“Mr. Rademacher will do anything in his power to help his students succeed.” One of Tom Rademacher’s students wrote that about him in a nomination for Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year, which he won in 2014. His new book, “It Won’t Be Easy,” comes out April 25. He wrote it “because I often feel like I’m on an island as a teacher,” he explains in the introduction. Like his profession, he’s both uplifting and demanding.
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.
caa.reviews: Singular Images, Failed Copies
An impressive and well-researched study, which engages the philosophical and scientific milieu informing Talbot’s early photography. It is highly recommended to Talbot scholars.
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.
MinnPost: A Q&A with Tom Rademacher: on writing a candid book about teaching in Minnesota
In general, it’s the book I wish I had when I started teaching. Unlike a lot of books about teaching, it’s not a prescription for how to do it right. It’s more about: Here are the struggles I’ve had and things I’ve figured out along the way, the important questions I’ve learned to ask myself, and then a ton of stories — about where I messed up, things that went well, things that were ridiculous, things that were funny and things that were kind of crushing and really challenging.