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Lambda Literary on So Much to Be Done
Review of the book of essays by Barbara Brenner.
Fox9: 'Let's Go Fishing!' tells tales from the north woods
Segment with author Eric Dregni.
ArtsFuse: Murray talks music, and so much more—the legacy and lessons of Albert Murray
Before Murray Talks Music, there was little in print of Albert Murray as spontaneous orator. This new collection corrects that problem and shows how brilliant he could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose.
Cinema Sentries: 'Our Gang' is book club pick
As racial politics changed, the adventures of Alfalfa and his friends were criticized for their past connections to racism.
Leonardo Reviews: Avant-Garde Museology
"Represents a missing compendium to the movements that are recognisable as the outputs of the Russian revolution, such as constructivism and social realism, and to the dominating narrative of the museum as a Western modernist enterprise."
The Aerogram: Desis Divided looks at South Asian American politics through an intersectional lens
How can two words possibly encapsulate the breadth of the experience?
neural on Necromedia
Marcel O’Gorman here reflects on the relationship between technology and death from a personal, artistic and philosophical position.
Great Lakes Echo: Good anglers, bad marriages and fish that fake orgasms
Eric Dregni dug through small town museums to produce a cultural history of fishing in the Great Lakes region. He listened to anglers tell the same big fish story over and over until after three years he had collected enough odd end stories that make up “Let’s Go Fishing.”
GLBT Reviews: So Much to Be Done
In addition to many things, Barbara Brenner was also a superb writer, and this collection showcases some of her best efforts, including pieces from the BCA’s newsletter and from her own later blog, “Healthy Barbs,” focusing on her years living with ALS.
AAIHS: On Michelle' Wright's Physics of Blackness
As President Obama finishes out his time in office, Michelle Wright allows us to reflect on the question of whether he was or wasn’t the nation’s “first black president.” President Obama, for people like Donald Trump, has been both too black and not black enough.
NBn podcast: Desis Divided by Sangay Mishra
While the number of South Asian Americans living in the U.S. has been growing rapidly over the last several decades, many still ignore their politics. Instead, the model-minority myth leads many to assume the community is a homogenous and largely economically successful group. Mishra dispels this dominant myth with his nuanced account of how the desi community has been shaped by recent political events, especially September 11th, 2001, and has begun to itself shape politics. His book draws attention to the trans-national dimensions of this community and the ways links to home country continue to link those living in the U.S. to political events elsewhere.
Timeline: Freegans dumpster dived for ‘ugly,’ rejected produce
Now Whole Foods is embracing the freegan ethic. With Alex V. Barnard, author of FREEGANS.
PW on The Age of Lovecraft
The scholarship throughout is sharp, current, and often makes use of one of the greatest strengths of Lovecraft study: his abundant published correspondence.
Jason Weems on Prairie Public Radio
How aviation changed the perception of the Midwest through art.
MinnPost: U of M professor captures stories of Somali diaspora
“What I’m basically comparing is the three settlements, three immigration policies and how they shape the migration experience of Somalis,” said Abdi. “In each place, Somalis find certain things that are positive, but also they experience certain challenges that are unique to the context.”
#BGNPodcast Extra with andré carrington
The discussion is centered around the depiction of people of color within the genre and how the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality are represented.
WTIP Radio: The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook and Good Real Food
Interview with Tracy Singleton.
Public Books: How to Write about Videogames
Reviews of How to Talk about Videogames by Ian Bogost and Coin-Operated Americans by Carly Kocurek.
WTIP Radio: 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota
Interview with Rick Shefchik, author of Everybody's Heard about the Bird.
electronic book review: Nature is What Hurts
In this review of Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects, Robert Seguin contemplates the implication of the text’s eponymous subject on art, philosophy, and politics. The “hyperobject,” a hypothetical agglomeration of networked interactions with the potential to produce inescapable shifts in the very conditions of existence, emerges as the key consideration for the being in the present.