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Spectacle: "Charming and delightfully revealing"
Riggs’ memoir is filled with charming and delightfully revealing tales of what it took to survive in show business for so many years, several of them spent on the Riggs Family Circus.
Leonardo: Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin
Short but an interesting eclectic reading, with critical insight and a great translation by Raymond N. MacKenzie, keeping the original richness of the language but adding clarity to it, this book surely is an enjoyable reading for theorists of politics and cultural studies.
Leonardo: From Light to Dark
Tim Edensor’s book gives a welcome and very useful overview of what one might call “light studies.”
Indian Country Today: Linda LeGarde Grover Talks ‘Onigamiising’
Award-winning author chats about her new essay collection ‘Onigamiising,’ and her hopes for the future
Lake Minnetonka Magazine: Dispatches from Summer Camp
Eric Dregni remembers his first—reluctant—journey to camp in Mound and the summer that got him hooked.
Indian Country Today | ‘Onigamiising’: an Ojibwe Woman’s Life
Linda LeGarde Grover’s ‘Onigamiising’ is lyrical, insightful and very personal
Foreword Reviews: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
There are cookbooks from which one simply cooks the recipes, and cookbooks like Chef Sherman’s, from which one learns how and why to cook.
Indian Country Today | ‘As We Have Always Done’: The Continuing Presence of Indigenous Nationhood
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them
World Literature Today: The Sacred Era
"So ambitious and unfettered that you won’t read many books like it."
LA Times: 10 of the best new cookbooks of 2017
Featuring Sean Sherman's 'The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.'
Huffington Post: Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming
Throughout history, in times of collective crisis, people’s dreams have often responded with a surge of imagery, emotion, and insight that help people respond more effectively and creatively to the pressing challenges facing their group in waking life.
Great Big Story: The Chef Bringing Native American Food to Your Table
Sean Sherman's creations are truly gourmet. And with each beautiful dish, this chef is helping re-educate the American palate.
Crime by the Book: Interview with Vidar Sundstøl
Sundstøl covers everything from the inspiration for THE DEVIL’S WEDDING RING to his deep connection to his home, to the crime-solving librarian who plays a significant role in this outstanding crime read.
Jazz Profiles: Fats Waller
Thomas “Fats” Waller is a Jazz immortal and I for one couldn’t be happier that the UMP has sought fit to reissue in an affordable paperback format his biography by his son Maurice in conjunction with Anthony Calabrese as a reminded of that fact.
Hot & Sweet Carrot Relish Freezer Preserves from Savory Sweet
Make delicious hot and sweet carrot relish and keep in your freezer to bring a burst of flavor to so many dishes – grilled or roasted chicken, cured meats, salads, or topping crackers.
Dita Von Teese recommends 'Infinite Variety'
"Talk about eccentric glamour, La Casati did it ALL before any of us did!"
What does it mean to be a teacher?
This summer, I read a new book by Tom Rademacher called It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. Rademacher was the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, and it took me less than 10 pages to fall in love both with his writing and with teaching all over again.
Crime by the Book: 'The must-read you haven't heard of yet'
THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING is masterfully written, intricately plotted, and wholly immersive; in short, it's a must-read for Nordic Noir fans.
Indian Country Today | Exclusive First Look: Two Recipes From ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’
In honor of the upcoming Maoominike-giizis, Feast of the Wild Rice Moon in late summer, Sherman shares two indigenous recipes from ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’
Leonardo: Body Modern
The reconstruction of Kahn’s work and the rich and lavish illustrations of the book will prove extremely helpful to a better understanding of visual culture in a key moment of Modernity.