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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.
Kirkus Reviews: Dead Man's Rapids
Fine historical fiction that will successfully transport readers into an out-of-the-ordinary time and place.
Leonardo Reviews: Philosophy of Language
Amazingly enough, even in this early work, from 1965, we are finding rhizomes of his latter theories fully connected to contemporary digital discourse, as for example his definition of metaphysics; "there must be a computer that is the computer of all computers" (p. 62/3).
Brooklyn Rail: Rene Magritte
Perhaps the greatest virtue of Selected Writings, beyond facilitating English-language access to Magritte’s writings, is its alignment of Magritte with the great polymath artists of 20th-century modernism, who bent styles and genres to ideological dictates rather than confine an ideology to a singular aesthetic form.
Leonardo Reviews: The Perversity of Things
The quality of Wythoff's editorial work is outstanding, and it is well served by the clever typographical presentation of the book, pleasant to read, well indexed, and nicely illustrated.
Teachers Scrap Lesson Plans To Tackle Trump’s Executive Order
Huffington Post features Tom Rademacher.
New York Review of Books: The Making of Future Man
Until now, the record of Hugo Gernsback’s life has been scanty and quite unreliable.
Ringling Brothers Stops Touring: The End of an Era, Not an Art Form
Dudley Riggs interview with Iowa Public Radio.
Black Perspectives interview with Anthony Ryan Hatch
Hatch: I wrote it for the millions of people, especially Black people, who struggle to maintain good metabolic health.
Rock and Roll Book Club: Jim Walsh follows Prince through the '90s
The Current's book club reviews: Gold Experience is full of fascinating details about life with Prince (or, rather, the Artist Then-Formerly Known as Prince) in the '90s.
Kirkus Reviews: Once in a Blue Moon Lodge
A people lover’s book. Characters grow and change; family and friends support each other. Predictable, but comfortably so, this refreshingly simple family tale provides a comfy diversion from the everyday world.
Against Purity on Against the Grain
In our fight against the ravages of capitalism, purity is not the best way to come together collectively and change a damaged world.
The Atlantic: The Folly of 'Purity Politics'
A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections.
Material as opposed to what? Three recent ethnographies of welfare, biological labor, and human dignity
Capturing Prince's hope, heartbreak: Star Tribune on 'Gold Experience'
With his hero going astray again and again, Jim Walsh struggles with acceptance as he watches the brightest luminary of his age become eclipsed by much lesser lights.
Lush and rich: The John H Watson Society on Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
"(Larry) Millett has always been phenomenal at writing eccentrics."