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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.
"A story of helping the earth to heal itself."
Iowa City author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and her friend Iowa City illustrator Claudia McGehee are both nature enthusiasts. It seems most fitting, then, that the creative duo teamed up to put together a lovely and inspiring new children’s picture book called “Creekfinding: A True Story.”
John Whitman: Don’t overlook the flowers of vegetables, herbs and berries
The importance of flowers of many vegetables, herbs, and berries is often overlooked. They are an essential part of a vegetable garden’s beauty. Many of them are edible and can be used to add color and flavor to a wide variety of dishes, used as cut flowers, or added to a potpourri for an exquisite scent. Flowers offer the added bonus of drawing in a wide variety of beneficial insects critical to proper pollination of numerous plants in the landscape as well as the control of insect pests.
City Pages: One Minneapolis teacher's brutally honest (slightly unprofessional) tale of surviving public schools
It’s the book I wish someone had handed me when I was starting. Or maybe that time in my third year when I almost quit. Or the time that kid threatened to shoot me. The stories below are excerpts, picked to highlight just how hard it can be, and just how incredibly worth it teaching is.
Kare 11: Crystal teacher pens book on life in the classroom
Tom Rademacher is the son of a teacher, the grandson of a teacher and the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. So for grins, he's now adding author to the resume.
San Francisco Chronicle: 'First Thought' introduction "ought to make Ginsberg fans scream with joy."
For decades, critics scolded Allen Ginsberg because he promoted himself and his work. Nowadays, there isn’t a self-respecting poet who doesn’t publicize and promote shamelessly. Ginsberg led the way.
Between Green Paris and Immigrant Paris: The Politics of the Jardins d’Éole
Through research with residents, activists, and urban planners, Andrew Newman weaves together a detailed ethnography of grassroots mobilization with a structural analysis of neoliberal urbanism.
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).