Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

Book reviews collection for homepage

KFAI Radio: Jim Walsh's Mixtape Memoir
Jim Walsh started writing about the Twin Cities music scene some 30 years ago. He fell into his profession as a music journalist, compelled by an insatiable desire to take the electrical and emotional impulses of music and translate them to the page.
LARB | No mind to lose: On brainwashing
SCOTT SELISKER begins his book Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom with the case of John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban” who was captured in Afghanistan as an enemy combatant shortly after the US invasion in 2001.
An honest look at POW experience
On Catherine Madison's THE WAR CAME HOME WITH HIM.
Harvard Business Review: What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class
References Jennifer Sherman's THOSE WHO WORK, THOSE WHO DON'T.
Shepherd Express: The Wreck of the ‘Daniel J. Morrell’
Michael Schumacher’s latest Great Lakes history adventure
NBn: Foucault in Iran
How did the preeminent theorist and philosopher Michel Foucault experience and observe the Iranian revolution? How did he find the revolution disruptive of a teleological notion of history? And how did the Iranian revolution impact and shape Foucault’s thought?
Beyond data collection — the social and political effects of environmental sensor proliferation
Jennifer Gabrys spoke with Mongabay about emerging technical applications, their deployments in the field and cultural implications of an ever more “wired up” planet.
Rising Up with Sonali: Brown Threat
The idea of brown and black bodies as threatening is as old as the US itself. In a new book author Kumarini Silva tackles the question of how racial, ethnic, and religious identity has become much more complicated in the post September 11th world.
MinnPost: A modest memoir about Beatrice Ojakangas’ amazing life in food
In her first book that isn’t a cookbook — she has written 29 cookbooks, a feat that landed her in the James Beard Hall of Fame — Ojakangas tells some stories from her own life. From growing up the first of 10 children in a family of Finns in Northern Minnesota to becoming an influential writer and thinking on cooking and food culture, Ojakangas has collected some amazing stories. She wouldn’t put it that way, though.
NewsClick: Busting the Technology Hyperbole of Bitcoin
All concerned citizens should read this book, which is an essential resource for understanding the true stakes of current technological hyperbole.
ReaderKidz: One North Star
An engaging, beautiful book to learn from and enjoy.
City Pages: Author Zeke Caligiuri reflects on redemption, family, and writing from prison
There’s no graceful way to say it: Zeke Caligiuri, author of the new memoir This Is Where I Am, is in prison. But the story of how he became an inmate is told in a poetic narrative anchored in the Powderhorn neighborhood where Caligiuri grew up. From falling in with the wrong crowd to selling crack, the book retraces the trajectory that resulted in Caligiuri’s imprisonment. The book is not without its bittersweet moments, including interactions with his beloved grandmother.
Star Tribune: Duluth cookbook queen Beatrice Ojakangas whips up 'Homemade' memoir
In a new memoir, Duluth cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas tells how recipes – and the skills behind them – led to her career in food.
Tangled Up in Food: Homemade
In addition to stories, Homemade includes over 40 recipes spanning a lifetime, from the Finnish rye bread that won the teenage Ojakangas a trip to the state fair to the sponge cake she demonstrated on Martha Stewart's television show.
Newsweek: Does Black Lives Matter pick up where the Black Panthers left off?
Featuring Alondra Nelson, author of BODY AND SOUL.
Medical Humanities blog: The Slumbering Masses
While we tend to think of sleep as a natural fact – a human constant across cultures and time periods – recent scholarship has uncovered a rich, and often surprising, history and sociology of sleep.
Duluth News-Tribune: Artist spaces | Baking up delicious cookies, stories
If you’re lucky, Beatrice Ojakangas will pull from her freezer a sheet filled with 77 frozen rounds of chocolate chip cookie dough, drop a dozen or so onto a cookie sheet and slide them into the top of her double-decker oven. No timer required.
The Daily Beast: The Five Best Books Written by Musicians
GOOD MORNING BLUES is "the best autobiography ever written by a jazz musician, or almost any musician for that matter."
Pioneer Press: Mary Casanova’s ‘Ice-Out’ continues where ‘Frozen’ left off
Mary Casanova’s 2012 young adult novel “Frozen” was a hit with young readers. Now the author of more than 30 books continues the story with a different main character in “Ice-Out.”
Meaning the Software: A review of The Politics of Bitcoin
David Golumbia, in his small but important way, is helping wake us to the falsity of our perceived neutrality. Our impartiality. Our objectivity.