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Gardening Products Review: Fresh from the Garden
"I highly recommend this book because it is accessible to the novice, useful to the experienced gardener, and covers a broad world of edible crops."
Lambda Literary: Queer Game Studies
This anthology’s title, Queer Game Studies, can be read a few ways: a queer take on (video) games, studies on queer games or even a call to queer game studies.
PopMatters: The Artist as Mensch
Allen Ginsberg’s uncollected interviews show that he still matters, though not for the reasons he once did.
Shelf Awareness: 'A stunning collection'
"Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet is a trip, but one with a noble aim: changing how we all think about the world."
NewNowNext: How Gertrude Stein And Truman Capote Became “So Famous And So Gay”
Author Jeff Solomon's new book follows the rise to fame of two queer literary giants.
Appetites: A simpler way of preserving
Take all your old notions of preserving and throw them away, says Beth Dooley.
The Atlantic: Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall Is More Than a Troll
There’s a serious policy there—and it points to a longer history of overlap between environmental and anti-immigration groups.
Eastern Daily Press: ‘Continued ruination’: Should some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s historic buildings be allowed to fade?
A professor has sparked debate by publishing a book suggesting climate change, falling budgets and other pressures would in future mean some heritage sites could not be protected.
The Guardian UK: Get in the sea - should we allow coastal heritage sites to fall to ruin?
With hundreds of properties around Britain set to be lost to erosion, some are arguing that historic coastal landmarks should be allowed to decay gracefully.
The Telegraph: Some heritage sites cannot be preserved and should be allowed to decay, academic claims
Professor Caitlin DeSilvey, author of CURATED DECAY, has suggested some perishing landmarks should be allowed to crumble.
Daily Mail: Let old buildings 'rot gracefully'
Professor Caitlin DeSivey said losing heritage does not have to mean failure It can involve a deliberate decision to allow nature to take its course She cites the former atomic weapons testing facility at Orford Ness, Suffolk The National Trust manages the site through a policy of 'continued ruination'
Bitch Media: Purity in a Trumped-Up World
A conversation with AGAINST PURITY author Alexis Shotwell.
The Progressive: Communities Take the Lead in Battling Frac Sand Mines
Includes input from Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books: Marxist Thought and the City
Marxist Thought and the City indeed points the way forward for the burgeoning fields of spatialized Marxism and radical geography in which much work still remains to be done in face of the pressing contradictions of our environment and contemporary political situation.
Rochester Post-Bulletin: There's a new, simpler way to can preserves
Forget about sterilized jars and lids, or adding pectin, no hot-water bath either. The authors describe it as "preserving the northern way."
neural.it: On the Existence of Digital Objects
The inscrutable nature of “digital objects”, which are essentially data but also industrial products, can lead to considering this term as a sort of oxymoron.
Wisconsin Public Radio: Despite Ups And Downs, 'We Have To Care,' Teacher Says
New Book Tells The 'Real' Side Of Teaching
Heavy Table: Savory Sweet
Is there anything sexier than preserves? The correct answer, of course, is “no.” Preserves capture the bounty of the north’s brief but glorious growing season in a format that stores indefinitely, plays well with other foods, and creates flavors brasher than just about anything else on the plate.
MN Reads: Shelter
Author Sarah Stonich published Shelter in 2011, when she was a single mother looking for connections to home and family for herself and her son.
EdWeek: What I Want From My Next Teaching Job
I just lost my job. This happens in education all the time. I was new to my district, and my district needed money, and a whole bunch of us had to go. A lot of us (me included) hoped to stay, hoped we would escape the teacher shell-game—transfers and retirements and re-hires—that happens this time of year.