Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
‘Blue Guitar Highway’ packed with colorful music details and things uniquely Minnesotan
Duluth News Tribune reviews BLUE GUITAR HIGHWAY by Paul Metsa.
‘Dansaekhwa’ under global spotlight
Korea Herald speaks with Joan Kee about the monochrome style that has evolved into distinctive art movement.
‘How Nonprofits Betrayed Public Housing and Promoted Privatization’ in New Orleans
Nonprofit Quarterly dissects John (Jay) Arena's new book.
‘St. Paul Union Depot’ brings back a world of travel as relaxation
MinnPost interviews author John Diers.
‘Sweetgrass’: Native author writes the Northland version of ‘The Graduate’
MinnPost review/interview/article of Linda LeGarde Grover's book 'The Road Back to Sweetgrass'
‘Tarde as Media Theorist’: an interview with Tony D. Sampson, by Jussi Parikka
Appearing in Theory, Culture & Society.
‘The Refused Exam’ and The Education of Gertrude Stein
Excerpt of SO FAMOUS AND SO GAY by Jeff Solomon appearing in The Seattle Lesbian.
‘Why We Left’ Explores Reasons Behind Early English Immigration
KPBS San Diego TV interview with author Joanna Brooks.
“I Did it for Me”: Breaking Bad and the Politics of Entrepreneurial Life
Matthew Huber, author of LIFEBLOOD, notes a connection between Breaking Bad and oil. (Note: If you have not watched the end of Breaking Bad's final season—there are spoilers.)
“There was something about that song. Something about Cloud Cult.”
Kevin Krein from Southern Minn Scene's detailed article on Mark Allister's book 'Chasing the Light: The Cloud Cult Story'.
3 UMP books are Lambda Literary Award finalists
The 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards will be announced June 3, 2013.
30 Books in 30 Days: Alex Abramovich on ‘The Essential Ellen Willis’
In the weeks leading up to the March 12 announcement of the 2014 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member Alex Abramovich offers an appreciation of criticism finalist Ellen Willis' "The Essential Ellen Willis" (University of Minnesota Press).
35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read
5 out of 5 stars: Cloquet River Press review of The Road Back to Sweetgrass
The Cloquet River Press reviews Linda LeGarde Grover's book The Road Back to Sweetgrass.
5 things you might not know about Lake Minnetonka's past
MPR News features Eric Dregni's book By the Waters of Minnetonka and tells us 5 things you might not know about Lake Minnetonka's past.
5 X Friday: Professor Paula Rabinowitz
An interview with the author of Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II.
50 Books Published After 1950 To Read Before You Die
Includes Timothy Morton's HYPEROBJECTS.
507 Magazine: Where did Minneapolis' sound come from?
Reaching into the late 50s, this powerful book captures the essence of Minnesota’s musical legacy.
7 must-read children’s books about inspiring Asian-Americans
While we’ve recognized AAPI Heritage Month through children’s books in the past (be sure to check this post too), the recent increase in violent anti-Asian discrimination is leading me to choose bedtime stories that highlight the incredible accomplishments of so many AAPI people.
8 reasons to read Ready for Air
A NICU nurse strongly recommends Kate Hopper's memoir.
90.5 WESA: "Scholar says many trans people are discouraged from publicly expressing a full range of emotions"
In Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad, Malatino writes that the same cultural biases that make many trans folks feel badly about themselves in the first place also prevent them from conveying the resultant emotions.
91.5 KJZZ: Author explores ways for humans and animals to get along
The Show speaks to Ron Broglio about the focus of his book, ANIMAL REVOLUTIONS, "which seems to be about finding ways for humans and animals to get along and for us to maybe understand them a bit better"
A Change of Heart: Kathy Rudy in The Chronicle
Kathy Rudy, author of LOVING ANIMALS, on what we're really talking about when we talk about animal activism.
A "charming" diary of 14-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald
Star Tribune reviews THE THOUGHTBOOK.
A closer look at flyover land: Turn Here Sweet Corn
Amy C. Rea reviews Atina Diffley's memoir.
A conversation with Bruce Kramer - Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS
On Being with Krista Tippett conversation with Bruce Kramer
A Cultural Critic Comes Home
The San Diego Union-Tribune reviews Mark Dery's I MUST NOT THINK BAD THOUGHTS.
A Daily Dose of Architecture: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields
Review of Avant-Garde in the Cornfields, edited by Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino
A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book Briefs
6 books reviewed, including ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1400 and THE FOLKLORE OF THE FREEWAY.
A Daily Dose of Architecture: Two books exploring the environment
Co-review of David Gissen's MANHATTAN ATMOSPHERES.