Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
Lambda Literary on So Much to Be Done
Review of the book of essays by Barbara Brenner.
Lambda Literary on 'The Wedding Heard 'Round the World'
Michael McConnell’s easy, personable tone will make you feel like your uncle, father, or grandfather is telling the story of their younger years, and what queer life was like back in the day.
Lambda Literary: Opacity and the Closet
Review of Nicholas de Villiers' book, which "interrogates the viability of the metaphor of the closet and puts forth a concept of ‘opacity’ as an alternative queer strategy or tactic that is not linked to an interpretation of hidden depths, concealed meanings, or neat opposition between silence and speech."
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.
Lambda Literary Review of 'Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide' by Ryan R. Thoreson
Lambda Literary Review of ‘Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide’ by Ryan R. Thoreson
Lambda Literary review of 'Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide’ by Ryan R. Thoreson
Lambda Literary review of 'Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide’ by Ryan R. Thoreson
Lambda on Jaime Harker's Middlebrow Queer
"Harker clearly shows how much more complicated it all gets—how Isherwood, on closer analysis, wanted to have his cake and eat it too."
'Land is a Relationship': An interview with Glen Coulthard, author of 'Red Skins, White Masks'
Harsha Walia, from, interviews Glen Coulthard, author of 'Red Skins, White Masks'
Land of 10,000 Stories: An Interview with Stewart Van Cleve
A Lavender interview.
Landscape Architecture Magazine: Herlands
Review of Herlands by Keridwen N. Luis
LARB: “Star Trek: Discovery” and the Dream of Future Fuels
Could the writers of Discovery have read anthropologist Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World? An article by FUEL author Karen Pinkus.
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.
LARB on Stanislaw Lem, devourer of encyclopedias
David Auerbach on Lem's SUMMA TECHNOLOGIAE.
Largehearted Boy: Lemon Jail playlist
Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements is an insightful and entertaining account of tour manager Bill Sullivan's time with the band.
Largehearted Boy: Rene Magritte playlist
Larry Millett brings Sherlock Holmes to Minnesota
The Twin Cities Daily Planet features six new editions of Millett's Sherlock Holmes novels, all of which include a "heavy dose of Twin Cities history and architecture."
Larry Millett makes the case for saving midcentury architecture
MinnPost reviews MINNESOTA MODERN.
Larry Millett maps the ghosts of Twin Cities past
MinnPost talks about the good 'ol historic days of MN architecture with Larry Millett (ONCE THERE WERE CASTLES).
Larry Millett on Twin Cities Live
Larry Millett takes a walk with Twin Cities Live "Man of History" John Hanson through Minneapolis and St. Paul's office buildings with fascinating past functions.
Lateral: Archaeologies of Touch
Archaeologies of Touch announces itself as an opening salvo for a new media studies subfield capable of addressing this ongoing haptic reconstruction of our media environment.
REMEMBERING OUR INTIMACIES generously offers all readers a way to imagine intimate relations beyond the settler-capitalist constructions of land as property and love as patriarchy.
Latin America’s Left: Between Demos and Kratos
Public Books reviews Antonio Negri's Insurgencies.
Laura Erickson on WTIP
Laura Erickson, author of TWELVE OWLS, appears on WTIP/North Shore Community Radio.
Laura Erickson to pen regular column about attracting birds for BirdWatching
Laura Erickson, author of TWELVE OWLS, will begin writing for the magazine for its February 2012 issue.
Lavender: America’s First Gay Marriage, 44 Years Later
Interview with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker.
Lavender: Isherwood in Transit
Review of Isherwood in Transit edited by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman
Lavender Magazine: Gay, Inc.
A thought-provoking work that leads to no easy solutions while raising many questions about wealth and privilege within the GLBT community itself. Consider the subtitle.
Lavender's Holiday Gift Guide
Jeff Solomon's SO FAMOUS AND SO GAY is #3.
Lavishly illustrated Sami folk tales get new life
MinnPost reviews CHILDREN OF THE NORTHLIGHTS by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire.
Law360 | Judging A Book: Miles Lord
"Roberta Walburn, journalist and outstanding litigator, has written a rollicking and spirited biography of her mentor and friend, Miles Lord."