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Autostraddle: A Story of Women’s Land and the Midwestern Lesbians Who Loved It (and Each Other)
Review of Dianna Hunter's WILD MARES.
Dramatists Guild of America: Ten Questions with Adrienne Kennedy
I can write in any kind of room and have. I have often written on trains and buses, hotel rooms, rooms on campuses. I require nothing specific in the room, as I seem to blot out my surroundings when I am writing.
The Modern Novel: Hybrid Child
This is the second in the University of Minnesota Press’Parallel Futures series and every bit as fascinating as the first.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Books of Interest
The CASTAC blog: System, Space, and Ecobiopolitics
Into the Extreme is an ethnography of human space flight based on fieldwork at NASA Johnson Space Center most prominently, but then also other space sites throughout the United States.
'Retracing my own steps' from 1968
Writing a book about the pivotal presidential election of 1968 turned out to be a walk down a not-always-pleasant memory lane for Michael Schumacher. The Groove of the Poem
The relationship between the world of music and the world of literature is a close one, thanks to the shared sounds, some type of structures, and especially the imagary which both are built to awaken.
The Philosophical Salon: Heidegger's Eternal Triangle
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Martin Heidegger was the most controversial philosopher of the twentieth century. A polarizing figure, he had, beyond a shadow of doubt, influenced generations of intellectuals who have since become canonical in their own right, from Hannah Arendt to Jacques Derrida.
Glasgow Review of Books: Anthologising the Anthropocene
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet and Veer Ecology are books about the Anthropocene, and both are permeated by its hesitance.
Leonardo: The Man Who Walked in Color
In his slim but densely structured philosophical study, which takes the form of an extended fable, Georges Didi-Huberman explores the visionary quality of James Turrell’s work in both its spiritual and phenomenological dimensions.
Civil Eats: 22 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for Summer Reading—and Beyond
Food justice cannot be achieved without addressing structural inequalities across multiple systems including the prison-industrial complex, labor movements, and immigration.
Antipode: Renew Orleans?
Aaron Schneider’s central argument is that post-Katrina New Orleans represents, in concentrated form, broader capitalist globalization processes taking place around the world.
Bustle: 15 Books Set In Chilly Climates To Help You Beat The Heat This Summer
Environmentalist hero Sheila Watt-Cloutier has spent her life fighting to preserve the Arctic, both in terms of nature and culture.
Iowa Outdoors: Creekfinding
When an Iowa City author and illustrator duo heard the story and visited the site of a reclaimed creek and prairie in NE Iowa, they knew it was the perfect story to teach children about the importance of environmental conservation.
Critical Material Practices with Contemporary Art: Mondloch’s A Capsule Aesthetic
An in-depth and lush investigation of three artists’ works, showing how each exemplifies the influence of feminism from the 1960s through today, while also pushing us to think and feel and move forward with feminism.
Yes! Magazine: Resisting the Power Structures That Keep Colonialism Alive
We must look at the roots of capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and anti-Blackness to leave settler colonialism in the past.
Chicago Review of Books: The Best Nature Writing of 2018 So Far
If you loved Walden’s Pond, you’ll love this meditative journey into the North Woods.
Rhizomes: Matthew Wilson, New Lines
Matthew Wilson tackles one of cartography and Geographic Information Science’s (GIS) most glaring struggles: the blurring between object and subject.
Agate: Grant Merritt reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Grant Merritt describes the lows and highs of his many battles, recalls a pivotal period in Minnesota history, and reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Star Tribune: An insider’s account of the battles to stop major pollution enforcement actions.
At just under 200 pages, it’s a quick (and sometimes disjointed) read, sprinkled with anecdotes involving Minnesota luminaries like Hubert Humphrey and Miles Lord, and many of the unheralded state employees and activists who protected Minnesota’s natural resources.