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De Groene Amsterdammer: Blockchain in the polder
Society embraces 'blockchain', the disruptive technology behind money alternatives such as bitcoin. But do we also embrace the radical ideals and assumptions behind them?
Finmag: Bitcoin and the government are friends
Golumbia explores the ideological starting points of the most visible part of criminals: hence the aging resistance to central banking and the state as such, to centralization and inflation. He well reminds that bitcoin is centralized in its way, with roughly half of all value being held by thousands of owners who can manipulate the market with sophisticated business tricks, and that bitcoin has experienced inflation or hyperinflation several times.
'A valuable look into the rarely written about world of the Great Lakes salvage business'
Michigan in Books blog reviews THE SALVAGER.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Book gives rare glimpse of wilderness travel in the early 1900s in the Northwoods
They called themselves “the Gang,” and in the early 1900s the group of men and boys would leave town for wilderness canoe trips and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
KUMD: MN Reads / Andrea Swensson
Minnesota Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
City Pages: 5 intoxicating drinking books
Includes Doug Hoverson's LAND OF AMBER WATERS.
Marie Claire: How women in gaming are changing the male-dominated narrative
Includes authors Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw.
Twin Cities Live: Pickled Cranberries
From SAVORY SWEET by Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen.
507 Magazine: Where did Minneapolis' sound come from?
Reaching into the late 50s, this powerful book captures the essence of Minnesota’s musical legacy.
Places: Prop and Property
The house in American cinema, from the plantation to Chavez Ravine. An excerpt from 'Spectacle of Property' by John David Rhodes.
WUWM: 'Lewd Looks' Frames Salacious 1960s Films As Meaningful History
It was in 1957 when the New York Board of Appeals ruled that nudity was no longer equal to obscenity in movies. From those decisions, a genre of film known as “sexploitation” emerged.
Coming soon: The Twin Cities’ very own cookbook club
First up: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
MPR | The best books to give and get: Nonfiction picks of 2017
Shelf Awareness: 2017 Best Books of the Year
WPR: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community
with Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
What Calvin Coolidge Didn’t Understand About Native Americans
Cecile R. Ganteaume writing for Zocalo Public Square.
The Field Museum blog: Reinvigorating Indigenous food systems
For chef Sean Sherman, aka the Sioux Chef, cooking with Indigenous foods and repurposing those ingredients goes beyond the paleo diet.
Wellesley Magazine: Healing the planet, one creek at a time.
“How does a creek get lost?” So begins Creekfinding, the inspiring, true-life tale by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ’66 of a trout creek buried beneath the Iowa prairie and of Mike Osterholm, the man who brought it burbling back to life, thus reviving a whole ecosystem.
MPR News: How postcards shaped the fairy tales we know today
Jack Zipe's collection of post cards is expansive in "Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards."
Unbecoming Human (A Capsule Aesthetic)
The proper subject of the humanities is not man—its proper subject is the vital matter that constitutes the core of both subjectivity and its planetary and cosmic relations. — ROSI BRAIDOTTI, THE POSTHUMAN