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MPR: Drunken chaos, pointless destruction, great music: The Replacements roadie talks
"On the road," says Bill Sullivan, "somebody was always looking at your stuff and wanted to steal it." That might have been the single constant in an otherwise rollicking, unpredictable life on the road with The Replacements, one of rock's most notorious bands in the 1980s.
National Catholic Review: Authors take the environmental movement to task
New books move away from climate change fixation, toward a spirituality of the land.
City Pages: Bill Sullivan's memoir 'Lemon Jail' revisits his glory days as the Replacements’ roadie
Bill Sullivan could tell you stories. And in Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements, a “more hysterical than historical” tour diary about his experiences as a roadie in the ’80s, he does just that.
MSP Mag: A Tour of a Forgotten Minneapolis Murder Scene
Walking in the footsteps of the most diabolical Minneapolis criminal you’ve never heard of.
WSJ: Virtual Reality, Now With the Sense of Touch
The future depicted in the new film ‘Ready Player One’ is closer than you think: Startups are developing haptic gloves and suits that let users feel virtual worlds. Can the NBA 2K League tackle gender diversity in gaming?
What does a sports video game that encourages women audiences look like?
Leonardo: Spectacle of Property
Spectacle of Property is a game-changing publication, which ceaselessly emphasizes the ethical and political dimension of cultural criticism. One should hope that it may inspire similar work in other fields than film studies as well.
The Most Intriguing Theories About 2001: A Space Odyssey
io9 article references Mark Dery's I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts.
MinnPost: ‘Crusaders’ who reformed state’s psychiatric hospitals highlighted in new book
“What I’m hoping this book will is do give readers an understanding of the people whose shoulders they are standing on, give them a sense of the history of the people who made major accomplishments that are still relevant today.”
ASAP Journal: Ecology without Culture
Why ecocriticism is articulated most clearly when placed in the context of a close reading praxis that takes seriously the idea of aesthetics.
EBR: What is Queer Game Studies?
Addressing a lacuna in games studies, Jason Lajoie makes a case for why a queer games studies is needed, and he shows how these two areas of study are united in Bonnie Ruberg’s and Adrienne Shaw’s collection.
In These Times Rural America: Wild Mares excerpt
Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life excerpt by Dianna Hunter.
Computer Business Review: Microsoft CLAWS at Haptics Progress: Virtual Reality is Getting Tactile
Recent advances show that “technologies of touch” are on the cusp of major breakthroughs. Could virtual reality prove the fillip that haptics needs?
WTIP: Flames of Discontent
Historian and author Gary Kaunonen has written a new, award-winning history of a 1916 miner's strike on the Iron Range, "Flames of Discontent." Jay spoke with Gary about the strike and what it meant for the workers and the communities involved.
Dagger Zine: Lemon Jail
Gawd, what a ride it was.
Motherboard: There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia
If tech is going to infiltrate, influence, and shape all of society, it is unacceptable for tech and pure market forces to decide the limits of the surveillance state.
This is Not a Pipe Podcast: Stacy Alaimo
We’re always immersed in the material world. It’s never somewhere else and it cannot be contained in ways that we can control and predict.
MPR: 12 Must-Reads during Women's History Month
Includes YELLOW FUTURE by Jan Chi Hyun Park.
Publishers Weekly: The Infamous Harry Hayward
"An entertaining tale of crime and punishment from Minnesota’s gilded age and a great episode from the annals of yellow journalism."
Leonardo: Code + Clay, Data + Dirt
This highly readable book may be a good popular reading of media archaeology and urban studies.