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Star Tribune: "It’s impossible to read without noting the parallels between then and now, as a nation struggles to keep believing in itself."
It’s difficult to imagine a more compelling and comprehensive look at the 1968 election than Schumacher presents in “The Contest.”
On Islam, white supremacy, and the myth of the empire of liberty
YOU MIGHT NOT know it from watching the news these days, but the U.S. is engaged in multiple wars across the world, both declared and undeclared.
Wisconsin DNR: Paddle tales
EARLY 1900s CANOE JOURNALS CAPTURE MOMENTS OF HISTORIC ADVENTURE, PRESERVED BY THE DAUGHTER OF THE MAN WHO WROTE THEM.
Antipode: The Anti-Black City
A tragically timely contribution to the hypervisibility of violence in Brazil.
Public Seminar: The History of Virtualizing Touch
From electricity to vibration, haptic technology is changing the relationship between touch and media
Foreword Reviews: The Contest
An intimate, moving, and often surprising behind-the-scenes look at the major players who made it a pivotal year in American history.
CaMP Anthropology: Interview with David Parisi
The book’s narrative arc is organized around five successive phases of interfacing, beginning with touch’s productive interfacing with electrical machines in the 1740s, and concluding with touch’s expression in recent attempts to market digital touch technologies like vibration-enabled touchscreens.
Publishers Weekly: The Contest
This durable history underlines all the nuances for readers who lived it and showcases the period’s drama for readers new to one of the defining sagas of the ’60s.
Radical Philosophy: A Deleuze for intolerable times
This book follows in a sequence of deaths: Nietzsche’s Death of God (after Feuerbach), Foucault’s Death of Man, and now, with Andrew Culp, the Death of this World. As with its predecessors, Culp’s announcement of death is also an attempt at its actualisation. The book begs us to inhabit a deep pessimism: to ‘give up on all the reasons given for saving this world’. In Nietzsche, it is Zarathustra who makes the announcement of death. For Culp, the harbinger of doom goes by the name of ‘Dark Deleuze’.
MPR: Where to find native Minnesota wildflowers
If you want to see native Minnesota wildflowers this weekend, you should head to Jay Cooke or Banning state parks. That's the expert recommendation of writer Phyllis Root and photographer Kelly Povo.
The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out
Adventures in space, machines run amok, and more to add to your reading list
International Falls Journal: History on tap / Howard Greene
Howard Greene was a not only a Milwaukee businessman and father to four children, but starting in 1906, he added adventurer to his achievements as well; making extensive canoe expeditions into the wilderness with his young sons, a few of his outdoorsmen friends, and a few of his sons’ school friends.
WTIP: Breakfast with Beatrice
Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 31 cookbooks, and has been a food writer and columnist for many publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She joined The Roadhouse to talk about her latest cookbook, "Breakfast with Beatrice."
Pioneer Press: Gilded Age true crime book centers on Minneapolis
If you’ve never heard of Harry Hayward you’ll love reading about this serial seducer, con man, gambler and crook in Shawn Francis Peters’ “The Infamous Harry Hayward” (University of Minnesota Press).
Pet Sounds: Why we love pet photos
Capturing animals in photos hasn't always been about cute cats and goofy dogs.
Kare 11: Breakfast with Beatrice
Beatrice Ojakangas, author of Breakfast with Beatrice, stopped in the KARE 11 Kitchen to whip up a delicious pancake to share.
The Architect's Newspaper: 2018 Summer Reading List
When did the modern age begin? The advent of refrigeration and climate control allowed for the mass distribution of food, the rise of tall buildings, and new advances in occupancy comfort. With so many more options for controlling the interior environment, architects took on a much more important role; and as Osman argues, played a major part in introducing the regulations that would standardize the centuries to come.
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.
There Are Better Ways To Fight Poverty Than Giving Money To Corporations
If we consume junk with no discernable use, we’ll help others we’ll never see while we continue to enjoy, and not question, our own privilege.
Voces Críticas: The Politics of Visibility & Undocumented Status
Interview with Rebecca Schreiber.