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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.
Leonardo: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
The ecosystem of our planet does not particular need us humans to survive and would probably be better off without us. As shown in the past it will no doubt generate other life forms. If we want to stay part of the equation we will have to come down from our high horse and start paying attention to what we form part of. Arts of Living gives an excellent indication of where to start with.
Leonardo: Zombie Theory
This reader on zombie theory is as rich and thought provoking as a Whole Earth Catalog for the makers, creators, curators, thinkers and keepers of the simultaneously dead and alive, the waveform uncollapsed. The index, its end, is its beginning.
H-Net Reviews: Peace Corps Fantasies
"A unique perspective on how the concept of masculinity and dominance shaped the development narrative."
Yes! Magazine: The Disruption of White Supremacy
The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption.
Windy City Times: Professor speaks on 'Black Feminisms and the Mutability of Gender'
Featuring C. Riley Snorton, author of BLACK ON BOTH SIDES and NOBODY IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW.
Workers’ Rights, Immigrant Voices: Flames of Discontent
Excerpts of Gary Kaunonen's book appear in Hometown Focus.
Iowa Public Radio: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
For the last decade Sean Sherman, also known as the Sioux Chef, has been on a mission to educate Midwesterners about indigenous food and the recipes of his ancestors. Sherman is Ogalala Lakota, and his new cookbook is called The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen. During this Talk of Iowa interview, he talks with host Charity Nebbe.
NPR: Why The Zombie Craze Still Has Our Undying Affection
Sarah Juliet Lauro weighs in.
Popmatters: Was '60s Sexploitation Cinema More Than Just Pornography?
LEWD LOOKS argues that sexploitation films provided an underground and important bridge between the end of Old Hollywood and the start of something else.
Black Perspectives: The Anti-Black City
An interview with Jaime Amparo Alves.
WTIP: The Inconvenient Indian
"The Inconvenient Indian" from the U of MN Press is an unconventional, subversive account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. The book's award-winning author, Thomas King, spoke with Jay about his ideas and his hope for charting a new way forward for Indians as well as non-Indians.