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Medical Humanities blog: The Slumbering Masses
While we tend to think of sleep as a natural fact – a human constant across cultures and time periods – recent scholarship has uncovered a rich, and often surprising, history and sociology of sleep.
Duluth News-Tribune: Artist spaces | Baking up delicious cookies, stories
If you’re lucky, Beatrice Ojakangas will pull from her freezer a sheet filled with 77 frozen rounds of chocolate chip cookie dough, drop a dozen or so onto a cookie sheet and slide them into the top of her double-decker oven. No timer required.
The Daily Beast: The Five Best Books Written by Musicians
GOOD MORNING BLUES is "the best autobiography ever written by a jazz musician, or almost any musician for that matter."
Pioneer Press: Mary Casanova’s ‘Ice-Out’ continues where ‘Frozen’ left off
Mary Casanova’s 2012 young adult novel “Frozen” was a hit with young readers. Now the author of more than 30 books continues the story with a different main character in “Ice-Out.”
Meaning the Software: A review of The Politics of Bitcoin
David Golumbia, in his small but important way, is helping wake us to the falsity of our perceived neutrality. Our impartiality. Our objectivity.
The New Inquiry: Fully Surreal Luxury Communism
Bookology: One North Star, Three Creative Artists
Interview with Phyllis Root, Betsy Bowen, and Beckie Prange.
National Post: From recovery to relapse, how divine intervention failed the troubled genius of John Berryman
"As Saul Bellow writes in the foreword, 'The cycle of resolution, reform and relapse had become a bad joke which could not continue.' "
Largehearted Boy: Rene Magritte playlist
Inside Higher Ed: The Uberfication of the University
Author discusses new book on the relationship between the "sharing economy" and the erosion of faculty rights.
American Journal of Public Health: The Longue Durée of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter was first articulated just a few years ago, but it has been the leitmotif of antiracist struggles for generations. The 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party is an occasion to recall that its work confronted the callous neglect and the corporeal surveillance and abuse of poor Black communities.
Great Lakes writer tackles tale of survival 50 years after Lake Huron shipwreck
Failure Magazine: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell
Michael Schumacher, author of “Torn in Two,” on the 1966 sinking of the six-hundred-foot Morrell, which broke in half during a storm on Lake Huron.
Critical Theory: Foucault in Iran
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi's book among the recommended.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: One North Star
"A beautiful addition to the library of any child from the North."
NPR: Minnesota Bookseller Recommends 3 Summer Porch Reads
WAKE UP, ISLAND among them.
Shepherd Express: Listen to the Music
Review of Albert Murray's MURRAY TALKS MUSIC.
Mondoweiss: White Jews and uppity blacks
Review of A SHADOW OVER PALESTINE by Keith P. Feldman.
KFAI's MinneCulture: Never a Champ, But a Beloved Boxer
PopMatters: What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?
Vinciane Despret blends science with story to give readers new ways to think about animals and our relationships with them.