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ROROTOKO: Body Modern
Body Modern focuses on the history of a peculiar kind of imagery of the human body: the conceptual scientific illustration.
Star Tribune: Strategies for growing food in challenging Minnesota climate
A Twin Cities author shares his strategies for growing edibles in our challenging climate.
Tony's Reading List: The Book of the Dead
An undisputed classic, and with the English edition coming with a few added extras, this is a book many Japanophiles will be wanting to get their hands on.
'You’re Sending Me Where?' will put a smile on your face
What you’ll read there is pure nostalgia, meant for a Boomer kid who might remember coming home from a week at camp, covered in skeeter bites, scratches, and sunburn.
Star Tribune: F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota
This big, lavish book explores the St. Paul streets that F. Scott Fitzgerald called home.
Gardening Products Review: Fresh from the Garden
"I highly recommend this book because it is accessible to the novice, useful to the experienced gardener, and covers a broad world of edible crops."
Lambda Literary: Queer Game Studies
This anthology’s title, Queer Game Studies, can be read a few ways: a queer take on (video) games, studies on queer games or even a call to queer game studies.
PopMatters: The Artist as Mensch
Allen Ginsberg’s uncollected interviews show that he still matters, though not for the reasons he once did.
Shelf Awareness: 'A stunning collection'
"Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet is a trip, but one with a noble aim: changing how we all think about the world."
NewNowNext: How Gertrude Stein And Truman Capote Became “So Famous And So Gay”
Author Jeff Solomon's new book follows the rise to fame of two queer literary giants.
Appetites: A simpler way of preserving
Take all your old notions of preserving and throw them away, says Beth Dooley.
The Atlantic: Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall Is More Than a Troll
There’s a serious policy there—and it points to a longer history of overlap between environmental and anti-immigration groups.
Eastern Daily Press: ‘Continued ruination’: Should some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s historic buildings be allowed to fade?
A professor has sparked debate by publishing a book suggesting climate change, falling budgets and other pressures would in future mean some heritage sites could not be protected.
The Guardian UK: Get in the sea - should we allow coastal heritage sites to fall to ruin?
With hundreds of properties around Britain set to be lost to erosion, some are arguing that historic coastal landmarks should be allowed to decay gracefully.
The Telegraph: Some heritage sites cannot be preserved and should be allowed to decay, academic claims
Professor Caitlin DeSilvey, author of CURATED DECAY, has suggested some perishing landmarks should be allowed to crumble.
Daily Mail: Let old buildings 'rot gracefully'
Professor Caitlin DeSivey said losing heritage does not have to mean failure It can involve a deliberate decision to allow nature to take its course She cites the former atomic weapons testing facility at Orford Ness, Suffolk The National Trust manages the site through a policy of 'continued ruination'
Bitch Media: Purity in a Trumped-Up World
A conversation with AGAINST PURITY author Alexis Shotwell.
The Progressive: Communities Take the Lead in Battling Frac Sand Mines
Includes input from Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books: Marxist Thought and the City
Marxist Thought and the City indeed points the way forward for the burgeoning fields of spatialized Marxism and radical geography in which much work still remains to be done in face of the pressing contradictions of our environment and contemporary political situation.
Rochester Post-Bulletin: There's a new, simpler way to can preserves
Forget about sterilized jars and lids, or adding pectin, no hot-water bath either. The authors describe it as "preserving the northern way."