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Marie Claire: How women in gaming are changing the male-dominated narrative
Includes authors Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw.
Twin Cities Live: Pickled Cranberries
From SAVORY SWEET by Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen.
507 Magazine: Where did Minneapolis' sound come from?
Reaching into the late 50s, this powerful book captures the essence of Minnesota’s musical legacy.
Places: Prop and Property
The house in American cinema, from the plantation to Chavez Ravine. An excerpt from 'Spectacle of Property' by John David Rhodes.
WUWM: 'Lewd Looks' Frames Salacious 1960s Films As Meaningful History
It was in 1957 when the New York Board of Appeals ruled that nudity was no longer equal to obscenity in movies. From those decisions, a genre of film known as “sexploitation” emerged.
Coming soon: The Twin Cities’ very own cookbook club
First up: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
MPR | The best books to give and get: Nonfiction picks of 2017
Shelf Awareness: 2017 Best Books of the Year
WPR: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community
with Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
What Calvin Coolidge Didn’t Understand About Native Americans
Cecile R. Ganteaume writing for Zocalo Public Square.
The Field Museum blog: Reinvigorating Indigenous food systems
For chef Sean Sherman, aka the Sioux Chef, cooking with Indigenous foods and repurposing those ingredients goes beyond the paleo diet.
Wellesley Magazine: Healing the planet, one creek at a time.
“How does a creek get lost?” So begins Creekfinding, the inspiring, true-life tale by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ’66 of a trout creek buried beneath the Iowa prairie and of Mike Osterholm, the man who brought it burbling back to life, thus reviving a whole ecosystem.
MPR News: How postcards shaped the fairy tales we know today
Jack Zipe's collection of post cards is expansive in "Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards."
Unbecoming Human (A Capsule Aesthetic)
The proper subject of the humanities is not man—its proper subject is the vital matter that constitutes the core of both subjectivity and its planetary and cosmic relations. — ROSI BRAIDOTTI, THE POSTHUMAN
Pioneer Press: A wonderfully witty voice comes alive in ‘Coco’s Diary’
"It’s always a hoot how she recounts it."
Pioneer Press: Holiday Gift List
With Lorna Landvik (Once in a Blue Moon Lodge), Douglas Woods (Deep Woods, Wild Waters), and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota (Dave Page).
Portland Press Herald: Gifts that nurture the inner and outdoor lives of plant lovers
Book offerings cover the practical, like growing vegetables in a cold climate, and the inspirational, like painting flowers.
San Francisco Chronicle: Sean Sherman’s Maple-Juniper Roast Pheasant
Hello Giggles: It's time to start paying attention to indigenous foods — especially on Thanksgiving
Food sovereignty — the right to grow, make, and eat culturally-appropriate foods — is an important component of the indigenous rights movement, but native foods aren’t just for indigenous people.
Duluth News-Tribune: 'What did my ancestors eat': Sean Sherman’s cookbook ‘The Sioux Chef’ is a return to from-the-land, pre-colonization foods
If you're foraging in Duluth this time of year, think chaga, highbush cranberries — not to mention cedar, which Sean Sherman would use for tea, cedar-braised beans, soup stock. In fact, whenever someone is coming up this way, he said he asks them to bring some cedar back to Minneapolis.