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Star Tribune: Gunflint Burning
A riveting account of the Ham Lake Fire — a disaster that didn't have to happen.
Foreword Reviews: Iron and Water
Grant Merritt’s enthralling story is a model for activists everywhere.
Talking Headways Podcast: How Media Has Shaped the City
We talk about why the perfect future interface humans are looking for does not exist, and how digital mapping can overlook important aspects of the urban spatial landscape.
Leonardo: Brouhaha
A very timely book that luckily got translated relatively quick so that it can find a wider audience.
Leonardo: Bioaesthetics
An excellent introduction to an aesthetics that intends to overcome speculative theories of art and philosophy without disregarding context and history.
Star Tribune: Breakfast gets the spotlight in new cookbook from Duluth kitchen master
Baker extraordinaire reached into her past to highlight the best of the morning meal.
NeuFutur: Lemon Jail
Though over the years there have been a lot of great books written about The Replacements (the best, being Bob Mehr’s Trouble Boys), Lemon Jail is a must-read for any Replacements’ fans; it’s deeply personal and a fun ride.
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen wins 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award
The rarely discussed Replacements side project that was fronted by their roadie.
Bill Sullivan has been the tour manager for a number of acts, including Bright Eyes, Yo La Tengo, Soul Asylum, and Syl Johnson. But it all began with the Replacements. Sullivan worked as a roadie for the group, from their first tour in 1983 through their 1989 trek opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. His duties included hauling amps, keeping rowdy fans off the stage, and finding places for the entourage to crash.
Gothic Camp: The Beales of East Hampton
Nod to the chapter on Grey Gardens in SPECTACLE OF PROPERTY.
Star Tribune: Unearthing the grass-roots origins of the postwar reforms to Minnesota’s mental health system.
On Susan Bartlett Foote's THE CRUSADE FOR FORGOTTEN SOULS.
Star Tribune: 1894's 'crime of the century'
Review of THE INFAMOUS HARRY HAYWARD.
Star Tribune: Replacements roadie reveals fresh tales of debauchery in new book
Former 400 Bar owner Bill Sullivan's new book recounts his wild years as a roadie with Minnesota's rowdiest band.
MPR: Drunken chaos, pointless destruction, great music: The Replacements roadie talks
"On the road," says Bill Sullivan, "somebody was always looking at your stuff and wanted to steal it." That might have been the single constant in an otherwise rollicking, unpredictable life on the road with The Replacements, one of rock's most notorious bands in the 1980s.
National Catholic Review: Authors take the environmental movement to task
New books move away from climate change fixation, toward a spirituality of the land.
City Pages: Bill Sullivan's memoir 'Lemon Jail' revisits his glory days as the Replacements’ roadie
Bill Sullivan could tell you stories. And in Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements, a “more hysterical than historical” tour diary about his experiences as a roadie in the ’80s, he does just that.
MSP Mag: A Tour of a Forgotten Minneapolis Murder Scene
Walking in the footsteps of the most diabolical Minneapolis criminal you’ve never heard of.
WSJ: Virtual Reality, Now With the Sense of Touch
The future depicted in the new film ‘Ready Player One’ is closer than you think: Startups are developing haptic gloves and suits that let users feel virtual worlds.
ESPN.co.UK: Can the NBA 2K League tackle gender diversity in gaming?
What does a sports video game that encourages women audiences look like?
Leonardo: Spectacle of Property
Spectacle of Property is a game-changing publication, which ceaselessly emphasizes the ethical and political dimension of cultural criticism. One should hope that it may inspire similar work in other fields than film studies as well.