Press Clips

Lambda Literary: Isherwood in Transit
Jun 07, 2020
Mention of Isherwood in Transit edited by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman
PBS NewsHour: Black on Both Sides
Jun 05, 2020
Mention of Black on Both Sides by C. Riley Snorton
Pioneer Press: Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland
May 31, 2020
Article on Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland by Henry Buchwald
Mystery Scene: The Streel
May 27, 2020
Review of The Streel by Mary Logue
Hakai: Red Gold
May 27, 2020
Op-ed article from Red Gold author Jennifer Telesca
Bookology: The Shared Room
May 27, 2020
Interview with The Shared Room author Kao Kalia Yang
Rock and Roll Book Club: Bring That Beat Back
May 27, 2020
Interview with Bring That Beat Back author Nate Patrin
USA Today: Vacationland
May 27, 2020
Mention of Vacationland by Sarah Stonich
Places: The Metabolist Imagination
May 26, 2020
Excerpt from The Metabolist Imagination by William O. Gardner
Scratched Vinyl: Bring That Beat Back
May 26, 2020
Review of Bring That Beat Back by Nate Patrin
Minnesota Women's Press: Magical Realism for Non-Believers
May 26, 2020
Interview with Anika Fajardo author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers
StarTribune: Listening
May 22, 2020
Review of Listening by Jonathan Cott
Dad Bod Rap Pod: Bring That Beat Back
May 21, 2020
Podcast interview with Nate Patrin, author of Bring That Beat Back
Kirkus Reviews: The Shared Room
May 20, 2020
Mention of The Shared Room by Kao Kalia Yang as part of a Bibliotherapy list
Campus Compact: A Third University Is Possible
May 19, 2020
Interview with K. Wayne Yang on A Third University Is Possible
The Timberjay: Walking the Old Road
May 16, 2020
Review of Walking the Old Road by Staci Lola Drouillard
MPR: Walking the Old Road
May 13, 2020
Interview with Staci Lola Drouillard author of Walking the Old Road
Stillwater Gazette: Brave Enough
May 10, 2020
Interview with Todd Smith, co-author of Brave Enough
LSE Review of Books: Paul Apostolidis
May 08, 2020
Article from Paul Apostolidis, author of Breaks in the Chain, on COVID-19 impacts on the meatpacking industry
PoLAR: Theory for the World to Come
May 07, 2020
Review of Theory for the World to Come by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer
Against the Grain: Johnny's Pheasant
May 07, 2020
Mention of Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema, illustrated by Julie Flett
Upping the Anti: Alexis Shotwell
May 05, 2020
The Virus is a Relation, article by Alexis Shotwell, author of Against Purity
CenSAMM: Theory for the World to Come
May 05, 2020
Mention of Theory for the World to Come by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer
Against the Grain: Alexis Shotwell
May 04, 2020
Interview with Alexis Shotwell, author of Against Purity
Nothing Never Happens: A Third University Is Possible
Apr 29, 2020
Podcast conversation with K. Wayne Yang
The Strand Magazine: Mary Logue
Apr 29, 2020
Article by Mary Logue, author of The Streel
The Cinephiliacs: Zoological Surrealism
Apr 29, 2020
Podcast interview with James Leo Cahill, author of Zoological Surrealism
Anomaly: Hybrid Child
Apr 28, 2020
Review of Hybrid Child by Mariko Ōhara
Wisconsin Life: Eric Dregni
Apr 28, 2020
Essay from Eric Dregni, author of Vikings in the Attic
Bawbee Books: One Summer Up North
Apr 28, 2020
Review of One Summer Up North by John Owens
The Arts Fuse: Bring That Beat Back
Apr 27, 2020
Review of Bring That Beat Back by Nate Patrin
StoryWraps: The Shared Room
Apr 24, 2020
Blog review of The Shared Room by Kao Kalia Yang
So Minnesota Podcast: The Lost Brothers
Apr 22, 2020
Interview with Jack El-Hai, author of The Lost Brothers
Speculative Education Colloquium: K. Wayne Yang
Apr 21, 2020
Talk from K. Wayne Yang, author of A Third University Is Possible
SnoCountry: Brave Enough
Apr 21, 2020
Review of Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
Public Intellectual: The Alchemy of Meth
Apr 20, 2020
Podcast interview with Jason Pine, author of The Alchemy of Meth
Truthout: Wageless Life
Apr 18, 2020
Op-ed from the Ian G. R. Shaw and Marv Waterstone, authors of Wageless life
The Arrow: Alexis Shotwell
Apr 16, 2020
Article by Alexis Shotwell, author of Against Purity
StarTribune: Brave Enough
Apr 10, 2020
Mention of Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
Sport jest coolturalny: Brave Enough
Apr 08, 2020
Podcast interview with Jessie Diggins, author of Brave Enough
Somatosphere: Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer
Apr 08, 2020
Don't Fight the Future, article by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer, author of Theory of the World to Come
Sun Current: Brave Enough
Apr 07, 2020
Review of Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
City Pages: Brave Enough
Apr 07, 2020
Article on Jessie Diggins, author of Brave Enough
Hyperallergic: Harriet Bart
Apr 07, 2020
Article on Harriet Bart and mention of Harriet Bart edited by Laura Wertheim Joseph
Los Angeles Review of Books: An Ecotopian Lexicon
Apr 04, 2020
Review of An Ecotopian Lexicon edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy
City Pages: Grocery Activism
Apr 01, 2020
Article by Craig Upright, author of Grocery Activism
Leonardo Reviews: Vital Forms
Apr 01, 2020
Review of Vital Forms by Jennifer Johung
The London School of Economics: Breathtaking
Apr 01, 2020
Review of Breathtaking by Alison Kenner
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books: Prison Land
Mar 31, 2020
Review of Prison Land by Brett Story
The New Yorker: Letters from Tove
Mar 30, 2020
Review of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson, edited by Helen Svensson and Boel Westin
Team USA: Brave Enough
Mar 27, 2020
Review of Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
The Paris Review: Letters from Tove
Mar 26, 2020
Excerpt from Letters from Tove edited by Helen Svensson and Boel Westin
Minnesota Women's Press: Elizabeth Scheu Close
Mar 23, 2020
Article on Elizabeth Scheu Close
Somatosphere: Breathtaking
Mar 19, 2020
Review of Breathtaking by Alison Kenner
Rorotoko: The Alchemy of Meth
Mar 18, 2020
Interview with Jason Pine, author of The Alchemy of Meth
How Do You Like It So Far?: The Metabolist Imagination
Mar 13, 2020
Interview with William O. Gardner, author of The Metabolist Imagination
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
Mar 12, 2020
Review of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson
Literary Hub: Letters from Tove
Mar 11, 2020
Excerpt of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson
Superior Reads: Fishing!
Mar 09, 2020
Review of Fishing! by Sarah Stonich
ARLIS/NA: Avant Garde in the Cornfields
Mar 09, 2020
Review of Avant-Garde in the Cornfields edited by Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino
Electric Literature: Letters from Tove
Mar 04, 2020
Winter reading list that includes Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson
H-Net: The Rent of Form
Mar 03, 2020
Review of The Rent of Form by Pedro Fiori Arantes
Kirkus Reviews: The Streel
Mar 02, 2020
Review of The Streel by Mary Logue
SVT: Brave Enough
Mar 01, 2020
Interview with Jessie Diggins, author of Brave Enough
Stillwater Gazette: Brave Enough
Feb 26, 2020
Book launch mention for Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
StarTribune: Birds in Minnesota
Feb 25, 2020
Review of Birds in Minnesota by Robert B. Janssen
Psychology Today: What God Is Honored Here?
Feb 25, 2020
Interview with Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, editors of What God Is Honored Here?
WPR: Laurentian Divide
Feb 24, 2020
Chapter a Day, part of WPR will be reading Laurentian Divide by Sarah Stonich on their program beginning on March 2
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Professor Berman
Feb 22, 2020
Review of Professor Berman by Hy Berman with Jay Weiner
The New Yorker: An Ecotopian Lexicon
Feb 21, 2020
Review of An Ecotopian Lexicon, edited by Brent Ryan Bellamy and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
Publishers Weekly: The Streel
Feb 21, 2020
Starred review of The Streel by Mary Logue
Minnesota Monthly: Brave Enough
Feb 18, 2020
Q&A with Jessie Diggins for her forthcoming memoir, Brave Enough
The Ormsby Review: The Fourth World
Feb 15, 2020
Review of The Fourth World by George Manuel and Michael Posluns
Wesleyan Blog: Silent Cells
Feb 12, 2020
Blog post on Silent Cells by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Academe: Living on Campus
Feb 12, 2020
Review of Living on Campus by Carla Yanni
The Herbal Highway: Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask
Feb 11, 2020
Interview with Wendy Makoons Geniusz, editor of Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask
The Architect's Newspaper: Living on Campus
Feb 10, 2020
Review of Living on Campus by Carla Yanni
CityLab: The Alchemy of Meth
Feb 04, 2020
Review of Jason Pine's The Alchemy of Meth on CityLab
Twin Cities Geek: Speculative Blackness
Feb 03, 2020
Feature of Speculative Blackness by André M. Carrington
Truthout: Standing with Standing Rock
Feb 02, 2020
Interview with Jaskiran Dhillon and Nick Estes, editors of Standing with Standing Rock
Pioneer Press: Walking the Old Road
Feb 02, 2020
Review of Walking the Old Road by Staci Lola Drouillard
Leonardo Reviews: Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism
Feb 02, 2020
Review of Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism by Michael Tymkiw
Places: Happiness by Design
Jan 30, 2020
Excerpt of Happiness by Design by Justus Nieland
Nowhere: South American Journals
Jan 30, 2020
Excerpt from South American Journals by Allen Ginsberg
Truthout: Standing with Standing Rock
Jan 30, 2020
Excerpt from Standing with Standing Rock, edited by Jaskiran Dhillon and Nick Estes
WPR: The Alchemy of Meth
Jan 28, 2020
Interview with Jason Pine, author of The Alchemy of Meth
Rising Up: Uproarious
Jan 23, 2020
Interview with Cynthia Willett, co-author of Uproarious
Against the Grain: Subprime Health
Jan 20, 2020
Interview with Nadine Ehlers, editor of Subprime Health
The New Yorker: The Eloquent Screen
Jan 17, 2020
Tribute to Gilberto Perez, author of The Eloquent Screen from The New Yorker
Counter Stories: What God Is Honored Here?
Jan 16, 2020
Interview with Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, editors of What God Is Honored Here?
Journal of Sonic Studies: The Sound of Things to Come
Jan 14, 2020
Review of The Sound of Things to Come in the Journal of Sonic Studies
Publishers Weekly: Listening
Jan 13, 2020
Review of Listening by Jonathan Cott
Youth Services Book Review
Jan 11, 2020
Review of Cheryl Minnema's new book, Johnny's Pheasant
Publishers Weekly: Letters from Tove
Jan 10, 2020
Review of Letters from Tove, edited by Helen Svensson and Boel Westin
Science: Playing Nature
Jan 10, 2020
Review of Playing Nature by Alenda Y. Chang
The London School of Economics: Silent Cells
Jan 08, 2020
Review of Silent Cells by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Prairie Public Radio: Walking the Old Road
Jan 07, 2020
Interview with Staci Drouillard, author of Walking the Old Road
Bookology: Johnny's Pheasant
Dec 30, 2019
Interview with Cheryl Minnema, author of Johnny's Pheasant
Matt McNeil Show: The Alchemy of Meth
Dec 27, 2019
Interview with Jason Pine, author of The Alchemy of Meth
Shelf Awareness: Johnny's Pheasant
Dec 10, 2019
Review of Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema
Publishers Weekly: Northshore Festival
Nov 29, 2019
A literary festival in northern Minnesota
StarTribune: Professor Berman
Nov 24, 2019
Review of Professor Berman by Hy Berman with Jay Weiner
Ampers: Johnny's Pheasant
Nov 21, 2019
Interview with Cheryl Minnema, author of Johnny's Pheasant
The Reading Tub: Johnny's Pheasant
Nov 20, 2019
Review of Cheryl Minnema's new book, Johnny's Pheasant
Publishers Weekly: Johnny's Pheasant
Nov 20, 2019
Review of Cheryl Minnema's new book, Johnny's Pheasant
Against the Grain: Beyond Education
Nov 11, 2019
Interview with Eli Meyerhoff, author of Beyond Education
MPR: Professor Berman
Nov 07, 2019
Interview with Jay Weiner for Professor Berman with Cathy Wurzer on MPR
Georgia: A Third University Is Possible
Nov 05, 2019
A conversations with K. Wayne Yang
This is Hell!: The Alchemy of Meth
Nov 04, 2019
Interview with Jason Pine, author of The Alchemy of Meth
Kirkus Reviews: Johnny's Pheasant
Nov 01, 2019
Review with of Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema
WPR: Standing with Standing Rock
Nov 01, 2019
Interview with editor Jaskiran Dhillon and contributor Elizabeth Ellis
Publishers Weekly: Allen Ginsberg's South American Journals
Nov 01, 2019
Review of Allen Ginsberg's South American Journals
KUMD: Jack and the Ghost
Oct 31, 2019
Interview with Chan Poling and Lucy Michell, author and illustrator of Jack and the Ghost
Sun News Tucscon: By the Fire
Oct 29, 2019
Review of By the Fire by Emilie Demant Hatt, translated by Barbara Sjoholm
Park Bugle: Professor Berman
Oct 28, 2019
Article on Professor Berman by Hy Berman with Jay Weiner
Minnesota Women's Press: Onigamiising
Oct 27, 2019
Excerpt of Onigamiising by Linda LeGarde Grover
Minnesota Women's Press: What God Is Honored Here?
Oct 27, 2019
Excerpt of What God Is Honored Here? edited by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang
Library Journal: South American Journals
Oct 25, 2019
Review of South American Journals by Allen Ginsberg, edited by Michael Schumacher
Olive Branch United: Standing with Standing Rock
Oct 24, 2019
Review of Standing with Standing Rock, edited by Jaskiran Dhillon and Nick Estes
Grief Out Loud: What God Is Honored Here?
Oct 24, 2019
Interview with Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, editors of What God Is Honored Here?
London School of Economics Review of Books: Dead Labor
Oct 23, 2019
Review of Dead Labor by James Tyner
Garage Logic: The Lost Brothers
Oct 22, 2019
Interview with Jack El-Hai, author of The Lost Brothers
Foreword Reviews: The Lost Brothers
Oct 22, 2019
Review of The Lost Brothers by Jack El-Hai
Beyond Chron
Oct 22, 2019
Review of Cyclescapes of the Unequal City by John G. Stehlin
UChicago News: Black on Both Sides
Oct 22, 2019
Article on C. Riley Snorton, author of Black on Both Sides
Electric Literature: What God Is Honored Here?
Oct 22, 2019
Electric Literature
Review of What God Is Honored Here? from Electric Literature
A Daily Dose of Architecture: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields
Oct 20, 2019
Review of Avant-Garde in the Cornfields, edited by Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino
StarTribune: The Lost Brothers
Oct 20, 2019
History and review of The Lost Brothers by Jack El-Hai from the StarTribune
Roar Magazine: Beyond Education
Oct 17, 2019
Essay by Eli Meyerhoff, author of Beyond Education
Science Magazine: An Ecotopian Lexicon
Oct 15, 2019
Review of An Ecotopian Lexicon, edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Kim Stanley Robinson
Another Man: Scenarios III
Oct 14, 2019
Excerpt from Scenarios III by Werner Herzog
Pioneer Press: What God Is Honored Here?
Oct 12, 2019
Review of What God Is Honored Here?
Wall Street Journal: The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe
Oct 11, 2019
Review of The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe
WTIP: The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Oct 07, 2019
Interview with Doug Hoverson, author of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
StarTribune: Swede Hollow
Oct 07, 2019
Review of Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo
Sierra Club Magazine: Sean Sherman Feature
Oct 06, 2019
Feature on Sean Sherman, author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
AM950: Swede Hollow
Oct 05, 2019
Interview with Ola Larsmo, author of Swede Hollow
Pioneer Press: Swede Hollow
Oct 05, 2019
Review of Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo
Society + Space: Food Justice Now!
Oct 04, 2019
Review of Food Justice Now! by Joshua Sbicca
Leonardo Reviews: Biology in the Grid
Oct 03, 2019
Review of Biology in the Grid by Phillip Thurtle
Shepherd Express: The Eloquent Screen
Oct 03, 2019
Review of The Eloquent Screen by Gilberto Perez
Landscape Architecture Magazine: Herlands
Oct 03, 2019
Review of Herlands by Keridwen N. Luis
Publishers Weekly: Scenarios III
Oct 01, 2019
Review of Werner Herzog's Scenarios III
Publishers Weekly: Swede Hollow
Oct 01, 2019
Review of Ola Larsmo's Swede Hollow
Library Journal, starred review: What God Is Honored Here?
Oct 01, 2019
Library Journal
Review of What God Is Honored Here? from Library Journal
Jump Cut: Lewd Looks
Sep 30, 2019
Review of Lewd Look by Elena Gorfinkel
MinnPost: A Wilderness Within
Sep 30, 2019
Article on Sigurd Olson
Igniting Change: Producers, Parasites, Patriots
Sep 27, 2019
Interview with Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes, authors of Producers, Parasites, Patriots
Los Angeles Review of Books: Beyond Education
Sep 25, 2019
Interview with Eli Meyerhoff, author of Beyond Education
Thinkbelt: Prison Land
Sep 25, 2019
Interview with Brett Story, author of Prison Land
Shepherd Express: The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Sep 24, 2019
Review of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous by Doug Hoverson
The Journal of African History: The Nature of the Path
Sep 23, 2019
Review of The Nature of the Path by Marcus Filippello
Literary Hub: The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe
Sep 20, 2019
Excerpt from the Foreword of The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe
StarTribune: Johnny's Pheasant
Sep 20, 2019
Review of Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema
Archimedes Notebook: The Lost Forest
Sep 20, 2019
Archimedes Notebook
Review of The Lost Forest by Phyllis Root from Archimedes Notebook
Gothic Nature Journal: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Sep 19, 2019
Review of Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Pioneer Press: Swede Hollow
Sep 18, 2019
Mention of Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo
Marzie's Reads: The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe
Sep 17, 2019
Review of The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe
Ethnic and Racial Studies: The Undocumented Everday
Sep 17, 2019
Review of The Undocumented Everyday by Rebecca M. Schreiber
Chalkbeat: A Contest without Winners
Sep 16, 2019
Article by Kate Phillippo, author of A Contest without Winners
Sep 13, 2019
Mention of Last Project Standing by Catherine Fennell
Muskogee Phoenix: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Sep 10, 2019
Recipe excerpt of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman, with Beth Dooley
WPR: The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Sep 05, 2019
Interview with Doug Hoverson on Spectrum West with Al Ross on WPR
Isthmus: The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Sep 05, 2019
Review of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous by Doug Hoverson from Isthmus
OnMilwaukee: The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Sep 02, 2019
Review of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous by Doug Hoverson
Booklist: Swede Hollow
Sep 01, 2019
Review of Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo from Booklist
Leonardo Reviews: Becoming Past
Sep 01, 2019
Review of Becoming Past by Jane Blocker from Leonardo
Library Journal: Standing with Standing Rock
Aug 30, 2019
Review of Standing with Standing Rock, edited by Jaskiran Dhillon and Nick Estes
Indian Country Today: Standing with Standing Rock
Aug 29, 2019
Indian Country Today
Review of Standing with Standing Rock and Interview with the editors from Indian Country Today
The Atlantic: Living on Campus
Aug 26, 2019
Review of Living on Campus by Carla Yanni
The American Conservative: Living on Campus
Aug 23, 2019
Review of Living on Campus by Carla Yanni
Agate Magazine: The Lost Forest
Aug 20, 2019
Agate Magazine
Review of The Lost Forest from Agate Magazine
Publishers Weekly: Jack and the Ghost
Aug 19, 2019
Publishers Weekly
Review of Jack and the Ghost by Chan Poling and Lucy Michell from Publishers Weekly
Kirkus Reviews: What God Is Honored Here?
Aug 18, 2019
Kirkus Reviews
Review of What God Is Honored Here? from Kirkus Reviews
New Books Network: Postcolonial Automobility
Aug 15, 2019
Review of Postcolonial Automobility by Lindsey B. Green-Simms
Elizabeth Dulemba: The ABC of It
Aug 08, 2019
Elizabeth Dulemba
An excerpt of the introduction from The ABC of It by Leonard Marcus on Elizabeth Dulemba
Neural: Cyberwar and Revolution
Aug 05, 2019
Review of Cyberwar and Revolution by Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books: 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value
Aug 03, 2019
Review of 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value by Brian Massumi
LA Review of Books: Writing Human Rights
Aug 02, 2019
Mention of Writing Human Rights by Crystal Parikh
Salon: Aspirational Fascism
Aug 01, 2019
Mention of Aspirational Fascism by William E. Connolly
Dissent: Standing with Standing Rock
Jul 31, 2019
Dissent Magazine
Dissent Magazine review of Standing with Standing Rock
JAFSCD: Food Justice Now!
Jul 24, 2019
Review of Food Justice Now! by Joshua Sbicca
Black Press USA: Hope in the Struggle
Jul 23, 2019
Black Press USA
Review of Josie Johnson's memoir, Hope in the Struggle, from Black Press USA
Neural: Information Technologies Fantasies
Jul 22, 2019
Review of Information Fantasies by Xiao Liu
SC Times: The Senator Next Door
Jul 22, 2019
St. Cloud Times
Amy Klobuchar's review of her memoir, The Senator Next Door in the SC Times
Australian Broadcast Corporation: Archaeologies of Touch
Jul 14, 2019
Interview with David Parisi, author of Archaeologies of Touch
Configurations: Archaeologies of Touch
Jul 10, 2019
Review of Archaeologies of Touch by David Parisi
Porno Cultures Podcast: Sexography
Jul 10, 2019
Porno Cultures Podcast
Nicolas de Villiers, author of Sexography, on Porno Cultures Podcast
New Media & Society: Archaeologies of Touch
Jul 05, 2019
Review of Archaeologies of Touch by David Parisi
NPR: Examining Civility in a Time of Deepening Political Divisions
Mar 11, 2019
Lynn M. Itagaki, author of CIVIL RACISM, on NPR's Morning Edition.
Public Books: The World of Asian American Studies
Feb 04, 2019
Public Books
Includes review of WRITING HUMAN RIGHTS by Crystal Parikh.
Verso: A Billion Black Anthropocenes
Feb 01, 2019
What happens when the Anthropocene meets critical race studies?
Bookology: Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona
Feb 01, 2019
Poor Oona—she’s always the last duck to the pond…. But then her frog friend Roy reminds her: you’re good with gizmos… And so Oona the duck goes to work in the barn on her gizmos, pouring her creative and determined self into getting to the pond before the faster ducks.
Electric Review: Journal Entries, Poems & Jottings From A Once In A Millennium Poet
Feb 01, 2019
Electric Review
Black Perspectives: The Education of Black Boys
Jan 31, 2019
Black Perspectives
Review of BLACK BOYS APART by Freeden Blume Oeur.
bookstalkerblog: Culture molds us like nothing else.
Jan 31, 2019
Against the Grain: The Pitfalls of Race-Based Medicine
Jan 30, 2019
94.1 KPFA
Given the disparities between the lifespans of whites, African Americans, Native Americans and other groups, it might seem to be sensible to gear medicine along racial lines. But sociologist Leslie Hinkson argues that it represents a dangerous turn in science and healthcare. She discusses race, biology, and debt.
"The land shows us the way": Indigenous peoples' strategies for coping with the Anthropocene.
Jan 29, 2019
The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Lecture with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
ASEBL Journal: Dialogues
Jan 25, 2019
Association for the Study of (Ethical Behavior) (Evolutionary Biology) in Literature
A powerful and welcome manifesto advocating for the extraordinary mental and social capabilities of apes to integrate themselves into the human cultural community.
Rising Up with Sonali: Breathtaking
Jan 25, 2019
Rising Up with Sonali
How can we as a society address a disease such as asthma in such an environment?
Good Food: Scandinavian breakfasts with Beatrice Ojakangas
Jan 25, 2019
Good Food
Growing up on a farm in northern Minnesota, Beatrice Ojakangas learned to cook and bake on a wood-burning stove before she could read. Today she’s a James Beard Hall of Fame author and an expert on Scandinavian baking. In “Breakfast with Beatrice,” she returns to her Finnish roots for an exploration of the day’s most important meal.
Hypatia: Against Purity
Jan 22, 2019
Shotwell persuasively encourages her reader to accept that purity is a myth, and that if we want to live better lives--that is to say, more just lives, but also qualitatively better ones in a world that seems to be politically and environmentally deteriorating all around us--we ought to reject this myth in favor of the impure.
School Library Journal blog: A talk with curator Lisa Von Drasek.
Jan 22, 2019
Fuse8 / School Library Journal blog
It was one of the greatest children’s literature exhibits in my lifetime, and yet it produced no catalog. How is that possible? How did NYPL manage to create its most popular exhibit in its history, and yet it left no trace in the world?
Los Angeles Review of Books: Learning from Weirdos
Jan 19, 2019
Los Angeles Review of Books
Rare is the book that can make Charles Baudelaire and UFO theorists make sense together in a productive juxtaposition.
Counterpunch: Allen Ginsberg Takes a Trip
Jan 18, 2019
When poet Allen Ginsberg journeyed to Cuba, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Britain in 1964, homosexuality was illegal in most of the world. So was marijuana.
Kirkus Reviews: Chronicles of a Radical Hag is "a pleasure to read."
Jan 15, 2019
Kirkus Reviews
Lorna Landvik uses wisdom and her trademark humor to encourage readers to have a thoughtful response to the world and the people with whom they share it.
LA Review of Books: When Looks Can Kill
Jan 14, 2019
LA Review of Books
On Antoine Bousquet's THE EYE OF WAR.
Kirkus Reviews: "A forthright and sensitive tale of a daughter's quest."
Jan 13, 2019
Kirkus Reviews
A young woman crosses a cultural divide in search of her past.
Tablet: Allen Ginsberg Goes Behind the Iron Curtain
Jan 11, 2019
Newly edited travel journals from 1965 show the poet infatuated and disillusioned with communist Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Poland
Screening Sex: Lewd Looks
Jan 11, 2019
Screening Sex
Elena Gorfinkel’s Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s maps the visual and industrial cultures of 1960s and 1970s American sexploitation cinema.
Publishers Weekly: Kerlan Collection Adapts 2013 'The ABC of It' Exhibition
Jan 10, 2019
Publishers Weekly
The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter
Jan 10, 2019
Feature at continuum: news from @umnlib.
e-flux excerpt: Information Fantasies
Jan 09, 2019
A cosmological view that was formed and developed around the last three centuries BC, when a unified and centralized political order arose for the first time in the history of China, “resonance between heaven and mankind” provided legitimacy and guidance to the imperial power and its rulership.
Advocate: Iron Curtain Journals a "must-read"
Jan 03, 2019
This work is a must-read for those looking to better understand Ginsberg and his times.
"A masterpiece of poetry and prose."
Jan 03, 2019
Once Upon A Blog
Ideal nighttime stories for children: Seven Ways to Trick a Troll
Dec 23, 2018
Oneota Reading Journal
On moving forward: Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart
Dec 23, 2018
Oneota Reading Journal
The mighty Metropolitan Building comes back to life
Dec 22, 2018
Star Tribune
Architectural historian Larry Millett reveals the history of a long-lost Minneapolis landmark in his new book, "Metropolitan Dreams."
Trans — a legacy of change
Dec 21, 2018
Dallas Voice
Dallas Voice: New books explain long history in the understanding of gender identity.
Chicago Review of Books' Best Nature Writing of 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Chicago Review of Books
Includes Nicole Seymour's BAD ENVIRONMENTALISM.
Popmatters: 80 Best Books of 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Includes Evelyne Grossman's THE ANGUISH OF THOUGHT.
Lavender Magazine: Gay, Inc.
Dec 20, 2018
Lavender Magazine
A thought-provoking work that leads to no easy solutions while raising many questions about wealth and privilege within the GLBT community itself. Consider the subtitle.
Society + Space Review Forum: A House of Prayer for All People
Dec 19, 2018
Society + Space
This online forum includes an introduction by forum editor Lia Frederiksen; reviews by Natalie Oswin, Geraldine Pratt, and Farhang Rouhani; and a response from author David K. Seitz.
The Guardian: Six of 2018's best new books about video games
Dec 19, 2018
The Guardian
Includes Aubrey Anable's PLAYING WITH FEELINGS.
Recipes at WPR: Almond Palmiers, Italian Almond Cookies, Devil's Delight Cookies
Dec 19, 2018
Wisconsin Public Radio
Choice recipes from THE GREAT MINNESOTA COOKIE BOOK reprinted at Wisconsin Public Radio.
Uproxx: The Best Kitchen Gifts For The Wannabe Chef In Your Life
Dec 18, 2018
This is an essential book for any kitchen shelf.
Journal of Architectural Education: Modernism as Memory
Dec 18, 2018
Journal of Architectural Education
All the Anime: Interpreting Anime
Dec 18, 2018
All the Anime
An admirably written book, fantastically accessible for readers with next to no knowledge of academic theory.
KMSP Morning Buzz: Laurentian Divide
Dec 17, 2018
KMSP Morning Buzz
With Sarah Stonich.
Lithub: Read from Allen Ginsberg's Cuba Journals
Dec 14, 2018
Amherst Bulletin: A literary update: UMass professor offers first English translation of noted Danish novel since 1845
Dec 13, 2018
Amherst Bulletin
Rising Up with Sonali: Bad Environmentalism
Dec 11, 2018
Rising Up with Sonali
There is bad news about the global climate every day. We’re burning more fossil fuels instead of less, the predictions are more dire than scientists thought, and the impacts are shattering: deadly wildfires, super-storms and unseasonal hurricanes, horrendous heat waves.
Monica Cure on the power of the postcard
Dec 11, 2018
The Hedgehog & the Fox
Interview in The Hedgehog and the Fox.
KFAI: The Natural World of the Twin Cities
Dec 09, 2018
John J. Moriarty has written a Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities, published this year by University of Minnesota Press, and he recently joined Paul Brohaugh of KFAI's Poetry, Science and Wrestling to talk about the book.
Community Reporter: Horticulture as the art and science of growing
Dec 09, 2018
Community Reporter
Dec 03, 2018
A remarkable book, solidly documented and will potentially enlighten a vast number of people working with cultural and social technologies.
When We Talk About Animals: Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Dec 03, 2018
When We Talk About Animals
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh on speaking with bonobos, humanity’s closest living relatives
Eden Prairie News: Documenting Twin Cities wildlife
Nov 29, 2018
Eden Prairie News
The senior manager of wildlife for the Three Rivers Park District and the former director of the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley have come together to create a book on the habitats and wildlife of the Twin Cities.
When the ice melts.
Nov 27, 2018
Outside of a Dog
4.5 out of 5 stars for Sarah Stonich's LAURENTIAN DIVIDE.
Flavorwire’s Ultimate Gift Guide for the Pop Culture Aficionado In Your Life
Nov 26, 2018
With Werner Herzog's Scenarios and Scenarios II.
Star Tribune: Holiday Books Guide
Nov 25, 2018
Star Tribune
Includes Hush Hush, Forest; The Great Minnesota Cookie Book; and Metropolitan Dreams.
Pioneer Press: 15 good reads for the grown-ups on your holiday gift list
Nov 25, 2018
Pioneer Press
Finish the Thanksgiving leftovers, put away the good china and start thinking holiday gifts. For the adult readers on your list, here are 15 books by Minnesota writers published this year. All have been praised for good writing that combines exciting plots with interesting characters.
Publishers Weekly: Iron Curtain Journals
Nov 23, 2018
Publishers Weekly
Fans will find fresh nuances and a richly intimate and immersive atmosphere.
PRI: Indigenous chef Sean Sherman wants you to know the truth behind Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2018
"When you read about history, you read a lot about the hardships that happened between the colonists and the Native peoples that were living there on the East Coast," said Sherman. "And a lot of really brutal stories come out of that history."
The New Republic: Retirement in America? Too Expensive.
Nov 20, 2018
The New Republic
A new book examines the lives of expats in Ecuador and their struggle to stay in the middle class.
Film International: Rehistoricizing the Gaze
Nov 20, 2018
Film International
Elena Gorfinkel’s Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s
INTO: How Race and Trans Identity Emerged Together
Nov 19, 2018
Black transgender scholar and Cornell University professor C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity offers a groundbreaking approach to the interlocking pasts of racial and trans identity.
Popmatters: Allen Ginsberg's Journals Offer Insight into Poetry, Culture, and Politics During the Cold War
Nov 19, 2018
The reader who is familiar with Howl will find a similar experience in reading Ginsberg's journals: words and scenes rush at you like a tidal wave, leaving you immersed and breathless, then, with surprising immediacy, lift you to another scene, sometimes frantic, sometimes serene.
TIME Magazine: The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie.
Nov 19, 2018
TIME Magazine
Every November, I get asked an unfortunate, loaded question: “You’re a Native American—what do you eat on Thanksgiving?” My answer spans my lifetime.
Star Tribune Wingnut blog: A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.
Nov 19, 2018
Star Tribune Wingnut blog
Buy two copies of this book. One for yourself, the other a gift.
CBS Sunday Morning: The Sioux Chef
Nov 18, 2018
CBS Sunday Morning
"You can throw a dart at a map of North America, and wherever it lands, there's gonna be culture, food, people and flavor to play with right there, and so many stories to tell you can write a book," said chef Sean Sherman. And he's done just that.
Off the Menu with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: The Great Minnesota Cookie Book
Nov 17, 2018
WCCO's Off the Menu
Are bar cookies cookies?
Kare 11: Great Minnesota Cookie Book recipes
Nov 16, 2018
Kare 11
'The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,' by Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson, of the Star Tribune, is a compilation of 80 winning recipes and stories from bakers around the state who have entered the Holiday Cookie Contest at the Star Tribune. Lee is the food editor and Rick is the restaurant critic and staff writer for the Taste section.
Washington Post: Why Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a celebration: a Native American writer’s take
Nov 16, 2018
Washington Post
Plenty of native people still celebrate the holiday, too. Everyone has the time off, and no one is against gratitude. It’s complicated.
Rising Up with Sonali: Speaking of Indigenous Politics
Nov 13, 2018
Rising Up with Sonali
Feeling Kinky about Environmentalism: A Conversation with Nicole Seymour
Nov 13, 2018
Edge Effects
Why do we expect to feel reverence when encountering wilderness and wild creatures? Or alarm and self-righteousness in response to invasive species or climate change?
Social Text Journal: Reconfiguring representation
Nov 13, 2018
Social Text Journal
In the face of structural dispossession and intensified border regimes, what does it mean to demand or to defy “more visibility” and “better representation” as an undocumented migrant?
Huffington Post: This Thanksgiving, Make These Native Recipes From Indigenous Chefs
Nov 12, 2018
Huffington Post
“I think we could do so much better [by having] a holiday that’s not focused on something that just dismisses so much intense history for a large group of people,” he said. “It should really be about giving thanks for the harvest season and [exploring] an indigenous dinner.”
Stroke of Genius: Haptics
Nov 11, 2018
Stroke of Genius
With David Parisi.
Fall Books Preview: 27 Top Picks from Metropolis Magazine
Nov 09, 2018
Metropolis Magazine
The leaves are turning and publishers are preparing a whole slate of new releases, including Robert Rosenberger's CALLOUS OBJECTS.
Vulture: The 4 Best Rock Chronicles You’ve Never Heard of
Nov 02, 2018
From novelist Jeff Jackson: These titles provided insights into key aspects of rock and roll that play out in my novel, but they drew blank stares from most of my music-loving friends. I’d like to change that.
City Pages: Minnesota's favorite cookie contest has a heartwarming, belly-filling new book
Nov 02, 2018
City Pages
Fifteen years ago, Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson decided he needed a cookie. Not just any cookie, but the best cookie. And he knew Minnesotans could provide it.
Uproxx: It’s Native American Heritage Month — Here’s How To Support And Learn
Nov 01, 2018
November is Native American Heritage Month. This month gives us an opportunity to connect to the Indigenous communities throughout the United States. There are 326 Indian Reservations with 567 different tribes across the United States. Yes, some reservations hold multiple different nations on them. See, we’re already learning.
Public Books: "A Gun to Our Heads"
Oct 31, 2018
Public Books
“Wherever we stand in relation to the world, we can scream ‘no!’ and open the space for many yesses.”
Book talk video: Indigenous Politics
Oct 30, 2018
Struggle Video Media
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui talks about the new book she edited. It's subtitled "Conversations with Activists, Scholars and Tribal Leaders" The conversations are talks with fascinating people about settler colonialism in the U.S., Palestine and elsewhere. The book talk took place in the Wesleyan B. Dalton bookstore (Middletown CT) in October 2018.
Reading Religion: Unconditional Equality
Oct 30, 2018
Reading Religion
The most recent, and arguably the most engaging to date, scholarship on Gandhi’s idea of religious or spiritual politics. A Capsule Aesthetic
Oct 29, 2018
Lets us understand how our body is rethought, reconfigured, constantly forgotten and recurrently exploded and recollected in millions of tiny digital pieces.
Hush Hush, Forest: A beautiful way to welcome winter.
Oct 29, 2018
Quetico Superior Wilderness News
A beautiful way to welcome winter, and bedtime, with the northwoods as backdrop.
KAXE: It's the time of year for baking and The Great MN Cookie Book
Oct 25, 2018
Full of recipes to warm our kitchens and hearts.
Washington Blade: New book unveils history of trans children
Oct 25, 2018
Washington Blade
In the introduction to this book, author Julian Gill-Peterson indicates that the current narrative paints today’s trans children somewhat as pioneers. Nothing can be further from the truth, as you’ll see here, eventually. Maybe.
Food Tank’s Fall 2018 Reading List—19 Books To Take the Food System Back
Oct 24, 2018
Food Tank
Here are Food Tank’s 19 top picks to inspire new and old activists, leaders, and innovators in the food system. No miracles, but some hope.
Oct 23, 2018
Isanti County News: Interview with Michael Schumacher
Oct 22, 2018
Isanti County News
On the1968 presidential election and Schumacher's THE CONTEST.
Minnesota Monthly: Indigenous-Inspired Feasts for Thanksgiving
Oct 22, 2018
Minnesota Monthly
Sioux Chef founder Sean Sherman on cooking Indigenous-inspired feasts for Thanksgiving, from forest to table.
Critical Inquiry: The Modernist Corpse
Oct 22, 2018
Critical Inquiry
Combining new materialism with insights from feminism, queer theory, and media theory, The Modernist Corpse attempts not only to reanimate the corpse in modernism but to reimagine experimental modernism itself by rereading and reassembling its corpus.
Duluth News Tribune: 'Herlands' provides detailed account of lands populated by women
Oct 21, 2018
Duluth News Tribune
In a new book from the University of Minnesota Press, Keridwen N. Luis looks at lands organized and populated entirely by women. The title of "Herlands: Exploring the Women's Land Movement in the United States" alludes to "Herland," a 1915 feminist novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in which explorers discover a society of women who reproduce asexually, resulting in a peaceful, egalitarian and exclusively female world.
Toronto Public Library's Read Indigenous list
Oct 19, 2018
Toronto Public Library
Includes AS WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
WHYY: So what’s the climate change/asthma connection?
Oct 18, 2018
“Asthma is really about atmosphere … It’s not just about what’s happening in the individual body, but it’s about what we are breathing, and our breathing spaces are collective."
DeRusha Eats: The Great Minnesota Cookie Book
Oct 18, 2018
On WCCO: "There’s a real cookie culture here that doesn’t exist in other parts of the country."
Elizabeth Warren Falls for Trump’s Trap—and Promotes Insidious Ideas About Race and DNA
Oct 16, 2018
New Yorker
Within hours of the appearance of the video, Kim TallBear, a professor at the University of Alberta and a leading expert on the use of DNA testing in tribal communities, posted a statement. Sharply critical of Warren’s behavior and publicity surrounding the test, she pointed out that tribal governments have developed an approach for determining who belongs to a tribe that is explicitly not based on the results of DNA tests. Still, she wrote, Warren and her staff “know very well that the broader US public will understand a DNA test to be a true indication of Elizabeth Warren’s right to claim Native American identity in some way.”
'Our Vote Matters Very Little': Kim TallBear on Elizabeth Warren's Attempt to Claim Native American Heritage
Oct 16, 2018
Dr. Kim TallBear, an Associate Professor on the Faculty of Native Studies at University of Alberta and member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe, argues that genetic testing—itself a scientifically unreliable method—reinforces white notions of identity by reducing cultural identity to dubious genetic markers that ignore the vast network of social ties, family relations, tribal rules, and other histories that form Native American identity.
Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren angers prominent Native Americans with politically fraught DNA test
Oct 16, 2018
Washington Post
Kim TallBear, a researcher at the University of Alberta, called Warren’s claims “yet another strike” against “tribal sovereignty.”
Surveillance and Society: The Undocumented Everyday
Oct 16, 2018
Surveillance and Society
A significant scholarly achievement amid growing anti-immigrant practices and populist, xenophobic politics.
'The War for America's Soul'?
Oct 16, 2018
Shepherd Express
Michael Schumacher recalls a crossroads election year | “The question: what did we learn?”
Oct 15, 2018
“Readers might notice similarities between the 1968 and 2016 elections. Both were very contentious. Both were extremely close when the final vote was tallied. The divisions within the country were deep and disturbing.”
Art + Music + Technology: Trace Reddell
Oct 14, 2018
Art + Music + Technology
A groundbreaking approach to sound in sci-fi films offers new ways of construing both sonic innovation and science fiction cinema.
LA Times' Burbank Leader: Similarities between 1968 and 2016 elections
Oct 12, 2018
Los Angeles Times
A new book by author Michael Schumacher looks into how the 1968 election between Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey shaped the country’s politics into what it is today.
Vox: How Jackson Pollock became so overrated
Oct 01, 2018
Vox video
With reference to Florence Rubenfeld's CLEMENT GREENBERG.
Strange Horizons: Hybrid Child
Oct 01, 2018
Strange Horizons
An intriguing work which has helped to further expand my expectations of what SF can do.
Growler: Stories Behind “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book”
Oct 01, 2018
The Growler
The just-released “Great Minnesota Cookie Book” is an overflowing platter of Minnesota cookie history.
H-Net: An excellent example of contemporary study not only of German culture under National Socialism but of European totalitarianism of the interwar era (Italy, USSR).
Sep 30, 2018
H-Net Reviews
H-Net: A rich and timely critique of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Sep 30, 2018
H-Net Reviews
Review of Damien Sojoyner's FIRST STRIKE.
Cartographic Perspectives: New Lines
Sep 27, 2018
Cartographic Perspectives
This book challenges everyone who usually deals primarily with the technical issues of GIS to more carefully consider the impacts of these technologies on society
MPR: Stonich's new novel revisits her North Country Minnesota roots
Sep 25, 2018
Minnesota Public Radio
"It's about northern Minnesota. It's about a small town and the people who live in it. And they go through stuff and they experience things, and it's the relationships, one to the other."
Houston Press: The Ragged Road of the Replacements...Featuring Reptiles in Houston!
Sep 24, 2018
Houston Press
If you made a list of the most hazardous and patience-testing job descriptions in the history of rock and roll, “Road Manager for the Replacements” would certainly rank toward the upper echelon.
Pioneer Press: Sarah Stonich revisits ‘Vacationland’ characters in latest novel about northern Minnesota
Sep 23, 2018
Pioneer Press
“I wasn’t finished with those characters in ‘Vacationland’ ” Stonich explained. “I wanted to take a few of them a step further, the ones I chose to give a voice.”
Publishers Weekly: Hybrid Child
Sep 21, 2018
Publishers Weekly
Atmospheric, brutal, and wildly intelligent . . . combines the future shock of Philip K. Dick’s work with the art direction of an anime, pleasurable and gripping as only the best of science fiction can be.
Modern Farmer | Earth Mover: Sean Sherman
Sep 19, 2018
Modern Farmer
“It’s not like I could go to the library and check out Joy of Native American Cooking,” quips Sean Sherman, author of the recently released The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen cookbook.
LSE Review of Books: Callous Objects
Sep 18, 2018
London School of Economics Review of Books
Very reasonably priced and easy to read, this book compiles examples of simple technologies that have been designed to deter rough sleepers.
I was a roadie for The Replacements and lived to tell the tale.
Sep 17, 2018
Roadie Bill Sullivan takes you into the madness of touring with The Replacements in “Lemon Jail”
Reading Religion: With Stones in Our Hands
Sep 17, 2018
Reading Religion
A solid and distinctive collection well deserving of a wide readership.
Autostraddle: A Story of Women’s Land and the Midwestern Lesbians Who Loved It (and Each Other)
Aug 31, 2018
Review of Dianna Hunter's WILD MARES.
Dramatists Guild of America: Ten Questions with Adrienne Kennedy
Aug 30, 2018
Dramatists Guild of America
I can write in any kind of room and have. I have often written on trains and buses, hotel rooms, rooms on campuses. I require nothing specific in the room, as I seem to blot out my surroundings when I am writing.
The Modern Novel: Hybrid Child
Aug 16, 2018
The Modern Novel
This is the second in the University of Minnesota Press’Parallel Futures series and every bit as fascinating as the first.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Books of Interest
Aug 15, 2018
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
The CASTAC blog: System, Space, and Ecobiopolitics
Aug 14, 2018
Platypus: The CASTAC blog
Into the Extreme is an ethnography of human space flight based on fieldwork at NASA Johnson Space Center most prominently, but then also other space sites throughout the United States.
'Retracing my own steps' from 1968
Aug 08, 2018
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Writing a book about the pivotal presidential election of 1968 turned out to be a walk down a not-always-pleasant memory lane for Michael Schumacher. The Groove of the Poem
Aug 07, 2018
The relationship between the world of music and the world of literature is a close one, thanks to the shared sounds, some type of structures, and especially the imagary which both are built to awaken.
The Philosophical Salon: Heidegger's Eternal Triangle
Aug 05, 2018
The Philosophical Salon, a Los Angeles Review of Books channel
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Martin Heidegger was the most controversial philosopher of the twentieth century. A polarizing figure, he had, beyond a shadow of doubt, influenced generations of intellectuals who have since become canonical in their own right, from Hannah Arendt to Jacques Derrida.
Glasgow Review of Books: Anthologising the Anthropocene
Aug 02, 2018
Glasgow Review of Books
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet and Veer Ecology are books about the Anthropocene, and both are permeated by its hesitance.
Leonardo: The Man Who Walked in Color
Aug 01, 2018
In his slim but densely structured philosophical study, which takes the form of an extended fable, Georges Didi-Huberman explores the visionary quality of James Turrell’s work in both its spiritual and phenomenological dimensions.
Civil Eats: 22 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for Summer Reading—and Beyond
Jul 31, 2018
Civil Eats
Food justice cannot be achieved without addressing structural inequalities across multiple systems including the prison-industrial complex, labor movements, and immigration.
Antipode: Renew Orleans?
Jul 25, 2018
Aaron Schneider’s central argument is that post-Katrina New Orleans represents, in concentrated form, broader capitalist globalization processes taking place around the world.
Bustle: 15 Books Set In Chilly Climates To Help You Beat The Heat This Summer
Jul 24, 2018
Environmentalist hero Sheila Watt-Cloutier has spent her life fighting to preserve the Arctic, both in terms of nature and culture.
Iowa Outdoors: Creekfinding
Jul 18, 2018
Iowa Public Television
When an Iowa City author and illustrator duo heard the story and visited the site of a reclaimed creek and prairie in NE Iowa, they knew it was the perfect story to teach children about the importance of environmental conservation.
Critical Material Practices with Contemporary Art: Mondloch’s A Capsule Aesthetic
Jul 17, 2018
Theory & Event
An in-depth and lush investigation of three artists’ works, showing how each exemplifies the influence of feminism from the 1960s through today, while also pushing us to think and feel and move forward with feminism.
Yes! Magazine: Resisting the Power Structures That Keep Colonialism Alive
Jul 17, 2018
Yes! Magazine
We must look at the roots of capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and anti-Blackness to leave settler colonialism in the past.
Chicago Review of Books: The Best Nature Writing of 2018 So Far
Jul 16, 2018
Chicago Review of Books
If you loved Walden’s Pond, you’ll love this meditative journey into the North Woods.
Rhizomes: Matthew Wilson, New Lines
Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Wilson tackles one of cartography and Geographic Information Science’s (GIS) most glaring struggles: the blurring between object and subject.
Agate: Grant Merritt reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Jul 16, 2018
Agate Magazine
Grant Merritt describes the lows and highs of his many battles, recalls a pivotal period in Minnesota history, and reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Star Tribune: An insider’s account of the battles to stop major pollution enforcement actions.
Jul 14, 2018
Star Tribune
At just under 200 pages, it’s a quick (and sometimes disjointed) read, sprinkled with anecdotes involving Minnesota luminaries like Hubert Humphrey and Miles Lord, and many of the unheralded state employees and activists who protected Minnesota’s natural resources.
Somatosphere: Subprime Health
Jul 12, 2018
Calls on us to think through the ways in which access, obligation, and responsibility are constituted by, and might be reimagined through, racialized forms of debt.
Star Tribune: "It’s impossible to read without noting the parallels between then and now, as a nation struggles to keep believing in itself."
Jun 29, 2018
Star Tribune
It’s difficult to imagine a more compelling and comprehensive look at the 1968 election than Schumacher presents in “The Contest.”
On Islam, white supremacy, and the myth of the empire of liberty
Jun 24, 2018
The Intercept
YOU MIGHT NOT know it from watching the news these days, but the U.S. is engaged in multiple wars across the world, both declared and undeclared.
Wisconsin DNR: Paddle tales
Jun 19, 2018
Wisconsin DNR
Antipode: The Anti-Black City
Jun 15, 2018
A tragically timely contribution to the hypervisibility of violence in Brazil.
Public Seminar: The History of Virtualizing Touch
Jun 14, 2018
Public Seminar
From electricity to vibration, haptic technology is changing the relationship between touch and media
Foreword Reviews: The Contest
Jun 05, 2018
Foreword Reviews
An intimate, moving, and often surprising behind-the-scenes look at the major players who made it a pivotal year in American history.
CaMP Anthropology: Interview with David Parisi
Jun 04, 2018
CaMP Anthropology
The book’s narrative arc is organized around five successive phases of interfacing, beginning with touch’s productive interfacing with electrical machines in the 1740s, and concluding with touch’s expression in recent attempts to market digital touch technologies like vibration-enabled touchscreens.
Publishers Weekly: The Contest
Jun 04, 2018
Publishers Weekly
This durable history underlines all the nuances for readers who lived it and showcases the period’s drama for readers new to one of the defining sagas of the ’60s.
Radical Philosophy: A Deleuze for intolerable times
Jun 02, 2018
Radical Philosophy
This book follows in a sequence of deaths: Nietzsche’s Death of God (after Feuerbach), Foucault’s Death of Man, and now, with Andrew Culp, the Death of this World. As with its predecessors, Culp’s announcement of death is also an attempt at its actualisation. The book begs us to inhabit a deep pessimism: to ‘give up on all the reasons given for saving this world’. In Nietzsche, it is Zarathustra who makes the announcement of death. For Culp, the harbinger of doom goes by the name of ‘Dark Deleuze’.
MPR: Where to find native Minnesota wildflowers
Jun 01, 2018
If you want to see native Minnesota wildflowers this weekend, you should head to Jay Cooke or Banning state parks. That's the expert recommendation of writer Phyllis Root and photographer Kelly Povo.
The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out
Jun 01, 2018
The Verge
Adventures in space, machines run amok, and more to add to your reading list
International Falls Journal: History on tap / Howard Greene
May 31, 2018
International Falls Journal
Howard Greene was a not only a Milwaukee businessman and father to four children, but starting in 1906, he added adventurer to his achievements as well; making extensive canoe expeditions into the wilderness with his young sons, a few of his outdoorsmen friends, and a few of his sons’ school friends.
WTIP: Breakfast with Beatrice
May 29, 2018
Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 31 cookbooks, and has been a food writer and columnist for many publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She joined The Roadhouse to talk about her latest cookbook, "Breakfast with Beatrice."
Pioneer Press: Gilded Age true crime book centers on Minneapolis
May 28, 2018
Pioneer Press
If you’ve never heard of Harry Hayward you’ll love reading about this serial seducer, con man, gambler and crook in Shawn Francis Peters’ “The Infamous Harry Hayward” (University of Minnesota Press).
Pet Sounds: Why we love pet photos
May 28, 2018
Pet Sounds
Capturing animals in photos hasn't always been about cute cats and goofy dogs.
Kare 11: Breakfast with Beatrice
May 26, 2018
Kare 11
Beatrice Ojakangas, author of Breakfast with Beatrice, stopped in the KARE 11 Kitchen to whip up a delicious pancake to share.
The Architect's Newspaper: 2018 Summer Reading List
May 25, 2018
The Architect's Newspaper
When did the modern age begin? The advent of refrigeration and climate control allowed for the mass distribution of food, the rise of tall buildings, and new advances in occupancy comfort. With so many more options for controlling the interior environment, architects took on a much more important role; and as Osman argues, played a major part in introducing the regulations that would standardize the centuries to come.
Largehearted Boy: Lemon Jail playlist
May 24, 2018
Largehearted Boy
Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements is an insightful and entertaining account of tour manager Bill Sullivan's time with the band.
There Are Better Ways To Fight Poverty Than Giving Money To Corporations
May 24, 2018
Huffington Post
If we consume junk with no discernable use, we’ll help others we’ll never see while we continue to enjoy, and not question, our own privilege.
Voces Críticas: The Politics of Visibility & Undocumented Status
May 24, 2018
Voces Críticas
Interview with Rebecca Schreiber.
The best new cookbooks for summer meals
May 24, 2018
SF Gate
Featuring BREAKFAST WITH BEATRICE by Beatrice Ojakangas.
Boston Globe: Lemon Jail
May 24, 2018
Boston Globe
Over the years, Boston has been friendly to many upstart rock bands, notably the Velvet Underground, who were a mainstay at the Tea Party in the ’60s, and U2, whose first foray to America brought them to the Paradise in 1980. The Hub was also home away from home for the Replacements, according to a new book by the band’s longtime roadie and unofficial fifth member, Bill Sullivan, who says the misfits from Minneapolis felt like they belonged in Boston.
Isthmus: A mesmerizing story
May 24, 2018
Peters’ scholarly, yet accessible, prose takes readers into the shadowy corners of Minneapolis and the sinister mind of a “man without a soul,” as Hayward was deemed. This sordid tale is packed with mesmerism, psychopathy, spiritualism, yellow journalism and capital punishment.
Make Wealth History: The Right to Be Cold
May 23, 2018
Make Wealth History
The Arctic is the front line of climate change. Because of global weather patterns, heat accumulates at the poles and the climate is changing twice as fast in the Arctic. The consequences are stark, and The Right to be Cold details them in this striking personal account of environmentalism in the North.
"An unusual and rather good memoir"
May 23, 2018
Make Wealth History
The Arctic is the front line of climate change. Because of global weather patterns, heat accumulates at the poles and the climate is changing twice as fast in the Arctic. The consequences are stark, and The Right to be Cold details them in this striking personal account of environmentalism in the North.
Searching for 'utopia' in 'Wild Mares'
May 22, 2018
Quad-City Times
A worthwhile look at non-traditional 20th century farming, and at Midwestern lesbian history.
Reading Matters: Add these to your summer list
May 22, 2018
Reading Matters
Margi Preus’s burgeoning series promises to satisfy the cravings of young “whodunit” fans.
WTIP: Cary Griffith
May 22, 2018
Author Cary Griffith stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about his recently published book Gunflint Burning. The book is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events surrounding the Ham Lake fire of 2007. Griffith talks about where he got the inspiration to write this book, as well as the writing process.
Anything but bland: Beatrice Ojakangas on 'Breakfast with Beatrice'
May 15, 2018
Fargo Forum
Scandinavia is known for many things — cross-country skiing, wool sweaters, blond hair and ABBA. But, perhaps unfairly, the foods of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are stereotyped as slightly uninspired, white and bland. "It's not bland!" says Beatrice Ojakangas. "Maybe it's the way we've started to prepare it lately, but it's real, natural, good food, and it is so tasty."
Pioneer Press: Memoir chronicles woman’s life as a lesbian on the land
May 13, 2018
Pioneer Press
Dreams fulfilled, partly fulfilled and lost by women who wanted to do things their way — on the land and together — is the theme of Dianna Hunter’s memoir “Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life”.
Star Tribune: Gunflint Burning
May 09, 2018
Star Tribune
A riveting account of the Ham Lake Fire — a disaster that didn't have to happen.
Foreword Reviews: Iron and Water
May 07, 2018
Foreword Reviews
Grant Merritt’s enthralling story is a model for activists everywhere.
Talking Headways Podcast: Code and Clay, Data and Dirt
May 04, 2018
Interview with Shannon Mattern, author of Code and Clay, Data and Dirt
Talking Headways Podcast: How Media Has Shaped the City
May 04, 2018
Streets Blog USA
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
May 02, 2018
A very timely book that luckily got translated relatively quick so that it can find a wider audience.
Leonardo: Bioaesthetics
May 02, 2018
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
May 02, 2018
Star Tribune
Baker extraordinaire reached into her past to highlight the best of the morning meal.
Lateral: Archaeologies of Touch
May 01, 2018
Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association
Archaeologies of Touch announces itself as an opening salvo for a new media studies subfield capable of addressing this ongoing haptic reconstruction of our media environment.
NeuFutur: Lemon Jail
Apr 30, 2018
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 rarely discussed Replacements side project that was fronted by their roadie.
Apr 20, 2018
Dangerous Minds
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
Apr 18, 2018
Los Angeles Review of Books
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.
Apr 17, 2018
Star Tribune
Star Tribune: 1894's 'crime of the century'
Apr 15, 2018
Star Tribune
Star Tribune: Replacements roadie reveals fresh tales of debauchery in new book
Apr 13, 2018
Star Tribune
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
Apr 13, 2018
"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
Apr 11, 2018
National Catholic Review
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
Apr 11, 2018
City Pages
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
Apr 06, 2018
Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
Walking in the footsteps of the most diabolical Minneapolis criminal you’ve never heard of.
WSJ: Virtual Reality, Now With the Sense of Touch
Apr 03, 2018
Wall Street Journal
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. Can the NBA 2K League tackle gender diversity in gaming?
Apr 03, 2018
What does a sports video game that encourages women audiences look like?
Leonardo: Spectacle of Property
Apr 02, 2018
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.
The Most Intriguing Theories About 2001: A Space Odyssey
Apr 02, 2018
io9 article references Mark Dery's I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts.
MinnPost: ‘Crusaders’ who reformed state’s psychiatric hospitals highlighted in new book
Apr 02, 2018
“What I’m hoping this book will is do give readers an understanding of the people whose shoulders they are standing on, give them a sense of the history of the people who made major accomplishments that are still relevant today.”
ASAP Journal: Ecology without Culture
Mar 29, 2018
ASAP Journal
Why ecocriticism is articulated most clearly when placed in the context of a close reading praxis that takes seriously the idea of aesthetics.
EBR: What is Queer Game Studies?
Mar 24, 2018
Electronic Book Review
Addressing a lacuna in games studies, Jason Lajoie makes a case for why a queer games studies is needed, and he shows how these two areas of study are united in Bonnie Ruberg’s and Adrienne Shaw’s collection.
In These Times Rural America: Wild Mares excerpt
Mar 21, 2018
In These Times Rural America blog
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
Mar 12, 2018
Computer Business Review
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
Mar 12, 2018
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
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
Mar 10, 2018
Dagger Zine
Gawd, what a ride it was.
Motherboard: There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia
Mar 09, 2018
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
Mar 08, 2018
This is Not a Pipe Podcast
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
Mar 08, 2018
Minnesota Public Radio
Includes YELLOW FUTURE by Jan Chi Hyun Park.
Publishers Weekly: The Infamous Harry Hayward
Mar 06, 2018
Publishers Weekly
"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
Mar 02, 2018
This highly readable book may be a good popular reading of media archaeology and urban studies.
Leonardo: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Mar 02, 2018
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
Mar 02, 2018
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
Feb 28, 2018
H-Net Reviews
"A unique perspective on how the concept of masculinity and dominance shaped the development narrative."
Yes! Magazine: The Disruption of White Supremacy
Feb 28, 2018
Yes! Magazine
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'
Feb 27, 2018
Windy City Times
Featuring C. Riley Snorton, author of BLACK ON BOTH SIDES and NOBODY IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW.
At the Edge of Canada: A Third University Is Possible
Feb 26, 2018
Interview with K. Wayne Yang
Workers’ Rights, Immigrant Voices: Flames of Discontent
Feb 23, 2018
Hometown Focus
Excerpts of Gary Kaunonen's book appear in Hometown Focus.
Iowa Public Radio: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Feb 20, 2018
Iowa Public Radio
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
Feb 17, 2018
Sarah Juliet Lauro weighs in.
Popmatters: Was '60s Sexploitation Cinema More Than Just Pornography?
Feb 15, 2018
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
Feb 12, 2018
Black Perspectives
An interview with Jaime Amparo Alves.
WTIP: The Inconvenient Indian
Feb 12, 2018
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
"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.
International Falls Journal: Douglas Wood's work is far from over
Feb 09, 2018
International Falls Journal
Borderland area a 'favorite place' for best-selling Minnesota author Douglas Wood
Southwest Journal: An evolving cuisine
Feb 09, 2018
Southwest Journal
Sean Sherman’s new cookbook describes the philosophy behind his culinary projects
Our homes, our selves: The house in American film
Feb 09, 2018
Santa Fe New Mexican
SPECTACLE OF PROPERTY reviewed in the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Green Bay Press Gazette: Don't miss this one
Feb 08, 2018
Green Bay Press Gazette
Brown County Library article features BORDER COUNTRY.
‘The Refused Exam’ and The Education of Gertrude Stein
Feb 07, 2018
The Seattle Lesbian
Excerpt of SO FAMOUS AND SO GAY by Jeff Solomon appearing in The Seattle Lesbian.
The Libertarian Ideology of Bitcoin
Feb 06, 2018
Against the Grain
David Golumbia interview with Against the Grain.
Utopian Horizons: Ghost in the Shell
Feb 05, 2018
Utopian Horizons
Christopher Bolton talks about the 1995 anime Ghost in the Shell and his new book INTERPRETING ANIME.
Los Angeles Review of Books: Reproductive Futurism and Its (Dis)contents
Feb 03, 2018
Los Angeles Review of Books
Review of Rebekah Sheldon's THE CHILD TO COME.
The Wire: Deepening Fault Lines Within the Indian-American Community
Feb 03, 2018
The Wire
The diasporic narratives, both in US and India, often paint the Indian-American community with a broad brush, suggesting a unified community. A closer look, however, suggests this narrative to be only partially true.
City Pages: The black depths of Harry Hayward, murderous rogue of Minneapolis
Jan 24, 2018
City Pages
Here’s how Harry Hayward tells the story of the best night of his life.
WTIP: Sean Sherman on The Roadhouse
Jan 23, 2018
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
Sean Sherman is an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. His new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," shares award-winning recipes, stories and wisdom, and was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. Jay spoke recently with Sean about his book and his work.
The Ring of Fire Network: America’s Gutless Judiciary Brings Havoc For Consumers
Jan 22, 2018
The Ring of Fire Network
Mike Papantonio talks with author Roberta Walburn about the story of a former judge that once brought a corrupt fortune 500 company into bankruptcy.
Heirloom Gardener: Different Types of Wild Greens with Pesto Recipe
Jan 22, 2018
Heirloom Gardener
Add zest to salads and pesto by using wild greens found in your backyard. Recipe from The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
Heirloom Gardener: Different Types of Beans with Three Sisters Mash Recipe
Jan 22, 2018
Heirloom Gardener
Learn about different types of beans and its role in Native American cuisine. Recipe from The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
Glasgow Review of Books: Whose Anthropocene?
Jan 22, 2018
Glasgow Review of Books
Failure Magazine: When the Hills Are Gone
Jan 19, 2018
Failure Magazine
Thomas W. Pearson on the impact of frac sand mining—in western Wisconsin and beyond.
A History of Haptics: Electric Eels to an Ultimate Display
Jan 12, 2018
HaptX interviews David Parisi.
My North—Episode 49: Dudley Riggs
Jan 10, 2018
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Most people know Dudley Riggs as the man who brought improv comedy to Minnesota and as the founder of Minnesota’s now-famous Brave New Workshop. He put down roots here because he found, as he says, the right kind of audience.
De Groene Amsterdammer: Blockchain in the polder
Jan 10, 2018
De Groene Amsterdammer
Society embraces 'blockchain', the disruptive technology behind money alternatives such as bitcoin. But do we also embrace the radical ideals and assumptions behind them?
Finmag: Bitcoin and the government are friends
Jan 04, 2018
Golumbia explores the ideological starting points of the most visible part of criminals: hence the aging resistance to central banking and the state as such, to centralization and inflation. He well reminds that bitcoin is centralized in its way, with roughly half of all value being held by thousands of owners who can manipulate the market with sophisticated business tricks, and that bitcoin has experienced inflation or hyperinflation several times.
'A valuable look into the rarely written about world of the Great Lakes salvage business'
Jan 01, 2018
Michigan in Books
Michigan in Books blog reviews THE SALVAGER.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Book gives rare glimpse of wilderness travel in the early 1900s in the Northwoods
Dec 29, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
They called themselves “the Gang,” and in the early 1900s the group of men and boys would leave town for wilderness canoe trips and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
KUMD: MN Reads / Andrea Swensson
Dec 28, 2017
Minnesota Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
City Pages: 5 intoxicating drinking books
Dec 28, 2017
City Pages
Includes Doug Hoverson's LAND OF AMBER WATERS.
Marie Claire: How women in gaming are changing the male-dominated narrative
Dec 22, 2017
Marie Claire
Includes authors Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw.
Twin Cities Live: Pickled Cranberries
Dec 21, 2017
Twin Cities Live
From SAVORY SWEET by Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen.
507 Magazine: Where did Minneapolis' sound come from?
Dec 21, 2017
507 Magazine
Reaching into the late 50s, this powerful book captures the essence of Minnesota’s musical legacy.
Places: Prop and Property
Dec 19, 2017
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
Dec 19, 2017
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
Dec 18, 2017
Twin Cities Agenda
First up: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
MPR | The best books to give and get: Nonfiction picks of 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Shelf Awareness: 2017 Best Books of the Year
Dec 12, 2017
WPR: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community
Dec 11, 2017
Wisconsin Public Radio
with Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
What Calvin Coolidge Didn’t Understand About Native Americans
Nov 30, 2017
Zocalo Public Square
Cecile R. Ganteaume writing for Zocalo Public Square.
The Field Museum blog: Reinvigorating Indigenous food systems
Nov 29, 2017
The Field Museum blog
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.
Nov 28, 2017
Wellesley Magazine
“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
Nov 27, 2017
Jack Zipe's collection of post cards is expansive in "Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards."
Unbecoming Human (A Capsule Aesthetic)
Nov 27, 2017
New Criticals
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’
Nov 26, 2017
Pioneer Press
"It’s always a hoot how she recounts it."
Pioneer Press: Holiday Gift List
Nov 26, 2017
Pioneer Press
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
Nov 26, 2017
Portland Press Herald
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
Nov 24, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
Hello Giggles: It's time to start paying attention to indigenous foods — especially on Thanksgiving
Nov 23, 2017
Hello Giggles
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
Nov 22, 2017
Duluth News-Tribune
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.
Lavender's Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 22, 2017
Lavender Magazine
Jeff Solomon's SO FAMOUS AND SO GAY is #3.
San Francisco Chronicle: American Indians strive to restore nearly lost tribal food traditions
Nov 21, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
To present modern ideas of indigenous food that also recognize precolonial traditions, native chefs from across the continent are flying to New York City over Thanksgiving weekend to participate in a series of pop-up dinners. Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman of Minneapolis is probably the most visible symbol of the current native foods resurgence, with a new cookbook, “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen.”
Zocalo: How Norway Taught Me to Balance My Hyphenated-Americanness
Nov 20, 2017
A Minnesotan Grapples With Identity in His Scandinavian "Homeland"
NYT: Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird
Nov 20, 2017
New York Times
Mention of Sean Sherman's THE SIOUX CHEF'S INDIGENOUS KITCHEN in the New York Times.
LARB: “Star Trek: Discovery” and the Dream of Future Fuels
Nov 18, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
Could the writers of Discovery have read anthropologist Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World? An article by FUEL author Karen Pinkus.
City Pages: Rediscover a bounty of Midwestern flavors with 'The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen'
Nov 15, 2017
City Pages
“What did my ancestors eat before the Europeans arrived on our lands?”
First Person Scholar: Re-Imagining the Borderlands
Nov 15, 2017
First Person Scholar
The Post and Courier: Three Sisters Mash recipe
Nov 14, 2017
The Post and Courier
Wagmíza na Omníča na Wagmú Patȟáŋpi (Three Sisters Mash), from "The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen" by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley.
MSP Magazine: Life Lessons With a Side of Nordic Folklore
Nov 14, 2017
MSP Magazine's The Fam blog
'Seven Ways to Trick a Troll': The locally written children’s book set in the mountains of Norway may be what we all need in troubling times.
The Missourian: Creekfinding
Nov 14, 2017
The Missourian
Many of us recall the allure of a rippling stream and the activities it spawned —from skipping rocks, to nabbing crawdads, and diverting the creek’s flow with a dam that would make a beaver envious.
Race and Cultural Landscapes: A Conversation with Elizabeth Kryder-Reid
Nov 10, 2017
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Dr. Elizabeth Kryder-Reid talks with TCLF about the polarizing nature of the California mission landscapes.
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Struggle to overcome barriers detailed in music scene book
Nov 10, 2017
Rochester Post-Bulletin
When Andrea Swensson finally got to meet Prince, she found out he was, well, a prince.
New Worlder: Wild Rice Cakes
Nov 10, 2017
New Worlder
“These are our go-to cakes for breakfast, as a snack, and as the base for a well-seasoned bison braise or duck. They’re especially good topped with smoked fish. Make them tiny for an appetizer or big for dessert slathered in maple-berry sauce."
"One day we just won’t be here, just like the people ahead of us, but we continue the survival of the people.”
Nov 10, 2017
Isanti County News
Isanti County News reviews Linda LeGarde Grover's ONIGAMIISING.
Minnesota Daily: Redefining local, indigenous cuisine in Minnesota and beyond
Nov 08, 2017
Minnesota Daily
The Sioux Chef is revitalizing Native American cuisine.
The Splendid Table: Exploring indigenous kitchens of North America with Sean Sherman
Nov 03, 2017
The Splendid Table
For his new book, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman and co-author Beth Dooley pulled from his travels to and experiences cooking with native cultures all over North America. Sherman talked with Francis Lam, and shared with him some unique food and ingredients. You can make Sherman's recipes for Maple-Juniper Roast Pheasant and Cedar Tea.
Shepherd Express: Werner Herzog's Poetic 'Scenarios'
Nov 03, 2017
Shepherd Express
Although he hasn’t entirely abandoned feature filmmaking, Werner Herzog is best known nowadays as a prolific documentarian. But when he first came to attention, in the 1970s, the German director earned his reputation as one of his country’s foremost art house directors, rivaled only by Wim Wenders and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
urbanNext: The Intelligence of Cities
Nov 02, 2017
An interview with Shannon Mattern.
Mediapolis: Shannon Mattern on "5000 Years of Urban Media"
Nov 02, 2017
Media archeology is a field that attempts to understand new and emerging media by examining old and often dead media technologies. Shannon Mattern takes inspiration from the field but notes that most of its “digging in the past” is metaphorical.
Times Higher Ed: Ready Player Two
Nov 02, 2017
Times Higher Ed
Shira Chess asks deeper questions about who plays games, and why half of them are seemingly ignored, by the media, by academia and by the games industry itself. If 50 per cent of gamers identify as female – a statistic that has remained consistently stable for 15 years – why do such strong stereotypes of players persist?
Star Tribune: Writer for 89.3 the Current traces rise of 'Minneapolis Sound' in new book
Nov 01, 2017
Star Tribune
MPR writer Andrea Swensson examines the music scene that produced Prince.
Southwest Journal: The scene that birthed a Prince
Nov 01, 2017
Southwest Journal
One of the great chroniclers of Prince during the final decade of the musician’s life, journalist Andrea Swensson made it her mission to reveal the man behind the self-cultivated myth of the Purple One.
MPR: The life and legacy of the 'lightning rod' Judge Miles Lord
Nov 01, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio
Miles Lord spent nearly 20 years on the bench as a federal judge. His career is peppered with a series of landmark decisions. From environmental policy to birth control, Lord's influence was both loved and loathed.
Twin Cities Geek: Andrea Swensson Documents the Ascent of the Minneapolis Sound
Nov 01, 2017
Twin Cities Geek
The North Minneapolis and Rondo neighborhoods played key roles in the evolution of Minnesota’s music scene, culminating in the birth of the Minneapolis Sound.
New Republic: Why Are Video Games so Sexist?
Nov 01, 2017
New Republic
The chauvinistic gaming world has always been hostile to women. A new book (Ready Player Two by Shira Chess) looks at how it got that way.
Minnesota Monthly: “Sioux Chef” Challenges Definition of Local Food with Indigenous Restaurants
Oct 30, 2017
Minnesota Monthly (blog)
Chef Sean Sherman is revitalizing indigenous food traditions with two upcoming restaurants, a cookbook, and a nonprofit—using only food native to Minnesota
Metamute | Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain
Oct 27, 2017
Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate austerity capitalism. Attractive as techno-monetary fixes may seem they come at a dangerous ideological cost, argues Andrew Osborne reviewing David Golumbia’s The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism
MinnPost: 'Got to Be Something Here' begins and ends with Prince
Oct 26, 2017
A music journalist, host of the Current’s “Local Show” and contributor to the Local Current Blog (and former music editor at City Pages, where she founded Gimme Noise), Swensson is a longtime Prince fan and student of his music and his life. When he died in April 2016, she was a primary online and on-air source of information. She shared her knowledge and her grief with the rest of us.
Critical Inquiry: Spectacle of Property
Oct 25, 2017
Critical Inquiry
Spectacle of Property points cinema studies in new directions that should inspire scholarship, teaching, and debate about space, modernity, and Hollywood history. It will be on my syllabus this spring.
James Beard Foundation blog: The American Cuisine You Should Be Eating
Oct 20, 2017
James Beard Foundation blog
American cooking is often celebrated as a melting-pot cuisine, but what about the foods and traditions that came before all of Lady Liberty’s huddled masses stepped into our nation’s kitchens? Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman has made it his mission to revive public interest in the food systems of North America’s indigenous populations.
This Is Not a Pipe Podcast: Alexis Shotwell
Oct 12, 2017
"Something there feels important to me about...doing what we can from where we are, building our capacity to do more, and refusing to be convinced that it’s hopeless for us to do anything if we can’t solve everything."
More than Prince: 2 new histories of local music explain just what makes us so darn special
Oct 11, 2017
City Pages
City Pages reviews Andrea Swensson's GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE.
NY Times Opinion: Mysterious Sounds and Scary Illnesses as Political Tools
Oct 10, 2017
New York Times
Co-written by Lisa Diedrich, author of INDIRECT ACTION.
Barbara Fister: 'An eerie journey into small-town Norway and into its darker past'
Oct 08, 2017
Reviewing the Evidence
On THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING: "As in the Minnesota Trilogy, Vidar Sundstøl is inspired by landscapes and history."
Pioneer Press: Vidar Sundstøl goes dark in new novel
Oct 07, 2017
Pioneer Press
Just in time for Halloween comes Vidar Sundstøl’s new novel “The Devil’s Wedding Ring,” with all the dark elements we love, including a 13th-century stave church, a venerated statue, pagan midsummer rites, a creepy folk tale rooted in Norwegian culture, a ghostly monk and murder.
Ryley Reads: 'A gritty, real crime novel'
Oct 07, 2017
Ryley Reads
THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING is "a solid story dealing with some ancient folklore and a decent crime novel."
'It's what paleo wants to be': Star Tribune interview with Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley
Oct 06, 2017
Star Tribune
What’s a quintessential Native American dish? Lee Svitak Dean asks the author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
MinnPost: New biography of Judge Miles Lord recalls two big cases involving health issues
Oct 06, 2017
In an absorbing and page-turning biography, Roberta Walburn describes the remarkable life and career of Miles Lord (1919-2016), one of Minnesota’s most influential — and controversial — jurists.
Star Tribune: 'Part biography, part memoir, and wholly a legal page turner.'
Oct 06, 2017
Star Tribune
NONFICTION: Roberta Walburn's look at Miles Lord's controversial career as a federal judge is a legal page-turner and an inside history of liberal politics in Minnesota.
The Sydney Morning Herald: What we can learn from our vegetal friends
Oct 05, 2017
The Sydney Morning Herald
On THE LANGUAGE OF PLANTS: "This mind-expanding work opens up new ways of apprehending the world."
Law360 | Judging A Book: Miles Lord
Oct 03, 2017
"Roberta Walburn, journalist and outstanding litigator, has written a rollicking and spirited biography of her mentor and friend, Miles Lord."
Food & Wine: Sean Sherman on Decolonizing the American Diet
Oct 02, 2017
Food & Wine
From his home base in Minneapolis, Oglala Lakota chef and educator Sean Sherman's reach extends into many areas. He is studying and promoting indigenous North American foods with projects that range from pop-up dinners to plant taxonomy.
Leonardo: Anthropocene Feminism
Oct 02, 2017
The volume fits in a series of recent and upcoming literature that address the Anthropocene era and its devastating effect on our environment.
Culture & Agriculture: Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
Sep 29, 2017
Culture & Agriculture
Interview with Thomas Pearson.
Publishers Weekly: The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
Sep 29, 2017
Publishers Weekly
An illuminating guide to Native American food that will enthrall home cooks and food historians alike.
Publishers Weekly: Scenarios
Sep 29, 2017
Publishers Weekly
Should become essential reading for cinephiles and scholars of Herzog’s work.
Cowboys and Indians: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Sep 26, 2017
Cowboys and Indians
Sean Sherman’s cookbook urges us to wake up to the past and to the actual American food.
The Best of End Times: Edge Effects in conversation with Anna Tsing
Sep 19, 2017
Edge Effects
Anthropologist Anna Tsing has gone on a hunt for “arts of living” in this complex and unstable world.
Minnesota Monthly: The Humbling Biography of a MN Law Legend
Sep 18, 2017
Minnesota Monthly
Attorney Roberta Walburn gives a detailed look at the late Miles Lord in her debut biography, the tale of a proudly Minnesotan man who stood up for the underdog.
Mail & Guardian: Biko book takes a few liberties
Sep 15, 2017
Mail & Guardian
The canon of books on Steve Biko, South Africa’s brutally assassinated Black Consciousness Movement leader, continues to grow 40 years after his death.
Los Angeles Book Review: On Fuel
Sep 12, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
Karen Pinkus’s inventive and engaging Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary constitutes a notable addition to a field that has rapidly come to be known as the “energy humanities.”
New book champions marginalized players behind the ‘Minneapolis Sound’
Sep 08, 2017
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder interviews Andrea Swensson.
The Architect's Newspaper: What can architects learn from Walmart’s fulfillment centers?
Sep 07, 2017
The Architect's Newspaper
Jesse LeCavalier focuses on the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, and how its overarching obsession with optimizing logistics manifests itself in built form.
Kitchn: The New Cookbooks We're Most Excited About This Fall
Sep 07, 2017
Kitchn's Fall Preview includes The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.
Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy: All Thoughts are Equal
Sep 06, 2017
Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy
The wide-ranging theoretical project of François Laruelle offers perhaps the most radical and ambitious program in contemporary Continental thought.
ABA on The Sacred Era
Sep 05, 2017
ABA blog
American Booksellers Association blog post on Fall 2017's most-recommended titles.
Spectacle: "Charming and delightfully revealing"
Sep 05, 2017
Riggs’ memoir is filled with charming and delightfully revealing tales of what it took to survive in show business for so many years, several of them spent on the Riggs Family Circus.
Leonardo: Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin
Sep 04, 2017
Short but an interesting eclectic reading, with critical insight and a great translation by Raymond N. MacKenzie, keeping the original richness of the language but adding clarity to it, this book surely is an enjoyable reading for theorists of politics and cultural studies.
Leonardo: From Light to Dark
Sep 04, 2017
Tim Edensor’s book gives a welcome and very useful overview of what one might call “light studies.”
Indian Country Today: Linda LeGarde Grover Talks ‘Onigamiising’
Aug 31, 2017
Indian Country Today
Award-winning author chats about her new essay collection ‘Onigamiising,’ and her hopes for the future
Lake Minnetonka Magazine: Dispatches from Summer Camp
Aug 29, 2017
Lake Minnetonka Magazine
Eric Dregni remembers his first—reluctant—journey to camp in Mound and the summer that got him hooked.
Indian Country Today | ‘Onigamiising’: an Ojibwe Woman’s Life
Aug 29, 2017
Indian Country Today
Linda LeGarde Grover’s ‘Onigamiising’ is lyrical, insightful and very personal
Foreword Reviews: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Aug 27, 2017
Foreword Reviews
There are cookbooks from which one simply cooks the recipes, and cookbooks like Chef Sherman’s, from which one learns how and why to cook.
Indian Country Today | ‘As We Have Always Done’: The Continuing Presence of Indigenous Nationhood
Aug 26, 2017
Indian Country Today
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them
World Literature Today: The Sacred Era
Aug 25, 2017
World Literature Today
"So ambitious and unfettered that you won’t read many books like it."
LA Times: 10 of the best new cookbooks of 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Featuring Sean Sherman's 'The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.'
Huffington Post: Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming
Aug 24, 2017
Huffington Post
Throughout history, in times of collective crisis, people’s dreams have often responded with a surge of imagery, emotion, and insight that help people respond more effectively and creatively to the pressing challenges facing their group in waking life.
Great Big Story: The Chef Bringing Native American Food to Your Table
Aug 21, 2017
Great Big Story
Sean Sherman's creations are truly gourmet. And with each beautiful dish, this chef is helping re-educate the American palate.
Crime by the Book: Interview with Vidar Sundstøl
Aug 21, 2017
Crime by the Book blog
Sundstøl covers everything from the inspiration for THE DEVIL’S WEDDING RING to his deep connection to his home, to the crime-solving librarian who plays a significant role in this outstanding crime read.
Jazz Profiles: Fats Waller
Aug 20, 2017
Jazz Profiles
Thomas “Fats” Waller is a Jazz immortal and I for one couldn’t be happier that the UMP has sought fit to reissue in an affordable paperback format his biography by his son Maurice in conjunction with Anthony Calabrese as a reminded of that fact.
Hot & Sweet Carrot Relish Freezer Preserves from Savory Sweet
Aug 17, 2017
An Oregon Cottage blog
Make delicious hot and sweet carrot relish and keep in your freezer to bring a burst of flavor to so many dishes – grilled or roasted chicken, cured meats, salads, or topping crackers.
Dita Von Teese recommends 'Infinite Variety'
Aug 16, 2017
V Magazine
"Talk about eccentric glamour, La Casati did it ALL before any of us did!"
What does it mean to be a teacher?
Aug 14, 2017
Owatonna People's Press
This summer, I read a new book by Tom Rademacher called It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. Rademacher was the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, and it took me less than 10 pages to fall in love both with his writing and with teaching all over again.
Crime by the Book: 'The must-read you haven't heard of yet'
Aug 11, 2017
Crime by the Book blog
THE DEVIL'S WEDDING RING is masterfully written, intricately plotted, and wholly immersive; in short, it's a must-read for Nordic Noir fans.
Indian Country Today | Exclusive First Look: Two Recipes From ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’
Aug 03, 2017
Indian Country Today
In honor of the upcoming Maoominike-giizis, Feast of the Wild Rice Moon in late summer, Sherman shares two indigenous recipes from ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’
Leonardo: Body Modern
Aug 01, 2017
The reconstruction of Kahn’s work and the rich and lavish illustrations of the book will prove extremely helpful to a better understanding of visual culture in a key moment of Modernity.
St. Cloud Times: Two titles, two very different parts of the Twin Cities and its history.
Jul 23, 2017
St. Cloud Times
Two new books from the University of Minnesota Press deal with memories of days gone by in two very different parts of the Twin Cities.
Santa Fe New Mexican: Charting man's modernity
Jul 21, 2017
Santa Fe New Mexican
On Fritz Kahn's homuncular body
Rain Taxi: Revisiting Allen Ginsberg
Jul 21, 2017
Rain Taxi
Allen Ginsberg’s impact upon the literary as well as cultural climate of the United States during the tumultuous latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overstated.
Summer Camp Memories: The River That Wasn't There
Jul 19, 2017
Wisconsin Life / Wisconsin Public Radio
Eric Dregni, author of You're Sending Me Where?, on Wisconsin Life / Wisconsin Public Radio.
Ford's history in the Northland
Jul 18, 2017
Duluth News-Tribune
Duluth News-Tribune interviews Brian McMahon, author of The Ford Century in Minnesota.
Kirkus Reviews: The Clue in the Trees
Jul 17, 2017
Kirkus Reviews
A great book for a lazy afternoon: a nod to Nancy that serves up a modern version of the classic teen detective heroine.
Publishers Weekly starred review: The Devil's Wedding Ring
Jul 17, 2017
Publishers Weekly
Ancient myth and contemporary detection collide in this highly impressive thriller from Vidar Sundstøl.
City Pages || F. Scott Fitzgerald's Minnesota: Revisiting the haunts and homes that still stand
Jul 17, 2017
City Pages
St. Paul native F. Scott Fitzgerald got around. Though he didn’t live his entire life in the Saintly City, he certainly left his mark during his stints here. Author Dave Page, a Fitzgerald scholar for 30 years, has collected info on upwards of 180 of the adored novelist’s local hangs -- including friends’ domiciles, relatives’ estates, and downtown attractions -- in his new book F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer & His Friends at Home.
(Not) Fry Bread: The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
Jul 13, 2017
Indian Country Today
Sean Sherman’s latest cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, offers recipes mixed among wisdom about sustainable living.
boundary 2: Seeing Ourselves, Loving Our Captors
Jul 12, 2017
boundary 2
a review of Mark Jarzombek, Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age
Twin Cities Live Book Club: "Flying Funny"
Jul 12, 2017
Twin Cities Live
"Flying Funny" features a foreword by Senator Al Franken and praises on the back cover from Louie Anderson and Penn and Teller.
Minnesota Lawyer: New book remembers Miles Lord as a maverick judge
Jul 11, 2017
Minnesota Lawyer
An unabashed populist, Lord presided over some of the biggest cases of his day and, with his bold rulings and even bolder comments, courted controversy all the way.
'There's poetry in facts': Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Jul 07, 2017
Santa Fe New Mexican
There is no shortage of books foretelling the catastrophe to which climate change shall deliver us. But what about a perfectly decent field guide to the flora and fauna of rising seas and ruined forests?
LA Review of Books: From Sex Worker as Character to Sex Worker as Producer
Jul 06, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
A Review of Nicholas de Villier’s “Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary”: In a world that is dominated by anti-sex work bias, such an analysis is sorely needed.
LA Review of Books: Not Just Pussy Hats on the Climate March: Feminist Encounters with the Anthropocene
Jul 06, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
Feminist thinkers have taken issue with the idea of the Anthropocene almost since its inception.
ROROTOKO: Body Modern
Jul 05, 2017
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
Jul 04, 2017
Star Tribune
A Twin Cities author shares his strategies for growing edibles in our challenging climate.
Tony's Reading List: The Book of the Dead
Jun 29, 2017
Tony's Reading List
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
Jun 27, 2017
Quad-City Times
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
Jun 23, 2017
Star Tribune
This big, lavish book explores the St. Paul streets that F. Scott Fitzgerald called home.
Gardening Products Review: Fresh from the Garden
Jun 20, 2017
Gardening Products Review
"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
Jun 15, 2017
Lambda Literary
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
Jun 14, 2017
Allen Ginsberg’s uncollected interviews show that he still matters, though not for the reasons he once did.
Shelf Awareness: 'A stunning collection'
Jun 13, 2017
Shelf Awareness
"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”
Jun 09, 2017
Author Jeff Solomon's new book follows the rise to fame of two queer literary giants.
Appetites: A simpler way of preserving
Jun 07, 2017
MPR News Staff
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
Jun 07, 2017
The Atlantic
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?
Jun 06, 2017
Eastern Daily Press
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?
Jun 05, 2017
The Guardian
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
Jun 05, 2017
The Telegraph
Professor Caitlin DeSilvey, author of CURATED DECAY, has suggested some perishing landmarks should be allowed to crumble.
Daily Mail: Let old buildings 'rot gracefully'
Jun 04, 2017
Daily Mail
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
May 30, 2017
Bitch Media
A conversation with AGAINST PURITY author Alexis Shotwell.
The Progressive: Communities Take the Lead in Battling Frac Sand Mines
May 23, 2017
The Progressive
Includes input from Thomas Pearson, author of WHEN THE HILLS ARE GONE.
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books: Marxist Thought and the City
May 12, 2017
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
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
May 09, 2017
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Forget about sterilized jars and lids, or adding pectin, no hot-water bath either. The authors describe it as "preserving the northern way." On the Existence of Digital Objects
May 09, 2017
The inscrutable nature of “digital objects”, which are essentially data but also industrial products, can lead to considering this term as a sort of oxymoron.
Wisconsin Public Radio: Despite Ups And Downs, 'We Have To Care,' Teacher Says
May 08, 2017
Wisconsin Public Radio
New Book Tells The 'Real' Side Of Teaching
Heavy Table: Savory Sweet
May 04, 2017
Heavy Table
Is there anything sexier than preserves? The correct answer, of course, is “no.” Preserves capture the bounty of the north’s brief but glorious growing season in a format that stores indefinitely, plays well with other foods, and creates flavors brasher than just about anything else on the plate.
MN Reads: Shelter
May 04, 2017
Author Sarah Stonich published Shelter in 2011, when she was a single mother looking for connections to home and family for herself and her son.
EdWeek: What I Want From My Next Teaching Job
May 03, 2017
Education Week
I just lost my job. This happens in education all the time. I was new to my district, and my district needed money, and a whole bunch of us had to go. A lot of us (me included) hoped to stay, hoped we would escape the teacher shell-game—transfers and retirements and re-hires—that happens this time of year.
Access Minnesota: The Showman Dudley Riggs
May 03, 2017
Access Minnesota
Dudley Riggs transformed the Twin Cities theatre scene in 1958 when his Brave New Workshop introduced audiences to “instant theatre.” Today, the BNW is the longest running improv comedy theater in America and has helped launch the careers of some of Minnesota’s funniest entertainers including Louie Anderson, Liz Winstead and Al Franken. Riggs discusses how he conceived of this new type of theatre and his memoir, “Flying Funning: My Life without a Net.”
TTLG Editor's Choice: Creekfinding
May 02, 2017
Through the Looking Glass
Many years ago a spring “burbled out of the ground and tumbled itself across a prairie valley” and it became a creek. The water was home to fish, insects, frogs, birds, and many other creatures. Then the creek was lost because a farmer used a bulldozer to fill it in with earth so that he could plant big fields of corn. Instead of running through a creek bed, the water from the spring flowed through a ditch and it no longer offered animals and plants a habitat where they can thrive.
St. Cloud Times: 'Savory Sweet' is just that
May 02, 2017
St. Cloud Times
In the opening passages of “Savory Sweet,” Minnesota author Beth Dooley describes her co-author, photographer and friend Mette Nielsen’s propensity for gardening and farmers markets. “We cook from different perspectives,” writes Dooley. “Yet share a desire to preserve summer’s bounty.”
WDIO-TV: Local Author Shares Story of Spring Log Drive in Latest Novel
May 01, 2017
Although the month of May is kicking off with snow, spring is here and years ago in our region, that meant the spring log drive. A local, award-winning author tackles that tradition in his latest novel - Dead Man's Rapids. William Durbin stopped by GMN Monday to share some of the history behind the story he shares of Ben, a young boy who signs up for the log drive of 1899.
Pioneer Press: For Minnesota author of ‘Old Turtle,’ nature is still filled with countless stories
Apr 29, 2017
Pioneer Press
Doug Wood walks softly to the edge of the road leading to his log cabin on the banks of the Mississippi. He’s looking at what appears to be a big, white ball of fluff that turns out to be a baby horned owl fallen out of the nest.
Star Tribune: A life shaped in the wild
Apr 27, 2017
Star Tribune
"Old Turtle" author Doug Wood traces the elemental influences of the outdoors in "Deep Woods, Wild Water."
Milwaukee writers on other writers
Apr 27, 2017
On Milwaukee
Schumacher on Ginsberg.
Star Tribune | Pickles and jams: Nordic approach offers easy, modern recipes for busy cooks
Apr 27, 2017
Star Tribune
A new cookbook offers a perspective from a master gardener's backyard.
Star Tribune: For women, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a terrifying warning about 'traditional values'
Apr 26, 2017
Star Tribune
A new TV series adapts Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, with its warning about the dangers of "traditional values." Daylanne English interviewed.
MPR: Brave New Workshop's Dudley Riggs remembers when improv was considered 'shameful'
Apr 26, 2017
Most people run away from home to join the circus. Not Dudley Riggs. For him, the circus was home.
Great Lakes Echo: Wilderness guide turns storytelling skills to memoir
Apr 25, 2017
Great Lakes Echo
If you’ve ever hiked in a deep forest, paddled a wide lake or walked beside a rushing stream, you already know the places Douglas Wood describes in his memoir, “Deep Woods, Wild Waters.”
Nordic Voices in Translation: Out of the Blue
Apr 25, 2017
Nordic Voices in Translation
In addition to being an enjoyable read, this anthology of recent short Icelandic fiction in English translation gives an overview of contemporary prose writing from a part of the world where writing, and the profession of writer, are traditionally held in high esteem.
Hyperallergic: A Painter Speaks, so that His Paintings Can Remain Silent
Apr 24, 2017
When René Magritte wrote “This is not a pipe,” he wasn’t negating the pipe so much as he was negating the language with which we attempt to grasp it.
Pioneer Press: Crystal’s ‘Mr. Rad’ writes about the good, bad, ugly of teaching for first-time educators
Apr 23, 2017
Pioneer Press
“This book is really aimed at newer teachers, that’s who I had in mind when I wrote it,” author Tom Rademacher said, “but what’s been really cool is how many really experienced teachers have reached out to me.
City Pages: Best Cookbook
Apr 20, 2017
City Pages
THE BIRCHWOOD CAFE COOKBOOK is selected as the year's best cookbook.
City Pages: Best Book (Nonfiction)
Apr 20, 2017
City Pages
THE KIND OF SKID ROW selected among the year's best from City Pages.
Coffee Break: Tom Rademacher on His New Book, the Moment He Wanted to Teach and Getting Hit by a Deer
Apr 19, 2017
Education Post
“Mr. Rademacher will do anything in his power to help his students succeed.” One of Tom Rademacher’s students wrote that about him in a nomination for Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year, which he won in 2014. His new book, “It Won’t Be Easy,” comes out April 25. He wrote it “because I often feel like I’m on an island as a teacher,” he explains in the introduction. Like his profession, he’s both uplifting and demanding.
Star Tribune: Dudley Riggs has a heck of a story to tell.
Apr 14, 2017
Star Tribune
Dudley Riggs had to run away from the circus to join his home with the rest of us. In his new memoir, “Flying Funny,” Riggs carries us from his somewhat Oliver Twist-ish past to his current status as a fabled founder of American improvisational comedy/satire with the Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop.
Star Tribune: Lorna Landvik, decades ahead of the hygge curve
Apr 12, 2017
Star Tribune
Twenty-two years after "Patty Jane's House of Curl," Lorna Landvik revisits her plucky crew of talented misfits and smitten lovers in a heartwarming stand-alone sequel.
Inside Higher Ed: Hybrid publishing platform Manifold launches in beta form
Apr 07, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work. Singular Images, Failed Copies
Apr 06, 2017
An impressive and well-researched study, which engages the philosophical and scientific milieu informing Talbot’s early photography. It is highly recommended to Talbot scholars.
Southwest Journal: The high-flying Dudley Riggs
Apr 04, 2017
Southwest Journal
In a new memoir, the Brave New Workshop founder writes about his life before improv.
"Anyone who is even vaguely interested in Japanese literature should definitely read this book."
Apr 04, 2017
The Modern Novel
The Modern Novel reviews The Book of the Dead.
Reviewing the Evidence: Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
Apr 03, 2017
Reviewing the Evidence
In the universe of Larry Millett's seven Sherlock Holmes spinoff novels, the eminent Victorian detective knows how to find trouble–generally, in the wilds of Minnesota.
Leonardo Reviews: The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age
Apr 01, 2017
Leonardo Reviews
The ensemble of the contributions in the book offer a solid critical base on the diverse topics developed; and it can hopefully become a point of departure to further deepen and expand these issues elsewhere soon.
Leonardo Reviews: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016
Apr 01, 2017
Leonardo Reviews
Providing a historical context for DH, Gold and Klein's extremely useful introduction draws perceptively on the canonical art historical essay "Sculpture in an Expanded Field" by Rosalind Krauss (1979) so as to extend upon the "Big Tent" DH metaphor that governed the 2012 volume.
Leonardo Reviews: The Interface
Apr 01, 2017
Leonardo Reviews
"A richly focused design history."
Star Tribune: Roots take on a deeper meaning for Nora Murphy
Mar 31, 2017
Star Tribune
White Birch, Red Hawthorn: Time with American Indians makes an Irish-American rethink her claims to land.
MSP Magazine: Q&A with Dudley Riggs
Mar 29, 2017
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
With his memoir 'Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net' hitting bookstores this month, we caught up with the Twin Cities comedy pioneer to chat about growing up in a circus family, why the term “improv” is for the birds, and how the time for satire is now.
MinnPost: A Q&A with Tom Rademacher: on writing a candid book about teaching in Minnesota
Mar 28, 2017
In general, it’s the book I wish I had when I started teaching. Unlike a lot of books about teaching, it’s not a prescription for how to do it right. It’s more about: Here are the struggles I’ve had and things I’ve figured out along the way, the important questions I’ve learned to ask myself, and then a ton of stories — about where I messed up, things that went well, things that were ridiculous, things that were funny and things that were kind of crushing and really challenging.
"A story of helping the earth to heal itself."
Mar 26, 2017
The Gazette
Iowa City author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and her friend Iowa City illustrator Claudia McGehee are both nature enthusiasts. It seems most fitting, then, that the creative duo teamed up to put together a lovely and inspiring new children’s picture book called “Creekfinding: A True Story.”
John Whitman: Don’t overlook the flowers of vegetables, herbs and berries
Mar 25, 2017
BBOG: The Big Blog of Gardening
The importance of flowers of many vegetables, herbs, and berries is often overlooked. They are an essential part of a vegetable garden’s beauty. Many of them are edible and can be used to add color and flavor to a wide variety of dishes, used as cut flowers, or added to a potpourri for an exquisite scent. Flowers offer the added bonus of drawing in a wide variety of beneficial insects critical to proper pollination of numerous plants in the landscape as well as the control of insect pests.
City Pages: One Minneapolis teacher's brutally honest (slightly unprofessional) tale of surviving public schools
Mar 24, 2017
City Pages
It’s the book I wish someone had handed me when I was starting. Or maybe that time in my third year when I almost quit. Or the time that kid threatened to shoot me. The stories below are excerpts, picked to highlight just how hard it can be, and just how incredibly worth it teaching is.
Kare 11: Crystal teacher pens book on life in the classroom
Mar 22, 2017
Kare 11
Tom Rademacher is the son of a teacher, the grandson of a teacher and the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. So for grins, he's now adding author to the resume.
San Francisco Chronicle: 'First Thought' introduction "ought to make Ginsberg fans scream with joy."
Mar 22, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
For decades, critics scolded Allen Ginsberg because he promoted himself and his work. Nowadays, there isn’t a self-respecting poet who doesn’t publicize and promote shamelessly. Ginsberg led the way.
Between Green Paris and Immigrant Paris: The Politics of the Jardins d’Éole
Mar 21, 2017
Through research with residents, activists, and urban planners, Andrew Newman weaves together a detailed ethnography of grassroots mobilization with a structural analysis of neoliberal urbanism.
Iowa Public Radio: A True Story About a Creek that was Lost, Found, and Restored
Mar 20, 2017
Iowa Public Radio
After children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin read an article in the paper about a man who had restored a creek back into a thriving habitat, something about the story struck her.
Mpls St Paul Magazine: Creekfinding
Feb 24, 2017
Mpls St Paul Magazine
In Creekfinding, children's author Jacqueline Briggs Martin tells the true tale of an old creek discovered under Iowa farmland and restored to its blooming, gurgling, buzzing glory.
Granta excerpt: The Book of the Dead
Feb 16, 2017
Granta Magazine
A great deal lies hidden beneath the surface of the story; the entire text is a modernist mystery waiting to be decoded.
Kirkus Reviews: Learn more about the creators of science fiction
Feb 15, 2017
Kirkus Reviews
Featuring THE PERVERSITY OF THINGS by Hugo Gernsback.
PopMatters: Cinema's Bodily Illusions: You will get fooled again.
Feb 14, 2017
On experiencing the cinema without representation or ideology.
Kirkus Reviews: Dead Man's Rapids
Feb 04, 2017
Kirkus Reviews
Fine historical fiction that will successfully transport readers into an out-of-the-ordinary time and place.
Leonardo Reviews: Philosophy of Language
Feb 01, 2017
Leonardo Reviews
Amazingly enough, even in this early work, from 1965, we are finding rhizomes of his latter theories fully connected to contemporary digital discourse, as for example his definition of metaphysics; "there must be a computer that is the computer of all computers" (p. 62/3).
Brooklyn Rail: Rene Magritte
Feb 01, 2017
The Brooklyn Rail
Perhaps the greatest virtue of Selected Writings, beyond facilitating English-language access to Magritte’s writings, is its alignment of Magritte with the great polymath artists of 20th-century modernism, who bent styles and genres to ideological dictates rather than confine an ideology to a singular aesthetic form.
Leonardo Reviews: The Perversity of Things
Feb 01, 2017
Leonardo Reviews
The quality of Wythoff's editorial work is outstanding, and it is well served by the clever typographical presentation of the book, pleasant to read, well indexed, and nicely illustrated.
Teachers Scrap Lesson Plans To Tackle Trump’s Executive Order
Feb 01, 2017
Huffington Post
Huffington Post features Tom Rademacher.
New York Review of Books: The Making of Future Man
Jan 31, 2017
New York Review of Books
Until now, the record of Hugo Gernsback’s life has been scanty and quite unreliable.
Ringling Brothers Stops Touring: The End of an Era, Not an Art Form
Jan 30, 2017
Iowa Public Radio
Dudley Riggs interview with Iowa Public Radio.
Black Perspectives interview with Anthony Ryan Hatch
Jan 25, 2017
Black Perspectives
Hatch: I wrote it for the millions of people, especially Black people, who struggle to maintain good metabolic health.
Rock and Roll Book Club: Jim Walsh follows Prince through the '90s
Jan 24, 2017
The Current
The Current's book club reviews: Gold Experience is full of fascinating details about life with Prince (or, rather, the Artist Then-Formerly Known as Prince) in the '90s.
Kirkus Reviews: Once in a Blue Moon Lodge
Jan 23, 2017
Kirkus Reviews
A people lover’s book. Characters grow and change; family and friends support each other. Predictable, but comfortably so, this refreshingly simple family tale provides a comfy diversion from the everyday world.
Against Purity on Against the Grain
Jan 23, 2017
KPFA Against the Grain
In our fight against the ravages of capitalism, purity is not the best way to come together collectively and change a damaged world.
The Atlantic: The Folly of 'Purity Politics'
Jan 20, 2017
The Atlantic
A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections.
Material as opposed to what? Three recent ethnographies of welfare, biological labor, and human dignity
Jan 20, 2017
Capturing Prince's hope, heartbreak: Star Tribune on 'Gold Experience'
Jan 20, 2017
Star Tribune
With his hero going astray again and again, Jim Walsh struggles with acceptance as he watches the brightest luminary of his age become eclipsed by much lesser lights.
Lush and rich: The John H Watson Society on Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
Jan 19, 2017
The John H Watson Society
"(Larry) Millett has always been phenomenal at writing eccentrics."
Challenges to Democracy: National Urban Policy in the Age of Obama
Jan 18, 2017
Challenges to Democracy
Many supporters expressed disappointment that the first African-American community organizer to be elected US President did not do more to help cities. Although Barack Obama began to embrace the subject of race relations late in his second term, his urban policy seemed to disappear as his Administration endured. Here is an excerpt from a new edited volume Urban Policy in the Time of Obama.
Crave: New Book Revisits Prince in the 90s
Jan 12, 2017
In "Gold Experience," author Jim Walsh shares interviews, reviews, and encounters with The Purple One.
BGSU scholar Rebecca Kinney dissects the myth of Detroit’s death & resurrection
Jan 07, 2017
BG Independent News
Rebecca Kinney only realized she should write about her hometown of Detroit when she was living to the West Coast.
Michigan Radio: Book aims to reframe outsider narratives of Detroit
Jan 02, 2017
Michigan Radio
How do we talk about Detroit? In the 80's and 90's, the focus was on crime and urban decay. Detroit was the "Murder City." Today, the narrative is one of possibility and resurgence.
nano: New American Notes Online interviews Tony D. Sampson
Dec 29, 2016
nano: New American Notes Online
Sampson's work (Virality; The Assemblage Brain) touches on issues of imitation and contagion.
BoingBoing: It's about Time: Reading Steampunk's Rise and Roots
Dec 28, 2016
Excerpt from LIKE CLOCKWORK, edited by Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall.
Washington Post: An illustrated history of the most beautiful canoes
Dec 28, 2016
Washington Post
“Canoes,” by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims, is a vibrant history of one of North America’s most beloved conveyances.
Grading Obama's Urban Policy Legacy
Dec 26, 2016
With James DeFilippis: Now, as he leaves the White House, Obama’s legacy is being evaluated on many fronts, including within the realm of urban policy.
How Aluminum Revolutionized The Canoe: Excerpt in Gear Junkie
Dec 26, 2016
Gear Junkie
After World War II, the manufacture and performance of American-made canoes experienced a surge thanks to a new material: Aluminum.
Starred PW review: Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
Dec 12, 2016
Publishers Weekly
Author Larry Millett does a superb job of portraying Holmes without the familiar Watsonian narration and creating a creepy setting for his inquiries.
WUNC: Being “Brown” in Post 9/11 America
Dec 08, 2016
WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
In her new book “Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State” (University of Minnesota Press/2016) Silva interweaves her own personal experience with ethnographic research and popular culture analysis to understand how a shifting understanding of “brown” identity shapes the treatment and control of brown bodies in post-9/11 America. Host Frank Stasio talks with Kumarini Silva, professor of communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Kirkus Reviews: Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
Dec 06, 2016
Kirkus Reviews
A trip to the Mayo Clinic plunges the famed sleuth into an adventure as perilous as the Reichenbach Falls.
PopMatters: "Like catching up with an old friend after being apart for decades."
Dec 05, 2016
This book, a collection of previously published articles and essays from several newspapers and magazines, is a lovingly curated set of writings that highlight one of the Twin Cities’ favorite music critics and scene cheerleaders. Walsh’s long career, which includes stints as Music Editor for the City Pages (a free weekly) and pop music columnist for the St Paul Pioneer Press, has also seen him published in Rolling Stone, SPIN, The Village Voice, Melody Maker, and the Utne Reader, among many others. Walsh is also a musician, playing in several bands, including REMs, a punk band that bubbled up in the same scene as The Replacements and Hüsker Dü.
Beatrice Ojakangas on her big Finnish family, pizza rolls
Dec 05, 2016
WTIP North Shore Community Radio
Ojakangas, author of HOMEMADE plus 29 cookbooks, talks with WTIP.
Steven Salaita on Rising Up with Sonali
Dec 01, 2016
Rising Up with Sonali
The on-going actions at Standing Rock, North Dakota have been met with many gestures of solidarity. One of the most interesting is solidarity from Palestinian rights activists who have seen a clear parallel between the Indigenous struggle for sovereignty and treaty rights with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.
MinnPost: Minnesota's unique role in the Ford Motor Company
Nov 29, 2016
When we talk about Ford in Minnesota, we are now talking about redeveloping its Twin Cities Assembly Plant site. We’ve moved on. But author Brian McMahon says not so fast — “Let’s remember what happened there.”
MPR: Henry Ford's influence in Minnesota
Nov 29, 2016
Minnesota Public Radio
Brian McMahon (THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA) talks with Cathy Wurzer about the St. Paul plant and the former Minneapolis plant.
FullStop: Rene Magritte
Nov 25, 2016
Magritte had the exceeding power of knowing exactly what he was doing and putting it into precise words. Language, in fact, is a primary element in several of his best-known paintings, and a subject they contemplate.
Canoeists: Here's a very satisfying literary expedition for the winter.
Nov 25, 2016
Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff)
Hardcore canoeists often view the world in paddling metaphors. Reading through each chapter felt like an adventurous backcountry journey, sometime through familiar territory, but with pleasant surprises along the way.
Tara's Multicultural Table: Homemade review and Grandmother's sugar cookies
Nov 23, 2016
Tara's Multicultural Table
Along with stories and memories of her life, Beatrice also shares 42 of her most memorable recipes including Pulla (Finnish Cardamom Coffee Bread), Orange Date-Nut Cake, Leipäjuusto (Finnish Baked Cheese), Stroganoff Burger, Mustikkapiirakka (Finnish Blueberry Bars), Burnt Sugar Ice Cream, Cream of Morel Soup, Swedish Prince’s (Princess) Cake, and Finnish Rye Bread.
Detroit Metro Times: 3 books about Detroit for the bookworm in your life
Nov 23, 2016
Detroit Metro Times
It's part personal memoir, part reporting, part academic dissection, drawing on life history, pop culture, photojournalism, architecture, TV news, and more.
BeyondChron: Did Obama Fail Urban America?
Nov 22, 2016
As James DeFilippis, editor of an important new book, Urban Policy in the Time of Obama, puts it, Obama’s urban initiatives were “all fairly small, modestly funded, and low profile.”
Hong Kong Review of Books: Foucault in Iran
Nov 22, 2016
Hong Kong Review of Books
Angus Reoch reviews Foucault in Iran:, arguing that it is never useless to revolt and grappling with the contradictions of Western philosophy as they have emerged in the real world
Shepherd Express: Jim Walsh is a true believer.
Nov 22, 2016
Shepherd Express
“I believe everyone should stop saying ‘That rocks’ about things that absolutely do not rock.”
Booklist: Written by avid canoeists
Nov 15, 2016
This richly illustrated history will entrance any—and they are many—who have taken a paddle in hand.
Northern Lights Reading Project: No Recipe Needed
Nov 15, 2016
Northern Lights Reading Project
Excerpt + review of HOMEMADE by Beatrice Ojakangas.
The Norwegian American: New edition, old tales
Nov 15, 2016
The Norwegian American
The classic folktales in this reprint pull the reader into an imaginary world where good behavior guarantees rewards and magical characters appear when the hero and heroine are at their wit’s end.
WTIP with Michael Schumacher
Nov 15, 2016
WTIP Radio
The author of TORN IN TWO talks shipwreck with WTIP.
KFAI Radio: Jim Walsh's Mixtape Memoir
Nov 14, 2016
KFAI Radio
Jim Walsh started writing about the Twin Cities music scene some 30 years ago. He fell into his profession as a music journalist, compelled by an insatiable desire to take the electrical and emotional impulses of music and translate them to the page.
LARB | No mind to lose: On brainwashing
Nov 12, 2016
Los Angeles Review of Books
SCOTT SELISKER begins his book Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom with the case of John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban” who was captured in Afghanistan as an enemy combatant shortly after the US invasion in 2001.
An honest look at POW experience
Nov 12, 2016
Herald Review
On Catherine Madison's THE WAR CAME HOME WITH HIM.
Harvard Business Review: What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class
Nov 10, 2016
Harvard Business Review
References Jennifer Sherman's THOSE WHO WORK, THOSE WHO DON'T.
Shepherd Express: The Wreck of the ‘Daniel J. Morrell’
Nov 08, 2016
Shepherd Express
Michael Schumacher’s latest Great Lakes history adventure
NBn: Foucault in Iran
Nov 06, 2016
New Books Network
How did the preeminent theorist and philosopher Michel Foucault experience and observe the Iranian revolution? How did he find the revolution disruptive of a teleological notion of history? And how did the Iranian revolution impact and shape Foucault’s thought?
Beyond data collection — the social and political effects of environmental sensor proliferation
Nov 05, 2016
Jennifer Gabrys spoke with Mongabay about emerging technical applications, their deployments in the field and cultural implications of an ever more “wired up” planet.
Rising Up with Sonali: Brown Threat
Nov 04, 2016
Rising Up with Sonali
The idea of brown and black bodies as threatening is as old as the US itself. In a new book author Kumarini Silva tackles the question of how racial, ethnic, and religious identity has become much more complicated in the post September 11th world.
MinnPost: A modest memoir about Beatrice Ojakangas’ amazing life in food
Nov 04, 2016
In her first book that isn’t a cookbook — she has written 29 cookbooks, a feat that landed her in the James Beard Hall of Fame — Ojakangas tells some stories from her own life. From growing up the first of 10 children in a family of Finns in Northern Minnesota to becoming an influential writer and thinking on cooking and food culture, Ojakangas has collected some amazing stories. She wouldn’t put it that way, though.
BGSU News: Kinney book looks at Detroit through lens of popular culture
Nov 01, 2016
Bowling Green State University News
Detroit, once a mecca for those looking for a good job and a better life, is now seen by some as what Dr. Rebecca J. Kinney calls a “beautiful wasteland.” A wasteland because of the perception of its postindustrial devastation, and beautiful because of its potential to rise like a phoenix from its ashes to reclaim its place among the country’s great cities. But who will this gleaming new city be for?
NewsClick: Busting the Technology Hyperbole of Bitcoin
Oct 28, 2016
All concerned citizens should read this book, which is an essential resource for understanding the true stakes of current technological hyperbole.
ReaderKidz: One North Star
Oct 26, 2016
An engaging, beautiful book to learn from and enjoy.
City Pages: Author Zeke Caligiuri reflects on redemption, family, and writing from prison
Oct 24, 2016
City Pages
There’s no graceful way to say it: Zeke Caligiuri, author of the new memoir This Is Where I Am, is in prison. But the story of how he became an inmate is told in a poetic narrative anchored in the Powderhorn neighborhood where Caligiuri grew up. From falling in with the wrong crowd to selling crack, the book retraces the trajectory that resulted in Caligiuri’s imprisonment. The book is not without its bittersweet moments, including interactions with his beloved grandmother.
Star Tribune: Duluth cookbook queen Beatrice Ojakangas whips up 'Homemade' memoir
Oct 07, 2016
Star Tribune
In a new memoir, Duluth cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas tells how recipes – and the skills behind them – led to her career in food.
Tangled Up in Food: Homemade
Oct 05, 2016
Tangled Up in Food
In addition to stories, Homemade includes over 40 recipes spanning a lifetime, from the Finnish rye bread that won the teenage Ojakangas a trip to the state fair to the sponge cake she demonstrated on Martha Stewart's television show.
Newsweek: Does Black Lives Matter pick up where the Black Panthers left off?
Oct 04, 2016
Featuring Alondra Nelson, author of BODY AND SOUL.
Medical Humanities blog: The Slumbering Masses
Oct 03, 2016
Medical Humanities blog
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
Oct 01, 2016
Duluth News-Tribune
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
Oct 01, 2016
The Daily Beast
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
Sep 30, 2016
Pioneer Press
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
Sep 29, 2016
One Flew East
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
Sep 29, 2016
The New Inquiry
Bookology: One North Star, Three Creative Artists
Sep 27, 2016
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
Sep 26, 2016
National Post
"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
Sep 22, 2016
Largehearted Boy
Inside Higher Ed: The Uberfication of the University
Sep 21, 2016
Inside Higher Ed
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
Sep 20, 2016
American Journal of Public Health
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
Sep 15, 2016
Great Lakes Echo
Failure Magazine: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell
Sep 12, 2016
Failure Magazine
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
Sep 07, 2016
Critical Theory
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi's book among the recommended.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: One North Star
Aug 17, 2016
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
"A beautiful addition to the library of any child from the North."
NPR: Minnesota Bookseller Recommends 3 Summer Porch Reads
Aug 16, 2016
WAKE UP, ISLAND among them.
Shepherd Express: Listen to the Music
Aug 16, 2016
Shepherd Express
Review of Albert Murray's MURRAY TALKS MUSIC.
Mondoweiss: White Jews and uppity blacks
Aug 13, 2016
Review of A SHADOW OVER PALESTINE by Keith P. Feldman.
KFAI's MinneCulture: Never a Champ, But a Beloved Boxer
Aug 11, 2016
KFAI's MinneCulture
PopMatters: What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?
Aug 09, 2016
Vinciane Despret blends science with story to give readers new ways to think about animals and our relationships with them.
Star Tribune: Ice-Out
Aug 09, 2016
Star Tribune
Readers will be rooting for Owen to find a path forward at a time when the police were sometimes as dangerous as the criminals they chased down.
The Spectator: The internal dreamworld of René Magritte
Aug 06, 2016
The Spectator
The great surrealist painter was also a prolific writer — whose detective stories and prose-poems (now available in English for the first time) were often as mysterious as his canvases
Religious Theory: A Darker, Grittier Deleuze
Aug 04, 2016
Religious Theory
Review of Andrew Culp's DARK DELEUZE
Leonardo Reviews: Barnstorming the Prairies
Aug 01, 2016
Leonardo Reviews
Not only a major contribution to our knowledge of Midwestern culture but also a superb example of the broad and interdisciplinary examination of what seems to be at first sight a technical gadget: aerial photography.
Society & Space: Building Dignified Worlds
Jul 27, 2016
Society & Space
Building Dignified Worlds is the first in a series of works examining “Diverse Economies and Liveable Worlds” under the editorship of J.K. Gibson-Graham (among others). Tracing the making of such “worlds” by diverse forms of collective action, the book is interested not so much in documenting those forms according to a pre-set analytical template as eliciting the associations through which collective action enacts change.
Fuse Book Review: John Vassos
Jul 21, 2016
The Arts Fuse
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life is not only an essential book for designers, but for those who love the history of design.
PopMatters: 'The Age of Lovecraft' Wonderfully Elucidates the Central Dilemma Posed by Lovecraft
Jul 21, 2016
Murray Talks Music excerpt in Full Stop
Jul 18, 2016
Full Stop
Art is About Elegant Form: An Interview with Albert Murray by Wynton Marsalis.
Pioneer Press: New picture books teach kids to love Earth and animals
Jul 17, 2016
Pioneer Press
Includes ONE NORTH STAR by Phyllis Root, with illustrations by Betsy Bowen and Beckie Prange.
Julia Lee on Fox 11
Jul 17, 2016
Fox 11
The author discusses OUR GANG with Tony Valdez on Midday Sunday.
Star Tribune: U expert tells how 'design thinking' can solve society's big problems
Jul 16, 2016
Star Tribune
While he's long been interested in the tangible, physical world around us, Tom Fisher has a new book of essays about "the design of what we cannot see."
Star Tribune: The "Fighting Frenchman" took on boxing's big stars — and bums.
Jul 15, 2016
Star Tribune
Reivew of Paul Levy's book.
Beyond Chron: Lessons from Barbara Brenner
Jul 14, 2016
Beyond Chron
The entries are short – but each packs a powerful punch.
"Woke Up This Morning, Had Them Statesboro Blues": Jas Obrecht's Early Blues
Jul 14, 2016
No Depression
Review in No Depression.
Leonardo Reviews: The Challenge of Surrealism
Jul 01, 2016
Leonardo Reviews
"(Theodor) Adorno found himself in the situation of someone who has shown the way but, to the students' disappointment, isn't marching in the direction he points toward."
Ending the World as We Know It: An Interview with Andrew Culp
Jun 29, 2016
Boundary 2 online
Interview with the author of DARK DELEUZE.
Access Minnesota: Every angler has a fish story.
Jun 26, 2016
Access Minnesota
Interview with Eric Dregni, author of Let's Go Fishing!
Poets find honey in the subject of bees, also worry about losing them
Jun 24, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviews IF BEES ARE FEW.
Public Seminar: Make Kith Not Kin!
Jun 24, 2016
Public Seminar
Review of Donna Haraway's Manifestly Haraway.
Roy Christopher: Summer Reading List
Jun 21, 2016
Roy Christopher
Authors Rita Raley and Andre Carrington weigh in on their summer 2016 picks. Early Blues
Jun 21, 2016
The early blues guitar legends Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake, Papa Charlie Jackson, Tampa Red, Sylvester Weaver, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie McTell, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson are the subject of this excellently researched book that will delight blues fans.
A picture perfect book for vacation reading
Jun 20, 2016
Review of Mary Casanova's Wake Up, Island: "A picture book worth the investment."
Highlights blog: Finding Treasure at a Workshop
Jun 07, 2016
Highlights blog
Guest post by Ann Treacy.
Tiny Spark: What's in the Dumpster? Exploring Food Waste and Hunger in America
Jun 07, 2016
Tiny Spark
Podcast interview with FREEGANS author Alex V. Barnard.
Let's Go Fishing!: It's a keeper
Jun 06, 2016
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
WTIP interviews author Eric Dregni.
MinnPost | Anthology of bee poems, from Sappho to Dickinson to Bly: Proceeds to benefit U's Bee Lab
Jun 01, 2016
Review of IF BEES ARE FEW, edited by James Lenfestey
Governing: A Mayor's Real Job
Jun 01, 2016
Running a city is mostly about building community -- and that's never easy. Review of R.T. Rybak's POTHOLE CONFIDENTIAL.
Raiot: Muslim Racialization and US Law Enforcement Agencies
May 31, 2016
Excerpt of Sangay Mishra's DESIS DIVIDED.
Muslim Racialization and US Law Enforcement Agencies
May 31, 2016
Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans by Sangay K. Mishra (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) is the first of its kind involving the politics of South Asians in the United States. Desis Divided fills an important gap in the study of Asian American politics and speaks to a larger literature on minority political incorporation, showing both the strengths and limitations of Desi political involvement.
Chicago Tribune: Animal books that showcase love, ethical questions
May 27, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Mention of IF BEES ARE FEW, edited by James Lenfestey.
Pacific Standard: Why Are Self-Identified Straight Men Hooking Up With Each Other?
May 26, 2016
Pacific Standard
Recent scholarship (Riley Snorton's Nobody Is Supposed to Know) illuminates a demimonde of fluid sexuality among alpha men — and its unforgiving racial double standards.
Film International: The Mind as Camera
May 25, 2016
Film International
Review of Werner Herzog's OF WALKING IN ICE.
ITV Gold: Indian Americans' shift in voting
May 24, 2016
ITV Gold
Interview with Sangay Mishra, author of Desis Divided.
Utne | My Father: Prisoner of War
May 24, 2016
Author Catherine Madison recounts the story of how her father was thrust into the Korean conflict and how he became a prisoner of war.
New York Times: The Blues? Overcoming Hard Times Through Swinging Elegance
May 20, 2016
New York Times
The first sentence uttered by Albert Murray in “Murray Talks Music,” an insightful new book published by the University of Minnesota Press, is a concise distillation of his views on the blues. “Well, the objective of the blues musician is to get rid of the blues . . . and of course you stomp the blues not with utmost violence but with elegance.”
New York Times Book Review: Listening and Playing
May 20, 2016
New York Times
“Murray Talks Music,” another of several new books about jazz, brings together some of the writer Albert Murray’s interviews and essays about music. In Apprise magazine in 1990, he talked about improvisation as a form of resilience, an ability to change and deal with new circumstances that was indicative of the American character. “If you’ve got it all nailed down, and you know where all the notes go, and you do all that, and all you have to do is have the director come up and tell you, ‘Do that,’ you’re not dealing with American experience, you see.”
Good Magazine: How To Fix All That Food Waste
May 19, 2016
Good Magazine
Featuring FREEGANS by Alex V. Barnard.
Author Julia Lee on The Treatment
May 18, 2016
The Treatment
Author Julia Lee joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss how an American children's television show from the 1920's attempted to transcend racism in her book Our Gang: A Racial History of "The Little Rascals."
Star Tribune: R.T. Rybak says he's here to stay, in a city he loves like a middle-schooler's crush
May 18, 2016
Star Tribune
As R.T. Rybak looks to his new job leading the Minneapolis Foundation, he talks about his book, his roots and why he'll stay here forever.
The Nation: A Blues for Albert Murray
May 16, 2016
The Nation
His name was never household familiar. Yet his complex, mind-opening analysis of art and life remains as timely as ever—probably more so.
More Reason to Write: The Search for the Homestead Treasure
May 16, 2016
More Reason to Write blog
Back in the day before my kids grew up and I was a homeschooling mom looking for great books to introduce to my kids, Ann's novel The Search for the Homestead Treasure would have fit the bill perfectly.
The New Food Economy | Freeganism: food waste's first wave
May 13, 2016
The New Food Economy
Dumpster divers spurred interest in food waste a decade ago. Their message went mainstream, but what’s been lost in translation? Featuring FREEGANS by Alex V. Barnard.
Fjords: Diaboliques
May 12, 2016
Diabloques is powerfully erotic and disturbingly violent almost purely because of d’Aurevilly’s formal approach.
Futurity: This brutal online game could redefine 'fun'
May 09, 2016
On EVE Online, featuring Marcus Carter.
Lambda Literary on So Much to Be Done
May 05, 2016
Lambda Literary
Review of the book of essays by Barbara Brenner.
Fox9: 'Let's Go Fishing!' tells tales from the north woods
May 02, 2016
Segment with author Eric Dregni.
ArtsFuse: Murray talks music, and so much more—the legacy and lessons of Albert Murray
May 02, 2016
Before Murray Talks Music, there was little in print of Albert Murray as spontaneous orator. This new collection corrects that problem and shows how brilliant he could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose.
Cinema Sentries: 'Our Gang' is book club pick
May 02, 2016
Cinema Sentries
As racial politics changed, the adventures of Alfalfa and his friends were criticized for their past connections to racism.
Leonardo Reviews: Avant-Garde Museology
May 01, 2016
Leonardo Reviews
"Represents a missing compendium to the movements that are recognisable as the outputs of the Russian revolution, such as constructivism and social realism, and to the dominating narrative of the museum as a Western modernist enterprise."
The Aerogram: Desis Divided looks at South Asian American politics through an intersectional lens
Apr 29, 2016
The Aerogram
How can two words possibly encapsulate the breadth of the experience?
neural on Necromedia
Apr 25, 2016
Marcel O’Gorman here reflects on the relationship between technology and death from a personal, artistic and philosophical position.
Great Lakes Echo: Good anglers, bad marriages and fish that fake orgasms
Apr 25, 2016
Great Lakes Echo
Eric Dregni dug through small town museums to produce a cultural history of fishing in the Great Lakes region. He listened to anglers tell the same big fish story over and over until after three years he had collected enough odd end stories that make up “Let’s Go Fishing.”
GLBT Reviews: So Much to Be Done
Apr 23, 2016
GLBT Reviews
In addition to many things, Barbara Brenner was also a superb writer, and this collection showcases some of her best efforts, including pieces from the BCA’s newsletter and from her own later blog, “Healthy Barbs,” focusing on her years living with ALS.
AAIHS: On Michelle' Wright's Physics of Blackness
Apr 20, 2016
African American Intellectual History Society
As President Obama finishes out his time in office, Michelle Wright allows us to reflect on the question of whether he was or wasn’t the nation’s “first black president.” President Obama, for people like Donald Trump, has been both too black and not black enough.
NBn podcast: Desis Divided by Sangay Mishra
Apr 12, 2016
New Books Network
While the number of South Asian Americans living in the U.S. has been growing rapidly over the last several decades, many still ignore their politics. Instead, the model-minority myth leads many to assume the community is a homogenous and largely economically successful group. Mishra dispels this dominant myth with his nuanced account of how the desi community has been shaped by recent political events, especially September 11th, 2001, and has begun to itself shape politics. His book draws attention to the trans-national dimensions of this community and the ways links to home country continue to link those living in the U.S. to political events elsewhere.
Timeline: Freegans dumpster dived for ‘ugly,’ rejected produce
Mar 15, 2016
Now Whole Foods is embracing the freegan ethic. With Alex V. Barnard, author of FREEGANS.
PW on The Age of Lovecraft
Feb 28, 2016
Publishers Weekly
The scholarship throughout is sharp, current, and often makes use of one of the greatest strengths of Lovecraft study: his abundant published correspondence.
Jason Weems on Prairie Public Radio
Feb 24, 2016
Prairie Public Radio
How aviation changed the perception of the Midwest through art.
MinnPost: U of M professor captures stories of Somali diaspora
Feb 19, 2016
“What I’m basically comparing is the three settlements, three immigration policies and how they shape the migration experience of Somalis,” said Abdi. “In each place, Somalis find certain things that are positive, but also they experience certain challenges that are unique to the context.”
#BGNPodcast Extra with andré carrington
Feb 17, 2016
Black Girl Nerds podcast
The discussion is centered around the depiction of people of color within the genre and how the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality are represented.
WTIP Radio: The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook and Good Real Food
Feb 15, 2016
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
Interview with Tracy Singleton.
Public Books: How to Write about Videogames
Feb 15, 2016
Public Books
Reviews of How to Talk about Videogames by Ian Bogost and Coin-Operated Americans by Carly Kocurek.
WTIP Radio: 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota
Feb 08, 2016
WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
Interview with Rick Shefchik, author of Everybody's Heard about the Bird.
electronic book review: Nature is What Hurts
Feb 07, 2016
electronic book review
In this review of Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects, Robert Seguin contemplates the implication of the text’s eponymous subject on art, philosophy, and politics. The “hyperobject,” a hypothetical agglomeration of networked interactions with the potential to produce inescapable shifts in the very conditions of existence, emerges as the key consideration for the being in the present.
Truthout: Capitalism, Slavery, Racism and Imprisonment of People of Color Cannot Be Separated
Feb 07, 2016
Slavery didn't end; it evolved. That's the powerful argument made in Slaves of the State by Dennis Childs. Ever since a clause in the 13th Amendment allowed for enslavement as "punishment for crime," the groundwork has been laid for the prison industrial complex to function as the 21st century equivalent of chattel slavery.
Truthout: Revealing the Fallacy of White Knight Philanthropic Salvation in an Urban Public School
Feb 06, 2016
Amy Brown's A Good Investment? profiles an unnamed New York City public school, the like of which "dehumanize people by making them into commodities" and force them to pander to donors to access resources that should be provided to every student in every school.
South Dakota Public Radio: Jewels Of The Plains
Feb 04, 2016
SDPB Radio
Claude Barr wanted to homestead in southwest South Dakota. “The deficiencies of the land,” he wrote “were wholly unsuspected.”
Truthout: The 13th Amendment Created Legal Slavery Through Incarceration
Feb 04, 2016
Excerpt from 'Slaves of the State' by Dennis Childs.
Rick Shefchik on KVSC
Feb 04, 2016
Interview with the author of 'Everybody's Heard about the Bird.'
Quantum Black History: A Review of ‘Physics of Blackness’
Feb 02, 2016
Seven Scribes
What are the fundamental forces of blackness? A review of Michelle Wright's 'Physics of Blackness' and a discussion of how it challenges the paradigms by which black history is discussed
Native America Calling's January Book of the Month
Feb 01, 2016
Native America Calling
Interview with Sarah Deer, author of The Beginning and End of Rape.
ArtsFuse: 'Diaboliques'—An essential hidden dimension in French literature
Jan 31, 2016
The oft-perceptive critic Remy de Gourmont posits that Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly will “probably remain for a long time one of those singular, subterranean classics that form the real life of French literature.”
KUMD: Mary Casanova on the power of blueberry pancakes.
Jan 28, 2016
Mary Casanova, author, most recently, of 'Wake Up, Island,' on collaboration, breaking the rules, and the power of blueberry pancakes.
MinnPost: Still in legal limbo despite 'Wedding Heard 'Round the World'
Jan 22, 2016
The first gay couple to get married in Minnesota are once again fighting for their legal rights, almost three years after the state legalized gay marriage, a year after the U.S. made the same move — and almost 45 years after they legally married here.
Warscapes on 'A Shadow over Palestine': A different kind of future.
Jan 21, 2016
From 1960 onward, argues Keith Feldman in his new book 'A Shadow over Palestine,' Palestine and struggles over Palestine got caught up in nearly revolutionary revolts in the United States.
'Jewels of the Plains' plants seeds of inspiration
Jan 21, 2016
Omaha World-Herald
"Fun to read straight through because (Claude) Barr’s descriptive writing is as entertaining as it is educational."
The Current's Rock 'n' Roll Book Club: Everybody's Heard about the Bird
Jan 21, 2016
The Current
Everybody's heard about the bird — the "Surfin' Bird," that is. As we discovered when we booked the Trashmen at The Current's 10th Birthday Party last year, though, not everyone today knows that song came out of Minnesota.
Shepherd Express: Little Rascals or Little Racists?
Jan 21, 2016
Shepherd Express
Some people, especially the professional complainers of political correctness, have called “The Little Rascals” racist. In consequence, many episodes from this series of short movies from the 1930s have been shelved or censored to remove objectionable moments. But as Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes in his forward to Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (published by University of Minnesota Press), it’s not that simple.
LA Weekly: 'Our Gang' reveals the complicated racial history of The Little Rascals
Jan 19, 2016
LA Weekly
Julia Lee's OUR GANG is "a fully fleshed-out and colorful pop-culture history."
Zocalo Public Square: When Two ‘Little Rascals’ Crossed the Color Line
Jan 19, 2016
Zocalo Public Square
The Friendship Between These Young Hollywood Actors—One Black, One White—Was Ahead of Its Time, but Also an Illusion
Fox9: Book tells story of MN couple's first legal same-sex marriage in U.S.
Jan 19, 2016
M. A. Rosko with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker.
WCCO interview: Michael McConnell and Jack Baker
Jan 17, 2016
After years of not giving interviews, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell spoke with Esme Murphy about their 1971 marriage and the legal battles that ensued and are still on-going (6:04).
Star Tribune commentary: The long twilight struggle of the Iron Range
Jan 15, 2016
Star Tribune
If we don't want new mining, the region's economic prognosis isn't good.
KUMD: The Wedding Heard 'Round the World
Jan 14, 2016
Michael McConnell and his husband of 44 years, Jack Baker, were gay-married when gay-married wasn't cool - or even legal. But was it? How it's possible that gay marriage was legal all along ... and an inspiring story where love wins.
GLBT Reviews: The Wedding Heard 'Round the World
Jan 13, 2016
GLBT Reviews
This book is recommended for all LGBT-related and general history collections.
The Temple News: Exploring science, understanding sexuality
Jan 12, 2016
The Temple News
Tom Waidzunas’ new book chronicles the history of reorientation therapy.
CBS Minnesota: Couple Considering Lawsuit Against Blue Earth County To Legalize Marriage
Jan 12, 2016
CBS Minnesota
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell have been fighting for their marriage for 45 years. In 1972, they lost an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, but 43 years later in 2015, the high court cited their case in their ruling legalizing gay marriage.
KNPR: The Little Rascals Revisited
Jan 11, 2016
Interview with Julia Lee: It was as I got older that I would look back on the films with a great deal of nostalgia but also but also with a lot of questions since as I got older I started to see these problematic racial portrayals that many people commented on in later years.
Against the Grain: Producing Homelessness
Jan 11, 2016
Against the Grain
Craig Willse reflects on whether homelessness is actively produced by neoliberal capitalism.
This Is Not a Pipe Podcast: The Assemblage Brain
Jan 11, 2016
This Is Not a Pipe Podcast
"I managed to refuse to have a mobile phone... I can sit there in a train carriage, look out the window, and, of course there’s some kind of mediation going on there, but it’s free from the kind of mediation which seems to consume most of us most of the time."
Knutson’s last stand: in search of an American Viking massacre
Jan 08, 2016
Norwegian American Weekly
Unearthed from a Swedish American farmer’s field in 1898, the Kensington Rune Stone has long aroused the historical imagination of Minnesotans.
Detroit Lakes Newspaper / Bookworm Sez: Book chronicles love story behind first gay marriage in U.S.
Jan 07, 2016
Detroit Lakes Newspapers / Bookworm Sez
There’s always been a picket fence in your future. You could just picture it: charming spouse, two-point-five kids, minivan, Cape Cod with manicured lawn, birthday parties on the patio, all surrounded by that picket fence. It was a perfect dream of a blissful life.
Critical Inquiry: A Geology of Media
Jan 07, 2016
Critical Inquiry
In A Geology of Media, Jussi Parikka continues his innovative conflation of media production with the changed concepts of nature.
CBC Radio: The complex racial history of the Little Rascals
Jan 06, 2016
CBC Radio
Interview with Julia Lee, author of Our Gang.
Lambda Literary on 'The Wedding Heard 'Round the World'
Dec 30, 2015
Lambda Literary
Michael McConnell’s easy, personable tone will make you feel like your uncle, father, or grandfather is telling the story of their younger years, and what queer life was like back in the day.
WTIP: Considering the future of Minnesota's Iron Range
Dec 29, 2015
The Roadhouse / WTIP: North Shore Community Radio
Interview with Jeff Manuel, author of Taconite Dreams.
Book Cover Smackdown: The Lovecraft Edition!
Dec 26, 2015
SF Signal
SF Signal looks at four forthcoming H.P. Lovecraft-themed books.
Southwest Journal: A pioneering couple
Dec 22, 2015
Southwest Journal
“Everybody else was trying to figure out how not to be arrested, how not to be fired, how not to be exposed, how not to be threatened or killed, all of those things, and somehow Jack and Michael said, you know, no, we don’t want a bite out of the sandwich, we want the whole loaf of bread.”
Boston Globe: Smart, engaging videogame commentary
Dec 17, 2015
Boston Globe
The conversation about video games is blossoming right now. It’s a million conversations, really, touching upon everything from arcane design philosophies to games’ political messages to the never-ending debates about free speech. Review of Ian Bogost's How to Talk about Videogames.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Ex-gay movement the subject of Temple sociologist's book
Dec 17, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
In its twilight, the ex-gay movement is now the subject of a new history, by Temple University sociologist Tom Waidzunas: The Straight Line.
New Books in Political Science: Bargaining for Women's Rights
Dec 16, 2015
New Books in Political Science
Alice J. Kang's book focuses on the politics of women's rights in Niger.
New Republic: The Intimate Story of a Gay-Marriage Pioneer
Dec 16, 2015
New Republic
Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for their first marriage license 40 years ago, beginning a lifelong battle.
Vivascene: Early Blues
Dec 15, 2015
A fascinating study and a compelling read for guitarists, music lovers and social historians alike.
'Everybody's Heard about the Bird' on KAXE
Dec 11, 2015
Rick Shefchik talks The Trashmen, The Underbeats, DJ Bill Diehl, Soma Records, the emergence of rock and roll and more.
PopMatters: How Did Four Young Black Boys Become Hollywood Stars During the Height of Jim Crow?
Dec 10, 2015
Review of Julia Lee's OUR GANG.
Q&A: A Public Radio Journalist on Writing a Book with a Dying Man
Dec 09, 2015
National Book Review
This interview with Cathy Wurzer is a follow-up to the National Book Review's review of 'We Know How This Ends.'
'Portage' transports even a time-hardened paddler
Dec 07, 2015
Rochester Post-Bulletin
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Sue Leaf has a way of getting down to the nub of why we canoe and the wisdom to be learned from the heat, cold, swamping, easy paddles and fast rapids, both in a canoe and in life.
Library Journal: The Wedding Heard 'Round the World
Dec 03, 2015
Library Journal
"(Michael McConnell and Jack Baker's) appeal is how ordinary people can do extraordinary things."
The Family That Canoes Together, Time Travels Together
Dec 02, 2015
Canoe and Kayak
Review of the new memoir by Sue Leaf, 'Portage: A Family, a Canoe, and the Search for the Good Life'
The Role of Plants in the Order of Life
Dec 01, 2015
UTNE exerpt: The story of “The Year the Roses Died” embodies the teaching of the place of plants in our world.
Curbed: Stunning Midcentury Architecture In Minnesota You Haven't Seen Before
Dec 01, 2015
On Larry Millett's MINNESOTA MODERN.
Minnesota Women's Press: On Sarah Deer, Changemaker
Nov 30, 2015
Minnesota Women's Press
One in three Native women will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime, compared to one woman in five in the general population.
Flavorwire's 16 Must-Have Gifts for the Movie Geek In Your Life
Nov 30, 2015
Includes Awakening the Eye by George Kouvaros.
PopMatters: Do We Need a Book That Talks About Videogames in Relation to Kant's Thoughts on the Sublime?
Nov 30, 2015
Whether you played Pac-Man as a kid, are a videogame fanatic, or simply enjoy 'Words with Friends,' HOW TO TALK ABOUT VIDEOGAMES has much to offer.
Blogging death, and searching for meaning in a painful decline
Nov 27, 2015
The National Book Review
The National Book Review on We Know How This Ends (Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer).
Fox 9: A book that rocks and rolls
Nov 23, 2015
Fox 9
M. A. Rosko talks with Rick Shefchik.
Roy Christopher: Pseudonymity, Anonymity, and Obfuscation
Nov 18, 2015
Review of Improper Names by Marco Deseriis.
Publishers Weekly: Our Gang
Nov 18, 2015
Publishers Weekly
Review of Julia Lee's book on The Little Rascals.
The Atlantic: A new book offers a different perspective on The Little Rascals.
Nov 18, 2015
The Atlantic
Review of Julia Lee's OUR GANG.
Interchange – Embodied By Prisons: First the Whip, Then the Chains, and Then…
Nov 17, 2015
Interview with Lisa Guenther, author of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.
The New Inquiry: Media Matters
Nov 16, 2015
The New Inquiry
Silicon Valley’s rhetoric of magical innovation relies on a hidden abode of rare earth mining and hydro-cooled server farms. A review of Jussi Parikka's A GEOLOGY OF MEDIA.
Kare 11: Birchwood Cafe recipes at home
Nov 14, 2015
Kare 11
Pear Cranberry Chutney with Tracy Singleton and Marshall Paulsen of The Birchwood Cafe.
Modern love: Book sheds light on midcentury modernism in Minnesota
Nov 14, 2015
Star Tribune
Star Tribune: Architectural historian Larry Millett's latest book sheds light on midcentury modernism in Minnesota – and how it shaped the Twin Cities we know today.
Larry Millett makes the case for saving midcentury architecture
Nov 13, 2015
MinnPost reviews MINNESOTA MODERN.
Lavender: America’s First Gay Marriage, 44 Years Later
Nov 12, 2015
Interview with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker.
MinnPost: 'Everybody's Heard about the Bird' meant to be savored and saved.
Nov 10, 2015
From its beautiful first sentence (“In the beginning was Augie Garcia”) to the gorgeous up-from-the-archives posters and photos and meticulous reporting that fills its 350 pages, this is a book made and meant to be savored and saved.
Uprising with Sarah Deer
Nov 09, 2015
There is an epidemic of rape in the United States.
MPR: The story behind 'Surfin' Bird'
Nov 06, 2015
Pioneer Press: The heart of Minnesota's rock scene in the 1960s
Nov 06, 2015
Pioneer Press
Pioneer Press features Rick Shefchik's EVERYBODY'S HEARD ABOUT THE BIRD.
MPR: Confronting sexual violence against Native women
Nov 06, 2015
Minnesota Public Radio
Interview with Sarah Deer, author of THE BEGINNING AND END OF RAPE.
The North Shore seen through Norwegian eyes
Nov 06, 2015
The Duluth Budgeteer
Review of Vidar Sundstol's Minnesota Trilogy.
Why have so many fallen for the Rune Stone hoax?
Nov 03, 2015
Religion Dispatches
Artforum: Braving the elements
Nov 02, 2015
Review of Jussi Parikka's A GEOLOGY OF MEDIA.
Blogger review: Myths of the Rune Stone
Oct 07, 2015
"A thoughtful examination of the competing claims of Nordic-Americans, Catholics, Christian fundamentalists, and Minnesotans . . . a rewarding reading experience."
Possible TV series to be set on the North Shore
Oct 06, 2015
Duluth News Tribune
Vidar Sundstol's Minnesota Trilogy (The Land of Dreams; Only the Dead; The Ravens) in development as a potential TV series.
The New Yorker: The Koreans at the Top of the Art World
Sep 30, 2015
The New Yorker
Includes mention of Joan Kee's CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART.
PopMatters: 'Coin-Operated Americans' Tells of the Time When Arcades Took the Children of Displaced Workers
Sep 30, 2015
Review of Carly Kocurek's book, which "comes at a prime moment."
St. Paul Pioneer Press: The War Came Home With Him
Sep 26, 2015
St. Paul Pioneer Press
"In this beautifully written dual memoir . . . Madison smoothly moves between chapters re-creating her father's terrible imprisonment and her childhood.
Twenty years after the most important U.N. conference on women, what – if anything – has changed?
Sep 25, 2015
Piece in the Washington Post co-authored by Alice Kang, author of BARGAINING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
John Howe: How Frank Lloyd Wright's right-hand man flourished in Minnesota
Sep 19, 2015
Star Tribune
Star Tribune: A book celebrates long-overlooked Minnesota designer John Howe, who served as the right-hand man to famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Critical Lede podcast: Bobby Benedicto
Sep 15, 2015
The Critical Lede
Featuring the author of 'Under Bright Lights.'
MinnPost: Catherine Madison discovers her father’s untold Korean War story
Sep 14, 2015
Featuring 'The War Came Home With Him.'
New books in Latino Studies: Deborah R. Vargas
Sep 14, 2015
New Books in Latino Studies
Interview with the author of 'Dissonant Divas.'
'Bamako Sounds is undoubtedly the most intelligent book I’ve read about contemporary Bamako in general, and its music scene in particular.'
Sep 14, 2015
Bridges from Bamako
Bridges from Bamako blog reviews Ryan Skinner's book.
Pioneer Press: Minnesota writers have produced another good crop of nonfiction
Sep 13, 2015
Pioneer Press
New fiction by Minnesota writers perfect for fall days.
MPR: Architect John Howe mastered organic design
Sep 11, 2015
Minnesota Public Radio
Featuring Jane King Hession, co-author of JOHN HOWE, ARCHITECT.
Seeking balance? Ask a plant
Sep 10, 2015
Great Lakes Echo
Interview with Mary Siisip Geniusz, author of 'Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask.'
KUMD's MN Reads features Catherine Madison
Sep 10, 2015
Interview with the author of 'The War Came Home With Him.'
Norwegian American Weekly: Myths of the Rune Stone
Sep 10, 2015
Norwegian American Weekly
Review of David M. Krueger's book: "Fascinating . . . thoroughly researched . . . highly entertaining."
Boston Review: The Passion of Ellen Willis
Sep 08, 2015
Boston Review
“My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect,” the radical cultural critic and journalist Ellen Willis wrote in 1977. The sentence sums up the writer, the woman—and her contradictions.
Metropolis Magazine: 50 Books to Read This Fall
Sep 07, 2015
Metropolis Magazine
Our guide to essential reading for the rest of the year, spanning all scales of design, from graphics to cities.
Where is architecture truly 'modern'?
Sep 06, 2015
Oxford University Press Blog
Kathleen James-Chakraborty on Oxford University Press's blog.
Happy birthday, Birchwood Cafe.
Sep 05, 2015
Star Tribune
Co-owner Tracy Singleton (The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook) looks back on 20 years at her influential Minneapolis restaurant.
Uprising Radio: Measuring Manhood
Sep 02, 2015
Uprising Radio
Interview with author Melissa N. Stein.
Leonardo Reviews: The Way Things Go by Aaron Jaffe
Sep 02, 2015
Leonardo Reviews
Is The Way Things Go a book that one should read from A to Z, as an old-fashioned book--one of the many objects that were once new and now almost forgotten? Yes, for there is an exceptional drive that makes this work a page-turner.
Star Tribune review: The War Came Home with Him by Catherine Madison
Aug 29, 2015
Star Tribune
A daughter remembers her troubled ex-POW father.
Indian Country Today Media Network: On Sarah Deer's new book
Aug 28, 2015
Indian Country Today Media Network
“Native people suffer from a high rate of social ills—drug abuse and addiction, as well as mental and physical health challenges. Experiencing rape has been shown to increase rates of lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, obesity.”
MinnPost: 'Degrees of Freedom' chronicles black history in Minnesota during the post-Civil War era
Aug 24, 2015
"It was easy, from Minnesota, to cheer on South Carolina as the confederate flag came down at state office buildings."
The War Came Home with Him: 'Moving, positive, and totally gripping'
Aug 23, 2015
Emma's Book Blogs/Reviews
Review of Catherine Madison's memoir in Emma's Book Blogs/Reviews.
Foreign Affairs reviews 'HIV Exceptionalism'
Aug 18, 2015
Foreign Affairs
"A keenly observed case study of the impact of foreign aid on local practices in very poor countries."
Kirkus Reviews: The Beginning and End of Rape
Aug 16, 2015
Kirkus Reviews
A blunt, trenchant exposé on the history and impact of sexual violence on indigenous tribal nations.
Inside Higher Ed: The Afterlife of the Mind
Aug 12, 2015
Inside Higher Ed
On Michel Foucault's posthumous publications, including LANGUAGE, MADNESS, AND DESIRE.
MPR's Appetites: Cooking with local oils
Aug 12, 2015
With Beth Dooley, author of MINNESOTA'S BOUNTY.
Leif the Lucky and the pleasure of long books.
Aug 11, 2015
"I was delighted to see that the University of MinnesotaPress has reprinted 1941 book, Lief the Lucky, by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire. A big gorgeous book that tells the Norse folktale of Erik the Red and his son Leif the Lucky, and how they discovered Greenland and North America."
Night and Fog: Making of a classic documentary
Aug 10, 2015
Shepherd Express
Book review in Shepherd Express.
Megachurches, Suburbia and the Prosperity Gospel
Aug 10, 2015
Excerpt from essay 'Sanctifying the SUV: Megachurches, the Prosperity Gospel, and the Suburban Christian' by Charity R. Carney, appearing in MAKING SUBURBIA.
Euro Crime: The Ravens is 'an intriguing finale to an unusual trilogy'
Aug 07, 2015
Euro Crime
Review of Vidar Sundstol's climactic last installment in the Minnesota Trilogy.
The Writer's Journey on Tony Oliva
Jul 28, 2015
The Writer's Journey
"Whether or not you believe Oliva belongs in the Hall of Fame, his story is worth reading."
WCCO segment: On living with a terminal illness.
Jul 21, 2015
Cathy Wurzer, co-author with the late Bruce Kramer of We Know How This Ends, appears.
Beyond Science Fiction
Jul 18, 2015
Shepherd Express
Shepherd Express reviews Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction by Quentin Meillassoux.
Los Angeles Review of Books: Stone
Jul 17, 2015
Los Angeles Review of Books
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen's book shuttles back and forth between geologic epochs, genres, 14th-century travelogues and literary manuscripts, and contemporary debates in philosophy and literary theory.
NPR: Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?
Jul 17, 2015
An interview with Lester Spence, author of STARE IN THE DARKNESS.
Digital Culture & Education review: Gaming at the Edge
Jul 17, 2015
Digital Culture & Education
Adrienne Shaw's book "delivers a strong argument against the view that identification is a central motivation to play a game."
Los Angeles Review of Books: On Aesthetics and Mentality in Speculative Philosophy Today
Jul 06, 2015
Los Angeles Review of Books
A. J. Nocek on The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism by Steven Shaviro.
Star Tribune: 43 years later, Minneapolis couple's fight for marriage vindicated
Jul 05, 2015
Star Tribune
Feature on Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, authors of THE WEDDING HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD.
Game 81: A Tony Oliva biography
Jul 04, 2015
Twinkie Town/SB Nation
Review of Thom Henninger's book for Twinkie Town blog.
Los Angeles Review of Books | Mapping the Wander Lines: The Quiet Revelations of Fernand Deligny
Jul 02, 2015
Los Angeles Review of Books
Leon Hilton on The Arachnean and Other Texts.
Bea Ojakangas: Welcome to My Kitchen
Jul 01, 2015
Cookbook author Ojakangas gives a six-part special cooking series, complete with wonderful recipes and great kitchen tips and life lessons.
Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis
Jul 01, 2015
Interview with Nona Willis Aronowitz, daughter of Ellen Willis.
Botanical Magic: Medicine Woman’s In-Depth Study Reveals Plants' Offerings
Jul 01, 2015
Indian Country Today Media Network
SIN/GIN: Dialogue with Alice Kang
Jul 01, 2015
SIN/GIN: Sex/Gender in the Narrative
An interview with the author of BARGAINING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
Leonardo Reviews: Digital Shift
Jul 01, 2015
Leonardo Reviews
Typography changes, but according to Jeff Scheible, it does not suffice to describe its historical changes in form and function of typographical marks and systems.
Archive Journal: The Heretical Archive
Jun 30, 2015
Archive Journal
Review of Domietta Torlasco's book.
Docomomo on Saint John's Abbey Church
Jun 29, 2015
Review of Victoria Young's book.
Pursuing happiness: it’s mostly a matter of surviving well together
Jun 28, 2015
The Conversation
From the authors of TAKE BACK THE ECONOMY.
Star Tribune commentary: Our dangerous reluctance to talk openly about war
Jun 24, 2015
Star Tribune
Op-ed by Catherine Madison, author of THE WAR CAME HOME WITH HIM.
Against the Grain: When Soviet Welfare Ended
Jun 23, 2015
Against the Grain
Interview with Marianna Pavlovskaya regarding her essay in MAKING OTHER WORLDS POSSIBLE.
Interventioneers: Humanitarian, Military, and Otherwise
Jun 23, 2015
SCTIW Review
HUMANITARIAN VIOLENCE by Neda Atanasoski in SCTIW Review.
Ethnomusicology Review: Afropolitanism à la malienne (Afropolitanism in Mali)
Jun 22, 2015
Ethnomusicology Review
By Ryan Skinner, author of BAMAKO SOUNDS.
Christian Science Monitor: 10 new baseball books for summer reading
Jun 18, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Includes TONY OLIVA by Thom Henninger.
New York Times: New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American
Jun 18, 2015
New York Times
Quotes Kim TallBear, author of NATIVE AMERICAN DNA.
Twins Daily on Tony Oliva
Jun 18, 2015
Twins Daily
Review of Thom Henninger's book.
Library Journal reading The War Came Home with Him
Jun 16, 2015
Library Journal
"Part of the beauty and tension of this book is (Catherine) Madison’s navigation of dual narratives."
How Apple's transcendent chihuahua killed the revolution
Jun 16, 2015
Longreads excerpt of Ian Bogost's The Geek's Chihuahua.
Kelly Cogswell on Feminist Magazine
Jun 16, 2015
Feminist Magazine
During LGBT Pride Month, the author of EATING FIRE talks about the first Dyke March in 1993.
Against the Grain: Looking to Palestine
Jun 16, 2015
Against the Grain
Author Keith Feldman (A SHADOW OVER PALESTINE) in a two-part interview.
Archinect: Deep Mapping the Media City
Jun 15, 2015
Shannon Mattern's book argues cities have been “mediated, and intelligent, for millenia.”
Star Tribune | New Minnesota North Shore book: beauty, mystery, history
Jun 12, 2015
Star Tribune
From region's geology to human history, new book carefully connects dots. Review of Chel Anderson's and Adelheid Fischer's book.
Theory, Culture & Society: Jussi Parikka's A Geology of Media
Jun 12, 2015
Theory, Culture & Society
Parikka understands the human as an after-effect of the material and formal construction of its contexts, expanding the horizon again, however, to understand the human as an after-effect of geological time.
Theory, Culture & Society: A Geology of Media
Jun 12, 2015
Theory, Culture & Society
Review of Jussi Parikka's latest.
100 Women We Love
Jun 11, 2015
Go! Magazine
Go! Magazine features Kelly Cogswell, author of EATING FIRE.
New York Times op-ed: No Justice for Canada’s First Peoples
Jun 11, 2015
New York Times
By Thomas King, author of THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN.
PopMatters: Geeks, Chihuahuas, and Our Obsessions With iPhones
Jun 11, 2015
THE GEEK'S CHIHUAHUA (by Ian Bogost) makes clear that Apple and iPhones are changing us in ways we might not realize. Here's how.
Access Minnesota | The Legacy of Lake Minnetonka
Jun 10, 2015
Access Minnesota
Interview with Eric Dregni, author of BY THE WATERS OF MINNETONKA.
Furtherfield | Massive Media: A Geology of Media book review
Jun 09, 2015
Humans are a doubly young species — we haven’t been around for long, and we don’t live for long either. Review of Jussi Parikka's book.
From mapmakers to moles, North Shore traces a Superior coast legacy
Jun 05, 2015
Great Lakes Echo
Great Lakes Echo features Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer, author of NORTH SHORE.
KPFA: Israel/Palestine and Black Liberation; The Politics of Drones
Jun 03, 2015
Interview with Keith Feldman, author of A Shadow over Palestine.
Jadaliyya interviews Keith P. Feldman
Jun 03, 2015
Feldman is author of A SHADOW OVER PALESTINE.
Access Minnesota interviews William Green
Jun 02, 2015
Access Minnesota
Green is author of DEGREES OF FREEDOM.
Global Gangs is "both highly authoritative and very timely."
May 30, 2015
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (Rutgers)
Review of the edited collection by Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (Rutgers).
Outdoor Wisconsin on 'Goodnight Loon'
May 28, 2015
Outdoor Wisconsin
TV segment of the children's book by Abe Sauer and Nathaniel Davauer.
NYTBR: Of Walking in Ice 'begs to be read aloud.'
May 28, 2015
New York Times Book Review
New York Times Book Review mention of Werner Herzog's epic book.
Biographile: 6 Biographical Windows Into New York City’s Art and Music Scene
May 27, 2015
Including Ellen Willis's BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT.
MPR: 'Degrees of Freedom': The MN African American experience post-Civil War
May 26, 2015
Bill Green, Augsburg history professor and former superintendent of the Minneapolis school district, is out with a book about civil rights in Minnesota in the 50 years after the Civil War.
The World Needs Female Rock Critics
May 26, 2015
The New Yorker
New Yorker article with shout-out to Ellen Willis.
MN Reads: Chi-mewinzha
May 21, 2015
KUMD segment on Ojibwe elder Dorothy Dora Whipple.
Times Higher Ed reviews 'Architectural Agents'
May 21, 2015
Times Higher Education
Richard J. Williams on an entertaining study that takes in Las Vegas, Jerusalem and the online worlds of Second Life.
Vulture book excerpt: Werner Herzog's On Walking in Ice
May 21, 2015
Vulture book excerpt: Werner Herzog's On Walking in Ice
Not Even Past: Architectural Agents
May 20, 2015
Not Even Past
Review of Annabel Jane Wharton's book.
Anthony Ryan Hatch on Rising Up with Sonali
May 18, 2015
Rising Up with Sonali
An interview on America's metabolic health crisis with the author of BLOOD SUGAR.
Antipode: Abolitionist Geographies
May 18, 2015