This blog will be pretty quiet next week, and most likely the week after as well (though you might see a post or two from the MLA convention in Philadelphia). Speaking of MLA — you can visit the University of Minnesota Press at booths B612 and B614. We’ll be offering a 30% discount on all … More Holiday Hiatus
Juliet Koss talks with NPR Berlin’s “The Berlin Journal” radio show about her forthcoming book Modernism after Wagner (February 2010). She iterates that this is not just another book on Wagner, rather it is about his term Gesamtkunstwerk, how it is a term often thrown around yet not clearly defined and contextualized. She says: Certainly … More On the Gesamtkunstwerk
Yesterday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the film A Single Man is up for three Golden Globe awards: Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore), and Best Score (Abel Korzeniowski). The awards will be televised on January 17th, and we can’t wait to see what the stars will be wearing to … More 3 Golden Globe nominations
Eric Dregni’s Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital has been selected by The Book Design Review as one of its favorite book covers of 2009 (follow the link to vote for your favorite). Also on the list: Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running; Alison … More Vote ‘Never Trust a Thin Cook’!
Great news: Matthew Biro’s The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin, has been named one of four finalists for the College Art Association’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, which honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art. Congratulations, Matthew! On a related note: Next month we will be mailing … More The Dada Cyborg
At Barnes & Noble, downtown Minneapolis: The film A Single Man opens in limited release today. “Tom Ford has created a gay man troubled by ordinary grief and haunted by joy, a man apart and yet like any other.” New York Times movie review. “We’re always looking for those performances that truly define an actor, … More Spotted Downtown: A Single Man
In previous years, the brash city-state of Dubai has made news with its exuberant stream of headline-grabbing megaprojects. The emirate, one of the seven that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), erected iconic buildings such as the billowing-sail-shaped Burj al Arab. It was a place where architects could realize visions considered impracticable anywhere else, … More The Future of Dubai?