The iPad: Leveling the playing field for publishers

If you were tuned in to Minnesota Public Radio this morning, you might’ve caught Cathy Wurzer interviewing University of Minnesota Press director Douglas Armato about his thoughts on Apple’s new e-reader, the iPad, its accompanying iBookstore, and the potential that e-readers have to change publishing for students, for publishers, and for the general reading public. … More The iPad: Leveling the playing field for publishers

Evelyn Wood Moyle

Evelyn Wood Moyle, who collaborated with her husband in the 1970s on the publication of the very popular Northland Wildflowers, passed away this month in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She was 95 years old. Those who worked with her over the years, including University of Minnesota Press associate director Beverly Kaemmer and senior acquisitions editor … More Evelyn Wood Moyle

Just what exactly is "eco-fashion," anyway?

A few recent articles in the news have praised both Anna Paquin and Livia Firth (married to Colin Firth) on the fabulously “green” dresses they wore to the Golden Globes. (Paquin chose a dress from cruelty-free fashion designer Stella McCartney, and Firth chose a re-purposed wedding dress.) So what exactly is meant when we talk … More Just what exactly is "eco-fashion," anyway?

Vikings vs. Saints: The best of times, the worst of times

Today’s post is by Armand Peterson, author of The Vikings Reader. He, like many other nervous Minnesota Vikings football fans out there, is anxiously awaiting the NFC Championship game this Sunday. For Minnesota Vikings fans looking forward to the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday—with my apologies to Charles Dickens—it is … More Vikings vs. Saints: The best of times, the worst of times