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, 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
For today’s feature we’ve interviewed Matthew Biro, a professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Michigan. Biro is the author of The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin, which was selected as a finalist for the College Art Association’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award of 2010. 1: In … More Matthew Biro on The Dada Cyborg
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?
In case you missed any of this, here’s a roundup of A Single Man in the news and on TV this week: –Dorian Awards: Winner of Film of the Year and Performance of the Year (Colin Firth). –The Daily Show with John Stewart: Colin Firth talks about getting naked in a fish tank for a … More A Single Man week-in-review
Unless you’ve made a deliberate decision to stay away from all news Hollywood in the past few months, you’ve likely heard about the wildly popular James Cameron film Avatar. And, if you’re like me, you might have been baffled to learn that this much-hyped, clichéd flick (with its handful of scenes that ooze with Titanic-like … More Daniel Heath Justice on ‘Avatar’
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