Then and Now: "Old Gray Heads," part two — Elizabeth Close

“Then and Now” is a series by Alan K. Lathrop, curator of the Manuscripts Division at the University of Minnesota Libraries from 1970 to 2008. He is author of Minnesota Architects and Churches of Minnesota. ——- Elizabeth Close and her late husband, Winston Close, were partners in an architectural firm in Minneapolis for many years. … More Then and Now: "Old Gray Heads," part two — Elizabeth Close

"No One Loves a Loser" — life on the streets in San Francisco.

The following is an excerpt drawn from the new book Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco, by Teresa Gowan. Gowan will be giving a talk and signing books tonight at University Press Books in Berkeley, CA, and tomorrow night at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco. Find more event info on our website. … More "No One Loves a Loser" — life on the streets in San Francisco.

Then and Now: "The Old Gray Heads," part one — Roy Thorshov

“Then and Now” is a series by Alan K. Lathrop, curator of the Manuscripts Division at the University of Minnesota Libraries from 1970 to 2008. He is author of Minnesota Architects and Churches of Minnesota. ——- Some fifteen years ago or more, the late Charlie Nelson, architectural historian at the Minnesota Historical Society, started a … More Then and Now: "The Old Gray Heads," part one — Roy Thorshov

MPR’s Peter Smith on high-school football: "We stunk and we knew it."

Brett Favre is here and Minnesota is rejoicing—and perhaps remembering how Al Franken totally called this last week. We’ve got football on the brain (and not to mention cautious hopes at a Super Bowl championship). In honor of the season, we are happy to share an essay by Peter Smith, who remembers with “fondness” his … More MPR’s Peter Smith on high-school football: "We stunk and we knew it."

Aaaaand we’re back to the State Canvassing Board.

As Minnesota’s State Canvassing Board meets today to certify last week’s close-but-not-close-enough-for-a-recount primary election results, one can’t help but remember a time in 2008 when all eyes, locally and nationally, were turned to the State Canvassing Board. The University of Minnesota Press has compiled this infographic timeline that lays out all of the events surrounding … More Aaaaand we’re back to the State Canvassing Board.