The National Organization for Marriage is part of a long history of "divide and conquer"

The National Organization for Marriage’s latest tactics—the latest reflecting a search for “non-intellectual” celebrity spokespeople, have been making headlines this week. The thing is, these tactics are nothing new. Image source. BY AMY STONEAssistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio and author of Gay Rights at the Ballot Box In several news … More The National Organization for Marriage is part of a long history of "divide and conquer"

Advice for new authors

At last week’s annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, our editorial assistant Danielle Kasprzak, along with representatives from other presses, agreed to dole out sound advice to grad students and other prospective authors looking to get published:

Univocal: Letterpress Theory

Univocal is a publisher of beautiful handmade, letterpress-printed books of critical theory by major renowned philosophers (not to mention “anti-philosophers”) of our time. University of Minnesota Press is excited to be distributing Univocal’s gorgeous books this fall. Check out this video to see them in action:

Our need for consolation: reading Stig Dagerman.

BY LO DAGERMAN Finally, the writings of Swedish author Stig Dagerman are becoming more available in the English language. Several volumes, some in new translations, are currently being published in the USA: German Autumn, Island of the Doomed, A Burnt Child (forthcoming) from the University of Minnesota Press, and a short story collection by Godine … More Our need for consolation: reading Stig Dagerman.

Diane Fujino: Remembering Richard Aoki (Nov. 20, 1938 – March 15, 2009)

BY DIANE C. FUJINOAssociate professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara It’s been three years since Richard Aoki passed away. I was in Berkeley, California, that weekend in March 2009 celebrating the 40th anniversaries of UC Berkeley’s Third World Liberation Front strike and the formation of the Asian American Political … More Diane Fujino: Remembering Richard Aoki (Nov. 20, 1938 – March 15, 2009)

How do libraries keep up with their communities as their work changes with the times?

Heard of Phone Booth Libraries? They’ve been popping up around NYC thanks to the work of architect John Locke. Across the world, libraries struggling with dwindling budgets are finding creative ways to engage their communities. Image source. BY SHANNON MATTERNAssistant professor at The New School It was only a decade ago that America’s public libraries … More How do libraries keep up with their communities as their work changes with the times?