On Bob Dylan’s early folk years and the flourishing Minnesota music scene in the 1960s

Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) on stage with the Golden Chords.Image courtesy Monte Edwardson and Leroy Hoikkala. BY RICK SHEFCHIK When discussing the history of Minnesota rock music, Bob Dylan tends to rate barely more than a footnote because he was living in New York and playing folk music when such seminal groups as The Trashmen, … More On Bob Dylan’s early folk years and the flourishing Minnesota music scene in the 1960s

Remembering the struggles and achievements of Māori filmmaker Barry Barclay.

While filming Barclay’s Tangata Whenua television series in 1972, cameramanKeith Hawke has the camera about 10 meters from the people on the porch,leaving them as free as possible from the paraphernalia of filmmaking.Image: Pacific Films. BY ANGELA MOEWAKA BARNESMāori media researcher It has been more than 25 years since the acclaimed Māori filmmaker Barry Barclay’s … More Remembering the struggles and achievements of Māori filmmaker Barry Barclay.

#UPWeek finale: More authors on working with a university press

On Monday, we kicked off University Press Week with a tremendous blurb from Nona Willis Aronowitz about the value of working with a university press. Today, we are pleased to wrap up #UPWeek with not one, but THREE more blurbs from beloved authors who value our particular model of publishing. Working and publishing with a … More #UPWeek finale: More authors on working with a university press

#UPWeek: Throwback Thursday | University presses and other publishers and their founding dates.

Full, huge graphic available here. Full, huge graphic available here. And next in the #UPWeek blog tour is University of Chicago Press with a letter from 1991, the year the PDF was established. For more about today’s fascinating lineup on the #UPWeek blog tour, click here.

#UPWeek Day One: Nona Willis Aronowitz on working with a university press

For me, working with a university press was absolutely the right choice. I didn’t just feel like one of a million authors at the mercy of a breakneck publishing schedule; I got tons of personal attention and received insightful advice from my editor. The publicists were strategic and inventive. Since I was collecting my mother’s … More #UPWeek Day One: Nona Willis Aronowitz on working with a university press

The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good, real, seasonal food inspired by Southern family traditions.

The Birchwood Cafe’s strawberry and rhubarb cornmealcobbler makes a tasty breakfast or dessert dish. See recipe below. BY TRACY SINGLETONFounder and owner of the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis ————Written by Tracy Singleton on the occasion of the publication of The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good Real Food, which features recipes from the restaurant’s light-hearted, innovative, sustainably … More The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good, real, seasonal food inspired by Southern family traditions.