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Not an Elegy for The University of Akron Press

We are still writing and revising the fate of The University of Akron Press. I say “we,” since the voices that matter to me are the voices of the poets, editors, and designers who make the literary landscape a place worth… Continue reading ?

Amazon Music Turns Up The Heat With 30 Exclusives

Almost daily we get a press release announcing how Music Service X is differentiating itself from the competition. Since its missing Universal Music and a lot of current hits, Amazon Prime Music can't have the deepest catalog, but it can make its users feel 'special' with exclusives. __________________________ Amazon today...

Weekend reading: Food, Farms, and Community

Lisa Chase and Vern Grubinger.  Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems.  University of New Hampshire Press, 2014. Here’s my blurb for this excellent and most useful book: If you haven’t a clue as to what’s meant by food systems, read Food, Farms, and Community right now.  The book covers the territory from farm to […]

‘Jessica Jones': Four Exciting Things Revealed At The Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour

[Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.] Jessica Jones is Netflix’s second foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and with the success of Daredevil earlier this year, expectations are high. But up until yesterday, the series was still shrouded in mystery. Show More Summary

Mariah Carey Will Direct A Movie For The Hallmark Channel And It'll Probably Be A Glorious Mess

Mariah Carey, star of the universally panned 2001 movie "Glitter," is giving Hollywood another shot, only this time, she'll also be behind the camera. According to the Associated Press, the 45-year-old singer will co-star and directShow More Summary

Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Luc Lang's Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor, just out in English from the University of Nebraska Press. This was translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith -- who won this...Show More Summary

Mother of Cincinnati Police Shooting Victim Calls for Justice in This Heart-Wrenching Statement

The grief-stricken family of Samuel DuBose, a 43-year-old black man who was shot and killed by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a July 19 traffic stop, held an emotional press conference Tuesday following the...Show More Summary

Syfy Orders High-Octane Grindhouse-Style Blood Drive Series!

Syfy and Universal Cable Productions are bringing the grindhouse into our homes with Blood Drive, a high-octane series given a 13-episode order by the network and produced by UCP. According to the press release, Blood Drive is ‘set in...Show More Summary

News from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

I have this idea that people out there are wondering about The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. Our first two books, Punk Archaeology (for free) and Visions of Substance (for free), were pretty successful, and we’d maybe be justified resting on our laurels.  But, we’re not.  I spent the last week or… Read More ?

Start the Press: Russian Academic Launches DIY Course in Making 3D Printer

A lecturer in Quantum Electronics at Russia's Tomsk State University will begin teaching a course, '3D-printing – in every home,' online this autumn, in which he instructs participants on how to make their own printer at home.

A Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything, with Michio Kaku

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‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Coming in 2018!

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Hang on to your butts. Universal Picture’s @JurassicPark Twitter account announced the inevitable sequel to the third largest movie in film history, Jurassic World today. An accompanying press release from the studio announced that Steven Spielberg would again sit in the executive producers chair, and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would be returning for […]

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: ISN’T IT AWESOME HOW HILLARY’S STONEWALLING THE PRESS? If you’ve ever t…

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: ISN’T IT AWESOME HOW HILLARY’S STONEWALLING THE PRESS? If you’ve ever thought that among all the major American newspapers, the Gray Lady existed the most in its own alternate universe, Sean Davis of the Federalist confirms your worst suspicions, with a profile of Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’ editorial page editor. Rosenthal […]

Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

The Miraculous Space Efficiency of Honeycomb

Excerpted from Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers by Marc Chamberland. Out now from Princeton University Press. What do grocers and honeybees have in common? The obvious answer is that they are both adept at providing food for others. Show More Summary

Sean Connery tells the story of St Andrews: “Ever to Excel”

The University Press Office announced this weekend that on Wednesday, 16 May 2012, Sir Sean Connery, film director Murray Grigor OBE, and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews Professor Louise Richardson will be in New York for the US premiere of “Ever to Excel” – the first ever cinematic account of the … Continue reading »

Evangelical Women and Sports Ministry

Paul Putz Annie Blazer's Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry (New York University Press, 2015) is a much-needed book that I hope will be widely read. Expanding on a dissertation she completed...Show More Summary

Lee Friedlander's Intimate Portraits

With its six-part series The Human Clay, Yale University Press is a releasing a diverse array of work by the legendary photographer Lee Friedlander— Portraits, the latest installment of the project, collects his photographs of leading figures in art and culture over the last half century. Friedlander's subjects range from... More »

Penn, Envisioning Islam

NEW BOOK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS:Envisioning IslamSyriac Christians and the Early Muslim World Michael Philip Penn 320 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth Jun 2015 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4722-0 | $59.95s | £39.00 Ebook Jun 2015 | ISBN 978-0-8122-9144-5...Show More Summary

A Canadian student union is trying to make the school paper relocate to a basement

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Student Press Law Center The Imprint, an independent newspaper at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, may be getting kicked out of its office, Madeline Will reported Wednesday for Student Press Law Center. The Imprint, the...Show More Summary

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