To showcase the richness of university press publishing, every so often we like to highlight interesting and provocative items from other university press blogs. Apologies for those we did not include in this installment (see the blog roll for other press blogs).
The Tuesday Studio features Doonesbury and Garry Trudeau on the Yale University Press blog.
Carolyn de la Pena, author of Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda, asks What’s the diet soda teaching your? on the University of North Carolina Press blog.
The University of Nebraska Press acknowledges October as a great sport month with some reviews of their sports books.
Performance artist Diane Torr is interviewed about her new book Sex Drag and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance on the University of Michigan Press blog.
Stephen Calt, author of Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary is remembered on the University of Illinois Press blog.
What University of Chicago Press author used to play in a band with Chevy Chase? (Hint: He’s one of the best film critics working today.)
Joe Matthews and Mark Paul authors of California Crackup talk about the fourth branch of government in California: the proposition system. Via the University of California Press blog.
Bill Gates reads Vaclav Smil on the MIT Press blog.
Editor-in-Chief Susan Wallace Boehmer explains “What’s Changing and What’s Not as HUP Goes Digital,” on the Harvard University Press blog.
Princeton University Press has a great trailer for its forthcoming Michelangelo: A Life on Paper, by Leonard Barkan.