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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 91–96.
Published: 01 November 2012
... movements get founded was precisely the one I had raised in my book, and it returns in altered form here). On the one hand, we have a Marxist analysis that explains such cultural phenomena as critical movements through reference to their economic base (the corporate university and the logic of late...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the dress and even Grandma didn’t want her to since it was the dress she got married in herself. Oriel convinced Grandma to get Cleo to wear it since she was getting married to Jesus; it was Oriel who said to Grandma that Cleo was old enough to be baptized even if it was a year before she...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Bloomingdales. “I need some cash,” she says. They all need some cash. Never pry, my boss says, you don’t wanna get emotionally invested. Every customer is just a transaction. But there’s something about this chick. “What did you bring to pawn?” I ask her. “Nothing.” “We’re a pawn...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... for anything. We boosted it all from the packie. The problem is that Bev’s dad doesn’t usually believe people, so he might still get rough. He might still thwack our knees with the little flashlight he carries on his belt. We drop in the ingredients, and then we punch each other. “Potato...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 42–44.
Published: 01 May 2020
... (or beef or turkey) operation. Family-run. Recently fallen on hard times. Treats his animals like kings but doesn t have time for all that organic certification bullshit and basically has to trick himself into thinking they get slaughtered the same way he does it at home (which, for chick- ens, is all...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 105–122.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... It’s not that we don’t think about that—of course we do—but we’re a reflection of the imperfect meritocracy of the academy. The best ideas get 106 the minnesota review published. That’s really what we’re about, and I don’t think you can say that of commercial...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 2–12.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of House of Cards. Before approaching the room, I get details on a call with John, the transplant intake coordinator. He wears a headset all day, like an air traffic controller. I imagine that he would be generous in bed, would touch your thighs with light fingers, testing Is this okay? How does this feel...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 61–80.
Published: 01 May 2005
... How did the Center for Working Class Studies get started? Was there a conscious plan from the start, or did some set of events set things in motion? Russo We started out simply to get a higher profile for what we were doing. In 1995 we had been teaching courses over at the union hall, courses...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 29–34.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wendell Mayo © 2013 Wendell Mayo 2013 Wendell Mayo Smile for Me Right. Burned toast. So, let’s say you burned your toast getting ready for work and want us to help you see the humor in that, want us to help you smile at things like that. And what’s your job? Right. So, you’ve...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 20–26.
Published: 01 November 2015
... me with food and a place to stay, I will see her for the driftless grownup she is. “Did you ask about jobs today?” “Nothing,” Jarret says, “I checked.” He is the assistant manager at the Abercrombie & Fitch in the Chestnut Hill Mall. I get up and sweep the wood floor...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 49–60.
Published: 01 November 2011
... she’s still got curlers in, until he remembers that, growing up across the street from this woman, she always seemed to have curlers in her hair, like a sitcom neighbor, rolling pin in hand. Wind beats hell from the sheets and she gets hit in the face, loses her balance. He nearly gets up...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 33–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and Mick is right there, guiding all that tension, singing “Let it go now, come on up babe.” The notes get shorter and shorter and higher and higher until I become the song, like I figured out how to get inside of it. Finally Mick lets out a “yeah” that sounds like he just burst out the front door...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 91–105.
Published: 01 May 2007
... telling poet laureates they’re going to get hauled off stage because we had a show to run. But they were incredibly appreciative. We would also have one faculty reader and one student, and we’d mix up the order, but every time you went to a reading you’d get usually a very famous poet, a faculty...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 141–157.
Published: 01 May 2005
... support book publishing in very different ways. Princeton and Harvard have very large endowments; some places like Cornell and Chicago do warehousing to help make money to support the rest of the press. Some places get a lot of assistance from their universities. For us, the proceeds of our...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 32–40.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in the basement, stuff that gives us night- mares. Killers with masks, with claws, with giant smiles on their faces. The kind of stuff my mother would not let us watch if only she took a moment to realize what it is we do down here. But Marnie and I like these movies. We like that in the end someone always gets...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 27–35.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: “Yup.” Pop: “The heavy snows take some getting used to. I can lend you some chains to tie around your tires when the wintertime comes.” Jenny’s daddy: “Yup.” Pop: “Is this here your daughter?” Mama: “She’s lovely as a kitten.” Jenny’s daddy: “Yup.” Jenny watched us from...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to speed. Back when my parents came with me, they held hands in Dr. Jerome’s waiting room, my dad rubbing my mom’s back and put- ting his arm around her and calling her sweetie and honey and sugar, affections I never saw them indulge in at any other time. On her way to get herself a bag...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... clean. Now this? This is where it gets interesting.” My father stares at me, at my book. “They still have talent scouts, right?” He slips his head down and closes his eyes again. I wait for five minutes before I push the cup of water with the straw a little closer to his lips...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 115–137.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-Fordism? Harvey I think there were a number of things going on around that time. I was getting irritated by the material coming out in the name of postmodernism, whatever that was. I was finding more and more people talking about it, and I think that, for people like myself...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
... was out two weeks before I started getting things in the mail. Steffen Those are all the images of women and animals that you put in the slideshow? Adams Yes. People picked up matchbooks and menu covers. They stopped and took photos of billboards and bought t-shirts. All this stuff...