Book image_staff reading list July 29

What We’re Reading

JULY STAFF READING LIST   UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   One Plus One by Jojo Moyes “This is the first Jojo Moyes book I’ve read, but the premise sounded […]

Keiderling July 28

Books vs Movies: The Endless Debate

Anna Weir is a publicist who begrudgingly admits to having hipster tendencies. At some point or another, we’ve all heard someone say it, or maybe we’ve even uttered it ourselves: “The book was better than the movie.” Depending on the book and movie, there are varying degrees of truth to the statement. Many fans of the […]

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Excerpt: Culture on Two Wheels

The following is an excerpt from Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and Film (Nebraska, 2016), edited and with an introduction by Jeremy Withers and Daniel P. Shea.  Chapter 10 “I’ll Get You, My Pretty!”: Bicycle Horror and the Abject Cyclicity of History By Matthew Pangborn In the classic American film The Wizard of Oz (1939), the main […]

9781597972239 July 26

From the Desk of Brian Fogarty: Do We Know Fascism When We See It?

  The following is a post from Brian Fogarty, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Saint Catherine University and author of Fascism: Why Not Here? (Potomac Books, 2009). You can follow his blog Politics, Culture, and Everything at  A Specter is Haunting Europe: Do we know fascism when we see it? Reflecting recently on the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, […]


From the Desk of Andrew M. Homan

In the following post, author Andrew M. Homan tells how his love of sports history led him to write Iron Mac: The Legend of Roughouse Cyclist Reggie McNamara (Nebraska, 2016).  Not long after opening my first pack of baseball cards at the tender age of seven did I begin my passion for sports history. Along […]

newspapaer July 22

News and Reviews

Books   Stories from Afield by Bruce Smith Praise from Kirkus reviews: “Reflective thoughts and vibrant specifics bring a nature biologist’s love of the outdoors to readers.” Culture on Two Wheels Edited by Jeremy Withers and Daniel P. Shea Review from Shepherd Express: “Perfect for the scholar, cyclist or anyone interested in symbolism in art…” […]

Poland July 21

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: Holding Twitter to a Higher Standard

  The following contribution is from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (November 2016).  After far too long, Twitter finally pulled the plug on Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos’ Twitter account, where he went by @Nero. Amid the well-deserved schadenfreude over Yiannopoulos first losing his verified checkmark—and eventually his entire account—it’s worthwhile to  step […]

75thSide July 21

Staff Stories: An Interview with Lindsey Auten

Tayler Lord is one of UNP’s newest staff members. She works tirelessly as a publicist, cool aunt, and dedicated Beyoncé fan. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a face on the twelfth-largest university press in the country. Lindsey Auten is a Production Design Associate at […]

Richard Eckersley July 20

Remembering Richard Eckersley

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  Richard Eckersley (1941–2006) What do writers, editors, designers, and colleagues do when a beloved and talented friend dies? If the friend is Richard Eckersley, they write achingly beautiful remembrances and publish a lovely small […]

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10 Things You Could Be Doing Other than Playing Pokémon Go

Anna Weir is a publicist who still owns a Gameboy Color. The new augmented reality game has augmented everyday life. It seems the only activity people can talk about lately is playing Pokémon Go. I can see the appeal, I really can. It’s new. It’s fun. It brings back childhood memories that, like the rest […]


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