University Press Roundup

Time for our weekly look at the best articles from the academic press blogosphere:

In the afterglow of President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, the Beacon Broadside offers a look at fifteen extraordinary same-sex couples throughout American history.

Authors of Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-Military Students look at The “New” Politics of ROTC on the Cambridge University Press blog.

Natalie Hopkinson, author of Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City looks at the death of Chuck Brown, “Godfather of Go-Go” and his remarkable music and legacy via the Duke University Press blog.

When someone from Rhode Island is talking about a cabinet are they talking about a cabinet or something different, something more delicious and made of ice cream? Find out as the Harvard University Press blog turns to its Dictionary of American Regional English to explain.

Can cars and bikes share the road? The MIT Press blog explores this question and others in their great week-long series focused on National Bike to Work Week.

Cynthia Freeland gives the okay to laugh in an art museum via the Oxford University Press blog.

VIDEO: From the Princeton University Press blog an interview with Ed Burger, author of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

With NATO members coming to Chicago for a twenty-fifth anniversary summit the University of Chicago Press blog looks back at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

An interview with Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica on the University of California Press blog.

Another video interview: Paul Harvey discusses his new book Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in Evangelical South on the University of Georgia Press blog.

Congratulations to the University of Hawai’i Press for their many award-winning books at this year’s Ka Palapala Pookela Awards.

The University of Illinois Press blog has a great trailer for their new book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Recordings from the American Experience

Marc Steinberg continues his series on anime with a new post on the University of Minnesota Press blog, From Character Toys to Designer Toys (Or, How I Became a Toy Collector)

Randal Maurice Jelks talks about his new book Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography on the University of North Carolina Press Blog.

Leila Salisbury, director of the University Press of Mississippi, looks at the future of academic libraries.

An interview with Terry Eagleton on his new book The Event of Literature via the Yale University Press blog.

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