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How Does Your Geek Garden Grow?

Spring has officially sprung with its moody temperature changes and hordes of people desperate to get out of their houses after a long winter. Now that the harsh cold has passed, people are turning their attention to their gardens and other outdoor areas of their homes. Hopefully, one of these items will catch your fancy and give you something on which to spend your hard-earned pennies. So get out there and geek up your garden! Doesn’t it deserve it?...

Book Geek Bulletin: Of Magic and Mockingbirds

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Local literary magazine Paper Darts is currently accepting submissions for its spring short fiction contest, for which the publication has secured national author Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist) to judge. Submissions are due by April 15, 2016, and...

Book Geek Bulletin: Book to Film and Film to Book

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, chairman of Minnesota publisher Llewellyn Worldwide—the largest and oldest New Age publisher in the world—passed away November 7, 2015, at the age of 85. Weschcke was the owner of the publishing company since 1961,...

10 Geeky Holiday Crafts to Deck Your Halls with Awesome

Normally, you see holiday posts closer to, well, the holidays. Most people find the sight of festive décor before Thanksgiving nauseating (and in spirit, I’m right there with you). But if you’re a crafty geek, you can’t wait until December to start thinking about the holiday crafts—most crafty genius takes time to create! And these crafts that I’ve rounded up from the far corners of the Internet are genius, in my own humble opinion, and worth planning to spend time...

Book Geek Bulletin: Kicking Off the Fall Rush

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit University of Minnesota English professor Julie Schumacher’s novel Dear Committee Members made the shortlist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The award has previously been won only by men, but for the first time, all three finalists this year are women. The winner will be announced September 28, 2015....

Book Geek Bulletin: Fitzgerald, Fantasy, and Films

Welcome to a new regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit The Strand literary magazine has published “Temperature,” a never-before-seen short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that was discovered in his papers at Princeton University. You can buy the issue here. Fitzgerald’s former brownstone on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue has been for sale since June, if you have $650,000 lying around....
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