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With today the seventieth anniversary of V-E Day, we tie in the end of that conflict with our Orson Welles Week celebration. In this trivia question, the great director meets another of the, uh, notable figures of his time: Movie … Continue reading

Weeks in the making, the UIP Book Cover Tournament comes to an end today. It was an interesting final, with Cinderella story Ring Shout, Wheel About taking on powerhouse favorite Chicago Architecture. Do you believe in upsets? A near-record turnout deemed Ring Shout, Wheel About … Continue reading

Some years back, University of Illinois Press author and roots music scholar Stephen Wade shared the origins of Muddy Waters’ classic song “I Can’t Be Satisfied” (amen, brother) in this National Public Radio piece. And when you’re done with getting educated, … Continue reading

One hundred or 102 years ago today, Muddy Waters entered our universe. He went on to become a man. M-A-N. A hoochie coochie man. A natural born lovers man. A rollllllling stone. Everything’s gonna be all right this morning, if … Continue reading

Intense action defined our Elite Eight match-ups as architecture and shrooms triumphed over music and beer. Chicago River Bridges and Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871–1934 will now vie to represent Windy City landmarks in the championship, while Mushrooms of the Midwest, one of the early … Continue reading

For the month of April 2015, to coincide with the Association of Asian American Studies’ annual conference, we have lowered the e-book list price of three titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Asian Americans in Dixie: … Continue reading

Eight. It’s a magic number. In fact, physicists consider it the second magic number. Racing fans love it. Billiards fans obsess over it. Eight is the only Fibonacci number (except the number one) that is a perfect cube, and also … Continue reading

As a unit at a Very Large University, we here at UIP pay avid attention to the NCAA basketball tournaments, even though the Fighting Illini have of late fallen into a spell of (shall we say) hoops misfortune. To keep living … Continue reading

In 1970, the big three television networks of ABC, CBS and NBC took notice of the feminist movement. The stories on TV news ranged from a patronizing dismissal of feminists to balanced reports on child care needs and employment discrimination. “Television … Continue reading