Category Archives: best of lists

Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture favorites. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2015 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. ***** Jenn Barbee, Accounts Payable Favorite Book: … Continue reading

Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture faves. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2014 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. Jennifer Barbee, Account Tech I Favorite Book: … Continue reading

Every December since 2007 we have posted a list of our favorite pop culture nuggets of the year. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2013 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. Angela Burton, Rights & Permissions … Continue reading

Annually since 2007 we have posted our favorites of the year. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2012 list is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name.  Feel free to post your list in the Comments section. Kathleen Anderson, Rights … Continue reading

Yes!  It’s time for my personal favorite post of the year.  The Best of 2011 list is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name.  Feel free to post your list in the Comments section. Lisa Bayer, Marketing Director Favorite Book: Zeitoun … Continue reading

Willis Regier, Director Best Book: John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society & Other Writings, 1952-1967, Library of America.  I read Galbraith’s The New Industrial State when everybody was reading it and forgot most of it.  The Library of America’s new … Continue reading

It’s been 60+ degrees this week so I haven’t been thinking much about the upcoming holidays.  However, my favorite post every year is the Press’ end-of-the-year collection of staff favorites.  Spoiler alert: Joanna Newsom remains #1 on my favorite CD list. Colleagues, begin … Continue reading

Best PSA of the year: “Embrace Life” by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. The orange octopus, the hallucinatory wallpaper, the looks of grief, dread, shame. Regard the man’s pose of existential paralysis, his fists raised in the posture of the … Continue reading

Michael Roux, Publicity Manager Favorite CD:  Joanna Newsom-Have One On Me Favorite Song: Joanna Newsom-’81 Favorite Cover Version: The Angry Whistler-’81

Willis Regier, Director Favorite Book:  THE 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS, translated by Malcolm C. Lyons and Ursula Lyons.  Penguin 2008, three volumes.   I had always wanted to read the NIGHTS straight through instead of at random as I had in the … Continue reading