Rep. Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia): Gubernatorial candidate. He's chair of the higher education and workforce development finance and policy division. He also serves on the taxes and finance committees in the Minnesota House.
Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville): Gubernatorial candidate. He currently serves as chair of of the health, housing and family security committee in the Minnesota Senate. He also serves on the committees on taxes.
Pushed to positivity in book reviews Book reviewers at major newspapers receive hundreds of books to read and analyze a year, and give positive reviews to more and more of them according to some reviewers. The praise inflation doesn't do the critics any good, but it can be hard to avoid. One critic looks back at his modest, and mischievous, proposal to positively write about only those books that he would recommend to friends or family.10:06 a.m.
Dwight Garner: Nonfiction critic for the New York Times.
David Ulin: Book critic for the Los Angeles Times. He's also a former board member of the National Book Critics Circle.