E.B. Boatner

A Word In Edgewise – Pride Is A Many-Venued Thing

By E.B. Boatner / May 19, 2022

Pride’s not all about gigantic floats and parades but can blossom in small towns as well.  After the Stonewall uprising…

Books: 703

By E.B. Boatner / May 5, 2022

Sedating Elaine Dawn Winter Knopf?$27  Trapped between girlfriend Elaine’s incessant, devouring, physical demands, her dealer’s increasingly insistent demands for payment–or else–protagonist Frances…

A Word In Edgewise: Remembrance and Recovery, As Best We Can

By E.B. Boatner / May 5, 2022

“Remembrance” and “Recovery” are imperfect descriptors, and describe imperfect outcomes, but they are the tools we humans have to work…

A Word In Edgewise: “Footloose” – Chanhassen’s Music for the Soles

By E.B. Boatner / April 21, 2022

It’s always a treat to spend an evening at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, especially during this still gloomy time of year–doesn’t…

Books: 701

By E.B. Boatner / April 7, 2022

Tripping Arcadia Kit Mayquist Dutton$26  Lena, a med-school dropout, cuts short a two-year Italian idyll working with her botanist aunt, to return…

A Word In Edgewise: Joe Dowling’s Back in Town with a Timely Tempest

By E.B. Boatner / April 7, 2022

The man who led the Guthrie as Artistic Director for twenty years, shepherding its move from Vinland Place to its…

Broadway & Indiana Go to “The Prom”

By E.B. Boatner / April 7, 2022

High energy is good, song and dance is great; shaken and stirred together in The Prom, they effervesce. You and your…

A Word In Edgewise: Should We Have Stopped at Erectus?

By E.B. Boatner / March 24, 2022

We are very slightly changed From the Semi-apes who ranged India’s Prehistoric clay; He that drew the longest bow Ran his…

Books: 699

By E.B. Boatner / March 10, 2022

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto George M. Johnson Farrar Straus Giroux $17.99  Johnson’s “Manifesto” is more a guide for young, Black,…

A Word In Edgewise – How Is It That…

By E.B. Boatner / March 10, 2022

The things I saw beggar description…The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering…

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