E.B. Boatner

A Word In Edgewise: Look For – Whom?

By E.B. Boatner / April 22, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Interpas As Fred Rogers so famously shared with his small Neighbors, “When I was a boy and…

A Word In Edgewise: Never Too Early to Adult

By E.B. Boatner / April 8, 2021

Max Brooks’s novelization of Minecraft: The Island, and Julie Lythcott-Haims’s Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, target widely differing…

Books: 675

By E.B. Boatner / April 8, 2021

Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University Matt Brim Duke University Press $26.95 Brim foregrounds a problem seldom considered…

A Word In Edgewise: One Man’s Cult Is Another Man’s Culture

By E.B. Boatner / March 25, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/SvetaZi What is a cult? Who becomes a cult leader and what is their appeal? The lines…

A Word In Edgewise: Where Are the Plagues of Yesteryear?

By E.B. Boatner / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/EzumeImages I recommend Hans Zinsser’s 1935 Rats, Lice and History, a surprisingly witty, acerbic biography of Typhus.…

Books: 673

By E.B. Boatner / March 11, 2021

All Soul’s Day JJ Marsh Prewett Bielmann $12.99 In Brussels, PI Beatrice Stubbs, receives assistant Theo’s call–their embezzler suspect is…

A Word In Edgewise: Ratiocination or Lizard Hind-Brain: What’s Your Pleasure?

By E.B. Boatner / February 25, 2021

Photo by BigStock/volodymyrscherbak In 1374, along the Rhine valley, hundreds of townsfolk danced compulsively–non-stop, for days–to exhaustion, even death. The…

Books: 671

By E.B. Boatner / February 11, 2021

Lazarus Rising Joseph Caldwell Delphinium Books $24.95 Artist Dempsey Coates meets fireman Johnny Donnegan after offering a place to him…

A Word In Edgewise: Freely-Given, or Gelt-Gaining?

By E.B. Boatner / February 11, 2021

Photo by Bigstock/TungCheung “Pardon me!” “I beg your pardon!” were phrases drilled into to me from childhood. Simple politeness. One…

A Word In Edgewise: Romance and Relationships: Clear on the Concept?

By E.B. Boatner / January 28, 2021

Photo courtesy of Bigstock/photosvit Romance and Relationships would seem, logically, to pair seamlessly, like Love and Marriage, though upon closer…

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