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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…

“Katy Has Two Grampas”

By Holly Peterson / March 25, 2021

Photos by Julie Schanke Lyford Katy, an imaginative elementary-aged girl with a speech impediment, is thrilled when her teacher announces…

Appetite For Change

By Holly Peterson / March 11, 2021

Pork Tenderloin, Breaking Bread Catering. Photo by Ashley Moyna Picking a caterer is tough. From flavor to aesthetics to price…

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.…

Skirting The issues: Easy Prey

By Ellen Krug / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Paha_L It’s a tough time to be a transgender or nonbinary youth in America. (Due to word…

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…

Minnesota Black History, Part II

By Ryan Patchin / February 25, 2021

Tracing back: Modern consequences of antiquated enactments The latest Census Bureau data shows that of Minnesota’s 5.6 million residents, about…

From the Editor: French-Fried Finances

By Ryan Patchin / February 25, 2021

A fresh facade graces the face of the french fry place where I spent two summers, slinging spuds. I was…

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…

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