Author: E.B. Boatner

The Page Boy

Blind Faith: A Blind Eye Mystery Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall Bold Strokes Books $15.95 Husband and wife team Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall embark on their third Blind Eye Detective Agency Mystery with the same gusto...

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Home: Tom Arndt’s Minnesota Tom Arndt University of Minnesota Press $49.95 Tom Arndt has spent more than 40 years honing his eye to capture life in his home state. More than 100 photos, printed from his original gelatin...

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Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders Eric Etheridge Atlas & Co. $45 During the spring and summer of 1961—President Barack Obama was born August 4 that year—hundreds of individuals came by car,...

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Garden County Pie: Sweet and Savory Delights from the Table of John Michael Lerma John Michael Lerma Syren Book Company $19.95 John Michael Lerma never met a pie he didn’t like. Or, that he couldn’t make sound appetizing and...

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Labor of Love: The Story of One Man’s Extraordinary Pregnancy Thomas Beatie Seal Press $24.95 After all the furor and heated words over the pregnancy of Thomas Beatie and his wife, Nancy, and the birth of their daughter, Susan,...

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A Word in Edgewise

Oh, frabjous day, Callooh, Callay! In the biggest news story since California’s 1948 Perez v. Sharp decision, the California State Supreme Court, on May 15, in a 4-3 decision, ruled marriage is a constitutional right that...

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A Word in Edgewise

I had not thought much about Thomas and Nancy Beatie in the past few weeks, but they’re in the news again. Thomas, you may remember, is the transgender man who is carrying the couple’s child. A decade ago, Thomas had undergone a...

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A Word in Edgewise

Two news stories printed back to back caught my eye the other day. One was about Edna Parker of Shelbyville, Indiana, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest known person, who turned 115 this past week. The next...

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A Word in Edgewise

“Is society ready for this pregnant husband?” the article “Labor of Love” in a recent The Advocate asks. Probably not, my money says, because society rarely is ready for anything new, especially something that has to do with...

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A Word in Edgewise

Something makes me uneasy about the phrase “zero tolerance.” It smacks of every shade of right-wing extremist cant, although it is used with good intention—against school bullying, weapons in schools, and maltreatment of...

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