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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

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Sunday Best

By Lisa Barrow

Artemis Awakening

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
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Book Review

Reel People, Real Lives

Review by Elisa McGovern

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)

Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.

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V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014

Book Review

Nurturing Nature

Review by Leo P. Neufeld

Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home

There are quiet sounds that often get lost in the business of our daily lives. Catherine Reid’s book Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home is a chronologically organized collection of personal essays meant to entice us to listen.

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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014

Book Review

How It Begins

Review by Mike Smith

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.

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V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014

Book Review

The Van Life

Review by Erik Gamlem

Tour Sucks

Sometimes, DIY tour across the country is a total disaster. But it sure makes for some entertaining reading.

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V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014

Book Review

Boner Killer

Review by Ruby Le Coq

God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis

The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.

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Book Review

Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion

Review by Suzanne Buck

How Should We Live? Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

Searching for insight into such universal topics as love, family, work and nature, Roman Krznaric reaches back to the Greeks, through Medieval and Renaissance philosophers and on through the Victorians and modern thinkers.

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V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

Book Review

Deviant is the Norm

Review by Elisa McGovern

Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

What’s sick, and what’s just human?

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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013

Book Review

Coming and Going, Endlessly

Review by Kathy Freise

On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World

On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World is about where we belong and where we call home.

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V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013

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Historically Stating

By Lisa Barrow
From cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.
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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Book Review

Powerful in Pink

Review by Kathy Freise

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”

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Arts

Man Up

Don McIver reviews a poet’s ruminations on masculinity.

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