Maureen McCarthy

Senior Editor | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7112
Maureen McCarthy supervises the Topics team, including coverage of higher education, religion, philanthropy, transportation, federal courts and cultures and immigration.

Recent content from Maureen McCarthy

'Little Demon in the City of Light' is a mesmerizing case of murder

NONFICTION: An unusual murder case in Belle Epoque Paris becomes even more so when hypnosis is tried as a defense.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 04:38 PM

REVIEW: 'Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang,' by Tim Mahoney

A new history exposes the hand of former St. Paul Police Chief Tom Brown in some of the city’s most...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 02:00 PM

REVIEW: "Topsy,” by Michael Daly

BOOK REVIEW: A circus elephant’s life collides with Thomas Edison’s electrical wizardry to sad and strange effect at the turn...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 01:54 PM

REVIEW: "The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ by Edward Achorn

Nonfiction: Baseball may owe its survival to the 1883 pennant race and those who transformed a failing sport.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:42 AM

NONFICTION REVIEW: "The Table Comes First"

New Yorker writer and foodie Adam Gopnik analyzes, sometimes charmingly, what we eat and why we eat it.

Updated: November 05, 2011, - 11:13 PM

NONFICTION REVIEW: "Sex on the Moon"

Thad Roberts had a plum spot in an elite NASA internship program and the respect of peers and scientists. So what possessed him to risk all that to steal and sell moon rocks?

Updated: October 29, 2011, - 01:20 PM

ESSAYS REVIEW: "Paris: The Collected Traveler"

Travel guidebooks can tell you hundreds of sights to visit, but Barrie Kerper wants you to understand what you see.

Updated: July 23, 2011, - 02:56 PM

The Dirt: "New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques"

Beginner and veteran alike can learn useful techniques.

Updated: August 03, 2010, - 03:52 PM

The dirt: Website offers virtual garden journal

A Minneapolis gardener launed PlantJotter, a place for gardeners to create a centralized, personalized journal.

Updated: June 01, 2010, - 04:00 PM

Principals-to-be are getting ready to graduate, too

Students aren't the only people graduating this spring. Twelve members of the 2009-10 Minneapolis Principals' Academy graduate this month, and five will be school principals next year.

Updated: May 26, 2010, - 10:37 PM

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