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

MIDLIFE: Can you go baguette?

Learning a new language at 60? It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:14 AM

'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

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