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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.
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MIDLIFE: Can you go baguette?

MIDLIFE: Can you go baguette?

Learning a new language at 60? It seemed like a good idea at the time.
'Little Demon in the City of Light' is a mesmerizing case of murder

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

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 infamous crimes.
REVIEW: "Topsy,” by Michael Daly

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 of the 20th century.
REVIEW: "The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ by Edward Achorn

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.
NONFICTION REVIEW: "The Table Comes First"

NONFICTION REVIEW: "The Table Comes First"

New Yorker writer and foodie Adam Gopnik analyzes, sometimes charmingly, what we eat and why we eat it.
ESSAYS REVIEW: "Paris: The Collected Traveler"

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.

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.
Baseball's first king of the mound

Baseball's first king of the mound

Edward Achorn rediscovers the amazing story of one of early baseball's dominant pitchers and the season that made him great.
With cards, like the game, it's about the money

With cards, like the game, it's about the money

The history of baseball card collecting shows that this kid's hobby was never really child's play.
Author strings together pearls' past and present

Author strings together pearls' past and present

"Tears of Mermaids" dives deep to find the connections between pearl divers and the women who wear their finds.
In an instant, family expands

In an instant, family expands

An unexpected phone call from her birth mother prompts the writer to re-examine her definition of family.
Mortgage mess is covered inside out

Mortgage mess is covered inside out

A New York Times reporter who wrote about the housing bubble also got caught up in it.
The greatest tennis match ever

The greatest tennis match ever

The U.S.-German match in the 1937 Davis Cup tournament semifinals had significance and meaning beyond the world of tennis.
Diamond VISION

Diamond VISION

Get in the swing of the season with these books about baseball history, umping, pitching and playing -- each with its own Twins reference, too.
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