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Kate Bornstein’s queer evolution

Feisty transgender icon Kate Bornstein's newest book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger (Beacon Press), is best summed up by its subtitle: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the L
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By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  May 25, 2012
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Bookstores fight back with instant paperbacks

Battered booksellers, especially independent ones, have so far withstood the punishing shock-and-awe offensive of Internet Age marauders like Amazon.
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By ETHAN GILSDORF  |  September 23, 2009
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Sunshine on the ACLU: a mea culpa

"Standing up to your political enemies is easy, fun, and often profitable," writes Barney Frank, on the lead jacket blurb for Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU.
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By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  May 08, 2009
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The least you need to know

Gay Pride. It's a phase that has become almost meaningless in our contemporary culture.
By law, privacy can be a matter of where and when
By LISA KEEN  |  May 30, 2007
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Inside the box

At first glance, Westbrook must have seemed a likely location for southern Maine’s next Wal-Mart. Cheap cuts both ways: Excerpt from Big-Box Swindle. By Stacy Mitchell
Portland author Stacy Mitchell explores the real cost of faceless corporate retail
By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 08, 2006
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Cheap cuts both ways

“Think big-box stores and bargains are synonymous? Think again,” declared a report on buying appliances in the September 2005 issue of Consumer Reports . Inside the box: Portland author Stacy Mitchell explores the real cost of faceless corporate retai
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By STACY MITCHELL  |  November 08, 2006