Living in the gray

Hospice chaplain Kerry Egan asks, “What could hope possibly look like to someone who is dying?” She then answers, “It can mean anything. It could look like everything.” In Egan’s narrative, hope takes many shapes: stories that matter enough to be retold after the storyteller’s death, lives that have meaning and purpose even in suffering, and redemption from shame and regrets. Amid anecdotes and insights from 15 years of ministry with the dying, Egan recounts multiple scenarios in which people a

Laura Jane Grace's Memoir 'Tranny' Depicts How Pain Becomes Art

Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the punk band Against Me!, publicly came out as transgender in 2012. Most of her new memoir, "Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout," chronicles her life leading up to her transition. Grace will be reading from her book on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Abbey. The book depicts how her journey into the punk scene was influenced by her gender dysphoria. For more than 30 years, she says she kept it a secret from everyone, and it
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