Line Man

For a town with more than its share of political grenades and hot potatoes, one thing seems to plague our sun-soaked city more than any other: the U.S.-Mexico border. No matter where you fall on the topic, or what side of the very literal fence you hail from, arguably no other matter of contention is as firmly associated with Arizona.

Todd Miller knows this all too well. A veteran border issues journalist, Miller has written pieces ranging from front lines observations to diatribes about the impact border relations have on future free societies. Miller is frequently published by Mother Jones, The New York Times and Al Jazeera America, and is routinely based between Tucson and Oaxaca. His recent frontline report, Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, is an accumulation of the last 15 years of his work.

Meet Miller at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe. Copies of Border Patrol Nation are available for $16.95. Visit or call 480-730-0205.

Thu., May 22, 7 p.m., 2014
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Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
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