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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Off the Cuff with Fran Kaplan

Fran Kaplan is nothing if not passionate. A dedicated educator, social worker and self-described “social justice activist,” Kaplan became involved with America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) in 2006 when she spent a week interviewing James Cameron, the museum’s founder, for a film about his life
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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Off the Cuff with UWM’s Deanna Wesolowski

Ever wonder what it’s like to speak a dead language? UW-Milwaukee classicist Deanna Wesolowski can answer that question, in English, Latin or Greek. As a researcher, her studies have focused on pastoral literature, but she’s taught everything from Latin to Greek to mythology, and her field encompasses archaeology
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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Off The Cuff with Rodd Higgins of Concept 10 10

 From high school football to strength training in college to an early career as a personal trainer, Rodd Higgins’ relationship to fitness has evolved over time. “I used to be a guy that hit the gym five to six days a week,” he says. But now, as the owner of the Milwaukee location of Concept 10 10 (130 N. Jefferson St.),
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Essays examine 'The Two Cultures of American Fiction'

 In 2010, Chad Harbach, a novelist and editor at the journal n + 1, published a musing on the ramifications of the rapid expansion of U.S. creative writing programs. In the essay, he posited that with teaching now a viable income stream for writers, two focal points for American fiction had emerged. He termed the
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Milwaukee native Andrew Starr loves chocolate. From his early days baking Toll House cookies with his mom, to years tweaking fudge recipes, Starr has turned love into vocation. Along with business partner Jennifer Spielman, Starr created Black Star Chocolates, a Denver-based company...
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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
Some would find a career as a competitive figure skating instructor at the Pettit National Ice Center sufficiently stimulating, but Angela Johnstad—or "Terror Lapinski," as she’s known to roller derby fans—added even more excitement to her life through roller derby. On the cusp of her fourth season...
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Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
By the time she hit college, social worker Carrie Silver-Stock knew she wanted to help teenage girls. After getting her master of social work, she started a Web site, girlswithdreams.com, hoping to foster a sense of community among young women otherwise lost in cyberspace. The site’s success proved...
Today in Milwaukee
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Tonight @ Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9:30 p.m.

It was just last year that Jeanna Salzer released her debut EP, Raindrops, a collection of jazzy, contemporary pop influenced by artists like Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon, but the singer has made a quick...

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