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11.18.2014 | 10 days ago | Posted at 02:55 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This holiday season Theatre Gigante hosts performer Michael Stebbins’ staging of Holidays on Ice. David Sedaris now classic holiday tales will be delivered to the stage by someone who is not David Sedaris. This is an important distinction that I feel as though I need to point out. I was first introduced to Sedaris’ work on public radio’s This American Life back in college in the mid-1990s. T...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Guide offers tips for writing creative nonfiction

  No one knows exactly who coined the term "creative nonfiction," though author and writing teacher Lee Gutkind staked his claim on the phrase when he founded a literary journal by the same name in 1993. In fact, Vanity Fair
12.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:59 PM

Santaland Diaries With Jonathan West and Tom Klubertanz

By Russ Bickerstaff
I�d first heard David Sedaris� voice on a twenty-year-old boom box in a college dormitory on the East Side. Halfway into my sophomore year in college, I was surfing through the stations when I heard the voice of Ira Glass�that guy who did Audio Arcade for NPR back in the �80�s. He was starting a new show�This American Life. A couple of months later, there�s the distinct voice of David Sedaris tal...
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

Writing in droll prose befitting National Public Radio, David Sedaris became one of the literary world’s top stars thanks largely to his autobiographical essays about his eccentric family, personal foibles and the many odd jobs he’s held...
Thursday, April 9, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 9, Brandi Carlile @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. Like so many of her adult-contemporary peers who owe much of their name recognition to appearances on the “Grey’s Anatomy” soundtrack, Brandi Carlile plays melancholic but melodious folk-pop. She distinguishes herself, though, with an unusually...
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

It took David Sedaris a few years to find his niche. When the whirlwind success of his “SantaLand Diaries” radio essay afforded him the chance to write a book, he released 1994’s Barrel Fever, a collection divided between satirical short stories and autobiographical essays. The essays, of course, generated more response than the fiction, so Sedaris refined his approach, focusing mostly on memoirs for a string of best-selling follow-up collections...

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