In yet another stunning example of his arrogance and
disregard for the common good, Gov. Scott Walker has asked for unprecedented
authority to sell off taxpayer-funded, publicly owned property without public
Milwaukee’s colleges and universities are the source
of a plethora of service-minded student organizations that are improving our
community. Though there are many student initiatives and organizations that are
Heroes of the
In post-Katrina New Orleans, the battle to
educate children has been anything but easy. Author Sarah Carr’s new book, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City,
and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children, follows
On Occapella, Jon Cleary—blue-eyed, English-born bastion of 'Nawlins-cooked R&B, barroom killer on the piano (and guitar), and one-time collaborator with Bonnie Raitt—applies his own appropriate brand of playing to '50s soul, grimy '70s funk...
John Kennedy Toole, author of the venerated cult classic A Confederacy of Dunces, was (the following may be a well-worn maxim, but its relevance remains steadfast in this case) a brief, bright comet in the dark skies of the literary night...
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...
The Extra Crispy Brass Band has a sound that is distinctly Dixie, finding inspiration from the “second line” traditional style of New Orleans jazz. “The first line was the funeral procession and the second line refers to the up-tempo brass band and dancers...