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Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Top 20 movies about American presidents

 With the nasty, contentious, divisive 2012 presidential election now history—and a movie about Abraham Lincoln in theaters—here’s an intriguing question: Which actors, over the years, were most effective portraying
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Nobel-winner Orhan Pamuk’s Silent House released in English

 Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now translated into English for the first time, Silent House (Knopf) is Orhan Pamuk's second novel. Although the Nobel Prize-winner makes no direct mention of the book’s historical
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Also: ‘Wimpy Kid’ author visits Oconomowoc

Given the prominence of women’s rights in the recently completed presidential campaign, it is a good time to take a look at the role that women play in the White House. In the timely new volume Women and the White House
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

"Hard to Go Quietly"

 Minnesota-based Milwaukee expatriate Scott Wooldridge prepares for a solo album with this single, a peaceable piece of folk rock protest against fractious political invective. Facebook discussion threads and partisan divides inform
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Recognizing that the oldest General Motors (GM) plant in the nation was shutting down an hour and 15 minutes from his doorstep and wanting to tell an insightful story about the recession that would resonate nationwide...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
 Nations once aspired to have a middle class as strong as the one in the United States. However, as Salon editor Joan Walsh argues in her new release, What’s the Matter With White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

The race for U.S. Senate gets serious

You won’t find two candidates more diametrically opposed, former Gov. Tommy Thompson told a Milwaukee Press Club gathering earlier this month

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