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03.11.2014 | 44 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM

Stream WPR's "Central Time" segment with Fortis

By Shepherd Express Staff
News last month that Baltimore's City Paper weekly had been purchased by the Baltimore Sun Media Group has once again spurred conversation about the future of alternative weekly newspapers. Can these papers survive the changing economy? This week on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time," Shepherd Express publisher Louis Fortis joined hosts Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert to explain why alt wee...
11.08.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Onion will cease printing this year, the company announced today. The satirical newspaper, which was founded 25 years ago by two University of Wisconsin students in Madison, had been gradually withdrawing from print over the last few years as it expanded online operations. At its peak, it published in 17 markets, but by this fall it was down to just three, in Chicago, Rhode Island and here in ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

18 issues for $21

By Ken Brosky
I first heard about One Story a long time ago, when it was first starting out. The premise was simple: one story per issue, every three or so weeks, for a low price of just over a buck. To date, the stories publishing in One Story have been reprinted in The Best American ... series and the Puschcart Prize series, and even the O. Henry award. I really took a genuine interest after I read "Reason...
07.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Former Blender writer Jonah Weiner has a worthwhile piece on Slate today about the death of the music magazine, postulating about what's caused pubs like Rolling Stone and Spin to downsize so much in recent months. He avoids talking about some of the more obvious explanations�ad sales are down all over, blah, blah, blah�while making some interesting points about the state of criticism: ...
12.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Musician/author and Milwaukee expat John Kruth checked in with the Shepherd from New York via a quick e-mail to share some good news. He's won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award: I won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for Best Music Biography of the Year for my latest book To Lives To Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt published by Da Capo. Also receiving an award will be Oliver Sa...

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