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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Coming of Age in the ’60s

 The 1960s were a tumultuous time of free love, civil rights and anti-war activism, and for three Milwaukee high school friends, the paths they chose during the summer of 1967 defined them for a lifetime. My Summer on Haight Street by Richard Rice Jr. shares the story of three recent
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nick Turse’ ‘Kill Anything that Moves’

 Controversy has always surrounded the Vietnam War, and now journalist and historian Nick Turse shockingly exposes previously unheard of atrocities his new book Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. The
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 During the late ’60s, Antler, Andy Clausen and me were three of many young people inspired by Allen Ginsberg, whose deep voice of sanity and compassion came as a great relief amid the insanity and cruelty of the Vietnam
Thursday, April 18, 2013
 Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a successful activist attorney who drives his daughter to her suburban grade school in a Volvo station wagon. But the secrets he’s concealed for decades begin to surface when the FBI finally bust
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wisconsin authors explore the life behind Li’l Abner

 Al Capp, creator of “Li’l Abner,” was a brilliant comic artist when comic strips were in their heyday, the 1920s through the 1960s. Brilliant is not too strong a word. There were several others, among them Walt Kelly
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Waukesha Civic Theatre has ambitiously set out to recreate the Broadway classic Miss Saigon—scene by scene, song for song. It's no small feat. Miss Saigon is one of Broadway's longest-running musicals ever—and for good reason. The epic Vietnam War...
02.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Americans looked forward to what one columnist called "a new world of peace" after World War II, but history took the opposite course. Between rapid incursions, air strikes and massive interventions, the U.S. military has seldom rested for long. War Made Easy, a documentary produced by the Media Education Foundation, asks why. It will be out on DVD in March. Although War Made Easy is narrate...

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