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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since the Indigo Girls’ 1987 debut Strange Fire broke into the world of mainstream pop with its hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Sara Paretsky brings her latest mystery to Milwaukee

 Hard-nosed private investigator V.I. Warshawski has brought her keen intellect to the mean streets time and again. Making her home in Chicago, this spunky middle-aged dynamo is used to dealing with the most unsolvable cases and her current caseload, set largely in the world of science
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

George Pelecanos’ latest mystery

 Set in the present day, George Pelecanos’ new classic crime thriller The Double focuses on issues of returning Iraqi war veterans, racism, murder and stolen works of art. That’s a lot to handle in one novel, but in this sequel to his 2011 book, The Cut, Pelecanos manages to not only tell a story that is both dynamic
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Milwaukee author rides with the “Real-Life Superheroes”

 The superheroes are among us. Some patrol the dark streets of our town by night, others deliver toys to needy children by day. Real-life caped crusaders come in many costumes and with many agendas. The phenomenon is the subject of Heroes in the Night: Inside the Real Life Superhero
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
 The thought of a convicted murderer living in the home of local townspeople sounds downright disquieting, but that is exactly what happened in rural Iceland in 1829 when Agnes Magnúsdóttir moved in with a resident farming couple and their two young daughters to await her execution
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Frederick Layton’s gifts to Milwaukee

 Among Milwaukee’s great tycoons from a century ago, Frederick Layton led a relatively modest life. Much of the money he made from meatpacking was invested in art, especially the Layton Art Gallery
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Karen Joy Fowler is Beside Herself

NPR promised that fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go—one of my three favorite novels—would adore Karen Joy Fowler’s latest, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (A Marian Wood Book/Putnam)
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

A conversation with Pepperland author Barry Wightman

 Barry Wightman works rock ’n’ roll, the advent of “high tech” and an improbable romantic tryst into his debut novel Pepperland, a vast, intimate exploration of the 1970s. In the novel, Pepper Porter is on his way to rock stardom when his long-gone girlfriend Sooz re-enters his life. A computer wiz, Sooz has come up
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Oliver Pötzsch reads from his thriller on Bavaria’s King Ludwig

 Bavaria’s King Ludwig, best known for his beautiful and breathtaking castles (the inspiration for Disneyland), died mysteriously in 1886, supposedly drowning in waist-deep water soon after he was declared insane by doctors who had never met him. Historical novelist Oliver Pötzsch, author of the

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