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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marquette's Curtis Carter on art, philosophy and China

Curtis Carter came to Milwaukee in 1969 as an assistant professor in philosophy at Marquette University and has long since become a full professor...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum offers rare glimpse of treasures from China

A rare glimpse into the Palace Museum of Beijing's Forbidden City awaits visitors of the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City.” Ninety works were chosen from the Palace Garden of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795), an area long closed to the...
Friday, March 25, 2011
The 1984 film "Red Dawn" fantasized about a group of American teenagers called the Wolverines who valiantly repelled an invasion of foreign communists. For its mix of dystopia and hope, the movie became such an enduring cultural touchstone that U.S. military leaders honored it by naming their 2003 effort to...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
In May, Kendrick Pitts, 20, and his brother Marquise, 19, were arrested in a women’s restroom in a small office building in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They were hiding in the bathroom stalls after being chased by police investigating a stolen vehicle. Their ruse failed when they...
Friday, June 26, 2009
As you read this, I am somewhere in rural China, probably disoriented, perhaps eating a fish eye, and certainly not paying attention to the news. This column was the last thing I wrote before embarking on what's become an all-too-rare experiment in human life: I decided to see what will happen when I go fully off the grid. Because I am completely cut off, you cannot call or text me from your phone...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Frank returned at last from his New York visit, and with the fragile psyche of Packer Land restored—at least for a week—by the exhibition victory in Denver, the Observers could focus on the final days of round-the clock Olympic TV coverage.
07.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
If you have never heard of Mainichi Shimbun, you are (a) unaware that the Japanese Newspaper is the fourth largest in the world and (b) not a big fan of stories about odd Japanese sex practices. The English site, called the Mainichi Daily News, was until recently the home of WaiWai, the western world’s primary news source for stories about the hippest new trends in prostitution, restaurants that...
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Shorewood Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

To truly understand Chinese culture, you need to love Chinese culture. That was the lesson learned from the life of Joseph Needham, a British scientist who arrived in China in 1943 and, over the years, established himself as the world’s preeminent Chinese scholar. Needham’s travels (and romances) are detailed . . .
Friday, April 4, 2008

Milwaukeean Has a Personal Connection to Protests

The recent uprising in Tibet, where civilians and Buddhist monks are protesting the 50-year occupation of their land by China, may seem far away and difficult to comprehend. KT Rusch, a Milwaukee musician, has a personal connection to the protests. Rusch has sponsored and exchanged letters with an exiled Tibetan monk for 14 years.