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Monday, March 14, 2011

Web cartoonist Matthew Inman to visit Boswell

"Unique," "unusual" and "hilarious" only begin to describe TheOatmeal.com, where wry observations and innocent-looking drawings on the absurdities of life have garnered millions of laughs since the site's debut in 2009. Site creator Matthew Inman, a 28-year-old web designer turned web cartoonist, has seen...
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Tonight @ Boswell Book Co., 7 p.m.

In defiance of state laws prohibiting homosexuals from gathering in bars, in the 1950s nightclub entertainer Helen Branson opened a gay bar in Los Angeles, then wrote about the experience in a landmark 1957 memoir Gay Bar. That book...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Bookstore

Boswell is a shining example of why we need locally owned bookstores. They host author events big and small, both in-store and off-site. They carry top hits and book-club favorites, but also promote offbeat writers and local authors. You’re free to browse shelf after wonderful shelf in your quest for that perfect...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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If you think your life is complicated, meet Isabel “Izzy” Spellman, a private eye who continually finds herself in insane situations. Izzy has come a long way since being homeless and barred from her place of employment (a family business, no less) because of a restraining order. Izzy...
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

Plus: ‘Rock and Roll’ at Boswell Book Co.

February is Black History Month and reading is one of the finest ways to celebrate and honor the contributions of African Americans. This year the Milwaukee Public Library will host a “Read-In”...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

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Everyone knows that Wisconsin winters consist of blankets of snow and frigid temperatures. Author Robert Goolrick has used this well-known frozen tundra as the backdrop for his novel A Reliable Wife, a turn-of-the-20th-century tale that...
Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

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Fictionalized accounts of teenage runaways usually depict drugged-out, tough-talking boys plagued by inner demons and explosive anger. Seldom are they given the voice of someone like Joon, a 13-year-old girl and Korean immigrant trying to survive in the New York underbelly of the 1980s, a time when the city was known for being especially dodgy. In the book Miles from Nowhere...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spectacular in Every Way:

A bash to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation was simply over-the-top spectacular with fire-eating by Erik Bang!!! and Miss Punch, along with magic by Sir Pinkerton Xyloma; plus the Brew City Bombshells’ sea of bustier-clad lovelies. A racy/lacy runway show featuring Shannon...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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At the risk of sounding like a brainwashed acolyte of social networking sites, I recommend scrolling through the three pages' worth of Facebook groups devoted to Chuck Klosterman. Only then can you truly gauge the vehement emotions that the pop-culture critic is capable of arousing-which luckily for him veer mostly toward the positive, if slightly disturbing. For every one that dismisses him as an "overrated moron," five more want...

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