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Thursday, May 8, 2008

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

Sports fans, are you tired of sports shows and channels condescending you? So is Will Leitch, the sports writer who went on to start the popular independent sports blog Deadspin.com, a site that examines sports with a sense of humor but without all the meathead inanity. Leitch has compiled many of his essays in the new . . .
Thursday, May 1, 2008

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

Dog owners and outdoors lovers alike will get a kick out of nature writer Ted Kerasote’s latest book, Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog. In it, Kerasote details 13 years of adventures spent with his dog Merle, an abandoned puppy he discovered on a rafting trip. Over time, Kerasote began to view his companion . . .
Monday, April 28, 2008

Interview with Paul McComas

The Planet of the Dates is an alien and sometimes hostile territory, but Phil Corcoran, the teenage protagonist of Milwaukee-native Paul McComas’ new book, is determined to conquer this unfamiliar habitat. He talks about how he combined autobiographical elements and fiction in this humorous and engaging look at adolescence.
Monday, April 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Shorewood Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 p.m.

Historical fiction author Robert Alexander returned this year with The Romanov Bride, his final novel in a trilogy about the Romanov family. This new book introduces a widowed villager who, in his grief, joins the Russian revolution, ultimately deciding the fate of a displaced grand duchess. Alexander reads from his book . . .
Monday, April 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

The Marcus Center’s woman-centric Smart Talk Lecture Series has lined up some big names for its current season, but it’s unlikely that Lisa Ling or Marlo Thomas’ upcoming lectures will be quite as intense as tonight’s from Valerie Plame Wilson. It’s hard to top the international intrigue in Plame’s story: loving wife . . .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Brookfield Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 PM

Older women may not get the most exciting roles in television and film, but in the novels of Mary Doria Russell, they’re glamorous heroines. Russell’s latest historical novel, Dreamers of the Day follows a woman of a certain age who, having survived the 1919 influenza, heads to Cairo, where she crosses paths with . . .
Saturday, April 5, 2008

Today @ the Alliance Francaise - 1:30 PM

Bay-area poet Phyllis Stowell teamed up with Milwaukee-area artist Pacia Sallomi for their new collection of poems and paintings, Shield. It’s a bilingual collection, dividing its time between French and English, so it’s only fitting that the pair promotes it with a bilingual book reading, which they’ll host this afternoon at . . .
Monday, March 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 PM

During a time when the economy is hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs that may never be replaced, Richard C. Longworth’s latest book may hit a little bit too close to home. Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism takes a look at how the new economy is dooming middle-class workers in cities . . .
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Schwartz Bookshop, Brookfield - 7:00 PM

Doug Schmidt set out to pinpoint the roots of Milwaukee’s continued interest in bowling in his latest book, They Came to Bowl, ultimately linking the sport’s local popularity to our city’s German heritage. In the process, he also dug up plenty of amusing anecdotes and factual tidbits. Tonight Schmidt talks . . .

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