Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

On Friday, July 7, "Wastelands 2," an immersive filminstallation, will make its Milwaukee debut. Created by artist, Andrew Shirley,the debut will take place at The Lindsay Building (126 S. 2nd St.).  "Wastelands 2" is an existential film .. more

Jul 6, 2017 6:32 PM Around MKE

Casablanca is among the greatmovies of classic Hollywood and, alongside a considerably different film, TheWizard of Oz , it remains the most beloved. And unlike the carefully composed Citizen Kane , which usually outranks it a.. more

Jan 19, 2017 10:24 PM I Hate Hollywood

Hard Times for Science    (1) A tractor-trailer driver with a load of bottled water tried to make it over a historic bridge in Paoli, Ind., on Christmas Day, with the obv,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Jan 6, 2016 12:41 AM News of the Weird

New World Order               In December, Canada’s supportive organization The Transgender Project released a biographical video of the former,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 29, 2015 10:00 PM News of the Weird

Leading Economic Indicators           * Following the release of Apple’s yearly financials in October (and based on sales of its iPhone 6), the compa,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 22, 2015 8:41 PM News of the Weird

Dr. Raymond Schinazi was a federal government employee when he led the team that discovered sofosbuvir, which completely cures hepatitis C patients with an 84-pill regimen, but, as he recently told CBS News, he only worked for the more

Dec 15, 2015 10:19 PM News of the Weird

Can’t Possibly Be True     Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera’s work usually involves realistic-looking figures created to startle (e.g., a “piggy bank” as a sco,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 8, 2015 9:56 PM News of the Weird

Wait, What?         After certain takeoffs and landings were delayed on Nov. 7 at Paris’ Orly airport (several days before the terrorist a,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 1, 2015 9:29 PM News of the Weird

The 1968 Cy Twombly “blackboard” painting sold for $70.5 million at New York City’s Sotheby’s auction in November (higher than experts’ estimate of $60 million). The painting consists of six horizontal lines of continuous,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Nov 24, 2015 8:36 PM News of the Weird

Professional patients now help train would-be doctors, especially in the most delicate and dreaded of exams (gynecological and prostate), where a becalming technique improves outcomes. One “teaching associate” of Eastern ,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Nov 17, 2015 10:22 PM News of the Weird

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Nov 10, 2015 12:52 AM Around MKE

A 2015 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court has created a puzzle for drunken driver enforcement. In Georgia (and other states), blood alcohol tests are “voluntary” (to bypass the issue of whether drivers can be forced, or even pressured... more

Nov 3, 2015 9:15 PM News of the Weird

Is It Really a ‘Problem’ If 99% Wish They Had It? Among those struggling with psychological issues in modern America are the rich “one-percenters” (especially the mega-rich,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Oct 27, 2015 10:37 PM News of the Weird

In October, a Harvard University debate team (three-time recent champions of the American Parliamentary Debate Association) lost a match to a team of prisoners from the maximum-security Eastern New York Correctional Facility,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Oct 20, 2015 10:37 PM News of the Weird

Two suburban Minneapolis elementary schools this fall hired a consulting firm to advise officials on kids’ recess, and the leading recommendations (promoting “safety” and “inclusiveness”) were elimination of “contact” games in favo... more

Oct 13, 2015 8:55 PM News of the Weird

Randy Richardson, 42, vying unopposed for the Riceville, Iowa, school board (having agreed to run just because he has two kids in school) failed to get any votes at all—as even he was too busy on election day (Sept. 8) to make it to the ,Ch... more

Oct 6, 2015 9:45 PM News of the Weird

New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice study released in September warned that, unless major upgrades are made quickly, 43 states will conduct 2016 elections on electronic voting machines at least 10 ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the ... more

Sep 29, 2015 9:39 PM News of the Weird

One of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay prisoners (a man suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden) has a dating profile on captioned “detained but ready to mingle,” the man’s lawyer Carlos Warner told Al Jazeera ,Chuck... more

Sep 23, 2015 1:09 AM News of the Weird

Your English Teacher Was Right    In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be relea,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Sep 16, 2015 12:35 AM News of the Weird

The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted (likely for the first time ever) an application to fly a paper airplane. Prominent drone advocate Peter Sachs had applied to conduct commercial aerial photography with his ,Chuck Shepherd... more

Sep 8, 2015 4:34 PM News of the Weird