New books that examine James Baldwin and the Reagan era, the history of New York, a secret war in China and the nuclear war that never happened. Read more


Cats are the most mysterious of household pets. In Japan, according to Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, felines have a dangerous agency all their own as illustrated with traditional woodcuts by folklorist Zack Davisson. Read more


The Imperial Japanese Army is legendary for its obedience, but discipline seems to have been more pronounced in the lower ranks than the officer corps. In Curse on the Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan, Danny Orbach from the He... Read more


Experience Asian culture at its colorful best. Milwaukee’s premier showcase for Asian culture. Asia Fest of Milwaukee is an experience ofmusic, dance, food and fellowship binding cultures from across Asia into acolorful, vibrant, and delicious f.. Read more

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“If you ever have to go to war,” Walter Cronkite said late in life, “don't go by glider.” Gliders in wartime do not always glide the way they are supposed to, and the canvas-covered, aluminum-framed one carrying Cronkite to co Read more


I'll admit right off the bat that I'm not positive of the details of what it takes to sign a Japanese player. I do know that you bid for the right to negotiate with them and that bid would go to his parent club in Japan. What I'm not clear on is.. Read more

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The “Milwaukee Artists Unite for Japan” concert features a wide range of performers from our area. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond will perform on violin, accompanied by pianist Stefanie Jacob. Singer Jillian Brus... Read more

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Steve Miller is one of the most successful musicians ever to come out of Milwaukee, an esteemed blues guitarist who crossed over into pop-rock stardom with his 1973 album, The Joker . Singles came easily to him for the rest of Read more

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Matt Daniels cuts a stylish form in the role of Phileas Fogg, a British gentleman who make Around the World in 80 Days ,Theater Read more


I have no idea what prompted Kiss FM to return this dusty gem to semi-regular rotation this weekend, but it was the perfect complement to a sun-soaked weekend. Whatever happened to Lil' Troy, anyway? Wanna Be A Baller - Lil Troy Read more

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After languishing for twoyears in the Irish legislature, the Nuclear Test Ban Bill of 2006 wasrecently rethought and refurbished, according to a June report in the Irish Independent. Originally, the bill codified the U.N. Test Ban Treaty and ad... Read more

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Judging from commercial success and ongoing support from establishedl iterary critics, British Author/theologian C.S. Lewis is destined to be one of hundred or so best reemmbered novelists of the 20th century. Having met with considerable success .. Read more


A teacher at Yamata ElementarySchool in Yokohama, Japan, was disciplined in January follo The New York Times ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

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