The cosmos keeps growing larger, extending beyond anything the human eye can see and confounding the limits of reason. First came other galaxies, a starry sea in which our Milky Way is a mere island; then the Big Bang, in which the universe came.. Read more

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Some random ASG thoughts:Did Brewers players get the shaft, or are we just being too sensitive?Sure,we were all pretty pissed during the Home Run Derby when Nelson Cruzbelted his 11 homers with full coverage and then they interviewedAlbert Pujo.. Read more

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­My favorite music videos traffic in fantastical depictions of youth, with teenagers rocking their high schools, taking over malls and throwing wild pool parties. Another enduring meme is skateboarding—because, really, what's more youthful than sk.. Read more

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In anticipation of summer, Muzzle of Bees posted a clip of R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming," a heavenly track from the band's 1992 masterwork Automatic for the People, an oddity in the band's canyon now seen as a precursor to the current chamber-folk move.. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Circuit Court has issued a subpoena for the bank records of the controversial political group Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA) and its related organizations. Assistant DA Bruce Landgraf fi.. Read more

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Three more finds from the endless piles of $1 CDs at Half Price Books on 8514 W. Brown Deer Rd: The Soup Roses - Hotwired (1992) Early '90s alt-rockers weren't much interested in dancing, at least not in America. But things were .. Read more

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Now all Microsoft needs to do is make a computer program that sings for you, too: My co-worker Justin tipped me off to this thing, predicting it'll spawn legions of dumb YouTube videos (pointing out that there are already .. Read more

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In the early morning hour of January 3rd . . . (a Saturday) actor/playwright Sam Shepard was pulled over by police officers in Normal, Illinois. The author of True West and A Lie of the Mind was going 46 miles per hour at the timeroughly 10 .. Read more


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