Michael Schumacher

For defining the anguish of society’s outsiders with his 1955 poem “Howl," Allen Ginsberg became a characteristic voice of the Beat generation. First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg, edited by Michael Schumacher, collects 18 i... more

May 16, 2017 2:52 PM Books

Kenosha writer Michael Schumacher has become Wisconsin’s foremost historian of the Great Lakes. While doing research for a book, he came upon an obscure, long out of print title by Midwest author Mary Frances Doner (1893-1985)—The Salvager:... more

Apr 25, 2017 3:48 PM Books

Kenosha author will read from his latest Midwest maritime account retrospective, Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man’s Survival on the Open Sea, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Boswell Book Co. more

Nov 8, 2016 1:34 PM Books

Kenosha’s Michael Schumacher began as a biographer of artists such as Francis Ford Coppola and Eric Clapton, but developed a side career as chronicler of Great Lakes maritime disasters. In November’s Fury, Schumacher investigates a catastro... more

Feb 25, 2014 2:41 AM Books

Al Capp, creator of “Li’l Abner,” was a brilliant comic artist when comic strips were in their heyday, the 1920s through the 1960s. Brilliant is not too strong a word. There were several others, among them Walt Kelly more

Mar 6, 2013 3:28 PM Books

Franks Diner in Kenosha opened just before the Great Depression. Little has changed except The Sting ,Off the Cuff more

May 15, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

Beat Generation scholar Bill Morgan has sifted through scores of old poetry pamphlets and journals, newspapers, magazines and other sources to gather what he considers to be the best of Ginsberg’s uncollected poems. The resulting volume, Wa... more

Apr 12, 2016 3:25 PM Books

Gerald Nicosia is a seeker in the truest definition of the word. Known primarily as the author of Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac, the finest biography more

Sep 24, 2014 1:56 AM Books

Comics fans tend to forget—if, in fact, they ever knew—that prior to founding Kitchen Sink Press and publishing some of the most important work in comics history, Denis Kitchen was an artist himself, producing everything from underground co... more

Sep 8, 2010 12:00 AM Books

To hear Jules Feiffer tell it, he all but had to be talked into writing Backing Into Forward (Talese/Doubleday), one of the most entertaining memoirs you’re likely to read this (or any other) year. The prizewinning cartoonist and playwright... more

Apr 20, 2010 12:00 AM Books

Much has been said and written about the healingpowers of art, but in this lengthy (300-p Stitches ,Books more

Nov 2, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit and the graphic novels A Contract With God and A Life F The Spirit ,A&E Feature more

Jun 17, 2009 12:00 AM A&E Feature 4 Comments

   A few years ago, I had occasion to discuss the early development of The Lette The Letters of Allen Ginsberg ,Books more

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 AM Books 1 Comments