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Auditions. Job interviews. First dates. Life presents countless opportunities for people to humiliate themselves in hopes of gaining the right role, position or lover. So much of the drama of life lies in pursuit of the type of thing that .. more

Jun 17, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

 Anypressing need for another Elvis book? Speaking as the co-author of one, theanswer is “No!” and even if I’d never written a word on the subject, it wouldstill be “No!” Sowhat’s with the latest title on the Pres.. more

Apr 5, 2014 12:32 PM I Hate Hollywood

Farming has been part of the Badger State since before it was a state. With Wisconsin Farm Lore, prolific Milwaukee author, gentleman farmer and Shepherd Express contributor Martin Hintz compiles... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:00 AM Books

Imagine yourself as a character in a movie produced and directed by you, a movie set to music of your choosing and a cast of supporting actors selected to support your imaginings. You are Alice, “The Star,” wearing white while being washed.... more

May 29, 2012 12:00 AM Books

This week a mouthwatering array of everyday meals and exotic spreads—not to mention cakes—is on the menu at local bookstores. Two fresh literary offerings about food and family, by noted culinary masters Nigella Lawson and Buddy Valastro, h... more

Nov 8, 2010 12:00 AM Books

Harry Potter may have brought mainstream America to greater awareness of magic, spells and wizardry, but J.K. Rowling isn’t the only author with a handle on the fantastical. Author Robin Hobb recently released Dragon Haven, the second work ... more

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM Books

A trio of local literati will visit bookstores across the city this week. Valerie Laken, author of Dream House, moved to Milwaukee in 2006 and served two years as the writer in residence at Carthage College before joining the creative writi... more

Mar 15, 2010 12:00 AM Books

A strong poetic voice permeates Edgar Sawtelle, despite the title character being a mute b TheStory of Edgar Sawtelle ,None more

Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM Books

 It was first published in the early '80's, but it could've been published last week. Roger Karshner's The Man With The Plastic Sandwich tells the tale of a guy who just got fried from his job after 20 years. He considers his options in the park.. more

Dec 31, 1969 11:00 PM Theater

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