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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

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 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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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 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

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